How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone and Android Devices

WhatsApp Messenger is an app that is available for basically all smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry) as well as tablets. It allows you to send text messages, pictures, audios, and videos through Wi-Fi or a data connection on your device.

It is one of the most popular and widely used instant messaging apps today. Although, millions of people use WhatsApp on a regular basis, many still face a common problem when it comes to switching phones, for example, with the transferring of all their old and existing WhatsApp messages from an old device to a new one.

Well, today we are going to introduce you to the many ways you can try to restore WhatsApp messages effortlessly. Just remember to follow the steps as described and you should do absolutely fine.

Part 1: How to restore WhatsApp chat on Android

Solution 1: Official way to restore Android WhatsApp chat

Here is the official and commonest way to restore your WhatsApp messages on an Android device. First, you have to back up all your messages on your existing device.

Step 1: On your Android device, uninstall and then install WhatsApp from the Google Play Store.

Step 2: On your app, enter your login credentials or your WhatsApp phone number.

Step 3: Simply tap on 'Restore' and wait until it finishes loading. Once it's done, you can see all your WhatsApp conversations restored on your Android device now.

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Note: There is a prerequisite for this way to take effect. That is, you have backed up WhatsApp according to its official method: WhatsApp > Settings > Chat settings > Backup conversations. In most cases, your WhatsApp chats are backed up automatically this way.

Solution 2: Restore WhatsApp chat to Android in one click

The official way to restore WhatsApp messages on Android sometimes just fail to work, or fail to restore some messages. Relying on one thing is certainly not what we want. Here is a tool, dr.fone - Restore Social App, that can help restore Android WhatsApp messages from PC backup in one click.

By following these steps, you can smoothly restore WhatsApp messages to Android without any data loss:

  1. Get the tool dr.fone downloaded on your computer. Install it like other PC software.
  2. Double-click the icon to start the tool. The following screen will appear.
  3. restore android whatsapp messages
  4. Click on "Restore Social App" > "WhatsApp" > "Restore WhatsApp messages to Android device".
  5. select right options to restore whatsapp to android
  6. Among all the backup history, select an Android WhatsApp backup file, and click on "Next".
  7. restore whatsapp to android by selecting a backup
  8. Click "Restore", and enter Google credentials if necessary.
  9. enter google account
  10. Your WhatsApp messages will be restored to your Android device in a couple of minutes.
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Part 2: How to restore WhatsApp chat on iPhone

Solution 1: Restore iPhone WhatsApp chat in the common way

So, you have just upgraded from your old iPhone to a new one or perhaps have mis-deleted WhatsApp chats from your iPhone. Now, one thing is for sure, you wouldn't want to lose out on all the important WhatsApp data that you have on your iPhone, especially all your WhatsApp messages.

Fret not! Here are the simple steps involved to restore all your WhatsApp messages on your iPhone. One of the first things that you need to ensure is that you have backed up your WhatsApp messages.

Step 1: Download WhatsApp on your new iPhone, or uninstall and re-install WhatsApp on the existing iPhone.

Step 2: Put in your credentials and your existing WhatsApp phone number.

Step 3: You will be prompted to restore your chat conversation automatically.

It is that simple! Now, you will be able to see all WhatsApp conversations restored on your iPhone.

Solution 2: One click to restore WhatsApp chat on iPhone

The common way to restore iOS WhatsApp chats is very cumbersome and therefore hated by many users. Why? You have to re-install the WhatsApp app if you want to restore on the same phone. Here we recommend a one-click way to restore WhatsApp chats on iPhone. Stay focused.

Here are the simple steps to restore WhatsApp chats:

Step 1: Download dr.fone - Restore Social App by clicking either of the buttons.

Note: Ensure that you have backed up your WhatsApp chats with this tool. Or, restoring WhatsApp chats may fail.

Step 2: Install this program and choose "Restore Social App" > "Restore WhatsApp messages to iOS device". Your iPhone should be connected to the computer.

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Step 3: Select one of the previous backup files and click on "View".

restore whatsapp by selecting history file

Step 4: After all the WhatsApp messages, photos, videos are shown, select some or all of them and click "Restore to Device".

whatsapp restored to iphone

Part 3: How to restore WhatsApp chat of iPhone to Android

Yes, you can restore WhatsApp chat of your iPhone to a new Android device. This seldom-known way of restoring WhatsApp applies especially when you've bought a new Android and want to restore all your WhatsApp history generated all on your old iPhone model.

Just follow these steps to restore WhatsApp history of iPhone to Android:

Step 1: First of all, you need to download dr.fone - Restore Social App on your Windows or Mac.

Note: This WhatsApp restoring tool works perfectly only after you have backed up your WhatsApp with it.

