WhatsApp is undisputedly one of the leading messaging service providers across the globe today.
The huge popularity of this messaging app can be attributed to its ability to send video clips, audio files and share pictures with all others who have downloaded this wonderful app on their cell phones without having to pay heavily for doing so, if you have an internet connection on your phone.
And that too with amazing ease!
All you need to stay in touch with your near and dear ones in any corner of the earth today is have a WhatsApp enabled phone, and an active internet connection on that phone.
Recovering Lost WhatsApp Data- Messages, Pictures, Videos
How many of you have regretted after accidentally pressing the DELETE button on your WhatsApp messages, images and / or videos in a hurry?
Well you need not regret it anymore because today we tell you how to recover all lost whatsapp data.
Let me begin with telling you that WhatsApp creates a backup of all shared data across it once every 24 hours.
And then stores these backup files on the microSD memory card of your smartphone.
So, if you decide to recover any of the data you accidentally or deliberately deleted data, you can actually get it back.
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There are two ways of going about recovering this deleted data:
Restoring Recent Data (Messages, Images and Videos)
To restore lost WhatsApp data which is less than 7 days old, simply uninstall and then reinstall WhatsApp from your cell phone.
When you do so, the system will automatically fetch back all the data stored on the microSD card of your phone i.e. the messages, chats, photos and videos which are less than seven days old.
When you reinstall this app, you will be asked if you want to restore message history.
Choose [RESTORE] to recover lost data.
In case you want to recover/ retrieve/ restore older whatsapp data (chats, pics or videos), use this tool mentioned below:
Restoring Older WhatsApp Data (Pictures, Chats, Videos)
If you want to recover chat/ text messages, pictures and videos which are more than 7 days old, you can use RecoverMessages to get back your data.
The backup files in WhatsApp are stored under the name “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt”.
We are mentioning here the locations where you can find the backup files for Android based phones and for iPhones:
For Android based phones: sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases/msgstore.db.crypt
For iPhones: net.WhatsApp.WhatsApp/Documents/ChatStorage.sqlite
After getting the access to your backup file, use RecoverMessages to copy the backup data from your cell phone to your computer.
Having done that, go to the Home Page of RecoverMessages and select the file you want restored by clicking on “Select File SQLite” button.
Choose the file you want to get back.
The whole backup process might take a while, depending upon the size of file and the speed of your internet connection.
Keep on clicking on the appropriate tabs till you get your lost data back.
KEEP IN MIND:
There are some very important things you need to keep in mind while restoring/ recovering lost WhatsApp data:
- You will lose all current chat history upon restoration of deleted data.
- All new messages (whether received or sent) after a backup has been taken but deleted before the next backup will be lost.
- Running a manual backup will overwrite the last automatic backup file.
Please let us know if this simple tutorial helped you restore your WhatsApp texts, images and videos back.