How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages from sender on Android
As things stand, there are no apps for Android specially developed to recover WhatsApp messages deleted by the sender. In this case, however, it is possible to use a "trick" that allows you to obtain the desired result.
In fact, there are apps that can "record" the notifications received on the phone, such as WhatsRemoved +, able to save the contents of the preview of the message immediately after receiving the corresponding notification.
In this way, the message in question can be read at any time, even after the sender has deleted the chat (or single message).
Before going on, however, I would like to specify that such apps only work if WhatsApp notifications have not been disabled; furthermore, the Android device must be able to receive the notification, even before the actual deletion of the message.
Finally, I would like to remind you that recovering or reading chat messages deliberately deleted by the sender can represent an incorrect action, which, in some cases, could even lead you to serious trouble: I will not be personally responsible for the inappropriate use of the instructions that I am going to provide you. All clear? OK, then let's get started!
Once you have granted the necessary permissions, exit the Android settings area and after booting again WhatsRemoved, premium pulsating To accept for the second time. At this point, check the box for WhatsApp, fai tap sul pulsating Following and then press the buttons Yes e Allow, to allow the saving of messages received and then deleted.
We finished! From now on, the app will record all notifications related to WhatsApp, including those containing files or messages deleted later by the sender. To be able to view these items, start WhatsRemoved, tap on the tab WhatsApp and, using the green buttons located at the top, select the chat of your interest.
If necessary, you can also go to the tab Detected, to view all the files received and then deleted by the sender: voice notes, photos, videos, documents and so on.
How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages from sender on iPhone
If you have a iPhone and you are interested in recovering the WhatsApp messages deleted by the sender on this device, then I do not think I have good news for you: currently, in fact, there are no apps that can carry out this task in a way.
Moreover, iOS does not allow reading of system notifications by apps created by third-party developers: this means, in practice, that it is not possible to use a trick similar to the one seen previously for Android, due to the security restrictions imposed by Apple.
Don't worry, however, all is not lost: you can try to recover the messages of your interest by restoring a backup prior to the date they were deleted. I know, it's a bit drastic as a solution, but, at the moment, it's the only one possible! I will explain how to do this in one of the following chapters of this guide.
How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages from sender without app
You have not been able to put into practice the steps I have described above due to some problems with the apps I have suggested, or you have an iPhone and you do not have the possibility to use applications that allow you to complete the task that you have set for yourself?
Do not throw in the towel, there is still a chance of success: you can try, in fact, a recover deleted WhatsApp messages from the sender without app, restoring a backup prior to the date the messages were deleted.
In this way, you will certainly not have the possibility to read the messages sent and immediately deleted by the sender himself (i.e. those that, in fact, you have never read), however the chances of recovering old deleted messages are quite high.
Even in this case, however, remember that restoring messages deliberately deleted by the sender can represent an incorrect practice and in some cases, lead to serious consequences. I will not hold myself in any way responsible for the incorrect use of the procedures that I am about to explain to you.
The first thing you need to do to try to restore, via backup, the WhatsApp messages deleted by the sender on Android, is to check that the date of the last useful backup is prior to the one in which the messages were deleted.
Keep in mind that backups, depending on the chosen setting, can be made on a daily, weekly or monthly basis: depending on this detail, the chances of successfully reaching the goal increase or decrease.
Anyway, to know the date of the latest WhatsApp backups, start the app, tap the button (⋮) located at the top right and tap on the item Settings, located in the displayed menu.
Next, access the sections Chat e Backup of chats and check the dates corresponding to the entries Google Drive e Local.
If the date of the last backup made on Google Drive is earlier than the one in which the messages were deleted, follow the steps below to restore the backup in question (remembering that, at the end of the procedure, the messages received after the backup will be lost).
First of all, delete WhatsApp from Android: go to the menu Settings> Apps and notifications> Show all apps (Or Impostazioni> App), tap on the icon WhatsApp e premium pulsating Uninstall twice.
Then, install the app again from the Play Store and carry out the initial configuration procedure: start WhatsApp, tap the button NEXT and enter, when prompted, the telephone number and code of confirmation obtained via SMS.
Upon completion, the latest backup should be recognized automatically. To accept the message recovery, press the button Restore And that's it.
