If you’re a frequent WhatsApp user, you’re likely to find you’ve had the misfortune of loss of some or all of the messages you’ve sent. The message could have been a humorous text message from a close friend, a contact number provided to you by a coworker or even an exchange you’re able to use as evidence in court.
Even though WhatsApp doesn’t have an integrated tool to assist you in recovering deleted messages, it is possible to retrieve them using various methods. But, the recovery methods typically depend on the device you’re running. For instance, the recovery methods for Android devices might not be compatible with iPhones.
Let’s dive in and find out how to retrieve the old WhatsApp messages using your Android device.
Recover deleted messages WhatsApp Android Phone
Android devices are frequently appreciated for their low cost big display, open-source software (which allows them to be highly customizable) and a massive variety of apps available on the Google Play Store. So it’s not surprising that most Android devices are today completely capable of working with WhatsApp.
However, similar to other phones, you could lose your WhatsApp information in just a few seconds. For example, if you accidentally hit”delete” or the “delete” button by accident or change devices, this could happen.
Happily, WhatsApp has a cloud-based backup system that could save your day when you have lost your messages and wish to recover the messages. How exactly does it function?
When you’ve activated backup from the settings area in your WhatsApp account, the app begins to archive copies of your messages on WhatsApp’s servers regularly. Each cycle it checks to determine if there is an identical copy of every message stored on its servers. If not, it creates a duplicate immediately. The app also saves new videos or photos automatically.
Thus, your backup should be the first place you go whenever you delete a message that you have accidentally deleted.
Here’s how you can recover lost WhatsApp messages stored on your Android device once you’ve backed up your information:
1. Delete WhatsApp from your device.
2. Download the latest version of WhatsApp from Google Play and install it on your device.
3. After installation After installation, you can open the app and input your personal information, including your name and number.
4. During installation, a message will be displayed on your screen, asking you if you’d like to
“Restore” the chats to Google Drive. Click on “Restore” to begin the process of recovery.
5. After your data has been successfully recovered, Follow the instructions on-screen to finish the installation.
How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone
Like Androids, it is necessary to make backups to restore your messages stored on an iPhone; however, unlike Android, the backup on iPhone is likely to have been created using iCloud.
Quick suggestion: If you’re not confident that you’ve got Chat Backup, You can confirm that by opening WhatsApp and then going to Settings, choosing Chats and then selecting Chat Backup.