How to Restore WhatsApp Chats on Android [New Tips]


WhatsApp happens to be one of the popular instant messaging apps for online interactions with your friends, family, and colleagues. The app consists of several features that allow users to send and receive Chats most excitingly. The app also enables users to share files (audio, video, documents, etc), end-to-end encrypted video calling, and several other features.

However, there are times when people delete certain Chats from WhatsApp accidentally only to realize later that those conversations were important.


WhatsApp Chats on Android
WhatsApp Chats

The good news is there are a few easy and effective methods available to restore your deleted WhatsApp chats. Whether you have deleted them accidentally or intentionally, there is always an option to restore the deleted Chats on WhatsApp quickly.

Note that WhatsApp also allows users to delete Chats from both ends. So there is a chance the receiver and the sender will never be able to restore those Chats if the Chats are deleted from both sides.

You can also delete group chat Chats, unlike Telegram where only the admin is allowed to delete the chat history or any specific conversation.

Before you restore your WhatsApp chat history make that your new Android device is linked to the Google Account where your backup is saved

  1. First, you need to install and open WhatsApp, then verify your number.
  2. Tap RESTORE when prompted to restore your chats and media from Google Drive.
  3. After the restoration process is complete, tap NEXT. Your chats will be displayed once initialization is complete.

WhatsApp will continue to restore your media files after your chats are restored.

If you install WhatsApp without any prior backups from Google Drive, WhatsApp will automatically restore from your local backup file.

The Source of this information is faq.whatsapp.com.

How to Set up WhatsApp Backups on Android

To ensure that your chats are backed up before restoring them on a new Android device:

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap “More options” 
  2. Go to Settings and select “Chats”
  3. Tap on Chat Backup.
  4. If you have multiple accounts logged in, select the Google Account that you want your chats backed up to. You can also create a local backup on your device.
  5. Tap BACK UP.

After the backup has been saved, you can remove WhatsApp from your device and install it on your new Android device. From there you can restore your chat history from a Google Drive backup.

To constantly keep a copy of your chat history on Google Drive, you can enable the automatic backup feature for your chats and select its frequency as daily, weekly, or monthly. 

Remember: In order to successfully restore a Google Drive backup, you need to use the same phone number and Google Account used to create the backup.

How to Restore WhatsApp Chats from Google Drive

To download WhatsApp Backup Data from Google Drive

  1. Launch App and tap App Restore from the left panel, scroll to WhatsApp Backup and tap on the Restore button. 
  2. Log into your Google account and you will see Google Drive backups and choose the backup you want to download.
  3. Then you can find the file types from Google Drive WhatsApp backup. If you want to restore calls and Chats, you need to connect your Android device with the same Google account and get authorization to access it. Here we take Chats as an example and click the Chats panel.
  4. Connect your Android Device and tap Decrypt Now
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions: Install WhatsApp Custom Version on Your Android phone and authorize WhatsApp Storage Access
  6. Log in again to the Same Google Drive Account on WhatsApp Custom Version.

Restore Deleted WhatsApp Chats

Follow the instructions given above to restore your WhatsApp Chats from the App. Or follow the instructions given below,

Once you deleted the Chat on WhatsApp you will get the Undo option for 5 seconds where you can click on Undo to restore your deleted Chats.

By doing so you can restore your deleted WhatsApp Chats online without complexity, or You have to use the external tool to restore the deleted Chats on WhatsApp.

iStaunch is the tool used to restore WhatsApp Deleted Chats. Once you installed the tool enter your mobile number and tap on restore Chats to get your Chats. The other way is getting the Chats through the filing manager option. If it is available on your device you can receive the deleted Chats which are stored on the file.

How to Restore WhatsApp Chats from Android Cache Folder

In Android, there is this cache folder that contains every text, image, audio, video, and other file you have deleted from WhatsApp. You could restore the data through the “WhatsApp” folder. Here, you will find the recently deleted conversations.

Here is the step-by-step procedure to look through your cache for deleted WhatsApp chats:

  1. Go to the File Manager or any similar application on your Android device. If you don’t have such an application, or if you find this too hard, you can even connect your device to a computer device and then check it out.
  2. Open your Internal Storage.
  3. Once in there, go to Android data.
  4. Now, go to com.WhatsApp or com.WhatsApp.messenger (depends upon the type of your application).
  5. Move to the cache folder.

Once in there, you will find all your recently deleted chat and media files. You can just open them using the appropriate application. Remember that you can find only recently deleted files in this space. If you cannot find the file that you are looking for, here is how to find it:

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How to Find WhatsApp Folder in Android

  1. Open File Manager on your Android Smartphone.
  2. Go to Android Folder
  3. Now tap on Media.
  4. Open com.whatsApp
  5. Select WhatsApp Folder
  6. Tap on Media Folder
  7. That’s it. Done

It is important to note that there is no way you can recover the secret chat. If the other party has deleted the chat from both ends, it’s probably because they don’t want you to access the conversation or media. The secret Chats are designed to maintain the users’ privacy. That’s the reason why all secret chats you have had on WhatsApp will be stored on the phone instead of the WhatsApp servers.