Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages -How to Guide

We All are Aware of Messaging app Called Whatsapp, We Use it daily and no doubt We Love it, But have you been in a Situation when you accidently delete an important message on Whatsapp and you don’t know what to do next? Well Touch screen devices are great to use but many a times it frustrates you,when you tap on wrong option and things happens which you don’t wished to do.

Many of you might not know that there are ways to Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages. Today in this article i will share two Methods to Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages on your Android phone.

1) Manually

2) Using Web Application

Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages-Manually

Only Few Knows that Whatsapp Creates backup of all the data each day at 4 am (system time) Which is Stored in the SD card of your Android Smartphone. Follow the below simple steps and i will show you to Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages.

Step 1) First of all Navigate to the Whatsapp database folder, you will require file explorer for this task. the path is > sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases.

Step 2) In the Database folder you will see Chat files which are with names similar like msgstore-2014-01-04.1.db.crypt. You may notices the file names have dates as well. but there is a File which is msgstore.db.crypt, we need to rename it. you can add any word before msgstore.db.crypt.

Step 3) After renaming that file, From the other Files just select the file which shows appropriate date before you accidently deleted your whatsapp messages, and then rename that file to msgstore.db.crypt. This Renaming process can also be done on your PC by Connecting your device.

Step 4) Now the Final step, Goto Setting>Applications>manage applications>Whatsapp and Click on Clear Data. Now open Whatsapp, Choose Restore when it prompts. Thats it, the chat file saved as msgstore.db.crypt will be restored and hence your messages too.

Get back deleted whatsapp messagesOn Reaching here, you Need to Click on Restore instead of No Thanks.

Bonus: In Case if you have deleted any Image or Audio or Video from your whatsapp chat, then do not worry, its not deleted forever untill you delete it. To view that image or Video all you have to do is with the help of your Preferred file Manager, Navigate to sdcard/WhatsApp/Media Where you will find folders with names Whatsapp Audio, Whatsapp images, Whatsapp video, Open them up to find the file you are looking for.

Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages- Using Web App

In this Method we are Going to use a Web Application Called Recover Messages which is Specially Designed to Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages. This is a Free Online Services which will help you to Read the Content of the database file and shows you Sent and Recieved messages.

Simply Go to Recover messages Site, Click on Select SQlite file to Upload the Database file, Select the Database file from SD card , Check the box which says i accept the terms of use and click on Scan.

Get back deleted whatsapp messages

Just wait for few seconds while it takes a bit of time to show you the Messages. With this Simple Method you can View your deleted Whatsapp messags within less than a minute.

The only drawback is You can only extract and View/Read your deleted messages but you can not restore them to your whatsapp chat history.

So in this article we saw two methods to Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages, i hope it helps you now or in future. Don’t forget to share it on Social media if you liked it and You may subscibe for the free Daily Updates directly to your e-mail inbox, Using Below Subscription box.

  1. Reply arpit mishra January 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    HiI followed the steps above to get my chat history back manually. However it only goes back to 30/110/2015 – i need the chathistory from about 4/9/2016– please assist.

  2. Reply Yousuf Said December 22, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Hi there , do u have updated website to recover whatsapp texts. This is outdated and doesn’t work anymore

  3. Reply Recover WhatsApp December 9, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Good share. But I think software can do this better than many other way.

  4. Reply Sanjay November 20, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Sir I have lost my messages and I want to restore my 1-6 Months of Messages. Will You please help me?????

  5. Reply Hifsa Manzoor khan April 5, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I din get old mesgs, in fact I lost recent chat.. Disappointed

  6. Reply Abishek Isaac March 17, 2016 at 2:29 am

    Guys I need help, so I’ve constantly switched phones over the last few years and have lost lots of pictures videos and messages is there anyway I can get it all back? I’m talking about data that goes back to say 2011

  7. Reply vikram March 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    sir very important …….i want last year whatsapp msgs and pics plz how to i get suggested me sirrrrrrrr plzzz

  8. Reply Daisy March 13, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I deleted my pics in whatsapp and mobile a year ago can i get them again as i lost my most valuable pics

  9. Reply Mani March 5, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    how this trick will work on I phone ?

  10. Reply Suresh Kumar February 29, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I deleted the messages in watsup messages and also in backup messages,is there anyway to get them back,pleaz reply,its urgent

  11. Reply Waqar January 24, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Great Job!

  12. Reply priyanka January 24, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Can I figure out to what number a photo was sent to from Whatsapp after the conversation was deleted? The photo appears on sent folder from my files but the details only shows the date.

  13. Reply nemichand January 21, 2016 at 12:56 am

    I want an important to recover which had taken place in November..
    But now that chat is very valuable for me..
    I need to get it back..
    Help me

  14. Reply Jo January 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm


    What do you mean to upload the Database file, Select the Database file from SD card , Check the box which says i accept the terms of use and click on Scan.

