How to Restore WhatsApp

It is not uncommon for iPhone users to take backup either with iCloud or iTunes of their WhatsApp chats and other stuff in WhatsApp. But the problem arises for them when they want to restore it. When you want to switch to a new iPhone and wish to take your old WhatsApp stuff with you in this new device, that's the moment you need to restore WhatsApp. Here, we are going to share some information on how you can restore WhatsApp whether you have backup or not. Also, we will introduce an amazing tool that can help you effortlessly in WhatsApp backup and restore.

Part1: How to Restore WhatsApp Data with Backup

1. The Best Way to Restore WhatsApp Data from iTunes Backup

We all know how time crunching the process of fetching data from backup is. Thus, to cut the time and effort into two, Tenorshare UltData for iOS is here for your rescue. With its powerful features, one can recover 35+ data types in a herculean speed.

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And if you've maintained iTunes backup, here is how to restore WhatsApp file!

Step 1 Install Tenorshare UltData on your PC/Mac. Use USB cable to draw connection between Mac/PC and device. Run the program now and select 'Recover from iTunes Backup File'.

connect the device

Step 2 The backup page will load, choose the right backup useful in restoring WhatsApp and hit the 'Start scan' button.

choose itunes backup to restore

Step 3 Once scanning finishes, briefly view files by tick-marking, 'WhatsApp messages, Calls, Attachments' from left panel.

preview whatsapp data

Step 4 After contented with selections, tap on 'Recover' tab. Past some time, WhatsApp file will restore', opt for the one – 'Recover to Computer' or 'Recover to Device'.

recover to device

2. The Best Way to Restore WhatsApp Data from iCloud Backup

While iCloud cannot selectively restore data from iCloud, but Tenorshare UltData can. So, why not make use of it and fetch your components in a faster speed? The following guide will assist you how to restore WhatsApp.

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Step 1 Launch UltData and draw connection between iOS device and USB cable. Click on 'Recover from iCloud Backup File' followed by sign in with iCloud's credentials.

sign in icloud

Step 2 List of 'Backup(s)' available will appear.  Choose the one stashing your WhatsApp file and continue with 'Next' tab.

choose itunes backup to restore

Step 3 The data folders containing in the respective data backup will appear. Simply, select 'WhatsApp Attachments' and other files (if needed) and click on 'Next' tab.

select file type

Step 4 Your selections will be downloaded from iCloud. Meanwhile, you can wait.

icloud backup downloading

Step 5 Preview screen will showcase selected data folders (WhatsApp-Messages, Calls, and Attachments). Scan your selections and tap on 'Recover' tab to restore WhatsApp files with ease. Choose the option for Restoring – 'Restore to Device' or 'Restore to Computer'.

preview icloud data recover icloud data to device

Part 2: How Restore WhatsApp Data without Backup

There are times when we fail to maintain the backup and want the data we lost! No problem in that, Tenorshare UltData is also helpful in restoring WhatsApp data directly from your device. Here is how-

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Step 1 Connect iPhone with PC and load UltData Recovery software. From main page, click 'Recover from iOS device' to continue.

choose itunes backup to restore

Step 2 This will prompt to load the list of data files available on your iOS device. Tick mark the 'WhatsApp and Attachments' option, for restoring WhatsApp data and choose other available files>click on 'Start Scan'.

choose data to scan

Step 3 View your choices from Preview screen. Just pick out the data type from left panel for that matter. Completely scrutinize data and tap on 'Recover' tab and it is all set!

preview data and recover

Part 3: Easy Tool for WhatsApp Backup and Restore

To experience ultra-fast performance, perform WhatsApp Backup and Restore with Tenorshare iCareFone– the best option you could ask for. With 100 % must accurate rate, maintain the backup without the need of iCloud. Just follow down the steps mentioned below.

Backing up Data

Step 1 Connect iPhone with System > download Tenorshare iCareFone > Choose 'Backup & Restore'.

tenroshare icarefone interface

Step 2 The next page will be having available data types will display on your device. Just, click on 'WhatsApp & Attachments' and tap on 'Backup'.

backup whatsapp

Step 3 The program displays 'Backup completed'. This was how to do WhatsApp backup in easiest way.

backup whatsapp

Restoring Data

Step 1 Plug iPhone with PC > launch iCareFone> tap on 'Backup and Restore' followed by selecting 'To view or restore previous backup file'.

main interface

Step 2 The backup page will load, opt for the correct backup and click 'View'.

choose backup to restore

Step 3 After through with selections, preview your files and select 'Restore to Device.

preview and restore


In a nutshell, restoring WhatsApp files, messages and attachments by the WhatsApp Restore Tool -Tenorshare UltData for iOS which can revive data without the need of backup is a good option. And, if you are looking for maintaining WhatsApp backup then Tenorshare iCareFone has got you covered. 

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