Methods To Recover 1 Year Old WhatsApp Messages Without Backup

Learn to Recover 1 Year Old WhatsApp Messages without Backup

WhatsApp is an extremely popular instant messaging app through which one can send text & voice messages to anyone anywhere via online mode. It’s a convenient way of connecting to people instantly. One can send pictures and share documents in word format or pdf through it. Work-life or professional life is unimaginable without WhatsApp. Since its release, many updates have been brought to this messaging app. One such update is the deletion of sent messages. If you have sent any message by mistake then you can delete it within a few minutes of sending it. Isn’t it life-saving? Like this many, more features of WhatsApp are quite helpful.

Methods To Recover 1 Year Old WhatsApp Messages Without Backup

Some of the WhatsApp app messages can be very useful. You can backup all your messages for future reference if you feel they are important. But what if you haven’t backed up messages and suddenly you want to see your one-year-old messages in WhatsApp? Is it possible? Well, Yes this is very much possible In this article, we will explore all the methods by which we can access old WhatsApp messages easily and without any backup. So if you need any of your old messages then this article is a must-read for you.

WhatsApp Declaration

WhatsApp on its website has informed its users that the messages sent and received are not stored in their servers so if by mistake the message is deleted then there is no way that the message could be recovered if it’s not backed up by the user. But that’s not the end as these messages can be recovered after implementing a few strategic techniques.

Also Read: How To Use Two WhatsApp In One Phone {Android or iOS}

Methods To Recover Deleted Messages without Backup

Method 1

For Android: If the messages are not backed up then you can use android recovery tools for android phones and iPhone recovery tools for iPhones. There are several recovery tools available on the internet. You can download the recovery tools software to your desktop and attach your android with the desktop. Enable USB debugging and establish a secure connection between your phone and desktop. Once you do this the next step is to scan the WhatsApp messages. Android data recovery is one such tool that can be used to recover your lost unbacked messages in WhatsApp.

Method 2

For iPhones:  Ultra data for the iOS recovery tool could be used for iPhones to recover the old deleted messages which are not backed up. Many other recovery tools are also available for iPhones as well.

Summarized Steps to Use Recovery Tools

  • Step 1:- Download any data recovery software on your desktop.
  • Step 2:- Connect your android phone or iPhone.
  • Step 3:- Perform USB debugging
  • Step 4:- Scan messages to be recovered (follow onscreen instructions)
  • Step 5:- Recover the deleted messages.
Note – The instructions will vary according to the tool that you are using for recovering your messages.

How To Recover Backed-up Messages ?

If you have backed up WhatsApp messages on your android phone one year before then you can access the messages through Google drive. In the case of iPhones, you will find the messages in the iCloud.

Summarized Steps to Recover Backed up Messages

  • Step 1:- Uninstall WhatsApp
  • Step 2:- Reinstall WhatsApp and verify your number
  • Step 3:– Select the option ‘restore’ when it pops on the screen.
  • Step 4:- Then WhatsApp will start the process to recover your messages.

Disadvantages of the WhatsApp Message Recovery Option

  • It’s quite unlikely that one-year-old WhatsApp messages are available in Google drive or the iCloud
  • You won’t be able to retrieve any particular message.
  • Auto backup available by WhatsApp is only available for 7 days.

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The above article is your saviour if you are looking to backup your old WhatsApp messages which you couldn’t save for a long time. Here we have discussed the entire step-by-step procedure to recover 1-year-old WhatsApp messages in a very easy and understandable language.

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