WeChat Recovery: How to Recover Deleted iPhone WeChat Media Files


November 22, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

I have been using WeChat for years, it is convenient to chat and send rich media files with friends and family. We will send many photos, videos and audios to each other every day. But it is terrible that I have deleted all of them accidently this morning. Any way can help to regain them? They are really important for me. Thanks.

Nowadays, WeChat has become as popular as WhatsApp Messenger, iMessages, Kik Messenger and other online chat applications. People use it to send text messages, receive photos, make WeChat video chat and much more. Contents on WeChat is so important that users begin learning about how to backup WeChat or migrate them to another device, including WeChat SMS, WeChat contacts, WeChat photos and videos… So how can you do to restore deleted WeChat media files if you encounter such situation like Tommy?

First of all, please stop using your iPhone to prevent the WeChat data, which you want to recover being overwritten by other new files.

Recover Deleted iPhone WeChat Media Files

Below is the tips on how to retrieve deleted data on iPhone and with FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery tool.

1. Recover Wechat with FoneLab

Actually, you can try to get deleted data backup even you don't have a backup file as they might still in your phone but invisible for users.

Way 1: Recover from iOS Device Directly

FoneLab iPhone data recovery enables you to recover deleted file from iPhone or backup file, so you can choose the suitable method you prefer to use. If you haven’t back up your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud, please choose Recover from iOS Device directly.

Download the right version of FoneLab iPhone data recovery from our official website and install it on your computer. And then the software will launch automatically.

Please quit iTunes if it is opened before you run this program. This tool supports both Windows and Mac versions.

Plug your iPhone to the computer via USB cable, then tap Trust on your iPhone screen if it is the first time to connect your iPhone to this computer.

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Choose the first method, click Start Scan. It may cost minutes to finish base on the data size of your device, please wait.

Select Wechat or Wechat Attachments according to what you need, , then tick the items you want to recover from iPhone.

Click Recover.

Way 2: Recover from Backup File

Above is a method which is not required for any backup file to recover iPhone data, so you can recover deleted photos or videos from iPhone directly and recover deleted messages on iPhone 5s. You can also recover from iTunes or iCloud backup files if you have backed up WeChat with them. It is easy to operate with a couple of click.

Choose Restore from iTunes or iCloud Backup Files.
iTunes: Choose one backup file and then click Start Scan.
iCloud: Log in your iCloud account, select backup file and click Start Scan.

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Select Wechat or Wechat Attachments folder to view the details.

Check the items you want to recover from WeChat backup file.

Click Recover.

Above three methods help you to restore your WeChat or any other data, such as iPhone messages, photos, contacts, notes, Reminder, Voice Mail, up to 19 kinds of files, on your iPhone easily, quickly and safely. What’s more, iPad and iPod touch are supported.

  1. Supports both Windows and Mac versions.
  2. Easy to operate.
  3. Retrieve your lost files while keeping current ones intact.
  4. Recover deleted files from 19 different types of data.
  5. Your data can be saved to different formats.
  6. Preview backup files before restoring them.
  7. Fully supports iOS 12 and iTunes 12.9.

2. Recover Wechat from its Backup

Wechat has its default feature to backup and restore data. You can simply download and install Wechat on computer, and then follow below demonstration to backup or restore data.

Launch the Wechat program on computer, and then log in your Wechat account by scanning the QR code on the computer screen. You should move to your phone screen to allow the logging in on computer.

Click Backup and Restore on the bottom-left corner.

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Choose Restore on Phone if you have backup before, and select the chat you want to restore, click OK.

You can also backup Wechat on Step 3 if you want to backup file as below.

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That's all. If you have more questions about Wechat, please leave comments below.

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