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WhatsApp Recovery - How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Message

Selena Lee

May 22, 2023 • Filed to: Manage Social Apps • Proven solutions

WhatsApp has become an integral part of our lives. We use it now for staying connected with work, home, friends, and more. With the bulk of our daily communication happening through WhatsApp, it is quite obvious that we would want to save some of these messages forever.

However, it is not uncommon to find that you have deleted those very important WhatsApp messages or conversations accidentally. It happens a lot certainly with many of us, and it is frustrating. Although, fortunately, the makers of WhatsApp have done their bit to help us out in such situations.

WhatsApp comes with inbuilt options to auto back up WhatsApp messages, and hence you can always recover the lost or deleted ones. Even though they are not the perfect means of recovering your lost messages, they do the job to a certain extent at least. Also, except for auto backup, there are a lot of other ways to backup WhatsApp messages, to avoid any unexpected data loss.

Today, we will take a look at how one can recover deleted WhatsApp messages from the backup that it creates automatically.

Part 1. Recover WhatsApp messages from its auto backup

Now, WhatsApp does automatically backup your chat history on any Android device every day. You can also choose Google Drive (for Android) and iCloud (for iPhone) as the means of storing backups of your WhatsApp chat history.

In case you have ended up deleting some messages on WhatsApp and now want to recover or restore them, simply uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on your device. Upon doing that, WhatsApp will automatically ask you to restore using the last backup created.

backup whatsapp messages from its auto backup


  • It is easy and fast to restore the lost messages this way.


  • This method would only recover WhatsApp messages sent before the last backup was created, any message sent after that will not be restored.
  • It doesn't give you a way to restore selective messages.

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Part 2. How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages selectively on Android

The built-in automatic back up feature in WhatsApp doesn't do anything to help in case you want to selectively retrieve WhatsApp messages on Android. For that, you have to depend on the best WhatsApp recovery tool for Android, the Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (Android).

Dr.Fone is excellent when it comes to finding even the deleted WhatsApp messages on your Android device and then allows you to choose which one of them would you want to recover and restore in your device.

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Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (Android)(WhatsApp Recovery on Android)

World's 1st Android smartphone and tablet recovery software.

  • Highest recovery rate in the industry.
  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, messaging, call logs, WhatsApp messages and more.
  • Compatible with 6000+ Android devices.
Available on: Windows
3981454 people have downloaded it

Step 1 - Launch Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (Android) and then use the USB cable provided with your Android device to connect it with your computer.

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Step 2 - Next, select the option of 'Next' so that your device gets detected by Dr.Fone - Android Data Recovery.

choose filr to scan

Step 3 - Dr.Fone in a few seconds will be ready to scan your device, once that happens, click on the option called 'WhatsApp & Attachments' and then press the button 'Next' to start scanning.

scan whatsapp messages

Step 4 - Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (Android) will take a few minutes to finish the process of scanning your Android device for all lost and existing WhatsApp messages. When done, the results will be displayed categorically for you to select from. Once you have checked or marked the items you want to recover, hit the option of 'Recover' to have the WhatsApp data saved as a backup on your computer.

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Part 3. How to retrieve existing WhatsApp messages selectively on iPhone

Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (iOS) does what its Android version does. It recovers all the data that you have lost on your iPhone as easily as anything,but it currently recovers existing WhatsApp messages. Dr.Fone has designed the software to be very easy to use, and hence the steps involved in the process are simple.

However, before we get into the actual method of how the recovery of lost WhatsApp messages can be accomplished with Dr.Fone, let us take a quick look at a few of its amazing features.

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Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (iOS)

World's 1st iPhone and iPad data recovery software.

  • Highest recovery rate in the industry.
  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, call logs, WhatsApp, and more.
  • Compatible with the latest iOS devices.
Available on: Windows
3981454 people have downloaded it

Before starting to use this tool, you should be noticed that this tool temporarily can't recover music and videos if you have not to back up data before, especially you are using iPhone 5 and later. Other types of data can be recovered successfully. Now, if you are ready to view and export exsting WhatsApp messages, let us take a look at the steps involved. 

Step 1 - Launch Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (iOS) and at this point connect your iPhone and your computer. Dr.Fone should automatically detect and identify your iPhone now. Once that has happened, click the option 'Recover from iOS Device' and then 'WhatsApp & Attachments' to begin scanning your device. Move ahead by clicking the 'Start Scan' option.

retrieve existing WhatsApp messages selectively on iPhone

Step 2 - Once you have pressed the Start Scan button, Dr.Fone will begin scanning your iPhone for all the deleted WhatsApp messages.

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Step 3 - After a few minutes, the scanning should be complete and Dr.Fone will have the WhatsApp data that it found listed for you. Click on the option 'WhatsApp Attachments' to see the photos and videos you received on WhatsApp and can be recovered. You can then manually select the ones you want to recover now and simply hit the 'Recover to Computer' option for recovering them all to your computer and save them as a backup. So, you just recover WhatsApp messages successfully!

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Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (iOS) is not just the best alternative but also a better way of creating WhatsApp backups. If you liked the article, feel free to share it with others, you know, and help everyone out.

Selena Lee

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