Can you bring back a deleted conversation from WeChat?
“I deleted a discussion on WeChat and didn't realize it would delete the discussion in the group site as well - is there a way to retrieve the conversation from WeChat on iPhone once it has been deleted? Or is there any reliable WeChat data recovery software that I can use to restore my important WeChat messages?”
WeChat has been one of the most popular IM (Instant Messaging) apps for iPhone and Android users to communicate. Those WeChat messages may include personal interactions, legal documents, online order fulfillment, bill payment or other business information. So, if you accidentally lose or delete those crucial messages or attachment data, you must learn how to recover deleted chat history from WeChat on iPhone or Android.
How to recover deleted chat history from WeChat on iPhone?
As for how to get back deleted chat history on WeChat, the way might vary depending on whether you have a backup or not. But don’t worry, here we will demonstrate how to retrieve lost WeChat history with backup and without backup respectively for your reference.
▌Case A: if you have a chat history backup
If you have made data backup on iPhone before the chat history gets lost, you can try the following methods to get back lost WeChat chat history and messages on iPhone.
1. Recover within the WeChat app
To retrieve erased WecChat pictures, videos and the like on iPhone through this method, you need to have backup related data before. If you did, please follow below steps.
Step 1. Turn on WeChat app on iPhone and click “Me” button.
Step 2. Tap “Settings”>”Chat”>”Chat History”.
Step 3. Click “Backup/Restore Chat History”.
Step 4. Choose the backup file and click on “Restore”.
2. Recover from iTune backup
Additionally, if you previously made backup of your iPhone on computer via iTunes, you can also get lost WeChat data on iPhone back from the backup.
Step 1. Open iTunes on computer and connect iPhone to computer.
Step 2. Tap “Device” button on the left.
Step 3. Click “Restore Backup” in "Summary" .
Step 4. Choose the most relevant backup through the date and size. And click “Restore” and then wait for the process to be done.
- All the current settings and data on your iPhone will be erased.
- You can't preview the data before restoring.
- The iPhone will be back to the condition it was when you backed it up. All data created after the backup will be lost.
3. Retrieve from iCloud backup
Likewise, if you have backed up iPhone on iCloud, you can get back deleted WeChat messages on iPhone through the iCloud backup.
Step 1. Open iCloud official website on your computer and sign in it by entering your Apple ID and password.
Step 2. Tap “Settings”.
Step 3. Tap "General" > Select "Reset" > Tap "Erase All Content and Settings."
Step 4. Enter your password and tap "Erase iPhone."
Step 5. Set up your iPhone as the first time you did.
Step 6. In the subsequent "Apps & Data" screen, choose "Restore from iCloud Backup."
Step 7. Choose the backup point and start restoring.
▌Case B: if you don’t have a backup
If you don’t have a backup of WeChat messages, you need a third-party WeChat recovery software to get back lost chat history. Here we highly recommend AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS. With it, you can:
- Recover deleted or lost messages, chat histories, images, audios, videos, contatcs, etc in WeChat.
- Recover lost or deleted WeChat data from iPhone/iPad/iPod with iOS 10 and later.
- Preview all WeChat data before recovery.
- Export and save all WeChat data.
Step 1. Download and launch AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS on your computer. Connect your iOS device to the computer as well.
Step 2. Authorize to this computer and click “Scan” to scan the deleted WeChat chat history.
Step 3. When the scanning process is finished, you can select the data you need and click"Recover".
As you have seen, you can easily recover deleted chat history from WeChat on iPhone no matter whether you have a backup or not. With AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS, you can effortlessly store the deleted messages, chat histories, contacts, groups, etc in WeChat.