It can happen by mistake to delete a chat from WhatsApp . While trying to change some settings, by mistake you press the trash can icon and the conversation is deleted forever. And with her all the messages, photos, videos and shared content. Before you start crying and despairing about the mistake you’ve made, you need to know that you can recover chats deleted from WhatsApp .
The procedure is very simple and even if you don’t have much experience with the smartphone world, it takes just five minutes to complete it. However, you must be lucky and have WhatsApp backed up : only in this case you can recover WhatsApp conversations deleted by mistake. Usually the backup is active in all accounts and can be managed through the settings. If you are reading this guide, first check that the functionality is active and that WhatsApp is backed up at least once a week (every day would be better). Here’s how to recover deleted WhatsApp chats on Android and iOS.
How to recover deleted Whatsatpp chat on Android
If you have accidentally deleted a conversation or need to install WhatsApp on a new Android smartphone, you can recover WhatsApp chats on one condition: have the backup feature enabled.
The Android version of WhatsApp backs up conversations on Google Drive . To check that the functionality is active, you need to launch the app, enter the Settings and then Chat. By clicking on “Backup of the chats” you can check the date of the last WhatsApp backup. By clicking on “Backup on Google Drive”, instead, you can set how often to backup WhatsApp (we suggest you choose the Daily option).
If you have checked for a backup, then it will be possible to recover the deleted WhatsApp conversation . To do this you will need to install the application on your smartphone, associating the same number and the same Google account. During the configuration procedure, WhatsApp will ask you whether to restore conversations using a backup : you will have to press on the “Restore chat history” item. Once this step has been completed, you will find all the chats in the WhatsApp home, even those eliminated by mistake.
How to recover chat deleted WhatsApp on iOS
The steps to follow to recover WhatsApp conversations deleted by mistake on the iPhone is very similar to the previous one. First you need to have a backup of your account, otherwise it will be impossible to complete the operation. One of the differences compared to Android, concerns the cloud space where the backup is saved : iOS uses iCloud.
To check that the WhatsApp backup is active on your iPhone you need to enter the Settings, click on the Chat item and then on Chat backup. Check the date of the last backup and if you change the frequency with which conversations are saved on your iCloud space. Once it is established that the backup is recent you can precede the recovery of the deleted WhatsApp chats.
To do this you need to download WhatsApp from the App Store and install it on your smartphone. During the wizard, you associate your phone number and the iCloud Apple ID. In the next step, click on “Restore chat history” to retrieve all WhatsApp conversations that you have deleted . To check that the procedure was successful, check that the deleted chats are present in the WhatsApp home.