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Touchscreen devices are great, but can also be frustrating. A simple tap on the wrong option, for example, and your WhatsApp chat history is gone.

You meant to hit Add a conversation shortcut, but instead you tapped Delete chat. Then you clicked “Yes” without thinking!

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Your chats are gone now. leaving you without a record. How do you get them back?

Recovering Recent Chats

It’s surprisingly simple to recover anything less than seven days old: just uninstall the app, then reinstall it. WhatsApp automatically creates a backup of your data everyday at 4 am system time, and this data is stored on the SD card of your Android phone. When you re-install the app, you are prompted to restore your message history. Simply tap Restore and everything less than seven days old is restored.

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Done.

Recovering Older Chats

Chats older than seven days old are slightly more difficult to restore. Here are two methods, one manual and another using a web app designed for the job.

Method One: Manually

Navigate to the Database folder in the SD card – the exact route is /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases. In the Databases folder you will see several files: the chat files. You will notice that they are saved with names like “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt” where “YYYY-MM-DD” is the year, month and date respectively. (For more information on how to browse Android folders, please read our Android Guide).

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First, rename “msgstore.db.crypt”, adding “OLD” or something similar to the filename. Then check out the files below: should be several files marked with different dates. Select the file that you want to restore – find a file from before you accidentally deleted everything – and rename it “msgstore.db.crypt”.

Back to your Android device: uninstall and re-install WhatsApp. Choose Restore when prompted. The chat file saved as “msgstore.db.crypt” is restored and voilà, your old messages are restored.

Take note that restoring an earlier chat file will delete your current chat history, and there’s no simple way to merge your new message with your old, recovered messages. You can restore your new messages by repeating the process above, replacing your new msgstore.db.crypt with the “OLD” one.

Method Two: Using A Third Party Service

The second method is much faster, and involves using a free service known as Recover Messages. This free online service reads the contents of the database file and extracts the messages. Simply visit the website and select the database file from the SD card location on your Android phone, accept the terms of use and click Scan.

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Depending on the size of your file, the process may take anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. After the scan is complete, read your messages by clicking the tab labeled “Registers Recovered”. While this method is much simpler, you can only extract and read your old chats but you cannot restore them back to your WhatsApp chat history.

whatsapp_recovered_messages

Locating Deleted Images, Video & Audio

It may come as a surprise, but when you delete images and video from your WhatsApp chat history they aren’t really erased until you delete them. Locating WhatsApp images and video that you have deleted from the chat history is therefore fairly easy. On your phone, go to File Manager and in the WhatsApp folder open the Audio, Images or Video folder depending on the media you are trying to locate. Scroll through the list to find the file. You can also do this on your computer by connecting your phone via a USB cable and browsing the WhatsApp folders as shown in the screen shot below.

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You should find everything here.

If you are new to WhatsApp, I recommend this review Better Than Text Messages & Free - WhatsApp For Android Reviewed Better Than Text Messages & Free - WhatsApp For Android Reviewed A moment of introspection, please: What do you do more often - call people using your phone, or text them? I would bet it's the latter. For many people, texting is more convenient than calling.... Read More by Erez Zuckerman that details some of the great features.

Oh, and accidental deletion of messages is a common problem across all messaging platforms – not just WhatsApp. Tina’s post on How to recover deleted mails in Thunderbird How To Recover Deleted eMails in Thunderbird How To Recover Deleted eMails in Thunderbird Read More  shows that, and I’m sure there are other examples. Have you ever deleted important chats and media accidentally, and what did you do about it? Share your experiences with us in the comments below.

Image credit:  abulhussain via Flickr

  1. Mohammad Nazim
    November 29, 2016 at 12:51 am

    How to fine my accidentally 3 days delete Wattshap chat please help its very important for me
    Tnx.

  2. Johnny
    August 22, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    If I deleted my chats before the backup takes place would I be able to get them back thanks for your help

  3. Joandrea Santiago
    August 17, 2016 at 6:09 am

    DEAR PERSON who made this. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I deleted my messages when I got emotional.. but was able to restore it using the Manual Method.

    I am so grateful!!!

