There are ways available if you somehow lose your Whatsapp data such as videos, pictures, and messages on your smartphone. You might be aware of the fact that Whatsapp automatically creates a backup of your data every day at 4:00 AM your local timing. It will store this data either on your phone’s memory if available enough or save it on your phone’s Micro SD card. One of the easiest method of recovering removed Whatsapp data on your smartphone/iPhone is to install the application again after uninstalling it.
This basic tactic should be able to recover you the most recent backup of the day but it won’t be effective in case you are looking forward to recover something removed a long time ago. To restore your older Whatsapp data there is another way to go. However, prior to beginning this restoration method, there is one thing you must keep in your mind and that is that your current chat record will be totally lost after you have recovered 7 days of data in this process. Additionally, your phone should have a valid file manager to rename the backup file so that the procedure can be done.
Let’s begin by opening Whatsapp and creating a manual backup first. To do this, go to “Backup Conversation” in your Whatsapp chat settings. To make it easier for you to understand, follow this path: Whatsapp – menu button – settings – Chat settings – [Backup conversation]. After you found out the backup option initiate a manual backup which will be saved as “msgstore.db.crypt” in the local folder of the Whatsapp database. The backup file in the database folder can be found on this following location in your phone: (/sdcard/Whatsapp/database folder/msgstore.db.crypt). On the iPhone you can track your backup file by following this path: (/net.whatsapp.Whatsapp/Documents/Chatstorage.sqlite).
Now you have to rename the backup file that you have created manually. Keep in mind that the backup files are always kept in the “Databases” folder whose locations we have described in the above para for both smartphone and the iPhone. Now recovering removed Whatsapp data from your manual backup would be easier for you to do. Let us go straight to the tips we have to do now in order to restore our old Whatsapp messages, videos, pictures, and other files from the manual backup we have created.
Tips for recovering removed Whatsapp data from the manual backup
First you need to uninstall your Whatsapp.
Choose the backup file you want to recover.
Now rename the stored backup file from “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt” into “msgstore.db.crypt”.
Re-install Whatsapp application.
When the app asks you to [Restore] tap on it and your data will then be completely restored. That’s all!
That is how simple recovering removed Whatsapp data procedure is. Let us know if that worked out for you correctly?