By Lora / Last update June 9, 2022

WeChat, as a social software used with the highest frequency, generates seas of data every day. It’s undoubtedly that we will do regular cleanup to delete some trivial data. But unfortunately, it’s hard to avoid deleting some important files mistakenly.

Many users wonder how to recover WeChat files, sometimes, more specifically, how to restore WeChat history on iPhone, or how to retrieve WeChat recall messages.

Then how to recover those data once they are deleted? In this tutorial, you will get a guide on how to perform WeChat file recovery quickly.

There are generally two circumstances in which WeChat files are deleted. The first is caused by the WeChat system failure, leading to some data loss. The second is that the user manually deleted the data.

How to perform WeChat file recovery when encountering a system failure?

Corresponding solutions to those two situations stated above will be presented below. Let’s get started with the first one, how to conduct WeChat data recovery on iPhone when encountering a system failure.

Method 1. Conduct WeChat data recovery via recovery tool in WeChat 

Step 1. Start WeChat on your iPhone, tap “Me”> “Settings”. Then go to “Help & Feedback


Step 2. Tap the wrench icon in the upper-right corner.  Go to “Repair”, and choose any features from the list to repair. Tap “OK” to start conducting WeChat file recovery.


Step 3. Finally, reboot your phone. Then your files are back.

Method 2. Perform WeChat data recovery via WeChat Repair Tool


☆ The colon “:” needs to be typed in English inputting mode.

☆ :recover”, as an embedded recovery tool in WeChat, works only when you encounter a problem with a WeChat feature, such as a scrambled chat history or missing contacts. WeChat data recovery cannot be completed if you delete your friends, delete chat history and change your device on your own initiative.​​

Step 1. Start WeChat on your phone, search “:recover” in the search bar. Tap “WeChat Repair Tool”.


Step 2. Then you will get the same interface as the 4th step in the previous method. The following steps are consistent with Method 1.

How to restore WeChat files that are manually deleted?

If you deleted your WeChat files manually, you may have to ask for help from your previous backup or turn to professional software.

Method 1. Perform WeChat data recovery from a backup on a PC


☆ A backup must be made previously.

☆ Your mobile phone and computer need to be connected to the same network.

Step 1. Start and log in to the WeChat on your PC, and click “more” in the lower-left corner of the interface. Then go to “Backup and Restore”.


Step 2. Choose “Restore on Phone”.


Step 3. Select the chat history you want to restore, and confirm on your phone to recover.

Method 2. Use AOMEI WeChat Recovery software

The methods shown above are based on the situation where you have previously made a backup, and they are relatively inconvenient, time-costing, and not concise enough to operate for users who are not familiar with WeChat and have no habits of making backups. Furthermore, turning to professionals to restore the data takes lots of time and money. Thus, is there any professional software that is time-saving, labor-saving, and easy-to-use that users can utilize to conduct WeChat data recovery? Absolutely, the answer is yes.

AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS, as a professional and efficient software, possesses many strong points.

Download Software iOS 10 and later
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★Distinguishing Features:
 Enable recovery even without a backup.
 Support quick recovery of WeChat pictures, audios, videos, and files.
 Easy to operate, no need for specific knowledge.
Support iPhone, iPad, iPod 10.0 or later.

The tutorial of the operation is presented below.


☆ The duration of the scanning process depends on the size of your data. The larger your data, the longer it costs. Please wait patiently.

☆ The scanned data will be saved in the default disk. Click on the icon with three horizontal lines in the top-right corner to change the path.

Step 1. Download and install AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS on your computer. Connect your device to your PC via charging cable and authorize it to your PC.


Step 2 Click “Scan Now” to begin the scanning process.


Step 3. When finished, select the files or data you want to restore, then click"Recover".



In this article, four methods to recover the WeChat files are introduced with corresponding advantages. You can choose any of them according to your need and situation.

To conduct WeChat file recovery via AOMEI WeChat Recovery software is strongly recommended, which is very suitable for users who have no backup habit, due to its convenience that users don’t need to make a backup in advance, moreover, the data recovered is relatively all-sided.