  4. AJ
    August 13, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Doesn't work!

  5. ayesha
    August 1, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Hi i want to connect with the person who wrote this article its very urgent..need to recover some very important watsapp chats from oct 15 to june 7th..kindly msg me on my email id-mystique.earth@yahoo.com" i wud b highly grateful thanx

  6. Bob
    July 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I mistaken deleted my google drive.Is there a way I can restore my chat?
    please assist.

  7. none
    June 24, 2016 at 6:46 am

    My phone(Samsung core 2) was damaged & I gave it to repair in a mobile center. They said it has to be flashed & after flashing all the internal things will be lost. After that when I got back my phone I saw wassap images in file manager. There was some intimate photos & i do not know what to do! please help me regarding this. My question is, is it possible to get wassap backup after flashing?

    • raj
      July 9, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Whatsapp automatically takes backup to google drive (depending on what options you have chosen in whatsapp settings) and it can be restored after flashing.

  8. Brendon
    June 17, 2016 at 9:47 am

    If i deleted a whatsapp message and videos and i deleted the contact number also from my phone. Is their still a way to recover that specific messages and videos between me and that person. How can i do that?

  9. p.manikandan
    June 10, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Sir my mobile whats app text messages deleted last april 23 so i am requst recovery for 15/3/2016 to 14/05/2016 detail backup

  10. aimi
    June 4, 2016 at 8:34 am

    so, is it mean if the messages were deleted within 7 days, i can still restore with just uninstall then install the WhatsApp back?

  11. Nicholas
    May 16, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    The conversation history under my data folders is only for the last two months, how do i recover older conversation histories?

  12. Syamim Wahab
    May 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    i delete my all whatsapp data den use many mobile phones der z no backup for dat phone. now i want the chat history.. is der any possibility

    • mayinjune
      May 4, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Of course you can. Have a try about the FonePaw Android Data Recovery which can help you find not only Whatsapp data, but also music, photos, contacts, videos etc. I have been using it for some times. It's OK. You can just google it.

  13. Bev
    May 2, 2016 at 2:07 am

    I have accidentally deleted my WatsAp conversations and there are some very important messages that I urgently need. Can you help me please. I don't remember any thing that was used for pass words or anything when I was installing watsAp. Waiting for a speedy reply.

  14. Pallavi
    April 28, 2016 at 11:02 am

    thanks a lot it worked for me.

  15. foong keng yee
    March 29, 2016 at 1:35 am

    How can i recover the message year 2014?

    • Jacob
      June 22, 2016 at 6:28 am

      Hi Pallavi I read ur mesg comments.how get back ur datas please share ur comments with me .i have to back my datas it's very important please help me. ajacobruban@gmail. Com

  16. Santosh
    March 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I have deleted my conversation last month is that possible to recover now , I need past4 months messages , I have cleared conversations many times , is it possible to recover whole deleted conversations at a time .. can you please help me in this. Appreciated for immediate reply
    email address: santosh.asga@gmail.com

    Eagerly waiting for reply.

  17. ibrahim
    March 9, 2016 at 11:41 am

    i have deleted my important conversation on 15 February 2016 around 10 pm but now recover it pls help me how to recover this conversation it is very important to me
    it can be possible this chat save in other phone but i can't ask him if any way to recover that pls help me my email yes.shaikh@gmail.com

  18. Kishore
    January 22, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    2 years back im using a andriod mobile.. i delete my all whatsapp data den use many mobile phones der z no backup for dat phone. now i want the chat history.. is der any possibility...?

  19. Ziad
    January 4, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Hi my chat deleted and that is just about 2 hours ago but i have no sd card can i get it back or there were no backup messages for me ????

  20. jaco
    December 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    iPhone5S: Accidently deleted Whatapp, reinstalled it, lost last month's messages, older than 3-4 weeks are still there? It was about a month ago I did the last timecaptule backup?

