How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages on Android from/without Backup
WhatsApp is a well-known messaging app available for Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone. It provides us a convenient method to chat for free with families, friends and workmates. As smartphone gets a smart responsive touch screen, the WhatsApp chats and media are apt to be deleted by mistake. How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on Android devices? Please check the solutions mentioned below:
- Solution 1. Restore WhatsApp Messages from Android Without Backup
- Solution 2. Restore WhatsApp Chat History on Android from Backup Copy
Solution 1. How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on Android without Backup
If your important WhatsApp 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. With this freeware, 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.
Easy Steps on How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages on Android:
Step 1. Select WhatsApp for Recovering
Once you started the WhatsApp Recovery Android tool, you will be asked to select file types to recover, hit the “WhatsApp” option then “Next”.
Step 2. Connect Android Device to PC
Connect your Android phone to PC by USB cable. If the two are connected successfully, your device type will be presented.
Step 3. Scan WhatsApp Files on Android
Click “Start” to begin the scanning process. Please be patient. The less files on your Android device, the shorter the scanning process is.
Step 4. Restore WhatsApp Messages on Android
When scanning is finished, all the WhatsApp related files will be listed on left panel. Please preview and select those you want to recover. Then click “Recover” to retrieve deleted messages on WhatsApp from Android device.
This free Android Recovery software has a strong ability that allows you to recover more files, for example, you can restore Viber messages on Android, or recover deleted text messages from Android, etc.
Solution 2. How to Restore WhatsApp Chat History on Android from Backup Copy
WhatsApp automatically make local backups of chat history at 2 a.m.. Also, you can back up your WhatsApp chats and media to Google Drive. So if you accidentally deleted your WhatsApp chat history, you can easily restore WhatsApp from Google Drive or local backup.
A. How to Restore Recent WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive
If you have backed up your WhatsApp chats to Google Drive, it would be simple to get them back. You can follow below instructions to restore WhatsApp messages or chats from a Google Drive backup:
- Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp from Android. And ensure that the same Google account used to create the backup has been added to the phone.
- After verifying the same phone number used to perform the backup, tap on “Restore” when prompted.
B. How to Restore Old WhatsApp Messages from Local Backup
If you deleted WhatsApp messages without any prior backups from Google Drive, don’t worry, WhatsApp will allow you to restore from your locally stored backup files. You’ll need to do the following:
- In Android file manager app, go to “Internal Storage/WhatsApp/Databases”. From the backup file extension, you can easily figure out when each backup copy is made.
- Rename the backup file that you want to restore from “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12” to “msgstore.db.crypt12”.
- Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp. Click “Restore” when asked.
If you have iPhone, please refer to “How to restore WhatsApp messages on iPhone”.