How to restore Whatsapp conversations

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You are looking for a guide who can show you in detail how to restore WhatsApp conversations? Very well, you just found it! In fact, in this article we will give you all the instructions to succeed in your intent.

This is not a particular complex procedure: in a few simple steps you will be able to recover the conversations of WhatsApp, both in case of switching from one smartphone to another, or due to the unwanted cancellation of some chats or in case of formatting of the device. Enjoy the reading!



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How to restore WhatsApp conversations

You recently bought a new smartphone and would like to recover all the WhatsApp messages and chats you had on the old device, or you need to format your phone and before carrying out the procedure you would like to create a backup of your chats on WhatsApp (read also How to put blocking on Whatsapp). But there is a problem: you don't have the faintest idea how to do it.

Well, in that case you have come to the right place at the right time: in the next few lines we will explain you step by step how to restore WhatsApp conversations, whatever the situation you are currently in.

So take a few minutes of free time: we are sure that, once you have finished reading the article, you will have a clearer picture of what you need to do. But no more delay, let's go!

How to restore deleted WhatsApp conversations

To achieve your goal you can use the backup function present within WhatsApp. This allows you to save data locally or on the cloud, so you can restore them without necessarily having to use a memory card, file manager or other. Let's see first how to restore deleted WhatsApp conversations your Android.



In case you have accidentally deleted a conversation and you don't know how to restore it, or if you have changed your Android smartphone and you need to restore the messages, the first thing you need to do is check the date of thelatest WhatsApp backup. To do this you must:

  • enter WhatsApp
  • press the icon with the three vertical dots at the top right
  • click on "Chat"
  • press on “Chat backup”: under the heading “Last backup” there is the date and time of the most recent backup.

If you are satisfied with the most recent date, you can proceed with restoring the messages. To do this you need to install or reinstall WhatsApp on your new smartphone, associate the same phone number and Google account, after which the app will ask you whether to restore the account using the latest backup available.

Now all you have to do is click on "Restore“: You'll get all your most recent conversations back, even those you accidentally deleted. The procedure regarding Android devices is over, but what if you have an iPhone instead? The operations to be performed are different.

If you have an iPhone and you are wondering how to restore WhatsApp conversations on iPhone, you should know that the problem of local backup does not arise: the instant messaging app only supports backup to iCloud. This means that you can only restore by reinstalling or installing WhatsApp on a device with the same Apple ID.

The first thing to do, therefore, is to check the date of the last backup to see if it is recent. Also in this case, to do this, just enter the WhatsApp settings, click on Chat and then on Backup of chats. So the time and day of the last backup will appear.


Once this is done, you can install WhatsApp on the device. During the configuration phase you will have to enter your number, and the app will automatically ask you whether to restore the last available backup. Please note: you must always use the same Apple ID. If you press on "Restore" you will find all the chats in your WhatsApp account, even those you have deleted by mistake.


How to restore WhatsApp conversations on a new phone

You should now have a clear and complete overview of how to restore WhatsApp conversations on a new phone. We just have to give you an appointment at the next one, in the hope that our guide has been useful to you in practice. Soon!

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