How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages without Backup [Both Android and iOS]

Accidentally deleted WhatsApp messages before you could make a backup? This guide will show you proven ways to restore deleted WhatsApp messages without backup on iPhone and Android phones.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jan. 05, 2022

I just deleted all WhatsApp messages on my iPhone X. I didn’t make backup via iTunes, nor did I turn on iCloud backups. Is it possible to get deleted WhatsApp messages back without backup? Please help!!!

Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages without Backup

Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages without Backup

When WhatsApp messages are lost on your device, you can first download WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to Android, or restore from iCloud to iPhone. However, many users may haven’t made any backup, or backup & restore WhatsApp failed. Then, is it possible to recover deleted WhatsApp messages without backup? The answer is YES.

Here, we’d like to share with you several efficient ways to recover deleted WhatsApp messages without backup [For both Android and iPhone]. Let’s figure out how can I recover my WhatsApp messages even though I didn’t back up!

Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone without Backup

If you didn’t make any backup with iTunes or iCloud before, then the only available way to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on the iPhone is to use some professional iPhone data recovery tools. And here we highly recommend PhoneRescue for iOS, which enables you to recover 31 iOS file types without backup, including WhatsApp, text messages, photos, etc.

With PhoneRescue for iOS installed on your computer, you can recover all the WhatsApp chat history, including media files. No need to uninstall WhatsApp on your iPhone. You just need to connect your iPhone > Preview WhatsApp chats after scanning > Restore deleted WhatsApp messages of one contact or recover all.

Besides, it allows you to restore deleted WhatsApp messages with backup, preview iTunes or iCloud backup, and recover.

Restore WhatsApp Messages without Backup

  • Restore WhatsApp chats without backup directly on iPhone.
  • Preview and recover the deleted WhatsApp messages to iPhone/PC.
  • Also, you can recover WhatsApp backup without uninstalling.
  • Support all iPhones (iPhone 13 & iOS 15 supported). 100 clean & safe.

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Here’s how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone without backup:

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your Computer

Get the latest version of PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer (Windows PC and Mac are supported).

Step 2. Connect iPhone and Choose Recover from iOS Device

Run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > Choose Recover from iOS Device mode > Click on Right Arrow to continue.

Recover from iOS Device without Backup

Recover from iOS Device without Backup

Step 3. Scan WhatsApp on your iPhone

Choose WhatsApp only to scan, or you can check the Select All button > Tap on OK to continue.

Extract WhatsApp Data on iPhone

Extract WhatsApp Data on iPhone

Step 4. Preview and Recover WhatsApp Chats

Preview and select the WhatsApp messages and attachments you want to recover > Click the Recover button on the bottom right corner to get the selected WhatsApp messages back. You can restore the deleted chat history to your device or to your computer.

Select WhatsApp to Recover

Select WhatsApp to Recover

Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

If you’ve ever exported WhatsApp chats via email, you can also try to find the deleted WhatsApp messages by opening the Mail app. No matter the individual or group chat only if you saved.

Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages without Backup on Android

For Android users, you can first choose to recover deleted WhatsApp messages with backup, like Google Drive or local backup. If there are no backup files, you can restore deleted WhatsApp without backup with DroidKit – WhatsApp Recovery. Besides, as a complete Android solution, DroidKit enables you to recover WhatsApp chats from a broken Android or with Google Drive backup.

How can you get deleted WhatsApp messages back with DroidKit? With the WhatsApp recovery tool for Android, you can scan your device, preview WhatsApp messages of one contact, and choose chat history to recover directly. No overwriting of anything existing data. No need to root your device. You can first preview the steps:

  1. Download and install DroidKit.
  2. Choose WhatsApp Recovery and Start.
  3. Connect your Android phone.
  4. Follow on-screen instructions to finish settings.
  5. Scan deleted WhatsApp messages.
  6. Preview WhatsApp chat history before recovering.
  7. Recover Deleted WhatsApp chats.

Check the detailed steps below to see and recover deleted WhatsApp chats via WhatsApp Recovery on DroidKit:

Step 1. Install the Software and Choose WhatsApp Recovery

Get the latest version of DroidKit on Mac or Windows PC. Launch it > Go to Recover Lost Data and choose WhatsApp Recovery.

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Choose WhatsApp Recovery

Choose WhatsApp Recovery

Step 2. Connect your Phone

Connect your Android via USB cable, and head to the Start button to continue.

Start to Recover WhatsApp

Start to Recover WhatsApp

Step 3. Preparations for Recovering WhatsApp Messages

Follow the on-screen instructions to make preparations before scanning and recovering WhatsApp data:

  1. Back up WhatsApp data on the source device and click Next.
  2. Install the custom version of WhatsApp on your Android device.
  3. Give WhatsApp custom version the access permission.
  4. Restore the backup data on the WhatsApp custom version and click Next.

Step 4. Preview Deleted WhatsApp Chats

Then you can preview all your WhatsApp chats as below. Check what you need and click To Device or To Mac.

View and Select Deleted WhatsApp Messages to Recover

View and Select Deleted WhatsApp Messages to Recover

Step 5. Recover Deleted WhatsApp Successfully

Wait a minute and you will see the Recovered Successfully page as below. Click View Files on your computer or just completed.

