Top Ways to Restore WhatsApp Chats for both iPhone and Android

Of late you hear about plenty of ways for backing up WhatsApp chats. But, have you paid much heed to how to restore deleted WhatsApp chat? Well, for the starters, we would love to say that, both iPhone and Android users are in for a surprise. Either you got a new phone and want to switch to it or formatted WhatsApp or reinstalling it, you would need to restore your existing WhatsApp backup on your device. If you are unaware of the various methods of restore chats of WhatsApp. We would love to introduce you to them.

Stay tuned and explore!

Part 1: Restore WhatsApp Chat History from Backup

Ways to Restore Chat for iOS Users:

Method 1: Restore WhatsApp Chats from iCloud Backup in Official Way

iCloud being the traditional way for backing up and restoring iPhone data has played a significant role. When you restore iPhone WhatsApp using iCloud, you got to turn on the settings and enable backup first. So, later when you restore using iCloud, the backup is there to smooth out things.

Here comes the guide:

  • Verify WhatsApp chat backup from iCloud by opening 'WhatsApp' > 'Settings' > 'Chats' > 'Chat Backup'.
  • Now, uninstall and then reinstall WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  • Verify your mobile number > go through the online guide > Restore Chat History.
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Method 2: Restore WhatsApp Chats from iCloud Backup with Tenorshare UltData

Let's now see a quick alternative for iCloud backup restore. Tenorshare UltData for iOS - Restore WhatsApp from iCloud Backup Tool enables you to restore WhatsApp chat history as well as other data on your iPhone. It helps you selectively restore and preview data. You can recover 20 types of data.

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Here comes the guide to restore WhatsApp:

Step 1 Install and launch Tenorshare UltData on your computer. Hit 'Recover from iCloud Backup File'. Now, you got to sign in using your iCloud credentials.

icloud sign in

Step 2 A list of iCloud backups related to this account is displayed. Pick the desired one and press 'Next'.

select backup

Step 3 Now, choose 'WhatsApp & Attachments' followed by clicking the 'Next' key. The downloading process consumes little time, followed by the scanning process.

choose file

Step 4 From the left panel, select the 'WhatsApp Messages', 'WhatsApp Calls', and 'WhatsApp Attachments' options. Hit on 'Recover' thereafter.

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Step 5 Choose the file type and mention 'Output Settings' followed by 'Save' button. Lastly, press either 'Recover to Device' or 'Recover to Computer' as per your choice.

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Method 3: Restore WhatsApp Chats from iTunes Backup in Official Way

Firstly, we would like to introduce the official way to restore WhatsApp chats from iTunes backup. The steps go this way:

1. Open iTunes and connect iOS device with PC.

2. Click your device from iTunes interface > 'Summary' > 'Restore Backup'.

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Method 4: Restore WhatsApp Chats from iTunes Backup with Tenorshare UltData for iOS

You can also use iTunes backup to restore WhatsApp with Tenorshare UltData for iOS. Here is how:

Step 1 Choose 'Recover from iTunes Backup File'. Then, pick the backup file from the list, hit the 'Start Scan' button.

choose backup

Step 2 Now, choose the file type 'WhatsApp Messages', 'WhatsApp Attachments' and preview them. Press 'Recover' then on.

preview whatsapp

Step 3 Define 'Output Settings' and 'Save'. Now, tap 'Recover to Computer' or 'Recover to Device' for restoring WhatsApp chats.

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Method 5: Tenorshare iCareFone to Restore WhatsApp Chats from iTunes Backup

One more tool here is Tenorshare iCareFone - Easy Tool for WhatsApp Backup and Restore. While you have an iTunes backup, it comes in handy to selectively restore WhatsApp. And this tool fulfills this purpose. It stores the backup in a readable format on your computer. You can discard annoying Ads, delete junk files too from your iPhone to enhance performance.

Guide to restore WhatsApp on iTunes using Tenorshare iCareFone:

Step 1 After installing Tenorshare iCareFone, launch it on your computer. Connect iPhone and system, then press 'Backup & Restore'. Hit 'To view or restore previous backup files' link at the bottom of the window.

icarefone interface

Step 2 You can see iCareFone and iTunes backup files here. Select the iTunes backup then press 'View'.

choose backup

Step 3 Choose 'WhatsApp' and 'WhatsApp Attachment' from the left panel. Click 'Restore to Device' and give destination folder on your computer.

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The Way to Restore WhatsApp Chat for Android Backup

Get WhatsApp on your Android device and open > 'Agree and continue' > 'Continue'/'Not now' > verify phone number > 'Continue' > pick Gmail account with backup > 'Restore'.

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Part 2: Restore Deleted WhatsApp Chat without Backup

2.1 Tenorshare UltData to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Chats

You can also recover deleted data with UltData for iOS. So, no more worries if you have no iTunes or iCloud backup, you can still get your messages back. Selective restore and preview is supported here.

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There is no data loss and it allows you to recover SD card data as well. Guide at below:

Step 1: Launch UltData and click 'Recover from iOS Device' tab. Connect your iPhone with PC now.

connect device

Step 2: Choose the data type i.e. 'WhastApp & Attachments' in this case. Afterwards, hit 'Start Scan'.

choose data

Step 3: Lastly, preview your WhatsApp by clicking it from left panel. Once done with preview, hit 'Recover'.

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2.2 Tenorshare UltData for Android to Restore WhatsApp Chats History

Tenorshare UltData for Android is another creation by the team Tenorshare to get deleted WhatsApp or other data types back. Here is the step-by-step guide to use this tool.

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Step 1: Install the software, launch it on computer. Connect Android device and enter 'Debugging Mode'. Tap 'OK'.

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Step 2: Pick 'WhatsApp messages & attachments' checkbox followed by 'Next'. Let it scan the WhatsApp messages and attachments.

choose data

Step 3: Click the 'WhatsApp' and 'WhatsApp Attachments' checkboxes and hit 'Recover'.

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Conclusion

Concluding the topic, we found that there are numerous ways explaining how to restore WhatsApp chat history. But, you must choose the one that meets your need. Let us know how you find this article!

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