How to Recover Deleted/Lost WeChat Messages on iPhone & iPad

WeChat is a popular messaging and calling application on both iOS and Android devices. It stores our chat history (message, audio, pictures) with all friends & families. Hence, it can be disastrous if we deleted WeChat messages mistakenly, or some of the WeChat messages got lost after iOS update (iOS 11, 10.3 for example). Here we summarize the top 3 methods to recover WeChat history on iPhone/iPad with iOS 11/10.3/10/9.

Method 1. Recover WeChat Chat History on iPhone from Backup

This method requires that you have previously backed up WeChat messages on your iPhone.

  • Open WeChat app on iPhone and tap “Me”.
  • Go to “Settings”, click “Chat” and tab “Chat History”.
  • Tap “Backup/Restore Chat History”, and click backup file and then click “Restore”.

Method 2. Restore WeChat History from Other iOS Devices

If you turned on WeChat Migration, then you could restore your deleted WeChat messages on your other iOS device.

How to turn on WeChat Migration?
Open WeChat app, go to Me > Settings > General > Chat Log Migration.

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Method 3. Recover WeChat Messages with WeChat Data Recovery Software

Another way of recovering WeChat chat history is to use WeChat Data Recovery software – Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery. It is a professional iPhone data recovery software aiming to recover up to 22 types of data on iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6/5s/5.

  • Support to recover lost and deleted chat history from apps like WeChat, WhatsApp, Tango, Viber, etc.
  • Recover lost messages, call history, contacts, photos, videos.
  • Scan iPhone & iPad to get back deleted WeChat messages without backup.
  • Retrieve lost WeChat data from existing iTunes & iCloud backup.
  • Support iOS 11.3/11.2.6/11 and iOS 10/9/8.

How to Restore WeChat Chat History without Backup

iPhone Data Recovery provides three recovery modes to recover lost data on iPhone. When you have backup in iTunes or iCloud, you can easily restore your lost WeChat data from backup with the aid of Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery. If you did not back up your WeChat messages in iTunes or iCloud, the first recovery mode is really helpful. It will scan your iPhone and find lost messages without backup. Here are the steps to recover WeChat messages & attachments without backup.

  • Download and install Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery on Windows or Mac compute.

  • Connect your iPhone to computer. Prior performing a scan, you can select the file types. Click Start Scan to start data searching.

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  • Once the scan is completed, you can go to WeChat folder and preview all WeChat chat records. By default it displays both deleted and existed. You can filter lost WeChat messages as you like.

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  • Select the lost WeChat messages and click Recover to perform recovery. In WeChat Attachments there are audio, photos and videos records.

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    In this essay we introduce three different methods to get your lost WeChat data recovered. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is a must-have data recovery tool to undelete lost files on iPhone. The free trial version is available without any function restriction. Download it to check whether your WeChat messages can be recovered.

  Updated on 2019-12-30 / Update for  iPhone Data

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