Written by, Nikola Dimovski
Updated March, 29, 2023
Whether you’re changing devices or looking for certain information in your chats, you could easily access your WhatsApp data if you backed it up.
But what if you didn’t?
Luckily, there is a way to retrieve your WhatsApp conversations even if you hadn’t enabled backup.
In this article, we’ll explain different ways on how to recover 1-year-old WhatsApp messages without backup and with backup on both Android and iPhone devices.
Let’s dive in.
WhatsApp, the most trusted communication service among Brits, has a built-in backup feature.
But, if you haven’t enabled it, WhatsApp chat and media file recovery without backup is only possible via third-party software.
Some of the most popular tools that can help you recover lost data are the Ult Data app and the Phone Rescue app. These apps can help you recover WhatsApp chats, attachments, and documents, but also videos, photos, and voice messages without backup and root.
Here’s how you can recover WhatsApp messages without backup on Android.
Step 1: Connect your phone.
Step 2: Enable USB debugging.
Step 3: Start Scanning.
Once the scan is over, your WhatsApp chats will appear on the Ult Data app window.
You can then choose which messages you want to recover by selecting them and clicking on the ‘Recover’ button in the bottom right corner.
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Here’s how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages without backup on your iPhone:
Step 1: Connect your device
Step 2: Scan the device
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You can save your files to your iPhone or computer.
If you have backed up your WhatsApp, the recovery process will depend on how you chose to back the data up.
Restoring WhatsApp messages from Google Drive on Android is simple. You’ll need the same phone number and Google Account linked to your WhatsApp account.
To restore your messages from Google Drive:
You’ll see all the files from the latest backup in the app.
iPhone users can restore their backed-up WhatsApp messages from iCloud. Like with Google Drive, you’ll need the phone number that you used to create your WhatsApp account to retrieve your data from the app.
To do that:
WhatsApp automatically creates local backups (provided that you’ve allowed it) and stores the files on your phone, but only up to the last seven days worth of local backup files.
To recover deleted WhatsApp messages from a local backup, you’ll need to transfer the files to the phone via a computer, file explorer, or SD Card.
This will restore your chats, documents, and media files.
WhatsApp users have plenty of options when it comes to recovering chat history, documents, and media files from chats that you deleted or groups that you left on the app–regardless of whether they backed up their files or not. Although there are different tools you can use to retrieve your data, they don’t guarantee success. The best way to make sure you don’t lose anything important is to back up your files to a cloud.
You can recover 1-year-old deleted messages from your cloud or via software that allows for WhatsApp chat recovery without backup.
You can recover all of their messages, from the moment you created a WhatsApp account.
The only way to recover 1-year-old WhatsApp messages you haven’t backed up is via third-party apps like Ult Data and Phone Rescue.
My name is Nikola, and I’m an SEO Specialist and a tech enthusiast. I graduated from the Faculty of Economics, the department of E-Business Management. My experiences go from implementing ERP Solutions, CRM practices, and finally, on-page and off-page SEO. I take pride in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to SEO and keeping up with the latest changes to search algorithms. I love experimenting with new strategies and testing the results to see what works best. Outside of work, I enjoy tinkering with new tech gadgets and exploring the latest apps and software programs.