    Do you mean I need to slot in the sd ccard from the phone before I can do this.

  15. Reply Monique Mentoor January 5, 2016 at 8:14 pm


    I followed the steps above to get my chat history back manually. However it only goes back to 30/12/2015 – i need the chat history from about 25/12/2015 – please assist.

  16. Reply Doll November 4, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Accidently deleted my whatsapp chat and forgot to backup it …..also deleted from sd card….what to do now plzzz help me out its very urgent and important for me….plzzz kindly do the needful..its a humble request
    * accidently delete chat
    *forget to backup
    *deleted from sd card also

    • Reply Renuka November 18, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      I deleted the messages in watsup messages and also in backup messages,is there anyway to get them back,pleaz reply,its urgent

  17. Reply VIKASH KUMAR October 9, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Smart and cool trick to recover whatsapp deleted messages

  18. Reply NAMRATA JAGANNATH August 6, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks soooooo very much ! God bless you ! :D so happy to restore, i got all my backup messages. Before it was stopping suddenly showing error, now. All fine ! Thumbs up man ! love your blog :*

  19. Reply Andre July 9, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I saved my deleted files on my pc how can i extract the data
    Please help


  20. Reply aneesah May 30, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Hi I deleted important msgs on December and I’m dying to get them back pls can anyone help me will I still be able to get them back ?

    • Reply aneesah May 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      I also don’t have a backup to it what should I do !

  21. Reply shakeel ahmed May 26, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I have so many deleted and online message on whatsapp
    can i retrive all my messages on my PC in any other word or doc format
    how can i covert those file into work or doc

  22. Reply john May 14, 2015 at 8:13 am

    i had lost all my data during wipe out of flashing Rom. is it possible to restore.

    Kind Regards

  23. Reply nitesh March 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    1 q) i have deleted all data even mgcrypt* file (all seven days) can i recover all my data again.
    2 q) besides can we save all chat i.e. i msg “hi” and the person replied “hello” and if by mistkaely it got delted both hi and hello immedately, can we recover that messages from backup
    3 q)if i made a group at 4 pm and included 1 person(group is of 2 people), and by mistakely
    the group is deleted by one person at 5 pm. and unknownigly i had also delted after it can i or that person recover the chat which is done done from 4 pm to 5 pm .

  24. Reply muskan March 25, 2015 at 11:54 am

    by mistake i deleted all my whatsaap msges, and i think i deleted back up file also. is there any way to recover it. please help me its very important..

  25. Reply manu March 5, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Accidently I deleted some of important data can I recover it

  26. Reply steev jobs December 13, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    nice post.i deleted my whats app messages.thanks

  27. Reply lakshmi October 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    how do i get the original names for the databases of whatsapp in SD card…i accidentally renamed all in search of a chat

  28. Reply Imran Basha October 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Bro,
    I have recently done factory reset of my Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 and didn’t take the backup of my whatsapp because i have read somewhere that whatsapp automatically creates backup.. And after factory reset when i re-installed whatsapp i had a different SIM CARD in it and whatsapp did not ask me any restore backup option and i lost all my chat history.. I had very very useful conversations in it.. Can u please help me retain my whatsapp chat history please please please.. PLEASE HELP ME

  29. Reply jatinder singh September 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    thanks big bro,
    i am so up set with my girl friend she ever cheat me she love another boy. she always online and chat with him so now i will teach a lesson her with you this awesome trick and invention you save my life thank form my deep heart. i have not any one rezone for left her but now i can.


  30. Reply deepanshu August 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    thanx dude….ur tips were very useful it helped me a lot…

    • Reply Zinga May 12, 2015 at 5:42 pm


      Were you able to retrieve Whatsapp Videos and Images….?

  31. Reply June 30, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Nice post friend. I often delete messages. Now this is one trick i can retrieve them back. Will try my luck. Keep posting dude. BTW your blog is awesome and helpful.

    • Reply jigar Tank July 1, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Thank you For your kind words… Appreciated. :)

  32. Reply Pratik June 21, 2014 at 5:06 am

    bt i have not mgbstre crypt file.. Only i hve email cmvrstion. So how can i recover my backup plz gvm me some idea plzz

  33. Reply Cook February 7, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Your tips are very good, those methords are useful.

    • Reply jigar Tank February 7, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you Cook, it feels good to have you here, Stay Connected.

  34. Reply amit sinha January 24, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    hey genius…is there any method to decode the CRYPT files…as i know they r the best way to get someone else conversation when they attach their mobile in your laptop…usually….girlfriends… :p

    • Reply BruceLo April 3, 2014 at 7:32 am

      A smart pc tool called Backuptrans Android WhatsApp Transfer may help. Free downlad and try.
      Best luck!

      • Reply akki February 6, 2015 at 6:47 pm

        How can change crypt message

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