How to See Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

Accidentally delete WhatsApp messages? Then, you may need this guide to learn about how to see deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone.

Demi by Demi Updated September 12, 2023
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WhatsApp makes our daily communication easier by allowing us to send and receive messages. However, it may be very annoying when you delete your messages by accident, and we are frequently asked, "How can I access deleted messages on iPhone WhatsApp?"

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Fortunately, in this guide, you will be given two ways to see and restore deleted WhatsApp messages. Without further ado, let’s get started to know how to see deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone.

How to see deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone from backup

If you have enabled iCloud backup WhatsApp in-app, you can see deleted messages from iPhone WhatsApp by restoring WhatsApp backup to iPhone. Now, make sure you have the latest WhatsApp backup, and follow the steps below to know how to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone.

Step 1. On your iPhone Settings > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Make sure iCloud Drive is enable.

Step 2. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on your iPhone > Verify your phone number.

Step 3. Tap Restore Chat History > Follow the onscreen instructions to restore WhatsApp backup.

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After restoring WhatsApp backup to iPhone, you can go to relative conversation to check accidentally deleted messages on WhatsApp.

How to see deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone without backup

If you haven’t create WhatsApp backup before deleting messages from iPhone WhatsApp, you may have no idea how to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone.

To see deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone without backup, you may need to rely on a data recovery tool like iMyFone D-Back.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer. When it is detected successfully, click on Trust on your iPhone to let your computer access iPhone data.

Step 2. Open iMyFone D-Back, and choose Recover from iOS device.

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Step 3. Select WhatsApp and click on Scan. The program will start scanning your iPhone . Once it is done, all WhatsApp messages will be listed.

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Step 4. Here, you can read and preview the WhatsApp data. Then select the messages you want to recover and click on Recover.

Bonus tip: Backup iPhone WhatsApp to PC

Hope you can successfully see deleted messages on iPhone with or without backup. You may find that iCloud is not an ideal tool to backup your WhatsApp, which also why this part comes. This prat provides you with a professional iOS data backup tool - FoneTool.

Different from iCloud, FoneTool enables you to backup WhatsApp from iPhone to PC in a quick way offline. What also makes FoneTool outweigh iCloud is that you are given unlimited backup space to save your backup files.

How to backup iPhone WhatsApp to PC
Step 1. Download and install FoneTool on your computer> Connect your iPhone to PC with USB > You may need to tap Trust on your iPhone to let your PC access iPhone files.

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Step 2. Choose WhatsApp Manager from the homepage of FoneTool > Choose WhatsApp > Click Get Started under Backup WhatsApp.

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Step 3. Enable backup encryption and select a storage path > Click Start Backup.

Start Backup

When you want to browse, restore, or delete the backup, you can go to Backup History page to make it.

Restore Backup


In conclusion, if you wonder how to see deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone, you can restore your iCloud WhatsApp backup to iPhone or utilize a data recovery tool like iMyFone D-Back to get accidentally deleted WhatsApp messages retrieved. If this guide is helpful, share it with others.


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