How to recover deleted WhatsApp chats

There is only one way to recover a deleted chat on WhatsApp: find out how to do it on Android smartphones and on iOS

It may happen by mistake that you delete a chat from WhatsApp. While trying to change some settings, you accidentally press on the trash icon and the conversation is deleted forever. And with her all the messages, photos, videos and content shared. Before you start crying and despairing over the mistake you've made, you should know that it is possible to recover chats deleted from WhatsApp.

The procedure is very simple and even if you don't have much experience with the world of smartphones, it only takes five minutes to complete it. However, you have to be lucky and have WhatsApp backup enabled: only in this case you can recover WhatsApp conversations deleted by mistake. Backup is usually enabled on all accounts and can be managed through the settings. If you are reading this guide, first check that the feature is active and that the WhatsApp backup is done 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 chats on Android

If you have accidentally deleted a conversation or need to install WhatsApp on a new Android smartphone, you can recover WhatsApp chats under one condition: having the feature to make backups enabled.

The Android version of WhatsApp backs up conversations to Google Drive. To check if the feature is active you need to launch the app, go into Settings and then to Chats. By pressing on "Chat backup" you can check the date of the last WhatsApp backup. By clicking on "Backup to Google Drive", on the other hand, you can set how often to do WhatsApp backup (we suggest choosing the Daily option).

If you have checked for a backup, then it will be possible to recover the deleted WhatsApp conversation. To do so, you will have to install the application on your smartphone, associating the same number and Google account. During the configuration process, WhatsApp will ask you whether to restore conversations using a backup: you'll have to click on the "Restore chat history" item. Once this step is completed, you will find in the WhatsApp home all the chats, even those deleted by mistake.

How to recover deleted WhatsApp chats on iOS

The steps to follow to recover WhatsApp conversations deleted by mistake on the iPhone is very similar to the previous one. First of all, you need to have a backup of your account available, otherwise it will be impossible to complete the task. 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 have to go into Settings, press on the item Chats and then on Chat Backup. Check the date of the last backup and in case change the frequency with which the conversations are saved on your iCloud space. Once you are sure that the backup is recent you can proceed to recover 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, associate your phone number and iCloud Apple ID. In the next step, press on "Restore chat history" to recover all WhatsApp conversations that you have deleted. To check if the procedure was successful, check if the deleted chats are present in WhatsApp home.