"Seriously, how can I recover any old or previously deleted messages and pictures from WeChat app? The deleted items seemed to completely disappear. I have nowhere to find them back. Would you please help?"
Recently, a growing number of readers wrote to us, asking if iOS data recovery software or Android data recovery software could help recover some old or previously deleted WeChat history, like chat conversations, voice messages, pictures and video clips. The answer may be somewhat frustrating because only part of you can seriously get back the history data from WeChat app.
Who would be lucky enough to bring back the WeChat data? Virtually, conversations are stored in WeChat cloud instead of the phone memory or the phone's external SD card, and there is nothing in WeChat functioning as Windows recycle bin to temporarily store the deleted data. That is to say, without a backup, the data is forever gone. However, if you're using WeChat on iPhone or iPad, there is a gleam of hope to recover WeChat messages, sound, image and video files.
First, we introduce a general method to retrieve old or deleted WeChat history from backups on both Android and iOS devices. Users should feel free to have a try.
STEP 1. Tap Apps > Click WeChat and tab Me;
STEP 2. Go to Settings, click Chat and tab Chat History;
STEP 3. Tab Backup/Restore Chat History > Click backup file and click Restore.
Besides the general method, however, iPhone users can perform WeChat data recovery in another way. The advantage of using iOS devices is about the automatic backup. According to Apple, iTunes backups wechat.ipa with its text messages and voice messages attach in one folder. When you lost WeChat history either by unintentionally deleting it or reinstalling WeChat, you can always try to extract iPhone data from iTunes backup. And here EaseUS MobiSaver would be glad to help.
STEP 1. EaseUS MobiSaver offers three recovery modes for iOS data recovery: recover from iOS device, from iTunes and iCloud backup. As your WeChat data is backed up by iTunes, choose "Recover from iTunes backup" mode and click "Scan".
STEP 2. Wait for the software scanning the iTunes backup. When the scan is over, all the backup files will be listed out. Find the lost WeChat messages, contacts, photos, videos and voicemail messages and click "Recover".
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