3 Ways to Restore WhatsApp Messages from iCloud

WhatsApp is one of the most common messaging apps for iPhone users, which enables you to message and call your family, friends whenever and wherever you like. WhatsApp messages may include your essential conversations with your clients and colleagues, as well as some photos, videos, and voice messages which you want to preserve. However, something unexpected may happen at any time. You may delete those significant WhatsApp chat history by accident. Don’t panic. In this article, we will introduce 3 methods to help you restore deleted WhatsApp chat history from iCloud.

Restore WhatsApp Messages from iCloud.

Restore WhatsApp Messages from iCloud (Official Way)

There is a built-in function of WhatsApp that enables you to automatically back up your chat history and media to iCloud in the Chats settings. As long as you have made a backup before losing chat history, you can restore WhatsApp chats from iCloud easily:

Restore WhatsApp Messages from iCloud (Official Way)

Please make sure that the WhatsApp phone number of the backup history and the account to be restored must be the same.

Restore WhatsApp Messages from the Whole iCloud Backup

Some users may have never enable automatic backup in WhatsApp Chats settings. In this case, you can restore the whole iCloud backup including data related to WhatsApp if you have made a backup to iCloud before deleting the WhatsApp messages you need. It is a convenient way, but it has a flaw – data in the backup you restore from will overwrite the existing data on your iPhone. If you are OK with this, you can do follow the steps below.

Restore WhatsApp Messages from the Whole iCloud Backup

Selectively Extract WhatsApp Chat History from iCloud Backup File

As we mentioned before, restore WhatsApp messages from the whole iCloud backup will cause the existing data on your iPhone to be replaced. If you mind this, you can resort to a third-party data recovery tool to selectively extract WhatsApp chat history from iCloud backup. Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery is typically recommended to you. It allows you to preview the content of iCloud backups, and extract what you need to the computer.

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Extra Tip: How Fix WhatsApp can’t be Restored from iCloud

Generally speaking, it is not hard work to restore WhatsApp messages from iCloud. But this could happen that the restoring process never gets started or completed, even if you have rebooted your iPhone and reinstalled the app. Here are some reasons you can take into account.

1. Check the iOS version and WhatsApp version

Sometimes you have trouble recovering WhatsApp messages from iCloud because of the outdated iOS version or WhatsApp version.

To check the iOS version, you can go to Settings > General > Software Update. If the iOS version is not the latest, update it. As for WhatsApp version, go to App Store, tap on Updates icon, and then scroll down to locate WhatsApp. You will see its version there. Update it if the version is not the latest.

2. Check the Wi-fi network

Like backing up data to iCloud, you need to make sure your iPhone has been connected to a strong and stable Wi-Fi network to restore WhatsApp chat history from iCloud. You can turn off Wi-Fi and then turn it on again. Or you can change to a different Wi-FI network.

3. iCloud backup has been corrupted

It is frustrating when you realize your iCloud backup is corrupted or incomplete. If you have ever backed up your iPhone to iTunes, you can restore WhatsApp messages from iTunes backup. But the regular way may affect the existing data on your iPhone. Anyway, it can help you retrieve your deleted WhatsApp messages.

But what if you have no iTunes backup? Is there a way to get back your deleted WhatsApp Messages? The answer is “Yes.” You can use the third-party recovery app mentioned above – Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery to help you retrieve WhatsApp messages and attachments from your iPhone directly. Here are the procedures.

Please note that some data that have been overwritten on the iPhone cannot be recovered.


Above all are three methods we conclude to restore WhatsApp from iCloud. Method 1 will be the priority if you have backed up the chat history within Chats settings. But if you don’t, the method 2 is viable to recover the deleted WhatsApp chat history to your iPhone, but the existing data on your iPhone can be overwritten. If you want to keep the current data on your iPhone untouched, you can choose the method 3 using a third-party tool like Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery to selectively extract deleted WhatsApp messages from iCloud backup file to the computer. By the way, if your iCloud backup has been corrupted, you can also use this tool to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages from the device directly. Have you restored WhatsApp messages from your iPhone successfully? Please sound off your queries and suggestions in the comment section.

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