How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages on Android

Suppose that you feel regret after deleting some seemingly useless WhatsApp messages or such important messages are deleted by a naughty child or someone else, then what would you do? Just feel sorry for yourself and do nothing? The answer would absolutely be NO! It will not bother you any longer after getting acquainted with the following two methods of retrieving WhatsApp messages.

Part 1: Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages through Android Data Recovery
Part 2: Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive Backup
Part 3: Creating Google Drive Daily Backup for WhatsApp Messages

Solution 1: Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages through Android Data Recovery

Android Data Recovery is an easy-operated smartphone and tablet data recovery software, scanning your phone directly, allowing preview and selectively recover what you want, as well as supporting a variety of file types and Android device models like Samsung, LG, HTC, Nexus, OnePlus, ZTE and Motorola. Therefore, when you have to get some important WhatsApp messages back, Android Data Recovery is exactly a good helper!
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Step 1: Install and launch the software, choose “Recover” feature and connect your Android device to PC.

Connect Android to Computer

Step 2: Enable USB debugging (if you have done this operation before, just skip to next step). Since different Android version has different process to do debugging, here “Android 4.2 to 5.2” is taken as an example:

Go to Settings > About Phone >  Build number, tap “Build number”  for 7 times in rapid succession until you get a note “You are under developer mode”.

Back to Settings > Developer options > enable “USB debugging”. Done.

4.2.5 Enable USB Debugging

And then turn back to your phone for “Allow USB Debugging” on Android.

Allow USB Debugging

Step 3: The software would detect your phone and prepare to do analyzing and scanning.

Next, select the file types you want to recover, in this case, tick on “WhatsApp messages & attachments” and then click “Next” to move on.

Select File Type

Step 4: After the scanning process, all recovered files will be displayed in the result window. tick the “WhatsApp” option in left to preview your chat history and choose whatever you want to be recovered. After click on “Recover”, the messages will then be successfully saved to your PC.

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Tips: The method expatiated above can also be adopted in recovering Android contacts, videos, call logs, call history, photos, etc.

Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive Backup

Alternatively, you can also recover WhatsApp messages by using its own backup function, because the WhatsApp update its backup file at midnight, so if you accidentally deleted your messages just a moment ago, the latest backup file still contains your complete messages.

Remember, don’t delete the WhatsApp folder in your internal storage, it has a folder named Databases that conatin your backup chat files. the last created is named as mgstore.db.crypt12.


Step 1: Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.

Step 2: Make sure that the phone number you are using is the one used to do that backup. You are able to start restoring losing messages after your number being verified. When the restoration is done, click “Next”.

WhatsApp Setting Account

Step 3: Next step would be initialization, once it finishes, your chats history will be listed and you can preview them. Media files will be restored as well after chats being recovered.


1.The valid WhatsApp messages backup is only for the last 7 days after reinstalling.
2.This way doesn’t allow you to restore if you never back up before, we suggest you turn on the automatic backup on WhatsApp as following 2 steps.

Creating Google Drive Daily Backup for WhatsApp Messages

Step 1: Firstly click Menu Button and enter “Settings”, then choose “Chats”, and finally “Chat backup”.


Step 2: “Back up to Google Drive” is to be tapped and you are going to choose backup frequency based on your actual need.

Backup WhatsApp Chat

Backup Whatsapp to Google Account

Tip: It is recommended to charge your phone at the first complete backup and there is no need to backup all messages at subsequent backups.


Now that you have learned the reliable way to reserve the WhatsApp messages, knowing that several steps can prevent data from losing, why not take action without hesitation? Even if your messages lose suddenly, with the assistance of Android Data Recovery, it is unnecessary to worry about it.

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