How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages

Why use iPhone Backup Extractor for WhatsApp recovery
Extended support
  • Support for all WhatsApp and iOS versions
  • Can be used with both iTunes and iCloud backups
Data preview
  • Messages can be previewed before extraction
  • Recover only the WhatsApp messages you need
Complete data extraction
  • Recover photos and videos
  • Export data as HTML and .CSV
  • Works for stolen or lost iPhones
What will be recovered
Do you need to extract and recover your WhatsApp messages locally? Or do you want to recover your conversations and chats from a lost or destroyed iPhone or iPad? Use iPhone Backup Extractor to selectively recover messages, attachments and group chats.
You will need
Computer (Mac or Windows)
iCloud account, backup and credentials
Or an iTunes backup (alternate method)
iPhone Backup Extractor
Recover WhatsApp messages from iCloud backups

1. Download the iPhone Backup Extractor and connect it to the iCloud

Download and install the latest version of the iPhone Backup Extractor for Windows or Mac. Click on the "+" button to open "Preferences".

Select the iCloud tab and add your credentials to authenticate with your account.

For iCloud support you will need a subscription plan. Use the Premium plan if you need to obtain data from 5 devices or less.

2. Select the iCloud backup and download it

From the left tab, select the iCloud backup containing WhatsApp messages, videos, and images.

You will need to use a backup file generated before the data was deleted in WhatsApp.

From ”Categories” check the “WhatsApp” tab and start downloading the backup.

3. Extract and recover WhatsApp data

Once downloaded, the contents of your iCloud backup can be easily previewed using the "Preview" tab.

Select the downloaded backup and click on “WhatsApp” in “Overview”. Choose to recover your messages as HTML files and find a location for data extraction. That’s it!

Attached images and videos are extracted in a separate “Data” folder. HTML files can be opened with any modern web browser.

iCloud sign-in.
The WhatsApp messages and attachments are downloaded from the iCloud.
Download complete. The data from the iCloud file can be used as an usual iTunes backup.
Extract WhatsApp messages as HTML.
The WhatsApp data is successfully recovered.

Other things to consider

1. For deleted WhatsApp data, use older backups generated before the data was deleted

2. For most recent data, back-up your current files before starting the data extraction process

3. If you need to preview your files, simply got to the "Preview" tab

4. For iCloud accounts protected with an additional 2FA support, use this guide.

Download the Free version of the iPhone Backup extractor on your computer, install it and see how it works. Buy a Basic license for iTunes support or a Premium plan for iCloud support.
Supported devices and iOS versions

Works with all iOS devices iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5, 5C, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
All iOS's are covered iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7 and lower
All types of backups Encrypted backup, Corrupted backup, iCloud backup, 2FA iCloud backup

Data privacy and security With more than eight years of experience, iPhone Backup Extractor is trusted by government, law enforcement, and security organisations.

iPhone Backup Extractor is clean of adware, viruses, or spyware. We don't persist or store any iOS data or credentials either.
Fully compatible with all iOS versions 2FA support Compatible with both iTunes and iCloud backups
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