How To Restore WhatsApp Backup On iPhone / Android?

When you lose all your WhatsApp messages and their attachments, you can restore your backup files directly on your iPhone and through Google Drive on your Android phone. But both these methods demand that you uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on your phone. Also, they don’t let you selectively restore only your important files which causes unnecessary hassle. So in this article, I will talk about a better method with Wondershare Dr.Fone. You can easily restore WhatsApp Backup on iPhone / Android using Dr.Fone.

Wondershare Dr.Fone – Best Data Recovery Software

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS retrieves lost data from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android phone or tablet directly. So even if your device is completely destroyed or untraceable, you can access it and selectively recover all the data on it. It has a user-friendly interface and performs quite fast. Dr.Fone is supports all iOS devices and over 6000 Android devices. The desktop software is available in Mac as well as Windows versions.

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How To Restore WhatsApp Backup on iPhone / Android?

Part One: Restore WhatsApp Backup on iPhone

Step One: First, connect your iPhone to your computer. Launch Dr.Fone and click on “Restore WhatsApp messages to iOS device”.

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Step Two: Then, select a backup file and click on “Next”. The program will instantly start the process of restoring your files to your iPhone. Give it a few minutes. The WhatsApp content on your iPhone will be deleted in this step.

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Step Three: Once the process is over, the program will inform you. All you have to do is click on the “OK” button. Done!

Part Two: Restore WhatsApp Backup on Android Phone

Step One: First, connect your Android phone to your computer. Then, launch Dr.Fone.

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Step Two: Next, you need to enable USB debugging. This lets the program recognise your device. Then, a window will pop up, where you will see some instructions.

Step Three: Is your device is rooted? In that case, just allow Dr.Fone “Superuser Authorization” by clicking on the “allow” button on your device. Then, hit “Next”. After that, select your WhatsApp messages and attachments.

Step Four: Now, you have to select the scanning mode. There are two options, “standard” and “advanced”. The latter is more in-depth, so it takes a little more time.

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Step Five: Once the scan is done, the program will automatically show you all the WhatsApp messages and their attachments. From here, you can easily choose the ones you wish to retrieve.

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Finally, click on “Recover”. Done!

Final Words

With these two methods, you can quickly and conveniently restore only the WhatsApp files you wish to. Do use Dr. Fone to restore WhatsApp Backup on iPhone / Android and if you come across any difficulty then do let us know by commenting.