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How to Read Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone or Android

“How to read deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone and Android?” All of us have searched this at least once in our life. It is quite a common problem across the globe. Hence, today, we are going to discuss the solution to this problem. Before that, let’s understand its severity.

WhatsApp is the most preferred messaging app. The app is currently owned by the social networking giant Facebook. There are over 1.5 Billion WhatsApp users across the globe. Recently, the developers of the app have launched a new dark mode feature of their users. Along with it, the messaging app also offers a lot of other features to its users. One of such features is entirely removing the message. WhatsApp allows you to remove the message you sent entirely from the chat. However, this feature can also create trouble for us. It happens when the other person deletes an important message that he/she has sent to you. Now, you are unable to see that message. We all have experienced that situation and it was a very upsetting situation. That’s why the solution to the problem “How to read deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone and Android?” becomes more important. So, without further ado, let’s move to the methods through which you can read a deleted WhatsApp message someone sent you on your iPhone.

Methods to Read Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone and Android

There are mostly two methods through which you can read deleted WhatsApp messaged on iPhone and Android smartphones. Below, we have mentioned both the methods.

Restoring Backup

This is the most simple method to see deleted messages on WhatsApp on your iOS and Android devices. Let’s discuss this method separately for both Android and iPhone.

For Android:

You do not require to do much on your Android device to see deleted WhatsApp messages. Do you know that WhatsApp creates a backup of all the data at 2 AM? You can set the frequency of backup creation as per your preference from daily to weekly or monthly. You can use that backup to read deleted messages on WhatsApp. Here are the steps:

1. Go to your Settings > Apps > WhatsApp.

2. Then select the Uninstall option and uninstall WhatsApp.

3. After that, install the app again from the Play Store.

4. Sign up to your account and select the Restore option to restore chats from backup option while signing up for your account.

Restore option to restore chats from backup option

Once the restore gets completed, you’ll have all your messages including the deleted ones also. Through this way, you can easily get the deleted messages back.

Also Read: How to become a Beta Tester for Whatsapp

For iPhone:

The process is quite similar. The only difference is the user interface of WhatsApp for Android and iPhones. Here are the steps through which you can see deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone.

1. First of all, you have to check that the auto-backup feature has been enabled by you or not. You can check this by going to WhatsApp Settings.

2. Then after that, select Chat and then Chat backup

3. If the auto-backup is enabled, then move to the next step, and if not, then select the Back Up Now option to create a backup of your chats on iCloud.

select the Back Up Now option to create a backup of your chats on iCloud
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4. Now uninstall the WhatsApp.

5. Install it again and during installation verify your phone number.

6. During installation it will ask you to restore chat backup, you have to select Restore Chat History option.

That’s it. Once the restoration is complete, you’ll get back all your WhatsApp messages and can also read deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone. Now, let’s move to the second method to see deleted messages on WhatsApp on your iOS and Android devices.

Also Read: How to Enable WhatsApp Dark Mode – Step by Step Guide (Android/ iPhone)

Through Third-Party Apps

This is the most effective way to restore and read deleted messages on WhatsApp on iPhone and Android. There are various such apps available in the market that allows you to restore your WhatsApp messages. For Android, you can search on Google Play Store, some apps can even restore your media files, along with the deleted messages.

When we talk about iOS, there are multiple amazing apps such as Enigma Recovery, dr.fone, iMy-Phone D-Back, etc. that can help you to retrieve your deleted WhatsApp messages. These apps can even restore the WhatsApp messages with the help of your iCloud backups and iTunes backups.

Winding Up

So, these are some useful methods that can help you to read deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone and Android. There is also one more method to do so. Yes, we are talking about seeing WhatsApp deleted messages through the Notification log. But, this method doesn’t seem to work anymore. Hence, we have not listed it above. However, you can use the above-mentioned methods to view deleted messages on WhatsApp. They seem effective most of the time.

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Aman
Aman is a writer with keen observational and learning skills. Despite being a technical writer he doesn't have any technical background. His interest in new technology helps him to write exceptional technology-related articles. Apart from writing, he likes to play chess.

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