How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Images from Samsung[iOS 12 Supported]


January 05, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

Hello all, please help. Accidentally my WhatsApp images were deleted by a clean master app. Is it possible to recover deleted WhatsApp photos in this case? Thank you very much!

WhatsApp is a popular messaging app available both for iOS and Android devices. We use the app every day to make conversation with our friends, families and even with our clients.

So sometimes some of the WhatsApp messages and companied attachments can be of great importance for us. It is also necessary to back up those important WhatsApp chat history to another place in order to avoid data loss when delete them by mistake, format or factory restore your device, or the device gets water damaged, broken, smashed or even lost.


If you don’t have the habit of backing up data and seek for a solution to restore WhatsApp pictures right now, you’ve come to the right place.

WhatsApp Samsung

Here we will introduce a WhatsApp data recovery tool to you – FoneLab Android Data Recovery. Check out the features of this software below:

  1. With the software, you can retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages and message attachments back from Android phones and tablets.
  2. It supports recovering data from Samsung, Sony, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, ZTE, One Plus, Google Pixel, and many more.
  3. Contacts, text messages, message attachments, call logs, media files like photos, music, videos and documents are recoverable by the software.
  4. You are allowed to preview the recoverable contents before recovery.
  5. It is fully compatiable for Windows and Mac computer as it comes separately for both OS.
  6. Absolutely safe, clean and easy to use with friendly user interface.

You can recover Huawei WhatsApp in the same way.

1. How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Pictures with FoneLab

Choose the above link accordingly to download and install the software to your computer. After it is finished, it will launch automatically. Choose Android Data Recovery on the interface, and then connect your Samsung to the computer with USB cable.

connect android to computer

Enable USB debugging mode on your phone so that the program can detect your device. If you have done it before, then just tap Ok when it asks on the phone screen. Otherwise you can also follow the on-screen instruction to enable it.

USB Debugging

You can select whatever files you want to recover. In order to restore WhatsApp images, check WhatsApp Attachments and click Next.

select data to recover

This step requires your phone to be rooted. If not, the program will automatically install one assistant app to help you root it. Then tap Allow/Grant/Authorize when the permission request shows up on the screen. Click Retry when no response.

USB Debugging

The scanning result will be sorted by groups. Click Gallery and Picture Library on the left pane so that you can view the recovered photos in thumbnail size and you can double click it to view its full size under the registered version. Select those pictures you want to get back and click Recover to save them to your computer. Photos will be saved as jpg or png format and sorted by files types on your computer.

recover android data

How easy it is to recover photos from Android! Besides, you can use it as an Android data backup tool as well.

2. How to Recover Deleted Android Photos from Auto-Backup

If you have enabled Auto-backup feature on your WhatsApp settings, you can easily restore WhatsApp images with it.

Uninstall WhatsApp app on your device and then reinstall it.

Tap Restore when it pops up.

Please keep in mind that this way has a limited period and it may not always recover deleted photos.

Read more about how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on broken Samsung.

You can click WhatsApp ultimate guide for more information about it.

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