  21. Ehtasham
    December 11, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Hello I`m using lumia 520 and Today its windows is corrupted. please help me can i`ll recover my whole whatsapp chat history after installation of new whatsapp. I`ll use my old Microsoft account plz help me

  22. sukhwinder singh
    November 17, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I have deleted my conversation last month is that possible to recover now , I need past4 months messages , I have cleared conversations many times , is it passible to recover whole deleted conversations at a time .. can you please help me in this , I lost one important message , i don’t know when i deleted that one

    • Santosh
      March 23, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Hi,
      Are you able to restore the data?

      If yes need your help please

      I have deleted my conversation last month , I need Last 6 months messages. Please help me out. Awaiting for your reply.

      Email adress: santosh.asga@gmail.com

  23. j.mcfadden.spm
    October 1, 2015 at 7:52 am

    i buy new android phone nd still i didnt got previous msgs...is der any possiblity to get it back

  24. tushar sharma
    September 25, 2015 at 7:20 am

    after deletion of ur chats, whatsapp created automatic backup.
    and that backup contains only the chat u dindnt delete that time,
    sorry u cant get them back........
    ....same wid me....i hv also tried many alternates,, ....but none worked!

  25. Akshita Kukreja
    September 21, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Thank you very very much!! This was a lifesaver! Just reinstalling whatsapp didn't work for me even though the chat i needed wasn't 7 days old but the manual method did and it was extremely easy to do. Thanks again! :)

    • Ziad
      January 4, 2016 at 11:31 am

      What date did u write date of deletion or date of first word in the missing chat

  26. Raufa Ai'nie
    September 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    So.. I just have to uninstall and reinstall back.. but I already did. I pressed restore.. but still My grp and individuals chats still not there? Is it normal or did I miss some point? Pls reply ASAP

    • Akshita Kukreja
      September 21, 2015 at 5:23 am

      Try the manual method.

      • Ehtasham
        December 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm

        Hello Mam I`m using lumia 520 and Today its windows is corrupted. please help me can i`ll recover my whole whatsapp chat history after installation of new whatsapp. I`ll use my old Microsoft account plz help me

  27. Catherine Fei
    September 8, 2015 at 3:04 am

    It actually works! Recovered my iPhone whatsapp history.

    • Rahul itagi
      February 25, 2016 at 10:55 am

      hai!! how did you do this ..recovring iphone deleted chats..pl. help me.. :-(

      • Catherine Fei
        February 26, 2016 at 3:17 am

        My whatsapp messages was lost less than seven days. I just uninstalled the app, then reinstalled it. What is your situation? If you have no idea what to do, I'd suggest you turn to some third party tool like iMyfone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery for help. Just search in google and download it for a try. Hope it helps.

  28. Jenny Leonard
    September 7, 2015 at 3:40 am

    This way did work on my Samsung mobile. But for recovering WhatsApp text messages, images and videos on iPhone “FoneLab for iOS” is easier to use.

    • Raufa Ai'nie
      September 20, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      So.. I just have to uninstall and reinstall back.. but I already did. I pressed restore.. but still My grp and individuals chats still not there? Is it normal or did I miss some point? Can you help? I'm using Samsung Note 3

  29. Bhawna Bugreja
    June 30, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    i delete my important chat .after tht i immediately backup my messages & thn uninstall the whats & restore the chats ..i get the all chats but with whom i deleted the chat cannot get back ..thn also i also try tht renaming procedure thn also nt get the chat back...hw cn get my conversation back ????pls reply fast..

  30. venkat
    May 15, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    I have deleted my conversation last month is that possible to recover now , I need past 6 months messages , I have cleared conversations many times , is it passible to recover whole deleted conversations at a time .. can you please help me in this , I lost one important message , i don't know when i deleted that one ..

  31. Fary
    May 11, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I have an iPhone 6 and have not done any back up at all since Dec 2014.I tried to excess my whassap but it went to" restore from iCloud". I went to "restore chat history" but it says "Failed to restore chat history". And I cannot excess my whassap at all. I don't want to lose my chat history and I need to excess my whassap. What should I do?

  32. kapil ladwa
    April 23, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    I deleted some messages of watsapp 20 mins after I received them how can I get the messages back again please help very important

  33. Bomebome
    April 23, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Have you guys try iPhone Data Recovery when you accidentally deleted WhatsApp chat history on iPhone? Personally I think it works not bad. I choose to recover my deleted WhatsApp chat history from my iCloud backup file. But if you have iTunes backup file, you can try it too. Because it has three way to choose. It all up to you.

