How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone   

For many people, WhatsApp is the most important communication tool around. It can be used to chat with friends and family and to send important photos or videos.

But accidents happen. If you’ve deleted some important WhatsApp messages from your iPhone, you might be wondering if there’s a way to restore them. To find out if that’s possible, keep reading.

Using iCloud to Backup WhatsApp Messages

iPhone users are in luck because iCloud allows them to backup WhatsApp messages. Backing up messages to iCloud is especially useful if users don’t have an iTunes backup. In that respect, we’d really like to point out the importance of backing up messages. By doing so, you’ll be able to restore them if you accidentally delete them or if malware attacks your phone.

First, you’ll have to log into your iCloud account. Here’s how:

  1. Unlock your iPhone and navigate to “Settings”.
  2. Look for “Sign in to your iPhone” and tap on it.
  3. Sign in using your Apple ID. The username’s the same as the email address.
  4. The signing-in will start and take a few minutes.
  5. When asked, you’ll have to type your iPhone’s four-digit code.
  6. Once you sign in, you’ll see your name at the top of the “Settings”.
    Restore Whatsapp Messages on Iphone

However, if you’re already signed in, you can skip this step altogether and proceed to backing up messages on iCloud. This is how to do it:

  1. Unlock your iPhone and navigate to “WhatsApp”.
  2. Find “Chats” and tap on it.
  3. Now you’ll see “Chats backup”. Click on that.
  4. Next, you’ll see “Back up now” in blue. Tap on it.

In “Chats backup” window, you’ll see the current backup size in your iCloud and date of your last backup. You can also choose to enable “Automatic backup” and schedule your monthly or weekly backups.

One important thing to know: Your videos aren’t going to be backed up in iCloud because they’d use up all the space. You can enable this function, but if you have only 5GB available, better skip this step.

How to Restore Whatsapp Message on Iphone

Using iCloud to Restore WhatsApp Messages

Once you backup your messages, you don’t have to worry about not being able to retrieve your WhatsApp messages. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Delete “WhatsApp” and reinstall it.
  2. Open “WhatsApp”.
  3. You’ll have to click on “Agree and Continue”.
  4. Next, enter your phone number.
  5. After this step, it’ll ask if you want to restore messages from iCloud.
  6. Tap “Restore Chat History” in blue.

Note that it’ll take some time to restore the messages. Click on “Next” and you’ll be asked to write your display name. Once you finish this step and go into chats, you should be able to see the restored messages.

Using iTunes to Backup WhatsApp Messages

We always recommend backing up important data, just in case something happens and you either lose or delete important information. In addition to backing up data to iCloud, you can also backup your important data on iTunes. Let’s show you how it’s done:

  1. You’ll need to open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to it.
  2. Look for the iPhone icon and tap on it.
  3. You’ll see “Backup” options.
  4. Under “Automatically Back Up” you’ll see “This computer”. Tap on it.
  5. On the right, you’ll see “Back up Now”. Click on that.

You’ll need to wait until the backup’s complete. That’s it. Your data’s now all secured.

Using iTunes to Restore WhatsApp Messages

If you’ve followed the previous steps and backed up your WhatsApp messages, you’ll have no issues restoring them. To restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes, follow these steps:

  1. Go to iTunes, look for the iPhone icon and click on it.
  2. Find ‘Backup’ and tap it.
  3. Go ahead and hit “Restore Backup”.
  4. Here you’ll have to look for a WhatsApp file and choose “Recover” option.

Using Google Drive to Backup WhatsApp Messages

If you’ve been an Android user for a long time and switched to iPhone, you may still be used to using Google Drive. Or maybe you don’t have enough space on iTunes and iCloud and need an alternative to backup WhatsApp messages.

Here’s how you can backup messages with Google Drive:

  1. Launch WhatsApp and tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner on the screen.
  2. Hit “Settings”.
  3. Next, tap “Chats”.
  4. Click on “Chat backup”.
  5. You’ll see “Back up to Google Drive”. Here you can choose the frequency of your backups.
  6. Make sure the “Google Account” below it is the one you want to use for backup.
  7. Finally, tap “Backup” to start the operation.

Everything’s backed up and safe now!

Using Google Drive to Restore WhatsApp Messages

If your data is backed up on Google Drive, simply follow these easy steps to recover the deleted messages:

  1. First, you’ll have to reinstall your WhatsApp.
  2. Start “WhatsApp”.
  3. You’ll have to click on “Agree and Continue”.
  4. Next, enter your phone number.
  5. After this step, it’ll ask you if you want to restore messages from Google Drive.
  6. Tap “Restore Chat History” in blue.

Don’t Forget to Back Up

Accidentally deleting valuable WhatsApp messages happens more than you can imagine. For that reason, we suggest you always back up your data. That way, you can easily restore important messages, using the three methods outlined above.

Now you know all’s not lost and that you can restore WhatsApp messages quickly and efficiently. Have you ever accidentally deleted your WhatsApp messages? How did you restore them? Let us know in the comments section below.

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