By Emily / Last update February 17, 2022

User cases: delete WeChat photos by accident

"Oops, I cleaned up all my WeChat photos in my iPhone and I cannot find any tracks of all saved photos on WeChat now. Anyone can help? How do I recover those deleted WeChat photos? Thanks a lot!"

"Last day, I used a mobile phone system cleaning program to clean lots of data to free up space in my phone. But then when I check my photos on my WeChat history, all of them were gone! It seems like they are deleted by the system cleaning app. Is there any way to get back those deleted photos from WeChat? Any suggestion will be appreciated!”

How to recover deleted photos from WeChat on Android or iPhone?

As a popular and widely welcomed application to send messages and chat with others, WeChat saves our chat history including photos, videos, audio, messages, etc. They can include vital bill fulfillment, payment records, vital business documents, and so on. However, sometimes we may unexpectedly delete some data on WeChat and ends up with data loss. Especially photos are important in instant message apps.

In such a case, you might wonder if it is possible to restore them. Next, we will show how to retrieve deleted WeChat photos on an Android phones or iPhones with or without backup.

Way 1. Restore deleted WeChat photos with backup

If all chat histories are backed up before getting lost, you can restore those WeChat messages, videos, images from backup. And the whole process is very easy to follow. Now let’s walk through the detailed guide on how to restore the deleted photos from WeChat.

Step 1. Launch the “WeChat” App on Android or iPhone and then click “Me” option to open the next menu.

Step 2. Select “Setting” and click on “Chats” from the list.

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Step 3. Then select “Backup&Migrate Chats”.

Step 4. Choose the backup file that you want to restore and click on the “Restore” button.

This general method can be applied to retrieve deleted WeChat data from backups on both Android and iOS devices.

Way 2. Restore deleted photos from WeChat without backup

If the data backup is made before you deleted the WeChat history by accident, it is easy to get them back. What if you don’t back up them? In this case, you will resort to some iPhone data recovery software. For iPhone users, the AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS is a nice choice.

It can recover deleted messages, images, audios, videos, contacts from WeChat on iPhone/iPad/iPod (iOS 10 and later versions). Besides, you can preview all the WeChat history and choose what you wish to retrieve before performing the last recovery. Now just download the freeware and follow the steps to restore deleted photos from WeChat on an iOS device.

Download Software iOS 10 and later
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Step 1. Download and install AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS on your PC. Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable. 

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Step 2. Click "Scan” to scan all deleted data.

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Step 3.  After the scanning process is done, you can preview all found WeChat data. Choose the photos you want to recover and click "Recover".

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Summary

In this article, we have discussed how to recover deleted photos from WeChat on iPhone or Android devices. Now, it’s time to choose a proper method for yourself to get the deleted WeChat pictures back according to your requirements and situation.