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How do i recover old messages after uninstalling then re-installing whatsapp?

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asked Oct 7, 2013 in Mobile Apps by Amos MacDrops Guru (29,480 points)  
i recently uninstalled my whatsapp because i was failing to upgrade it properly. I then re-installed it but i need the conversations that i had in my previous whatsapp as they are of great importance and sentimental value.

How can i retrieve those?

            
commented Nov 4, 2015 by veronicaclive new here (100 points)  
edited Nov 11, 2015 by veronicaclive
You just need to use iPhone Data Recovery to help you do that. It cab be very easy. It can recover data like contacts, photos, text messages, notes, whatsapp chat history with a few clicks.
http://www.transfer-iphone-recovery.com/iphone-whatsapp-chat-history-recovery.html
commented Mar 24, 2016 by Gfaaky new here (100 points)  
When you "delete" some data from your iPhone device, they don't actually get deleted/lost . Instead, they were marked for deletion, but in fact, they were hidden on iPhone internal memory. When you add new data ,they are truly deleted.
http://www.coolmuster.com/data-recovery-for-iphone-ipad-ipod.html

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answered Oct 7, 2013 by ic0n1c Guru (30,170 points)  
If you have the lastest version of whatsapp for android or iOS then you should be able to recover your messages from back up. I can only give you iOS hints as its the one I am using.

1. Reinstall whatsapp
2. Open whatsapp and go to settings
3. Click Chat Settings and restore.

It will restore the last backed up file which will have conversations and media.
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answered Oct 15, 2013 by Chaz Expert (10,130 points)  
as long as the msgstore.db.crypt file has not been deleted you will be able to restore your old messages. Just after verifying your number,you will be told that a backup has been found and given the choice to either restore or not
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answered Dec 20, 2013 by Jasonking new here (540 points)  
You can use Free WhatsApp Recovery that can recover messages, contacts from ios device. know more here: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/free-whatsapp-recovery-and-extractor.html
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answered Apr 8, 2014 by vinietolly new here (480 points)  
Try to know in this video which introduce a program can restore WhatsApp messages from iPhone  without backup: http://youtu.be/9crJYe-T_is
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answered Jan 8, 2015 by DemiAlick new here (150 points)  
edited Jan 10, 2015 by DemiAlick
You can check your backup in iTunes,iCloud, even in the phone, when you reinstall the app, you can see a backup and restore option in WhatsApp setting. I ever recover deleted messages from iTunes backup.

However, if you don't have any backup, you can use recovery tools, when I lost messages from whats app, I found a recovery software named iPhone Data Recovery which can recover WhatsApp data with backup, you can have try.
More info:
http://www.recovery-tool.com/ios-recovery/restore-whatsapp-messages-on-iphone.html
commented Oct 17, 2015 by Aaron tang new here (520 points)  
When you deactivated WhatsApp account on your iPhone, actually, the chat history is not deleted if you have backups on iCloud. You can recover chat history from iCloud by the following steps: first verify that an iCloud backup exists in WhatsApp Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup. If you can see when the last backup was performed, delete and reinstall the app from the App Store. After verifying your phone number, follow the on-screen prompts to restore your chat history. The same iCloud backup requirements apply for iCloud restore. In addition, the phone number used for backing up and restoring must be the same. You cannot restore the chat history from another WhatsApp account. If you share an iCloud account, this will allow you to keep your backups separate.
If you don't want to take so much time to do the recovery job, one click to do all the job would be a perfect way. Check  the iMyfone iPhone Data Recovery tool which could make  WhatApp history recovery much easier. Just follow the steps, you can do the work by only several clicks.http://www.imyfone.com/iphone-data-recovery/
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answered Apr 9, 2015 by Alice_Phoebe Regular (2,090 points)  
edited Jun 25, 2015 by Alice_Phoebe
Two ways:
1.
Before attempting to restore messages
Current chat history will be lost upon restoration.
There are only up to 7 days worth of backup files.
Any new messages sent/received after a backup, and deleted before the next backup, cannot be restored.
If you run a manual backup, it will overwrite the most recent automatic backup file.
On newer devices, your WhatsApp/Databases folder is most likely located in your device's internal memory.
You must have the same phone number in WhatsApp that you had when you backed up your chats.

