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How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages from Android

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WhatsApp is a simple, secure and reliable cross-platform instant messaging application for smartphones. With this application, you can send or receive messages, pictures, audio files, videos and other files to or from friends and family quickly. However, you may find it rather troublesome when these chat history gets lost or deleted. So, how to fix it?



Actually, you do not need to worry about this! When your WhatsApp messages get lost or deleted, you still have a chance to recover deleted or lost WhatsApp chat history from Android no matter with or without backup.

Method 1. How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages from Backup

WhatsApp automatically creates a backup of your chat history at 2 am every day and saved them in your phone memory or SD card for 7 days. If you accidentally deleted WhatsApp messages, you can recover deleted WhatsApp chat history from local backup easily.

Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages from Backup:

1. Download and install an Android file manager app on your phone, then run it and navigate to SD Card ( Internal Storage or Main Storage) > WhatsApp > Databases.
2. Rename the backup file you’d like to restore from msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12. ( The older backups may be on earlier protocols, such as crypt9 or crypt10. Do not change the number of crypt extensions.)
3. Uninstall and install WhatsApp app on Android, then tap Restore when asked.



Note: The local backup only permits you to restore the last 7 days worth of files, if you wish to recover WhatsApp messages that deleted from seven days ago, you can refer to the following method.

Method 2. How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages without Backup

If there are no available backup for deleted or lost WhatsApp messages, you can recover deleted WhatsApp chat history ( including messages, photos, videos, audio files and other attachments) from Android by using Gihosoft Free Android Data Recovery. It’s a professional Android file recovery software that enables you to deep scan and one-click recover all deleted or lost WhatsApp chat history from Android quickly.