How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on your iPhone: this is how it works

Have you accidentally deleted an important text? Then there is another option to get back deleted WhatsApp messages. That is how it works.

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Get back deleted WhatsApp messages on your iPhone

Most of us use WhatsApp regularly. It is a very useful means of communication, but it ensures that your storage space is filled faster with old WhatsApp conversations. It is therefore wise to delete it from time to time.

But what if you cleared WhatsApp conversations which you didn’t intend? Don’t worry, you can probably get the deleted WhatsApp messages back, provided you get to it quickly. That is how it works:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone;
  2. Tap the ‘Settings’ tab at the bottom right of the screen;
  3. Then tap on ‘Chats’ and choose ‘Backup Chats’;
  4. Check when the last backup was made;

    Is this within the time that your deleted WhatsApp messages were sent? Then you can retrieve the messages.

  5. Quit WhatsApp and delete the app from your iPhone;
  6. Download WhatsApp again from the App Store;
  7. When installing, choose to restore the latest backup.
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When restoring the backup, make sure that the date and time is correct. All your (deleted) chats, photos and videos will now be restored. Depending on the size of this backup, it may take a few minutes. Keep in mind that all messages you received after this date and time will be lost as soon as you restore the backup.

Unable to recover old messages? Then there is a good chance that the chats have been permanently deleted. To prevent this from happening in the future, it is wise to enable an automatic backup. By setting this to ‘daily’, a backup of your chats will be made every day.

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Knowing more? On iPhoned you regularly read useful tips to get the most out of the chat app. For example, we explain how you can easily clean up photos, GIFs and videos. We also show you how to set a unique background for each chat, and we give tips on how to secure WhatsApp as well as possible. In addition, we keep a close eye on all the news in the field of WhatsApp.

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