    • Samy khan
      October 1, 2016 at 5:10 am

      Hey kindly tell me procedure for icloud recovery

  34. nasreem ansari
    April 18, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    By mistake I have deleted my chates now I
    want it beck please help me my.mmbr 9044775893

  35. Manu
    April 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    hi where the actual config file of whatsapp is saved.... any idea
    i deleted my account accidentally... using setting---application-----whatsapp---- clear data :(
    now the problem is my old no. is not active which i was using for whatsapp...and cant get sms for verification....

    any possibility to restore that cleared data using some software....??

    or someone could just tell where is this profile releated data of whatsapp is stored .... like installation folder...etc... :(

  36. shaaz
    April 15, 2015 at 10:20 am

    i wolul like to restore my whatsapp videos of 6 months old..how its possible ?please

  37. mitul
    April 11, 2015 at 3:45 am

    I would like to restore my personal chat from 2 month how its possible pls help me
    Thank you

  38. mitul
    April 11, 2015 at 3:44 am

    If I do not save back up chat then I want to restore it on my Mobile ,how can it possible
    Any one know so pls help me

  39. ansarbc
    April 9, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    whatsapp My contct frnd chat istry deleted how to recevery the all mesage

  40. Sam
    April 9, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Hi ,

    I would like to retrieve a deleted messages from 5 month back , is it possible and how.
    Thank you

    • shaaz
      April 15, 2015 at 10:27 am

      do yo knw ho can get deleted messages of 5 mnth back?if u knw plese inform me

  41. mjoseph
    March 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    If u Change u phone, but have the same number. Can u retrieved the deleted Messages from the previous phone? And how far back u can retrieved the deleted message,?

  42. sana
    March 23, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    hi sir..
    my old number was blocked, and i added my new number on the whats app, and i suddenly deleted my old massages. now how can i recover my new massages?

  43. Vishwa Hiremath
    March 21, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Thanks for your solution but how can we get deleted messages without backup...??

  44. loukya
    March 19, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I have uninstalled my WhatsApp and after few days I have installed but I forgot to restore..... Could I get my old messages??

  45. aslam shikalgar
    March 18, 2015 at 6:31 am

    I deleted my chat accidentally but I tried to uninstall n installed whatsapp I have not got them back I did click on restore but to no success

  46. Tushar
    March 10, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Where is Watsapp chat backup stored?
    Is it on device storage or Watsapp server?

    • loukya
      March 19, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Device storage

  47. Kaavya
    March 4, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Awesome.. Thank You soo sooo much.. I got my chat restored :)

  48. chakib
    February 26, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    J ai formate mon tele note 3 et maintenet j vx recuperer mes convertation et j ai po d catre memoire ext et j ai perdu audsi ma puce .est ce j px les recuperer merci d avence

  49. Amanda
    February 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Need help. Deleted message from last year and i would like to get back. usually I email the conversation to my email but this one I didn't. I want it back because this is the only memory I have of my boyfriend who died from cancer. help please

    • Santosh
      March 23, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Did u got any luck to restore the data?

  50. Iris
    February 18, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Could you be kind and let me know if I could recover deleted pictures and video from two months ago from whatsap, my phone is a Galaxy X 5 Active, please give me some hope!!! Thank you in advance

  51. Karan
    February 16, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Please Help.. Actually I bought a New phone and excitingly I forgot to press restore button and then whatsapp shows only recent messages and then again i reinstalled it but it still shows recent msgs.. How can I get my older msgs?

  52. Lisa
    February 16, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Hi I'm trying to get what's app chat back from a blackberry curve I've tyres installing it but nothing happening is there another way please help

  53. ANISH
    February 16, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    sir I want to recover data older than 7 days , is it possible , if yes then do tell me the steps needed to do it for nexus 5, plzz sir its a request.

  54. Vidushi
    February 16, 2015 at 5:50 am

    hi vyom,
    I did the same as you said, although i recover all the message but unable to recover the last message which i received from a new number which was not saved on my phone contact list.
    Sir can you please tell how to recover the messages of that number which are not saved on my phone.

