How to Recover Lost WeChat Contacts After Updating to iOS 10.3
I’m having a problem. After I updated my iPhone 6S to iOS 10.3, all my WeChat contacts are missing. The chat history is still there, but the profile pictures are blank and the names are shown as Unknown. I want to recover these contacts, is there anything I can do?
WeChat allows you to back up your data to its server using Wi-Fi connection. If you have backed up your WeChat before. It would be very easy to recover your lost contacts. Launch WeChat, and select the Me tab. Then open Settings. Go to Chat > Backup/Restore Chat History, select Restore and enter the password (if you set one). The backed-up contacts should be restored to your device from the server.
If you have no WeChat backup file available, you can turn to H Data iPhone Data Recovery for help. As a piece of professional and trustworthy iOS data recovery software, H Data iPhone Data Recovery Software is capable of recovering missing WeChat contacts after iOS 10.3 update by scanning your iOS device directly. You don’t have to restore your whole database to a previous backup file because you’re allowed to extract the scanned data without wiping any existing data. Besides, if you have available iTunes backups, you can also make use of the iTunes backup to restore missing WeChat contacts, which will save you a lot of time scanning the iOS device. In addition to recovering lost WeChat contacts after iPhone update to iOS 10.3, H Data iPhone Data Recovery is also a great help to manage and backup your important data, such as photos, contacts, notes, reminders, and so on.
Step 1. Free download H Data iPhone Recovery and install it on your computer. Connect iPhone to a computer, select View and Restore Files from iTunes Backups. Choose an iTunes backup file and click SCAN.
You can also click Browse for iTunes Backups to manually select an iTunes backup file. Here you can see how to find the local iTunes backups on your PC drive.
If you have no iTunes backups either, you can directly scan the iPhone device to retrieve WeChat contacts. Select Scan iPhone for deleted files and click Begin Recovery From iPhone button.
Step 2. When the scanning process is done, you will be able to see all the recoverable files. Choose WeChat on the left panel, and you will be able to find all the WeChat accounts that have ever been logged onto on this iPhone. Select the account you want to recover missing contacts from and click View Records to browse the details.
Step 3. Click Switch Accounts to switch between WeChat accounts. You can export friends’ profiles by clicking the Export button on the upper right corner, right next to the profile information. To export chat history, click the Export Selected Records or Export All Records. By default, the Hide no conversation box is checked so that only the friends with conversation history will be shown. You can uncheck the box to view more friends.