Successfully Recovered WhatsApp Messages without Backup

Successfully Recovered WhatsApp Messages without Backup

Bonus Tip:

Retrieve Deleted Android WhatsApp Messages with/without Backup [Video Tutorial]

Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages on Android

There is also another way that you can try to find deleted WhatsApp messages even you didn’t back up to Google Drive. Because your Android will automatically store WhatsApp up to the last seven days for local backup files. And you can find them through internal storage folders. And, it allows you to transfer directly to your new device. Here’s how to do:

  1. Download a file manager app and open it.
  2. Go to /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder. If not, try to check Databases from the internal storage folder.
  3. Copy the file containing the chats that you need.
  4. On your new device, paste it to the local storage’s Databases folder.
  5. Open WhatsApp and verify your number on your new phone.
  6. Tap RESTORE when prompted to restore your chats and media from the local backup.

Get Back WhatsApp Messages on Android without Backup

To recover deleted WhatsApp messages on Android without backup, you have no other choice but to take advantage of some best Android data recovery software, which can help you find out the deleted but marked WhatsApp messages hidden on your device. Here is an Android data recovery tool named PhoneRescue for Android that can easily do all for you. And below are its highlights on Android WhatsApp messages recovery.

    1. Download and install PhoneRescue on a computer.
      Free Download PhoneRescue for Android on your computer, or click the Download button below directly.
    2. Connect your device to the computer with a USB cable.
    3. Scan WhatsApp chats on your device.
      Check WhatsApp messages only > Click on the Next button on the right to scan your deleted WhatsApp messages.

      Choose WhatsApp to Scan

      Choose WhatsApp to Scan

    4. Preview and recover deleted WhatsApp.
      Preview and select the WhatsApp messages and attachments you want to recover > Click on the Recover button on the bottom right corner to retrieve the selected WhatsApp messages.

      Preview WhatsApp Data and Restore to PC

      Preview WhatsApp Data and Restore to PC

Highlights of PhoneRescue for Android

  • Highest Success Rate. It has helped millions of Android users recover deleted files successfully, including deleted or lost WhatsApp messages.
  • Preview & Selectively Recovery. It allows you to preview and select the WhatsApp messages before recovering, which makes it possible for you to choose the one(s) you prefer most to recover to your phone.
  • Fastest Recovery Speed & Easy to Use. Just 1 simple click and a few minutes are needed to complete the entire recovery job.
  • Recovery Other Android File Types. Besides WhatsApp messages and attachments, it also supports recovering deleted photos, text messages, videos, contacts, music, etc.
    Compatible with All Android Models. Works well with all Android models like Samsung, Huawei, LG, HTC, Sony, Motorola, etc.

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How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Message Furtherly

With AppTrans, you can easily transfer, backup & restore WhatsApp messages in a flexible way. No need to worry about how to restore deleted WhatsApp without backup anymore. Because it allows you to backup WhatsApp chat from Android or iPhone to computer, and restore WhatsApp backup without installing as you like. Secondly, except for restoring WhatsApp Google Drive backup to Android, you can restore the WhatsApp Google Drive backup directly to your iPhone.

Here we will show you how to restore WhatsApp with backup:

Step 1. Back Up WhatsApp Chats on iPhone or Android

1. Download AppTrans on your computer, connect with your iPhone or Android > Choose App Backup > Click Back Up Now.

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Click App Backup

Click App Backup

2. Choose the app you want to backup, here we choose WhatsApp > Click Back Up Now > If you are using an iPhone, you will need to enter your Apple ID password to authorize it.

Choose WhatsApp and Authorize It

Choose WhatsApp and Authorize It

3. AppTrans will backup your WhatsApp to the computer.

Step 2. Restore WhatsApp Chats on iPhone or Android

Here are 3 ways to restore WhatsApp backup: from AppTrans Backup (the backup we just made with AppTrans), from iTunes backup, or from Google Drive backup. You can choose the way you need. Here we take the example of restoring WhatsApp from AppTrans backup:

1. Connect your iPhone or Android > Open AppTrans > Choose App Restore> Click Restore under AppTrans Backup.

Click Restore under AppTrans Backup

Click Restore under AppTrans Backup

2. Choose the backup you need, and click Restore.

Restore WhatsApp from AppTrans Backup

Restore WhatsApp from AppTrans Backup

How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages of One Contact?

PhoneRescue for iOS will scan your iPhone and show you WhatsApp chat history separately by contacts, so you can recover a particular chat on iPhone with it.

If you want to restore deleted WhatsApp of one contact on your Android phone, DroidKit will show you the chat history of one contact name, which contains messages, videos, audio, pictures, call history. And, you can select to restore according to your needs.

Besides, if your WhatsApp chats are lost and want to recover a particular chat, you can also check your local backup files. Because Google Drive or iCloud backup files are in the unreadable format, you can not read the messages by showing the WhatsApp contacts list till the whole chat history is restored. So, you can try to restore a local backup for a particular chat by checking a certain date.

Here’s how to recover local chat history for a particular person:

  1. Open the file manager app on your phone.
  2. Go to sdcard > WhatsApp > Databases or internal storage folder.
  3. Preview the created date and choose the one that contains what you need.
  4. Copy the chosen backup file to the local storage’s Databases folder of another device.
  5. Install WhatsApp and verify your number on the new device.
  6. When prompt pops up, tap Restore. And you will get the chat history on your new device.

Local backups will be automatically created every day at 2:00 AM and saved as a file on your phone.

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to restore deleted WhatsApp messages without backup. Just as you can see from above, with PhoneRescue, your deleted WhatsApp messages can be easily recovered in just 1 simple click. Just FREE Download PhoneRescue for iOS to get your WhatsApp messages and attachments back to your iPhone now.

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* 100% Clean & Safe

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And, you can fully recover WhatsApp chats and media files on Android with a complete Android solution – DroidKit. No matter you have not backed up WhatsApp yet, or your phone is system crashed.

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