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How to Recover Deleted WeChat Messages on iPhone with/without Backup

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“I accidentally deleted some WeChat conversations on my iPhone X by wrong operation. These conversations are really important for me. Can anybody give me some suggestion on how to recover these messages?”

WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose social media application developed by Tencent. It allows you to send text or media messages to friends and families, which is similar to WhatsApp, Line, Kik, etc. But WeChat has more powerful features. For example, it allows you to make your own GIFs and share with your friends on the app directly.

You may send and receive WeChat messages everyday. Sometimes you may delete important WeChat messages or chat history by mistake. This post provides you the best solutions to recover deleted WeChat messages from iPhone/iPad for all data loss curses. No matter you lost the WeChat conversations with or without backup, you can take the tips in this post to restore WeChat chat history from iPhone.

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Part 1. Recover Deleted WeChat Messages on iPhone without Backup

Some people don't have the habit to backup WeChat messages. When WeChat messages get lost, don't worry, FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery can help you to get these messages back without any backup. It is a powerful iPhone data recovery software which can retrieve your text messages, media messages, photos, videos and other data in WeChat app on iPhone 12 mini/12/12 Pro Max, iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/7/6s Plus, iPad Pro etc. Besides, you can easily recover deleted iPhone messages, contacts, call history, WhatsApp, Kik, Line, notes, voice memos, and much more data.


Here's how to recover deleted WeChat messages on iPhone without backup:

Step 1: Download, install and launch FoneGeek WeChat Recovery for iPhone on your computer.

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Step 2: Choose "Recover Data from iOS Devices" and connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

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Step 3: Once your device has been detected by the program, select the file types you want to restore and click "Scan" to let the program scanning your iPhone for lost data.

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Step 4: After the scanning, all recoverable data will be shown on the screen. Preview these data and choose the WeChat messages you want to restore, then hit "Recover to PC".

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Part 2. Recover Deleted WeChat Messages with Backup on WeChat App

If you have backed up your messages on your WeChat app, then it is very simple to restore them when data loss happens. Follow below steps to get back your deleted Wechat messages on iPhone.

  1. Open WeChat app on your iPhone, tap "Me".

  2. Go to Settings, click "Chat" and tap "Chat History".

  3. Click "Backup/Restore Chat History", choose backup file and then click "Restore".

Part 3. Retrieve Deleted Wechat Chat History from iTunes Backup

Many Apple users also use iTunes to backup their data on iPhone or iPad. If you are one of the lucky dogs, you can retrieve your deleted Wechat messages or chat history from the previous iTunes backup. One thing to note is that when you restore data from iTunes backup, all data on your iPhone will be wiped and overwritten by the data from backup.

Steps to retrieve deleted WeChat messages from iTunes backup:

  1. Launch iTunes, and connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.

  2. Click on the iPhone tab, hit the "Restore Backup…" ;button.

  3. Choose the latest backup file, and hit "Restore". Keep your device connected during the process and wait till it ends.

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Part 4. Restore Deleted WeChat Chat History from iCloud Backup

This method is similar with above one. The iCloud restore requires that you erase all the data on your iPhone, so we don't recommend this method since it's very time-consuming to delete all the other data only to restore the data of one single app.

Steps to Restore deleted WeChat chat history from iCloud backup:

  1. Unlock you iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset, and choose "Erase All Content and Settings".

  2. Follow the instructions until the Apps & Data screen appears. Then choose "Restore from iCloud Backup".

  3. Log in to your iCloud account, and choose the latest backup, then click on the "Restore" button. Now wait until the recovery process finishes and keep your iPhone connected to a Wi-Fi network.

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After read this post, you get 4 methods to restore deleted WeChat messages or chat history on your iPhone or iPad. If you didn't back up your data before deleting WeChat messages, FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery will be your best choice. It can recover not only Wechat data, but also contacts, text messages, call logs, photos and videos, Safari history and other app data.

And the most attractive feature is that it allows you to recover the data selectively without deleting or erasing other data on your device. It is compatible with all models of iPhone and iPad, and can work on latest iOS 15. At last, to avoid future WeChat messages lost, we suggest you regular back up your iPhone data with FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore.

Joan J. Mims
Sunday on May 02, 2021, 20:02:35 GMT / Post By Joan J. Mims to iPhone Recovery

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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