How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages on Huawei Phones

If you have lost your WhatsApp messages on a Huawei device, there are actually methods available for how to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on Huawei phones. Here we show some of these methods you can use to get back your messages.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 15, 2020

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps out there and millions of people use it every day to stay in touch with their loved ones. Most people even use it for business purposes, and if you are one of them, your messages are as important as your business. If you ever accidentally end-up deleting messages in WhatsApp on your phone, you should not panic as there are ways to restore your messages.

As long as you use a Huawei phone, you have several methods available to help you restore the deleted WhatsApp messages on your device. Some of these methods require you to have a backup of your device while the others work without one.

Here we take a look at some of the working methods to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on Huawei phones.

Part 1. How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages on Huawei with Backups

If you store your important data such as your WhatsApp messages on your phone, it becomes even more important to regularly make backups of your device. This way, when something goes wrong and your data is deleted, you can fall back on one of these backups and get your data restored.

If you made a backup before your WhatsApp messages were deleted, you are in luck. There are methods to restore your backups which will restore your WhatsApp messages on your phone.

Depending on how you made your backup, you will need to use one of the two methods given below to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on your phone.

Way 1. Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages from WhatsApp Chat History

WhatsApp understands that accidental message deletion is a common thing and so they have a backup system in place to help you out in those situations. If you have ever noticed, WhatsApp actually creates a backup of your messages at 2 AM every morning.

These backup files are saved in the internal or SD card storage on your phone. These backups usually hold your chat histories of the last seven days. If the messages that you are looking to restore fall in this time period, you can use this local WhatsApp backup to restore your messages.

You are going to have to rename your backup files, uninstall WhatsApp, and reinstall it to get the prompt where you can restore your deleted messages. The following are the steps on how to do it on your Huawei phone.

Step 1. Open the default file manager app on your phone. If you do not have one, ES File Manager is a good option.

Step 2. Navigate to your internal or SD card storage and find the folder that says WhatsApp. Tap on it and it will open.

Access the WhatsApp Folder on Huawei Phone

Access the WhatsApp Folder on Huawei Phone

Step 3. On the screen that follows, tap on the folder that says Databases and the folder will open. That is where your backed up messages are saved.

Open the Databases Folder

Open the Databases Folder

Step 4. Find the backup that you would like to restore on your phone. Tap and hold on the backup file, tap on the three dots at the top-right corner, and choose Rename. Use the msgstore.db.crypt12 as the name for your file.

Rename Your WhatsApp Database

Rename Your WhatsApp Database

Step 5. Tap and hold on the WhatsApp app icon on your home screen and select the option that says Uninstall. It will delete the WhatsApp app entirely from your phone.

Uninstall WhatsApp on Huawei Phone

Uninstall WhatsApp on Huawei Phone

Step 6. Head over to the Google Play Store and download and install WhatsApp. Start to set it up, and at one point, it will ask you to restore your messages. Tap on the Restore option and all of your deleted messages will be restored on your device.

Way 2. Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages from Google Backup

Since Android is powered by Google, the company has actually made many of its tools available for the users on this platform. One of these features lets you backup your WhatsApp messages to your Google Drive account. This way your messages can be safely and securely stored on Google’s robust cloud infrastructure.

If you are a Google Drive user and you have created a backup of your WhatsApp messages with this service, you can simply restore your backup and all of your deleted messages will be restored. It will only take a few taps and you will have your entire WhatsApp chat history back on your phone.

Before you do it, there are a few things you should know:

  • You must have made a backup with Google Drive prior to deleting your WhatsApp messages. If you did not do it, this method will not work for you.
  • Your backup with Google Drive must be created using an Android device. If it was created by an iOS phone, you cannot install it on your Huawei Android device.
  • It will restore all of your messages on your phone. You do not get the option to selectively restore messages.
  • It requires a high-speed and stable Internet connection as it downloads your entire WhatsApp backups from the Google servers.

With that out of the way, if you are ready to restore your WhatsApp messages using a Google Drive backup, the following is what you need to do.

Step 1. Search for the app called WhatsApp in your app drawer.

Step 2. Tap and hold on the app and you will see various options. Find the option that says Uninstall and tap on it. It will remove the WhatsApp app from your Huawei phone.

Remove WhatsApp from Huawei Device

Remove WhatsApp from Huawei Device

Step 3. You now need to reinstall the app on your device. Open the Google Play Store, search for WhatsApp, and tap on Install to install the app on your phone.

Step 4. Start setting it up as you normally would and you will get a prompt asking if you want to restore your messages. Tap on Restore and your messages will be restored.

That is how you use a Google Drive backup to retrieve deleted messages on a Huawei device.

Part 2. How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages on Huawei without Backups

It is easy to get back your deleted WhatsApp messages when you have a backup on any of the available platforms. The issue occurs when you do not have a backup of any of your messages as it then becomes really difficult to get your deleted messages restored on your phone.

It becomes quite a struggle to restore messages when you have no backups at all. Luckily, there is an app that helps you in your situation. PhoneRescue for Android allows you to recover and restore content on your Android devices even when you do not have any backups. It actually uses the built-in smart algorithms to find and restore deleted content, including your WhatsApp messages, on your phones. You just need to tell the app what you want to recover and it will take care of the rest for you.

Step 1. Download  PhoneRescue for Android and run it on your computer.

Step 2. Use a USB cable to connect your Huawei phone to your computer and launch the app from your desktop.

Connect Huawei Phone to Computer and Run PhoneRescue for Android

Connect Huawei Phone to Computer and Run PhoneRescue for Android

Step 3. On the following screen, it will ask what content types you would like to restore on your phone. Since you are only looking to restore WhatsApp messages, tick-mark the box for WhatsApp and click on Next.

Choose WhatsApp and Click on Next to Scan via PhoneRescue for Android

Choose WhatsApp and Click on Next to Scan via PhoneRescue for Android

Step 4. The app needs to root your device to recover content. Wait for it to do that and it should not take too long.

Step 5. It will show the content that can be recovered on your phone. Select your WhatsApp messages and click on the To Device button at the lower-right corner to restore the messages on your phone.

Recover WhatsApp Data from Huawei Phone to Computer via PhoneRescue for Android

Recover WhatsApp Data from Huawei Phone to Computer via PhoneRescue for Android

Step 6. When the messages are all restored on your device, you will get the following message on your screen.

Conclusion

With both with-backup and without-backup methods available for how to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on Huawei phones, it is pretty easy to regain access to the lost messages on your Android devices. PhoneRescue for Android is quite good at WhatsApp data recovery, give it a try.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.