WhatsApp messenger chat currently being enjoyed by billion users globally making it be the most popular Mobile Message apps. This popularity has turned it to be an acceptable chatting application. Though WhatsApp messenger has been programmed to be doing an automatic daily conversation backup every 4 am even if your Mobile phone is not switched on at this particular hour. In the event that you reformat your mobile phone or you just change from one mobile to another and you wish to recover your old WhatsApp messenger chat conversation back, you need not worry yourself that much.
There are two methods of recovering deleted WhatsApp Messenger chat history, Using
- Manual Recover
- WhatsApp Chat Recovery Mobile Apps
How to recover your deleted WhatsApp Messenger Chat history manually
- Open your Installed WhatsApp App
- Navigate to Menu > Settings > Chat Settings > Tap on Backup Conversation ( All your conversations will be backed up in an encrypted file found under Files > All > Device Storage > WhatsApp > Databases). The specific backup file will look like msgstore.db.crypt8 or something similar.
- You need to move the whole WhatsApp messenger folder to a memory card. But if your device does not support a memory card, you can connect your device to a PC via USB cable to move the WhatsApp folder to your PC
Input your memory card in the phone you have formatted or a new phone and move the WhatsApp folder to phone memory.
If the device has no support for a memory card, connect the phone to a PC via USB and move the WhatsApp placed on the desktop (or elsewhere) to the phone storage.
You need to Download and Install WhatsApp again
- Agree to the Terms and Services to continue
- Put the memory card in the phone you have formatted or a new phone and move the WhatsApp folder to phone memory.
- During verification and activation, WhatsApp messenger will discover that you have a backup file. It will show you two buttons, namely, Restore and Skip restore. Now select Restore and the WhatsApp messenger chat backup conversations will be restored
Click continue and follow the prompts. When the WhatsApp app is fully activated, you will discover that your chat history has been restored to your previously formatted phone, or the chat history from the old phone is intact in the new device.
Recovering deleted WhatsApp Messenger Chat history with Recovery Mobile Apps on iPhone and Android Devices
You can recover your deleted Chat history with any of the methods listed below
Using Enigma Recovery
This method of recovering deleted WhatsApp messenger chat messages that can work for you in retrieving saved messages from your iPhone backup. If you created a backup of your phone, saving your WhatsApp messages before they were deleted, you can retrieve and extract these messages right.
Using your laptop or computer, download the Enigma Recovery iPhone data recovery software from this website. The free trial will allow you to view how many messages can be recovered. Once the software has been installed, open Enigma Recovery to the start page. Then select ‘Recover from my iCloud’
Log into iCloud so that the software can begin to search your backups for important information. Your login details will remain secure as the software will not store your login details and the software uses an advanced two-factor authentication method.
Select the backup you would like to recover WhatsApp messages that you have since deleted messages from. Use the date column to help you. From the data type item menu, choose to scan for WhatsApp and the software will scan your backup file and retrieve WhatsApp messenger threads. To view your retrieved WhatsApp messages after the scan, click onto the WhatsApp tab. To save your extracted WhatsApp messages, go to ‘Export & Restore’ > ‘Export to desktop’ > select location in ‘Browse’ > ‘Export’.
Using Gihosoft Data Recovery
If your important WhatsApp messenger conversations have just been deleted but there’s no backup for it, you can quickly recover deleted WhatsApp messages and media like photos, videos from Android by using Gihosoft Free Android Data Recovery tool. You can restore WhatsApp chat history from Android like Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/S7 (Edge)/S6 (Edge)/Note 5/J7/J5/A7/A5, HTC U Ultra/10/A9/M9, LG V20/V10/G6/G5, Google Nexus 6P/5X, Sony, Huawei, Motorola, OnePlus, ZTE, etc.
Once you started the WhatsApp Recovery Android tool, you will be asked to select file types to recover, hit the “WhatsApp” option then “Next”. Connect your Android phone to PC by USB cable. If the two are connected successfully, your device type will be presented.
Click “Start” to begin the scanning process. Please be patient. The fewer files on your Android device, the shorter the scanning process is. When scanning is finished, all the WhatsApp related files will be listed on the left panel. Please preview and select those you want to recover. Then click “Recover” to retrieve deleted messages on WhatsApp from Android device.
Using FoneLab for iOS
You can recover your lost/deleted iPhone data including WhatsApp Chat History from your backup or device using the FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery. Download, install and launch FoneLab for iOS on your computer. The first mode allows you to retrieve lost data directly from your iOS device. Launch the program and connect your device to a computer via USB cable. Choose Recover from an iOS device.
For iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4 users, you need to download a plug-in then enter scan mode following the guide on the interface. For users of other device types, click Start Scan to start directly. After scanning, all the data on the device will be displayed under separate categories. Click WhatsApp, you can preview the text contents of the WhatsApp messenger app messages.
Using Mobiledic iOS Data Recovery
You can try Mobiledic iOS Data Recovery to help you scan and recover your deleted important messages to Deeply analyze all of your lost or deleted WhatsApp messages and other data on your iPhone 7, 7Plus, iPad and iPod. Recover your lost data due to System Malfunctions, damaged, crashed, Factory settings restore.etc.
Download and install the Mobiledic iOS Data Recovery on your computer, then connect iPhone to a computer via USB cable. Launch it and you will see the main window. There are three recovery modes built-in the program on the left: “Recover from iOS Device”, “Recover from iTunes backup”, and “Recover from iCloud backup”.
If you didn’t have a backup on iTunes before, then you need to select the first option: “recover from iOS device “. After connecting your iPhone. Click Start Scan button, then the program will begin analyzing and scanning all the data on your iPhone, the scanning process will just take some time, so be patient.
When the scanning is finished, all the found data will be displayed in different types on the left, click the “WhatsApp” tab, the all the deleted WhatsApp messages will appear on the right. You can check to preview the details. Then just select the one you want to recover, click “Recover” button to recover your WhatsApp messenger chat to your computer. Apart from WhatsApp messages, It also can retrieve deleted contacts, photos from iPhone without backup.