  55. ario
    February 14, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Is it possible to hack the Whatsaa????

  56. Sumit
    February 14, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Dear sir,
    I didn't delete the whole conversation, but manually deleted few messages fir a perticular friend. But I need to retrieve those deleted msg. Plz suggest me options to recover thoe selected messages for a friend in whatsapp.

  57. prachi
    February 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Kihara you seem to be helping everyone. I need your help too. In case someone repeatedly sends messages and the number isn't saved and you delete the history. Is there any way to check?

  58. Anuj Kumar
    January 31, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    i lost my phone , and now i have my second phone Lava ires 5 .
    i want to backup of my whatsapp images and massages, please help me.

  59. Techgield
    January 30, 2015 at 6:02 am

    When i use second option, it says you have to Decrypt all the messages first and then u can use files!

  60. ellen
    January 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    my phone is using android system

  61. ellen
    January 25, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    it is a good article. however, i cannot recover my msg. my whatsapp keeps on shown me i hv a unread msg, but i did not find. i reinstalled the apps, but it was not asked me to recover my data then i lost it, even i did not find any data file in my phone. please help me how can i get back my lost data. i hv very important info there.

  62. Jennifer
    January 23, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    If you have an iPhone, you can recover deleted whatsapp chat history with Decipher WhatsApp or another third party tool.

  63. raji
    January 19, 2015 at 3:50 am

    i upgrade my whatsapp application that time i deleted already installed whatsapp application for free space then i installed whatsapp but now i have a problem for unable to see old chat history. plz give a solution for recover this problem. my mobile model is nokia asha 502 and i'm not having backup.

  64. Francis
    December 29, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    worked like a charm

  65. Francis
    December 29, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Worked like a Charm

  66. freedom
    June 6, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks a lot Kihari.The world really need people like you!

    • kihara
      June 7, 2014 at 5:37 am

      Thank you freedom!

  67. Anonymous
    June 6, 2014 at 4:06 am

    I have in phone 5 and I deleted my what's app chat , it's wasn't backed up on I cloud or I tunes ... Is there a way to recover / retrieve my deleted what's app chat history ?

  68. aldira
    May 27, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Is it possible for third party to recover the old whasspp msg without them having the SD card.

    • kihara
      May 28, 2014 at 7:11 am

      No, that's not possible at the moment ...though I cannot say with certainty what spy agencies are capable of :)

  69. Sahaj
    May 19, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I lost all whatsapp data because my phone was rebooted.
    Is their any chance to recover my chats with just my phone no.
    Or can whatsapp provide my chat (if not all,then just 1 only),coz their is very special chat
    of mine.
    i think whatsapp must have my chat in their server.
    Please i beg you,if you can please help me out.

    • Kihara
      May 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Sorry, its not possible to recover WhatsApp messages from their servers.

    • Copeland Lee (@copelandlee08)
      May 20, 2014 at 2:30 am

      Sahaj, if you are a iPhone user and had back up your iPhone with iTunes, then you can recover lost whatsapp chats. Watch thisvideo
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boDvw6u0qlQ

  70. Copeland Lee (@copelandlee08)
    May 19, 2014 at 6:39 am

    if you had back up your whatsapp chat history, you can recover them with this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boDvw6u0qlQ

  71. Paul Farcau
    April 30, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    how can you recover files for windows phone if you can help me with that?

  72. praveen
    April 27, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    How can I get whatsapp 1 year back history. To mail id videos pictures & chat history

  73. akash
    April 27, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    method two is not working...and i want to know that if i copy the data base of my girlfriend and then rename it in my cell and restore it then it will show his deleted message as well or not..

  74. Bhavyanshu
    April 8, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I want messages & media older than 7 days...how can i get them back???

  75. zimkhitha
    March 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I am using samsung s4 I deleted my chat accidentally but I tried to uninstall n installed whatsapp I have not got them back I did click on restore but to no success

    • kihara
      March 25, 2014 at 5:44 am

      You must have made an error somewhere. Repeat the process again and if that doesn't work, try the second method.

