Tips to Recover and Restore WhatsApp Messages and History
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How to Restore WhatsApp Messages?

If you use a mobile phone then you have most WhatsApp installed in it as well that is used to call your family and friends.  People like to keep the chat in Whatsapp that`s why if you accidentally delete it from Android phones like Samsung Phone, LG Phone, HTC, Huawei, Motorola etc. then there are many ways to restore these message. Many people who lose their mobile data ask us how to restore WhatsApp messages easily. we assure our readers that there are many ways to do it and in most cases, it will be possible to get your chat history back.
To make it easy for you to understand we have divided this article into different sections as follows  

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  • How to restore WhatsApp messages from most recent backup.

In case, you have backups of WhatsApp chat history, you can definitely restore your whats app messages by using a backup. If you believe you don’t have any backup setup with your account even then it is possible through restoring automatic backups. This is because WhatsApp automatic backups every day at 4 AM (local times) and store your messages and attachments data into internal phone memory in case it has enough space available for it. Here is how you can restore WhatsApp messages.
Step 1.  First, you will need to uninstall the WhatsApp from your smartphone.
Step 2. Reinstall the WhatsApp again.
Step 3. During the installation process, you will be prompted to restore your messages history.
Step 4. Now simply tap Restore and every message that is less than 7 days old will be recovered.

  • How to recover and restore WhatsApp messages from older (less recent) backups.

In case you want to restore WhatsApp messages that are older and less recent then you will need to follow these steps.
Step 1. First of all, you should uninstall WhatsApp.
Step 2. Now open the WhatsApp database or backup folder in mobile and decide which backup file you want to be restored. Step 3. After deciding the file, you will need to rename that file from”msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt7 to msgstore.db.crypt7
Step 4. Now install WhatsApp.
Step 5. When prompt to restore, tap Restore option. In order to access WhatsApp backup files, you will need to browse    /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder where you will see the files saved with names like “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.cryp7”. Whatsapp backs up files can be located in both external and internal phone memory.

However, you must remember that with this method there might be most recent messages that are not yet backed up cannot be restored. As discussed earlier the data is backed up internally every day, therefore, you might only recover data that was backup last night till 4 AM (local time). In case you run back up manually you most recent data will overwrite everything with this newly updated data.
  • How to recover and restore WhatsApp messages without losing the latest chats?

As discussed in the last section, and most recent messages that you will receive after 4 am local times and deleted before next day backup at the same time. Therefore in case you want to keep a copy of latest the latest WhatsApp messages then you will manually need to create a most recent back up again. In order to create the backup, you will need to follow these steps.
Step1. You must go to from WhatsApp >Menu button> Settings>ChatSettings>Backup conversations.
Step2. While you will get manual data the file will be saved as “msgstore.db.crypt7 in external or internal memory of your mobile like /sdcard/Whatsapp/Databases folder. You must rename this chat backup file like “msgstore.db.crypt7.latest”
Now you can follow the same steps to restore your data with this same file.
  • How to recover and restore WhatsApp messages without any backup?

In case you have simply detected your messages and you don’t have either access to backup file then how to restore WhatsApp messages well it may seem there is no way around it as there is no backup. Data backup is always important and easiest way to deal with such a problem. However, in case, nothing works for you here is what to do in such a situation.
Step1. In case you have deleted WhatsApp chat history by mistake, your messages are actually still on the internal or external memory until you erase t completely or until you save new files on that memory. So once deleted and you want to recover data you must immediately stop using it.
Step2. Find out data recovery software that can work with WhatsApp chat history. You must simply search the internet for it, we leave it on you. There are free as well as paid software available that can easily recover your data. We only want to suggest to you that only download software from credible sources and never forget to read user reviews carefully. This software can be installed on your Windows PC/
Step 3. Now connect your mobile phone with the computer through USB data cable and run the software. You can export the entire WhatsApp message from Phone to computer.

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