WeChat Recovery – Recover Deleted Messages/Contacts/Photos/Audio on iPhone with/without Backup

WeChat is so popular thought China to the World. Similar to WhatsApp, Messenger, it is the app can send instant messages, photos, audio, and other attachments.

However, as the communication tool becomes more popular, the data stores on WeChat increase.

It is a piece of cake to delete the conversations you regard as useless from your contact list for easy management. However, once you delete the contact conversations from the list, you will find all the messages with this contact will be blank.

Is there any way to recover the deleted WeChat moments?

Yes, exactly.

This post collects 3 easy ways to help you perform WeChat recovery, including messages, contacts, photos, audio and other attachments, with or without backup.

Recover Deleted WeChat

Part 1: Recover deleted or old WeChat messages history without backup

Fail to backup WeChat data on iPhone? Then this is the best way to recover WeChat files from iPhone quickly.

What you need is the iPhone WeChat data recovery software, Aiseesoft FoneLab.

Aiseesoft FoneLab is the professional but easy-to-use iPhone data retrieval program. Working for iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4, this WeChat recovery utility can help you recover deleted or lost WeChat data from all iOS devices.

Aiseesoft FoneLab

Aiseesoft FoneLab
  • Recover deleted WeChat messages on iPhone/iPad.
  • Recover deleted WeChat chat history, photos, contacts, and audio.
  • Retrieve WeChat attachments from iPhone directly.
  • Restore WeChat data from iTunes and iCloud backup.

Now, let's drive the steps right in.

Step 1 Connect iPhone to computer

Download FoneLab on your computer. Run it after following the on-screen instructions to install it successfully. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable, and this software will detect your iPhone automatically.

iPhone does not show up on computer, just unlock your iPhone and tap "Trust" to enable this computer to manage your iPhone.

Connect device

Step 2 Scan iPhone

After connecting your iPhone to computer, click "Start Scan", and this software will start scanning your iPhone through all the data.

This scanning process may take minutes, and the exact time varies depending on the file size on your iPhone.

Scan iPhone

Step 3 Preview and recover WeChat data

After the scanning process is complete, you can see all the data types displayed on the left sidebar.

Click "WeChat" on the left sidebar, and you will see the detailed WeChat messages, including contacts, date, and chat history on the right window.

As for "WeChat Attachments" option, you will see the attached photos, audio and video on the right.

Checkmark the deleted WeChat messages, and click "Recover" to export and save the deleted WeChat messages on your computer as CSV and HTML.

Recover deleted wechat

Get WeChat backup on iPhone through iTunes or iCloud? Just check the 2 options below to recover WeChat messages from iCloud and iTunes backup here.

Part 2: WeChat recovery from backup via Computer

Still, similar to WhatsApp, WeChat also provides you with the option of backing up and restoring WeChat data by settings.

If you have enabled WeChat "Backup & Migrate Chats" on WeChat to backup WeChat data to another device or computer, you could restore the deleted WeChat files via the backup you did before.

Step 1 Make sure WeChat has been installed on your Windows or Mac computer. Besides, connect your iPhone and computer to the same Wi-Fi network or hotspot.

Step 2 Log in WeChat on computer, click the icon on the lower-left corner and select "Backup and Restore".

Wechat backup restore

Step 3 Click "Restore on phone", select the backup file and the contact conversations you did before, and follow the on-screen pop-ups to restore the deleted WeChat messages to your iPhone.

Wechat recover deleted messages

Tips

1. The whole restoring process may be slow, because of the network.

2. The recovery WeChat messages will replace the existing data on your iPhone currently.

Part 3: WeChat recovery from backup (iTunes or iCloud)

Apart from the WeChat backup, iTunes and iCloud, the built-in backup tool from Apple will be the solution to recover the deleted WeChat data, and the precondition is that you have backed up iPhone to iTunes or/and iCloud.

Recover lost WeChat messages from iTunes backup file

Step 1 Connect your iPhone to the computer where you have synced iPhone with the USB cable.

Step 2 Run FoneLab, click "Recover from iTunes Backup File", and this software will detect all the iPhone backup files stored on this computer with iTunes. Select the iTunes backup you need and start to download and scan iTunes backup on this computer.

Step 3 Repeat the third step in first method, checkmark and recover the deleted WeChat data to your computer.

Recover deleted wechat

Recover deleted WeChat files from iCloud backup file

Like iTunes backup, you could also restore the deleted WeChat files from iCloud backup with the iCloud account without iPhone.

Step 1 Still run FoneLab on your computer, click "Recover from iCloud Backup File", and then sign in to your iCloud account with Apple ID and password that you did iCloud backup before.

Step 2 In the pop-up window, you will see all the backup files with this iCloud account. Select the one you need and download the iCloud backup.

Step 3 After the download process is done, repeat the third step in the first method, and recover the deleted WeChat messages and attachments to your computer.

Recover deleted wechat

Conclusion

This page mainly talks about 3 methods of retrieving the deleted WeChat messages, contacts, photos, audio, videos, and other attachments from your iPhone. You can restore the deleted data from WeChat built-in backup to iPhone via Wi-Fi network or hotspot. Certainly, you could also use the third-party recovery wizard, FoneLab, to recover the deleted or lost WeChat files, whether you get a backup or not.

If you have any good suggestion to perform the WeChat recovery, leave your comments below.

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April 28, 2019 11:00 / Posted by to iOS Recovery