Ways to Restore Deleted Photos from WhatsApp

WhatsApp playing an integral part of vital communication these days holds immense significance. Imagine, losing important photos that might be proof for something serious, like in a police case, proof of identity etc. The main concern is, when you don't have a copy of it anywhere else to get back the lost data. For such situations, you could always look for fail-proof methods to restore deleted photos from WhatsApp. If you have no idea as how to restore deleted photos from WhatsApp, then worry not! We are here to help you along.

Keep reading and exploring!

Part 1: How to Restore Deleted Photos from WhatsApp without Backup

Well, let's see how to restore deleted photos from WhatsApp in various ways in this section of the article.

Way 1: Restore Deleted Photos from WhatsApp on Android Phone

If you own an Android device and lost your WhatsApp photos recently by accident or formatting, you can take help of Tenroshare UltData for Android to retrieve the lost photos. This tool can recover other deleted data for your Android device as well. You get the opportunity to selectively restore data with it. Moreover, it enables you to preview data selectively or completely. The best part is, this software can recover your SD card's data without any data loss The quick guide below:

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Step 1: Connect your android device and enable the USB debugging by following the instructions.

choose the photo to restore

Step 2: Please choose the file type (WhatsApp messages & attachments) to restore after connecting your android device.

choose the photo to restore

Step 3: After the scanning finished, you can preview the found files before restore to device.

preview android files

Way 2: Restore Deleted Photos from WhatsApp on iOS Device

If your iOS device's WhatsApp photos got deleted accidentally, then we recommend Tenorshare UltData for iOS for that matter. You can selectively preview and restore 20 plus file types including WhatsApp photos with this software. you can restore your data from iCloud/iTunes backup files as well. To explore the quick guide here.

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Step 1: At first, downloading the program and connecting your device.

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Step 2: You can check the WhatsApp & Attachments at the pannel, then tap "Start Scan".

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Step 3: After scanning, choose the file you wanted to preview.

preview whatsapp photos

Step 4: Then click "Recover" to your computer or device.

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Part 2: How to Restore Deleted Photos from WhatsApp with Backup

How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Photos from iTunes Backup

Way 1: Restore Deleted WhatsApp Photos with Official iTunes

Here is how to restore deleted WhatsApp photos from iTunes backup:

  • Update iTunes and launch it on your pre-trusted computer.
  • Plug in your iPhone to the system and tap on its name in iTunes. Click 'Summary' > 'Restore Backup'.
  • Select the most recent backup file from the list and tap 'Restore'.
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Disadvantages of this method:

  • Your entire device backup will be restored rather than only WhatsApp.
  • The existing data will be overwritten.
  • Time consuming process.

Way 2: How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Photos from iTunes Backup Selectively

For selectively restoring WhatsApp photos, we suggest you to go for Tenorshare iCareFone. It can selectively restore and backup WhatsApp and other data. You can even read the iTunes backup data with this tool. Moreover, it is a good tool to back up your WhatsApp messages to local computer.

Here comes the quick guide to Tenorshare iCareFone for recovering deleted WhatsApp photos:

Step 1: Install and run Tenorshare iCareFone on your system. Plug in your iPhone and tap 'Backup & Restore'.

tenorshare icarefone interface

Step 2: Assuming you already have an iTunes backup, tap 'To view or restore previous backup files' link from the bottom of the screen. iCareFone and iTunes backup files are found here. Pick your desired iTunes backup file and hit 'View'.

choose the bacjup to restore

Step 3: Tap 'WhatsApp Attachment' and 'App Photos' from the left side panel on next screen and hit 'Restore to Device'.  Mention the destination folder on your system and click 'OK'.

preview restore photos

Tip: When restore deleted WhatsApp photos from iTunes backup, Tenorshare UltData for iOS can help you with its selective restoring functionality. Let's understand the quick guide to understand how it works.

Step 1: Launch the tool and connect your device with PC. Click 'Recover from iTunes Backup File' tab.

connect your device

Step 2: Choose one iTunes backup file you need and hit 'Start Scan'.

choose itunes backup

Step 3: To preview, click the scanned data i.e. WhatsApp attachments from the left panel. Hit on 'Recover' lastly.

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Part 3. Tool to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Photos from iCloud Backup

Way 1: Restore Deleted WhatsApp Photos with Official iCloud

In case you have iCloud backup, erase all the data before restore is necessary. We should remind you to backup ypu iPhone first. Then here is how to restore WhatsApp photos:

1. On your iPhone, browse 'Settings' > 'General' > 'Reset' > 'Erase All Content & Settings' > 'Erase iPhone'.

reset iphone

2. Set up iPhone afresh.

3. On the 'Apps & Data' screen > 'Restore from iCloud Backup' > sign in to iCloud account > 'Choose backup' > pick the desired backup file'.

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Defects of this method:

  • You can't selectively restore WhatsApp photos.
  • To restore WhatsApp photos must erase the iPhone first.
  • All device data is lost.

Way 2: How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Photos from iCloud Backup Selectively

Alternatively, you can use Tenorshare UltData for iOS (WhatsApp Photo Recovery) to selectively restore deleted WhatsApp photos. You can preview and restore selective or entire device data with it. You can recover data from the iPhone, iCloud or iTunes backup. Around 20 data types can be previewed and restored with UltData selectively from a jail broken, iOS crashed or factory reset iPhone.

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Recovering WhatsApp deleted photos from iCloud backup:

Step 1: Install and run Tenorshare UltData on your computer. Plug in your iPhone and press 'Recover from iCloud Backup file' tab. Enter your iCloud credentials afterwards.

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Step 2: Pick the desired iCloud backup file and click 'Next'.

choose backup

Step 3: Mark 'WhatsApp & Attachments' and hit 'Next'. The selected data photos will be displayed on screen.

choose file types

Step 4: Once, Tenorshare UltData automatically scans these downloaded WhatsApp photos, preview them after choosing 'WhatsApp Attachments' on the left-panel. After picking the desired photos press the 'Recover' button.

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Conclusion

From this article, we conclude that when it comes to selectively restore deleted WhatsApp or any other data, iCareFone and UltData are the best bets. You don't undergo any complication to retrieve the lost data. They are efficient, time saving and foolproof.

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