How to Restore WhatsApp Messages for iPhone and Android

Whether you own an Android phone or an iPhone, what bothers you most it restoring WhatsApp messages on a new device. Since, there is plethora of options out there to do so. Most of us pay less attention to detail and take care of our device data, when it comes to WhatsApp. Whether you are switching devices or reinstalling WhatsApp, you must be careful while restoring old WhatsApp messages. It helps you avoid data loss and at times restore deleted WhatsApp messages as well.

In this article, we will be explaining how to restore WhatsApp messages on an iPhone and an Android device as well.

Part 1: Restore WhatsApp Messages from Backup

When you have an iPhone backup, you can restore WhatsApp messages using the following methods.

Ways to Restore WhatsApp Messages for iOS Users:

Way 1: Restore WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup

The age old method to restore iPhone data is from iCloud backup. Assuming that you've already made backup of all your Whatsapp data over your iCloud account, follow the set of instructions below.

Note: To verify you have Whatsapp Backup or not, launch 'WhatsApp' > 'Settings' > 'Chat Setting' > 'Chat Backup' and verify iCloud backup for WhatsApp chat history.

1. Install WhatsApp on your iPhone. Set up your account with the same phone number > Allow it to detect the backup automatically. Hit Restore WhatsApp lastly.

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Way 2: Restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup

Well, restoring WhatsApp messages from iCloud seems bit confusing. But, if you have synced your WhatsApp backup with iTunes then we have good news. Tenosrhsare iCareFone is the best way to restore WhatsApp chat history on your iPhone. It allows you to selectively backup and restore WhatsApp messages. You get the backup data on your system, which can later be transferred to your iPhone. The backup on your computer is readable too. Moreover, it deletes irritating Ads and junk files from iOS devices for better performance.

Here is a quick guide restore old WhatsApp messages using Tenorshare iCareFone:

Step 1 Install and launch Tenorshare iCareFone on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the system and tap 'Backup & Restore' tab here.

icarefone interface

Step 2 Click the 'To view or restore previous backup files' link on the bottom of the screen. The list of iCareFone and iTunes backups will be displayed here. Now, choose the desired iTunes backup and hit 'View'.

choose backup

Step 3 On the next screen, you can find 'WhatsApp' and 'WhatsApp Attachment' at the left panel. Select both of them to preview them and tap 'Restore to Device'. Mention the destination folder on your system.

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Way 3: How to Restore WhatsApp Messages for Android Users

Restoring WhatsApp messages from Google Drive on Android device is easy. Assuming that you already have your Whatsapp data backed up over Gmail, follow the below mentioned steps to restore Whatsapp messages back into your Android device.

  • Ensure that the Gmail account, over which you have Whatsapp backed up, is preconfigured with your Android device.
  • Next, install WhatsApp on Android device and launch it afterwards.
  • Proceed with normal setup of your account and verify phone number. Now, allow it to detect backup from your preconfigured Gmail account. When it successfully finds one, hit 'Restore'.
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Part 2: Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages without Backup

Here is how to restore old WhatsApp messages, when there is no backup.

Way 1: Tenorshare UltData to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages

Are you wondering how you can restore deleted WhatsApp messages on your iPhone? Well, you can simply trust on Tenorshare UltData. It can also restore iPhone data from iCloud and iTunes backup files. Selective preview and recovery of data is supported for 20 file types. Moreover, it is fully compatible with all iOS models and versions.

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A quick guide to restore deleted WhatsApp messages:

Step 1 Run Tenorshare UltData on your system post installation. Connect your iPhone and tap 'Recover from iOS device'.

tenorhsare ultdata interface

Step 2 You will get a list of files on the next screen. Click on 'WhatsApp & Attachments' and tap the 'Start Scan' button thereafter.

choose data to restore

Step 3 From the scanned data list, click on the checkboxes against 'WhatsApp Messages', 'WhatsApp Calls', and 'WhatsApp Attachments' to preview your messages.

preview data

Step 4 Press the 'Recover' button after that. Now, choose if you want to 'Recover to Device' or 'Recover to Computer.

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Way 2: Tenorshare UltData for Android to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages

In order to restore deleted WhatsApp messages on Android, you can take Tenorshare UltData for Android as the best option. It can restore other deleted data as well. This data recovery tool can help you in selective restoring and selective preview of data. You can even recover SD card data with it easily.

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Quick guide to restore deleted WhatsApp messages using Tenorshare UltData for Android:

Step 1 Install and run the software on your computer. Turn on 'Debugging Mode' and hit 'OK' after you connect your Android device.

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Step 2 Choose the 'WhatsApp messages & attachments' checkbox and hit 'Next'. It will scan the WhatsApp messages and attachments.

choose files

Step 3 Click the 'WhatsApp' and 'WhatsApp Attachments' checkboxes to preview and then press the 'Recover' button here.

preview files

Step 4 Mention the computer folder and tap 'Save'. You can restore this data to your Android device later.

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Well! Now you're well familiarize with the ways to restore WhatsApp messages. You can now get your WhatsApp messages easily using the above mentioned methods. However, Tenorshare wins the race whether it is for backup/restore or when you have to restore deleted WhatsApp. Thanks for reading!

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