Here’s How to Easily Restore Deleted WhatsApp Chats Tech – 2 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Chats on WhatsApp are sometimes accidentally deleted, even though it could be an important chat. There are many ways you can restore WhatsApp chats, but to restore them intact, some of the steps require data that has been backed up.

For this reason, it is important for us to back up or back up chats before this all happens. So that if something like this happens, WhatsApp chats are easier to recover.


Here’s how to restore deleted WhatsApp chats, quoted from the company’s official website:

1. Make sure WhatsApp chats are backed up (Backup)

Here are the steps to back up chats in WhatsApp:

  • Open WhatsApp > More options > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup
  • Select the Google Account you want to back up chats to. You can also create a local backup on the device.
  • How to click “Backup”
  • Once the backup is saved, you can delete WhatsApp from the device and install it on the new Android device.

2. How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Chats via Google Drive Backup

You can also back up a copy of your chat history with Google Drive. The feature can be activated automatically and the frequency can be selected from daily, weekly or monthly.

To restore deleted chats with Google Drive, you need to use the same phone number and Google account used to create the backup. These are the steps that must be taken:

  • Make sure the device is linked to the Google account where your backup is stored
  • Install and open WhatsApp, then verify your phone number
  • Tap “Restore” when prompted to restore chats and media from Google Drive
  • Once the recovery process is complete, click “Continue” and your chats will be displayed after the initialization process is complete
  • WhatsApp will proceed with restoring media files once chats are restored.

3. How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Chats via iCloud

For iPhone users, you can also restore deleted chats using iCloud. Here’s how:

  • Uninstall the WhatsApp application
  • Reinstall the WhatsApp application and log in as usual
  • When the “Restore” or “Restore chat” command appears, click “Next”
  • WhatsApp will take the backup file in your iCloud
  • Once finished, all chats will return to normal.

4. How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Chats via Local Backup

You need to transfer files using a computer, file explorer, or SD card to restore deleted chats with local backup. Check out the steps below:

  • Download or open a file manager application on your cellphone
  • Next, open local storage or SD card > WhatsApp > Database. If the data is not saved on the SD card, you may be able to find it in “internal storage” or “main storage”
  • Copy the latest backup file to the “Database” folder in your device’s local storage
  • Install and open WhatsApp, then verify your phone number
  • Tap “Restore” when prompted to restore chats and media from a local backup.

5. How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Chats via Older Local Backup (Not the Latest)

Apart from that, there is also a way to restore deleted chats but not the most recent ones. Here’s how:

  • Download or open a file manager application on your cellphone.
  • Go to local storage or SD card > WhatsApp > Database. – If the data is not saved on the SD card, you may be able to find it in “internal storage” or “main storage”.
  • Rename the backup file you want to restore from msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12. There will likely be longer backups using older protocols, such as crypt9 or crypt10. Note, do not change the crypt extension number.
  • Delete and reinstall the WhatsApp application.
  • Tap “Restore” when entering the WhatsApp application.

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