details:
https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/android/20887921

2.If you still can not use
Detailed guide to get your deleted text messages on Android device

When you deleted some data on the Android phone, it don’t means the end of the world is coming! You need calm down and power off your phone. Next you can concentrate yourself to find a way to retrieve the deleted texts. I introduce you a powerful data recovery tool for Android, EaseUS MobiSaver for Android. You can use the software to find your lost messages on your Android phone easily. It won’t take much of your time but just 3 simple steps.

Details: http://www.easeus.com/android-data-recovery/how-to-retrieve-deleted-text-messages-on-android.html

Hope it helps
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answered Jun 24, 2015 by Lewias new here (140 points)  
I think you can go to whatsapp official website and there is a tutorial for you to recover whatsapp messages from iPhone.
You can also follow this article to know how to do that with iPhone whatsapp recovery.
http://www.iphoneipadrecovery.com/iphone-whatsapp-recovery.html
commented Sep 30, 2015 by eileenfj0713 new here (260 points)  
Firstly, I wanna know from now on, how many days have you lost your whatsapp messages? Because there are two situation to consider. If it is within 7 days, you can retrieve them by uninstalling and reinstalling whatsapp.
If it is beyond 7 days, you can choose manual restoration. Or more simple and easier, you can choose some professional data recovery softweare. Here is a article describing how to retrieve deleted whatsapp messages with three ways. You can choose one way from it.
http://www.androidrecoveryformac.com/retrieve-deleted-whatsapp-messages-on-android-mac.html
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answered Oct 14, 2015 by Xkoiul new here (300 points)  
edited Oct 15, 2015 by Xkoiul
What's mobile model do you use? No need to worry about the message loss as you can rely on the professional data recovery tools to get them back again. For Android users, try this MobiKin Doctor for Android:
http://www.mobikin.com/doctor-for-android/
commented Jul 13, 2016 by chanleen new here (240 points)  
Lost your iPhone due to iOS upgrade, device crash, accidental deletion or damage, you will feel desperate and frustrated. If you want to find an easy-to-use data recovery tool to get back your iPhone data, you can try Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery which can recover deleted sms, contacts, notes, videos, pictures, etc from iPhone: http://www.tenorshare.com/products/iphone-data-recovery-win.html
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answered Aug 10, 2016 by RedPugg  
4The iPhone Data Recovery can help you restore whatsapp messages in iPhone. You can download the free trial version and scan your iPhone. If you can have iTunes or iCloud backups, you can also use the second and the third mode to scan your backups. If the Whatsapp messages you want can be scaned out, you can use the full version to restore them. Hope it can help you.

Here is the tutorial: http://www.iphonetransferrecovery.com/tutorials/restore-whatsapp-messages-chat-history-iphone.html
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answered Aug 17, 2016 by Clark999 new here (660 points)  
If you have previously backed up your iPhone using iTunes or iCloud and are quite sure the lost data is included in the backups, you may be able to retrieve deleted WhatsApp chats by restoring your iPhone from backup.

From iCloud Backup
To recover your chat history from an iCloud backup, first verify that an iCloud backup exists in WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup. If you can see when the last backup was performed, delete and reinstall the app from the App Store. After verifying your phone number, follow the on-screen prompts to restore your chat history. The same iCloud backup requirements apply for iCloud restore. In addition, the phone number used for backing up and restoring must be the same. You cannot restore the chat history from another WhatsApp account. If you share an iCloud account, this will allow you to keep your backups separate.

From iTunes Backup
1. Open iTunes. First go to Edit > Settings > Devices to disable automatic syncing.
2. Connect your iPhone to computer. Wait for a while, right-click your iPhone in the devices list and click “Restore from Backup”.
3. Stay in the backup file contains WhatsApp messages, click “Restore”.
http://www.leawo.org/tutorial/how-to-retrieve-whatsapp-messages-on-iphone.html





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