  76. benny
    March 20, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Will this restore all deleted msgs or just chats that were open

    Gonna catch mu cheatin girl now

    • kihara
      March 20, 2014 at 5:34 am

      It will recover both provided it hasn't been too long since the chats were deleted.

  77. Maksum
    March 17, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Supposing d phone is no longer available, is it still possible to retrieve the old messages? I'm asking May be what's app keeps them some how.

    • kihara
      March 20, 2014 at 5:30 am

      Nope, you need the phone or the SD card if WhatsApp was stored on an SD.

  78. s.kavitha kumari
    March 10, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Accidentally my whatsapp photos and videos or not opening how to get it back pls recommend.

  79. ROksana
    January 30, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Sorry, I didt understand the process...could you explain detailly?

  80. aarthi
    January 21, 2014 at 8:00 am

    the messages will be recovered from the above recover messages process but it wont display all the messages, its shows only 50 messages out of 147, Is their any way to read all the messages (Deleted )

  81. Swathi
    January 17, 2014 at 1:07 am

    I have to recover the deleted messages from watsapp. But the sad thing is it is stored in the internal memory of the phone and i do not have the SD card inserted in the phone. I use Samsung grand duos. Please help.

    • Mohammad Umar
      June 18, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Pls let me know the steps to restore data I too have Samsung Grand duos.

    • ambily
      December 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

      I have to recover the deleted messages from watsapp. But the sad thing is it is stored in the internal memory of the phone and i do not have the SD card inserted in the phone. I use Samsung Galaxy S5. I lost the chat history after updating whatsapp recently. Can I recover 5 months old images and videos?? Please help.

  82. murtaza ali
    January 13, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    You don’t need to uninstall / install WhatsApp.
    Just clear the data.
    Settings -> Apps -> WhatsApp -> “Clear Data”.
    ==================================================
    how clear data will restore data?
    discussion is about recovery of messages/comments /info in wahtapp

  83. Phillip
    January 12, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I have tried renaming and copying the "backup" to the phone from my PC and nothing is happening at all.
    Really really frustrated!!!!
    Please help

  84. Lodermin
    January 6, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Great article! For iPhone users, if you have previously backed up your iPhone using iTunes, you may be able retrieve your WhatsApp chats by restoring your iPhone from a previous iPhone backup. Or download Backuptrans iPhone WhatsApp Transfer to help. Easy to use. Hope it helpful.

    • kihara
      January 6, 2014 at 6:09 am

      Thank you! I'm sure iPhone users will appreciate that information.

  85. Vyom
    January 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

    You don't need to uninstall / install WhatsApp.
    Just clear the data.
    Settings -> Apps -> WhatsApp -> "Clear Data".

    There you go. It doesn't delete the database or media files. Rather just resets your app without the need to reinstall! :D

    • Jonathan
      January 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      good of you man. uninstalling and re-installing was an old method i used for my apps that get problems until i learnt your trick some time ago. believe me, the clearing data method is simpler and easier

  86. Vyom
    January 4, 2014 at 9:40 am

    You don't need to uninstall / install WhatsApp.
    Just clear the data.
    Settings -> Apps -> WhatsApp -> "Clear Data"

    There you go. It doesn't delete the database or media files. Rather just resets your app without the need to reinstall! :D
    You don't need to uninstall / install WhatsApp.
    Just clear the data.
    Settings -> Apps -> WhatsApp -> "Clear Data"

    There you go. It doesn't delete the database or media files. Rather just resets your app without the need to reinstall! :D

    • kihara
      January 6, 2014 at 6:09 am

      Thank you for the heads up! Good to know

    • khaled
      May 1, 2014 at 4:41 am

      i need help plz ... i install bluestacks programme on my laptop and istall on it whatsapp but accidently i deleted conversation whatsapp and i wanna restore it plz some tell me how

    • Alok
      May 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      can you please tell me that after using clear data option, will all my whatsapp msggs deleted ??

  87. Ashok K
    January 4, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Now thats a really cool stuff, everyone need to know this trick as these im apps are now part of our daily life.

    • kihara
      January 4, 2014 at 6:41 am

      Glad to help!

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