People lose their data in their phone all the time. It may be messages, gallery images or other data. Sometimes we even delete the messages purposefully and then later think that we need to look at the messages again. Whatsapp is the most popular messaging platform existing. One good feature of Whatsapp is that it automatically takes a back up of the whole messages everyday at 4 AM. This back up is kept for another 7 days just in case the user wants to restore it. Most people are not aware of this feature. To recover deleted whatsapp messages, no third party apps or tools are required. Just follow the steps
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How to recover deleted Whatsapp messsages
- Go to settings->apps->Whatsapp
- Click on “Clear data“
- Open Whatsapp from app drawer
- Whatsapp will now display “Message back up found”
- Click on “Restore”
It takes a little time to restore so please be patient. Keep it in mind that Whatsapp only stores the messages back up for the last 7 days. So if you do a restore, only the messages in this time window will be restored. Also, no media files like images, videos and audio clips will not be restored. You have to use a file recovery software for that. Since Whatsapp takes back up at 4 AM, the back up will contain messages before the time of back up. So if you try to restore a message at 7 AM in the morning that was deleted at 6 AM, it is simply not possible.
Is it possible to recover messages if the phone was lost and you bought a new phone and simcard. you then do a simswap.
Abhijith V M says
Not unless you have made a cloud back up