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Deleted WhatsApp chats? Here’s how to recover

New Delhi: WhatsApp is used not only to connect with friends and family, but also for official business. The platform is utilised to share numerous critical details and information. But what if your WhatsApp conversations are deleted? Will they be lost forever, or will you be able to recover them? There are times when you accidentally erase a message. There’s no need to be concerned or concerned because you can recover your WhatsApp conversations on both Android and iOS smartphones. It’s critical to understand WhatsApp chat backups if you want to recover your conversations.

In order to recover deleted WhatsApp messages, you must first enable the Chat Backup option in WhatsApp Settings. You can select to back up your chats daily, weekly, or monthly under the Auto Backup option. It’s also worth remembering that WhatsApp will only keep the most recent backup. If you choose to back up your talks on a daily basis, you have a better chance of avoiding losing your deleted chats forever.

How to restore your WhatsApp Chat history

on iPhone:

If you have an iPhone, check your iCloud backup by going to WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup. If you can see when the last backup was made, delete and reinstall WhatsApp. After verifying your phone number, follow the procedures to restore your chat history.

It’s worth noting that you’ll need to have iCloud Drive turned on and be signed in using the Apple ID you use to access iCloud. You must have adequate free space on both your iCloud and iPhone. The size of your backup will require at least 2.05 times the amount of storage space in your iCloud account and on your phone.

Because you can’t restore the chat history from another WhatsApp account, the phone number used for backing up and restoring must be the same.

On Android:

If you regularly backup your communications, you may simply delete and reinstall WhatsApp, selecting restore. Everything from the most recent backup will be restored as a result. You must, however, use the same phone number and Google Account that you used to create the backup. Tap NEXT when the repair process is finished. Once startup is complete, your chats will be visible.

If you install WhatsApp without first backing up your data to Google Drive, WhatsApp will restore your data from your local backup file.

Local backup

You’ll need to transfer the data to the phone using a computer, file explorer, or SD Card if you wish to use a local backup.

Download a file manager programme to restore your backup. Navigate to your local storage or sdcard > WhatsApp > Databases in the file management app. If your data isn’t on an SD card, “internal storage” or “primary storage” may appear instead. Copy the most recent backup file to your new device’s Databases folder on local storage.

After you’ve installed and opened WhatsApp, you’ll need to authenticate your phone number. When prompted, tap RESTORE to restore your chats and media from a local backup.

It’s worth noting that your phone will save local backup files for up to seven days. Every day at 2:00 a.m., a local backup will be produced and saved as a file in your phone. You might notice “internal storage” or “primary storage” directories if your data isn’t stored in the /sdcard/WhatsApp/ area.

Less recent local backup

You must do the following if you want to restore a local backup that isn’t the most recent:

Install a file manager application. Navigate to your local storage or sdcard > WhatsApp > Databases in the file management app. If your data isn’t on the SD card, “internal storage” or “main storage” may appear instead.

From msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12, rename the backup file you want to restore. It’s possible that an older backup used a different protocol, such crypt9 or crypt10. Don’t change the crypt extension’s number.

WhatsApp should be uninstalled and reinstalled. When prompted, press RESTORE.

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