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How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages from Android

By Avery Pacheco, 09/04/2014, updated on 21/01/2022

These days almost every Android user has WhatsApp in his/her phone, because it is a perfect method to send and receive msg, images and videos worldwide without any cost. It seems that accidental deletion of chat history on this program has become a common problem. For instance, you meant to hit "Email chat" on WhatsApp but instead you tapped "Clear chat" under that option. And you just clicked "Cancel" without thinking! As a result, your chat history are all gone leaving you no record. That would be too bad, right?

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Don't worry. Updated Android SMS Recovery has a good way to solve your problem. As demand for WhatsApp increased, developers of Android Data Recovery has added a new feature of WhatsApp recovery tool as a WhatsApp retriever. Now it acts as a piece of WhatsApp old message recovery tool. It can not only regain contacts, text messages, photos, music and video from Android device, but also restore WhatsApp. Now I will show you how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages from Android the steps below.

Here is the download button of Android SMS Recovery:

How to Retrieve Lost WhatsApp Messages from Android Device

Step 1. Install the Program and Connect Android Phone to Computer

Once the download is complete, launch the program. When this window is shown, you should make connection between Android and PC.

Recover WhatsApp Android

Step 2. Set Up Android to Enable USB Debugging

It is necessary to enable USB debugging on your Android phone but you need to pay attention to its Android OS versions on which USB debugging is enabled in the different ways.

Restore WhatsApp from Android

Step 3. Select Data Mode and Storage Scanning Mode

When your pc have recognized your Android successfully, the program will ask you to select the data mode to scan. If you just want to recover lost WhatsApp Messages, you may opt for WhatsApp messages & attachment and then click "Next".

Restore Android Phone WhtsApp Messages

Note: The below window is likely to pop up to suspend the process. At this point, just hit "Allow" on phone. Then the program will go on working.

Restore Android WhatsApp Chat History

Step 4. Preview and Recover Deleted WhatsApp on Android

When all data have been found out, you can preview them from the main window. Tick WhatsApp, you will see chat history in red, which are deleted before. Select the chats that you want back, and click "Recover".

Retrieve WhatsApp Chat History Android

Note: This Android data recovery tool is compatible with WhatsApp recovery from damaged mobile, so you do not need to worry about data loss when phone gets into broken state.

That's all! Is it easy to recover deleted WhatsApp from Android? Acturally, Android SMS Recovery is also apt to recover data such as contacts, SMS, pictures and audios. It you have deleted items needed to retrieve from Android, it should be an awesome choice.

How to Retrieve WhatsApp from Google Drive?

Actually, if you have ever backed up WhatsApp to Google Drive in recent days. Then, I want you to relax. It's possible to get back WhatsApp content from Google Drive with ease. Don't know how? It's a cinch.

In order to successfully restore a Google Drive backup, you need to use the same phone number and Google account used to create the back up. Then, follow these steps to restore your backup:Note: ensure that the same Google account that was used to perform the backup has been added to your phone.

Step 1. Uninstall and re-install WhatsApp on your Android.

Step 2. A prompt will ask you whether to regain your WhatsApp messages and media from Google Drive after verifying your phone number.

Step 3. When it complete restoring data, please tap "Next" and you will find chats displayed after initialization finishes.

Step 4. After WhatsApp chats are recovered, it will begin restoring your media files.Note: If you are installing WhatsApp without any prior backups from Google Drive, WhatsApp will automatically restore from your locally stored backup files.

Restore WhatsApp Google Drive

The Most Frequently-Asked Questions of WhatsApp Recovery

Many have reportedly bumped into snags when using WhatsApp, there are a few most common questions on forums. Please check the out. Or, you can see this article: Troubleshooting in Using WhatsApp.

Q1: Why are the deleted WhatsApp messages recoverable?

A1: When you clear chats on WhatsApp, the messages are not actually removed from your Android phone. Instead, the WhatsApp messages are still kept in the phone storage as unreadable data. Therefore, if you use Android Data Recovery to detect the data and convert it into readable text, you can have the messages back. But remember to stop using you phone after the deletion to protect the messages from being covered by new data.

Q2: I delete my WhatsApp account, and there is no backups in my phone, so I can recover that deleted database?

A2: In this case, please check if the WhatsApp folder is deleted or not via file manager app. If you can find the folder on your phone, there is still chance that you can retrieve the WhatsApp messages.

Q3: I have restored my WhatsApp chat history with Android Data Recovery this time. Any suggestion on keeping data safe in the long term?

A3: It is a good idea to grow the habit of backing up WhatsApp chat history monthly to prepare for any data loss.