How to Recover your Lost Messages on WhatsApp

WhatsApp Recover deleted message

You are looking desperately to recover your lost messages on WhatsApp chat or group conversation. These chat messages with friends and family or public dealing including your business conversations. However sometimes most urgently need to prove something i.e in the court as evidence.

WhatsApp has billions of users around the world. And most of easy communication around the people including community and business. In addition, people keep sending voice messages, text chat, and other documents such as word, excel and PDF files.

However, Most of the people don’t know how to use WhatsApp properly. Or sometimes mistakenly or accidentally delete chat and lost their conversation. Similarly, if you also among them and deleted your messages and you want to know how to recover your lost conversation on WhatsApp. Then scroll down the to below trick and retrieve your lost messages.

After that, you can go to the setting and enable “Chat Backup” for future easy recall of your data. However, you need to keep at least one backup option. Or schedule local backup to your PC if you don’t have access to cellular data use.

let’s solve the problem of deleted chat history you can recover using below-mentioned solutions in this article. If you already turn on or enable the Google Drive data back up option then you need to follow the below steps.

How to back up your WhatsApp Data

There are multiple options available to back up your WhatsApp data. The backup file will including text, image and videos. Furthermore, also your documents including Word, PDF and sheets. The backup option includes Google Drive and iCloud. Depend on the cloud server you are using either to choose Google Drive or iCloud. We strongly recommend Google Drive due to the fact that WhatsApp data storage is free on Drive.

WhatsApp back to Google Drive

  1. Open your WhatsApp App
  2. Tap the App Setting
  3. Go to Chats and tap the Chat Backup option
  4. Select WhatsApp to Google Drive Account
  5. Tap chat sync option and choose chat and video (Optional)
  6. Select backup using mobile Data or Wi-Fi option
  7. Tap on Backup to start
 Tap Chats, Chat backup and Back up option and Recover

WhatsApp back to iCloud

  1. Open your WhatsApp App
  2. Tap the App Setting in iPhone/iPad
  3. Go to Chats and tap the Chat Backup option
  4. Select WhatsApp to iCloud
  5. Tap chat sync option and select chat and video (Optional)
  6. Choose a backup network using mobile Data or Wi-Fi option
  7. Tap on Backup to start

Note: If you select data transfer via Wi-Fi then you will need to connect your device to the Wi-Fi connection. Otherwise, go with Data option to use your network data for backup.

 Tap Chats, Chat backup and Back up option and Recover

After that when you finished the above backup process you are ready to retrieve previous chat and conversation. However, to retrieve data you need to make sure use of Wi-Fi or cellular data. You are ready to restore a backup with few taps from Chat backup section. After that tap on the restore button to start. For instance, scroll down to below method of recovery.

Recover your WhatsApp deleted messages

To recover your deleted messages from the backup, you need to know your backup location. In other words, to find your back was to Google Drive or iCloud. Therefore, below the number of methods explaining how to restore.

Recover WhatsApp deleted a chat from Google Drive

  • Open your WhatsApp Backup Settings
  • Review last date of backup to Google Drive
  • Uninstall WhatsApp from your smartphone
  • Reinstall WhatsApp with the same number to retrieve backup from Google Drive

Recover WhatsApp deleted a chat from iCloud

  • Go to WhatsApp Backup Settings
  • Review iCloud last backup date
  • Uninstall WhatsApp from your iPhone
  • Reinstall WhatsApp from iTunes to retrieve back from iCloud

Recover your deleted messages from local backup

Recovering the deleted conversation is easy to follow the below steps.

  1. Open File Explorer on your device
  2. Go to the Database in your WhatsApp
  3. To rename your msgstore.db.crytp12 with msgstore-latest12.
  4. Rename the msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD-1-db.crypt12 with the msgstore.db.crytp12.
  5. If you enable the Google Drive backup’s option then go to the Google Drive in tap Backups Option and then select the delete option in the WhatsApp backup file.
  6. Uninstall and reinstall your WhatsApp
  7. Tap the Restore option and Backup your chat.
Recover of  Older Lost Chat data

Restore your messages via EaseUS Data Recovery

If your backups of data were stored on a PC, after that, you can use any software to retrieve the lost WhatsApp chat. For instance, I use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. There is a chance of possibility to retrieve backups via the “Deep Scan” option. However, the opportunities for recovery are high in case if backups did available and not passed a lot of time since the deletion of data.

Link: Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

To Recover Old WhatsApp Chat

  1. Click the Disk one where you saved backups
  2. Select “Scan” and wait let finished of scanning
  3. Sort the files by their type
  4. Recover them on your drive by using the “Recover” option command.

You can use the free alternative version software of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard called Recuva and with the pretty functionality is much the same. In conclusion, you don’t need to rely on just one software.

Recovery from local drive

Most people are taking a local backup from their phone to copy directly via cable. They keep a local backup in the external hard drive or in their PC. For instance, you are taking schedule backup to suppose once a week or a month. You can recall the old data to copy the msgstore.db file to your WhatsApp folder.


In conclusion, the summary is that you would need at least one option above all. After that, you will be able to recover your deleted data. These either from cloud option, local or scheduled backup. Write down in comments below which method did help you out.

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