How to Recover WeChat Messages/Chat History on iPhone
WeChat is a popular cross-platform social media (instant messaging, calling, commerce and payment services) application. It allows you to connect easily with your family members and friends, and share fun moments in life. But sometimes, the WeChat chat history we save on ouriPhone can get lost due to certain reasons.
If we have backed up our WeChat messages before, we can restore your WeChat messages without any trouble. Otherwise, we might need to make some additional effort and find ourselves a WeChat data recovery solution that allows us to retrieve WeChat history even without backups. In this article, we are going to explain in details how to retrieve WeChat messages on iPhone with or without backup files.
How to Backup/Restore WeChat Messages on iPhone
Step 1: Launch WeChat, and select the Me tab. Then open Settings.
Step 2: Go to Chat > Backup/Restore Chat History:
Step 3: Select Backup, and then tap Select All > Done. You can set a password to protect your backup file or tap on Upload to directly save your backup file.
Step 4: When you are logged in to your new iPhone, select Restore and enter the password (if you set one). The backed-up history will be restored to your device from the server.
How to Recover WeChat Messages without WeChat Backup
If you don’t have any backup files available, you need to try some iPhone data recovery software. Here we recommend H Data iPhone Recovery. It allows you to recover WeChat messages by directly scanning iPhone or extracting from existing iTunes backups.
Step 1. Free download H Data iPhone Recovery and install it on your computer.
Step 2. Connect iPhone to computer, select View and Restore Files from iTunes Backups. Choose an iTunes backup file and click SCAN.
If you have lost your iPhone or your iPhone is not functioning, 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, fret not! You can directly scan the iPhone device to retrieve WeChat messages. Select Scan iPhone for deleted files and click Begin Recovery From iPhone button.
Step 3. When the scanning process is done, you will be able to see all the recoverable files. Choose WeChat on the left panel, then you will find, listed on the right, all the WeChat accounts that have ever been logged onto on this iPhone. Select the account you want to recover messages from and click View Records to browse the chat history.
Step 4. 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.