If the date of the last backup made with Google Drive is not "useful" for the purpose, then you can try to restore an old local backup: the steps are slightly more complex than those seen previously but, in this case, you have the option to recover even the messages deleted in old date.
Remember that once the backup restore is done, everyone messages subsequent to the date of creation of the latter will be lost, always.
So, if you intend to proceed, start a file management app, such as Google Files (pre-installed in the most recent Android versions), tap on the tab Shop by Department (below) and go to the path Internal memory WhatsAppDatabases, or SDWhatsAppDatabases card, if you are using a device with a microSD card.
In the folder in question, you will find a file named msgstore.db.crypt12 and a series of files with a name similar to msgstore- [data] .1.db.crypt12. The first contains the latest local backup made by WhatsApp, while the others contain the oldest backups.
Time, if the date the most recent local backup was created (msgstore.db.crypt12) is earlier than the one in which the sender deleted his messages, in this folder you do not have to do anything more; otherwise you have to "replace" the most recent backup with an older one, following the steps I show you below.
- Delete the file msgstore.db.crypt12: to do this, tap the ▼ button located in its correspondence, tap on the item Delete located in the menu that appears and touch the button Delete attached to the warning message that appears on the screen.
- Locate the backup file created on the date you intend to report WhatsApp, touch the ▼ button on the site corresponding to it and touch the item Rhinomine located in the displayed menu. Finally, give the file its name msgstore.db.crypt12 e fai tap sul pulsating OK.
Once the backup operations have been completed, if necessary, uninstall WhatsApp as I explained above and remove the latter from the apps that have access to Google Drive: in this way, you will be able to "force", during the initial configuration phase , restore the local backup.
So, connect to the website dedicated to managing permissions for Google Drive and log in to your Google account (the same one on which you configured the WhatsApp backups), if necessary.
Now, tap on the item WhatsApp Messenger located in the section App di terze parti che accedono all'account and, to revoke the access permissions to Drive, presses the buttons Rimuovi access e OK.
We are almost there! At this point, all you have to do is install WhatsApp again from the Play Store, follow the initial configuration procedure of the service and, once the number has been verified, answer affirmatively at the request to restore the backup in memory.
For additional information on WhatsApp backup recovery, I invite you to carefully read the tutorial dedicated to the topic, in which I explained everything to you in great detail.
If you need to "bring back" WhatsApp for iOS to a date earlier than when the messages of interest to you were deleted, you can restore a previous backup of them.
Unlike what we saw on Android, however, iPhone and iPad backups are not saved in the memory of the devices, but only on iCloud: this unfortunately resets the possibility to choose the precise date of the backup to restore.
Depending on the settings chosen, backups are made on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and, based on this detail, the chances of successfully recovering messages deleted by the sender increase (or decrease).
To find out the date of the last WhatsApp backup, start the app in question, tap on the tab Settings (bottom right) and then tap on the items Chat e Backup of chats: you can find the information you are interested in next to the wording Last backup.
If the backup date was earlier than the one in which the message of interest to you was deleted, all you have to do is restore the backup in question, deleting and reinstalling the app. Remember that everyone messages received after the backup date will be deleted definitely.
In any case, to proceed, make a long tap on theicon of WhatsApp, until it starts "shaking", then, tap on x located at the top left and press the button Delete, to confirm the deletion of the app from the operating system.
Once this is done, download WhatsApp from the App Store, start the application and, when prompted, enter the your phone number and code received via SMS, to complete the initial configuration procedure.
If everything went smoothly, once the number verification is complete, WhatsApp should recognize the iCloud backup automatically, asking you to restore the old chats: when this happens, tap the button Ripristina chat timeline, to complete it all.
For more information on the steps described above, you can take a look at the specific guide I have dedicated to the topic.
If the iCloud backup no longer contains the messages you are interested in recovering, you can try to recover them by performing a ripristino dell'iPhone da iTunes, using a backup created prior to the message deletion date.
I realize this is quite a drastic alternative but, at the moment, it is the only one you have available (among other things, the result is by no means guaranteed). However, if you think it is still worth trying, you can reset your phone by relying on the instructions I have described to you in this tutorial.