How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Videos on Android/iPhone

Wondering how to recover WhatsApp videos after accidentally deleting them? Whether you are using Android or iPhone, this guide will provides you with effective solutions to recover deleted WhatsApp videos.

Demi by Demi Updated May 13, 2024
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Can you recover deleted WhatsApp videos?

Have you accidentally deleted your important WhatsApp videos and now regretting it? Or maybe your device malfunctioned and you lost your WhatsApp videos? Don't worry, there are ways to recover your deleted WhatsApp videos on both Android and iPhone.

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In this article, we will discuss some of the most effective methods to help you recover deleted WhatsApp videos. So, let's get started!

Part 1. How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp videos [Android]

As for Android users, you may find deleted WhatsApp videos from your Gallery app. You can also try to restore WhatsApp files from Google Drive backup or a local backup. Keep reading to get detailed instructions.

Way 1. Recover deleted WhatsApp videos from Gallery app

The quickest way to retrieve deleted videos from WhatsApp on your Android phone is using Galley app. While, the prerequisite to utilize this method is that you have enabled the media auto-download option on your WhatsApp account, which helps photos and videos automatically get saved on your Gallery app.

Steps to how to recover a deleted video from WhatsApp via Galley app
Go to the Gallery app on your Android phone > Locate and open the folder that is dedicated for your WhatsApp media > Restore the deleted videos.

You may first try to find deleted WhatsApp videos in the recently deleted folder. If you can’t find the video, try other methods below.

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Way 2. Recover deleted videos from WhatsApp Google Drive backup

If you have prepared an in-app WhatsApp backup using Google Drive, you may restore deleted WhatsApp videos and other files from the backup.

Firstly, make sure your WhatsApp videos have been backed up by going to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat backup. You can determine if the backup contains the data you need based on your time.

Here is how to recover deleted videos on WhatsApp from Google Drive backup.

Step 1. Delete WhatsApp on your phone and reinstall it again.

Step 2. Open WhatsApp > When asked, enter your phone number to verify your account.

Step 3. When the backup is found, WhatsApp will ask you if you want to restore the backup or not, just choose Restore > Tap Next when it’s complete.

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Way 3. Recover deleted WhatsApp videos from local backup

If you haven’t enabled Google Drive to backup WhatsApp, you may still restore deleted videos using a local backup saved on your internal storage or SD card. The steps are as follows.

Step 1. Go to the My Files app on your Android phone > Choose SD card or Internal storage, depending on where you save WhatsApp data.

Step 2. Navigate to WhatsApp Databases > From the Databases folder, see if you can find a WhatsApp backup file without date. If not, select the most recent WhatsApp backup file and remove its Date.

e.g. If the file is in msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt 12 format > Tap More Rename > Rename the file to msgstore.db.crypt 12.

WhatsApp backup files

Step 3. Finally, re-install and set up WhatsApp > Verify your phone number and tap RESTORE to get back the chats and media from local backup.

Part 2. How to recover deleted videos on WhatsApp [iPhone]

If you are using iPhone, you may use these ways to easily recover deleted videos from WhatsApp.

Way 1. Get deleted WhatsApp videos from Photos app

The same with Android phones, if you turn on the automatic video download feature in WhatsApp, these videos will be stored in a specific album, and you should be able to find them in the Photos app.

If you cannot find it, you may go to Albums in the Photos app > Recently Deleted > Select the videos you wish to restore.

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Way 2. Restore deleted WhatsApp videos from iCloud backup

iCloud allows you to backup and restore only WhatsApp files, as long as you are using the same account in both WhatsApp and iCloud. Thus, you can restore WhatsApp from iCloud to recover deleted videos from WhatsApp.

Please ensure that you have the most recent iCloud backup for WhatsApp so that you won’t lose anything after restoring the backup with the steps below.

Step 1, On your iPhone, open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Choose Chats > Chat Backup to check if you have the latest backup.

Step 2. If you think that the backup has the data you need, then delete WhatsApp and install it again from the App Store.

Step 3. Open WhatsApp > Enter your phone number to verify your account.

Step 4. Tap Restore Chat History > Tap Next when the process is complete.

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Way 3. One-click retrieve deleted WhatsApp videos without backup

What if you don’t have an iCloud backup or your WhatsApp is not restoring from iCloud? Don’t worry, a third-party data recovery tool can do you a favor.

Here we recommend FoneTool, which allows you to preview and recover selective WhatsApp files like videos, photos, call history, etc. without overwriting previous files on your phone.

Free download FoneTool to your computer by clicking the icon below, and follow the steps below to know how to recover deleted WhatsApp videos without backup.

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Step 1. Install and launch FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to computer with USB > Choose Toolbox in  FoneTool > Click iOS Data Recovery.


Step 3. Check App Videos (You can also check other app-related file types, like App Documents), and click Start Scan. 

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Step 4. Wait for the scanning process to complete, and you can preview and select the deleted WhatsApp videos you'd like to recover > Finally, click Recover to PC to get them back, and you can check them on your computer.

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PS: If you do not want to backup WhatsApp to iCloud, you can use FoneTool's Backup WhatsApp function to backup iPhone WhatsApp to PC. This iPhone data management tool can help you backup messages, photos, videos, stickers, documents, etc. in one click. In this way, you can easily check WhatsApp backup and restore the backup to iPhone.

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Losing your WhatsApp videos can be frustrating, but there are several methods you can try to recover them. Whether you have a backup or use a data recovery tool, there is a good chance you can recover deleted WhatsApp videos and get them back on your Android phone or iPhone.

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