Step 2: When this tool is installed. Select "Restore Social App" from the main window. Then choose "WhatsApp" > "Restore WhatsApp messages to Android device", and connect your Android device to the computer.

restore whatsapp to android with a pc

Step 3: After determining which backup record to restore, click on "View".

restore whatsapp by backup record

Step 4: Now you can see all WhatsApp chat history and attachments. Select what you want and click "Restore to Device".

whatsapp restored to android

Within a couple of minutes, all your WhatsApp chats can be restored to your Android device.

whatsapp restoring success message

Part 4: How to restore WhatsApp chat of Android to iPhone

How to restore WhatsApp chat of Android to iPhone? This is undoubtedly a forever hot topic among WhatsApp world. After searching answers on Google, few meet our real requirements to restore WhatsApp messages of an Android device to new iPhone.

Well, stop your worries from now on. We will introduce an authentic solution to restore WhatsApp from Android to iPhone. Our secret tool is dr.fone - Restore Social App.

Come on! Follow our steps to restore WhatsApp messages of Android to iPhone without any hassle:

  1. The first thing, you know, is to download dr.fone to your computer.
  2. After launching this tool, you can find this window on your desktop. Select "Restore Social App" and connect your iPhone to the computer.
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  4. Now in the window of this feature, go to the WhatsApp section, and select "Restore WhatsApp messages to iOS device".
  5. restore android whatsapp messages to iphone in new window
  6. In all the historical backup files, find the WhatsApp backup file of an Android, and click "Next".
  7. restore whatsapp messages to iphone by selecting android backup
  8. Click "Restore" to start restoring WhatsApp messages of Android to iPhone.
  9. begin to restore android whatsapp messages
  10. Depending on the data volume, the Android WhatsApp backup messages can be restored to iPhone from seconds to minutes.
  11. android backup messages restored to iphone whatsapp

Part 5: How to restore WhatsApp chat on PC

Solution 1: Restore WhatsApp chat of iPhone on PC

It's a common problem for a lot of us who have encountered iPhone issues, damaged the iPhone, updated iOS version, etc. but only to find WhatsApp chats all missing. Some WhatsApp messages are really important. Can we see them again? Here is dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery, one of the best computer software which allows you to restore iOS WhatsApp messages safely and easily and see them again on PC.

dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery

World's 1st iPhone and iPad WhatsApp restoring software

  • Recover iOS WhatsApp messages, photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, call logs, and more.
  • Preview and selectively restore iOS WhatsApp files and messages.
  • Export iOS WhatsApp messages to your computer or device(Android/iOS).
  • Compatible with latest iPhone models.
Available on: Windows Mac
3981454 people have downloaded it

How to Restore iOS WhatsApp messages:

Step 1: Launch the dr.fone and connect your device.


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Step 2: Scan your iPhone and looking for your WhatsApp messages.


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Step 3: Preview and restore WhatsApp messages.

Step 4: Restore WhatsApp messages to your computer by clicking "Recover to Computer".

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Video guide: How to restore iPhone WhatsApp messages on PC

With the iPhone recovery tool, WhatsApp messages & chat history are always in safe hands and can never go wrong. No longer do you have to be worried about losing your WhatsApp messages due to any reason.

Solution 2: Restore WhatsApp chat of Android on PC

There are a lot of people who use Android devices. So what can we do to restore Android WhatsApp messages? Is there a solution for this problem? Luckily, dr.fone - Android Data Recovery can solve it smoothly.

dr.fone - Android Data Recovery

Restore Android WhatsApp messages easily & flexibly

  • Recover WhatsApp messages, photos, videos, contacts, messaging, call logs, and more.
  • Export Android WhatsApp messages to your computer or device(Android/iOS).
  • Preview and selectively restore Android WhatsApp files and messages.
  • Supports various file typles, including Messages Contacts Photos Videos Audio Document.
  • Supports 6000+ Android device models various Android OS.
Available on: Windows Mac
3981454 people have downloaded it

Steps to restore Android WhatsApp chats/messages

Step 1. First of all, you need to download and install Wondershare dr.fone on your PC or Mac.

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Step 2. Connect your Android device to your PC or Mac.

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Step 3. Select the recovery file types. You can only check the box "WhatsApp messages & attachments".

choose WhatsApp messages to scan

Step 4. Choose a scanning mode for your device. As for the detailed information about the "Standard Mode" and "Advanced Mode", you can just see the words in the below window.

choose mode

Step 5. After you select the scanning mode, dr.fone will automatically analyze your device.

scan the data

After a few minutes, your WhatsApp messages and attachments will be scanned out, they will be displayed in the window of dr.fone. Just select some or all the WhatsApp messages and records and click "Recover" to restore to PC.

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Video guide: How to restore Android WhatsApp messages on PC

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Jan 17,2019 16:34 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to WhatsApp

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