How to Recover WeChat Messages on iPhone

recover-wechat-messages-on-iphoneWeChat is the free messages & calling app that developed by Tencent. It is reported that it has 1.5 billion registered users which covering more than 200 countries and regions. With the famous of WeChat, more and more people are suffering from the messages lost problem in WeChat and they are trying to find the best way to recover lost or deleted WeChat messages on iPhone.

Chances are you lost WeChat messages from your iPhone unexpectedly, what can you do? In fact, there are some ways for you to recover lost and deleted iPhone WeChat Messages. Here we will list these methods one by one so that you could choose the most suitable one for you.

Method 1: Directly Recover WeChat Messages on iPhone

If you accidentally deleted or lost some chat history on WeChat and do not have time to make the backup, you could use some iPhone WeChat Messages Recovery software to help you get back WeChat Messages directly from your iPhone. iRefone is the best tool you must have try. This software could help you recover nearly all data like messages, contacts, notes, call history, whatapp, wechat and more on your iPhone. It is compatible with iPhone 7(plus), 6s(plus), 6(plus), 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4. It also work for the latest iOS 10.

Download the software on your computer first.

Step 1: Run iRefone and connect iPhone with computer. Click on “Start” button.

Step 2: Then it will bring you to a interface to ask you choose the data you want to scan. Choose “WeChat Messages” and the software will automatically scan and analysis your iPhone when you click on it.

Step 3: When the scanning is finished. All of the WeChat Messages of your WeChat will be displayed. Preview and select these chat history you need and click on “Recover to PC” to save these data on your computer.

Method 2: Restore WeChat Messages on iPhone from iTunes Backup

If you have the habit to backup your iPhone to iTunes and you luckily have the backup of your iPhone before you lost these WeChat Messages, you could choose restore from iTunes backup to recover WeChat Messages as WeChat data are also included in the iTunes backup.

Step 1: Launch iTunes. Plug in your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2: Click Device tab in the left corner on the interface.

Step 3: Tag Summary tab and then, click Restore Backup button to begin the process.


Method 3: Restore WeChat Messages on iPhone from iCloud Backup

If you do not have iTunes backup but have iCloud backup, you could also choose to restore from iClould backup to recover WeChat Messages on iPhone.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap “Erase all content and settings.”

Step 2: From the apps Apps & Data screen, tap Restore from iCloud Backup, then sign in to iCloud.

Step 3: Proceed to “Choose backup,” then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud.


Either you choose to restore from iTunes backup or iCloud backup, the process need you to erase all of the existed data on your iPhone. If you only want to recover WeChat messages on your iPhone, you could use iRefone to help you extract WeChat chat history selectively from iTunes and iCloud backup.

Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” or “Recover from iCloud Backup” as the recovery mode on iRefone, and then follow the software to choose the backup file you need, then it will ask you choose the data you want to scan in the backup, choose “WeChat Messages” as the data category to scan. Finally, just preview and pick out these WeChat messages you need.

Method 4: Restore WeChat Messages via Built-in Backup and Restore Tool

Another easy way that WeChat provides you to restore WeChat chat history is the built-in backup and restore tool.

Step 1: Launch WeChat on your new iPhone and go to Setting in Me tab.

Step 2: Then go to General> Chat History Backup> Restore, select “Restore” and enter the password.

Step 3: Wait for the back-up history to be restored to your device from the server.