How to Restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup

Q:"I backed up WhatsApp data from my old iPhone through iTunes. Can anyone help to get all WhatsApp messages from it? Thanks." - From Apple Support Communities

If you're a person who backs up WhatsApp data to iTunes on a timely and regular basis, congratulates. When these important messages need to be used again or when some of them are accidentally lost, you have a good chance of getting close to them quickly. Don't know how to do it? This article will be for you. Just hurry to learn steps to restore WhatsApp messages from iTunes backup.

Part 1. How to Recover WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup Ideally

Feel dizzy with all kinds of WhatsApp data recovery tools in current field? Why not take Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery into consideration? For it, restoring data from iTunes backup file is simply a small case, even it's encrypted.

It can support far more than just WhatsApp messages, but also videos, photos, chat history, attachments, notes, call logs, etc. Best of all, its surprising scan speed, real-time preview and selective recovery make you more productive with less effort.

Key Features of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery:

Recover WhatsApp messages from iPhone, iPod or iPad itself

Restore WhatsApp messages from iCloud/iTunes backup

Support iOS 13/iPhone 11 Pro Max and earlier

Preview data to selectively choose before retrieval

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To make use of iTunes backup recovery in Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery, you don't need the iOS gadget but just a computer that you previously synced data to via iTunes.

  • Step 1 Open program and start iTunes recovery mode

    First of all, prepare Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for your Windows or Mac computer and simply get it launched. According to the actual situation, set the mode from "Recover from iDevice" to "Recover from iTunes" using the top menu bar.

    recover from itunes mode
  • Step 2 Select "WhatsApp & Attachments"

    This program will efficiently find all local iTunes backups from the specified path. Also, it allows adding backups from designated location by offering "+" icon. After that, carefully browse the whole list to choose one possible iTunes backup. Click to specify it and confirm "WhatsApp & Attachments" data type with the gear "Setting" option. Then, go direct to "Scan" it.

    scan whatsapp messages itunes backup
  • Step 3 Restore WhatsApp messages from iTunes

    The scanning process will take some time depending on the size of your data. Next, you'll see both existing and deleted WhatsApp data in the results page. There are "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachments" categories under "SNS Data" section. Have a preview in both of them to check and select messages or more chat history. Then click on the "Recover" option to output and save them on your computer.

    recover whatsapp messages from itunes backup

Part 2. How to Restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Directly

The vast majority of users are aware of the official solution from iTunes to restore backup. You can use it if you don't mind its clumsy ways at all. Just note that you can only restore the full backup and there is no entry to preview.

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Step 1: Connect any iOS device you want to extract data from and run iTunes on computer (For macOS Catalina, run Finder);

Step 2: iTunes/Finder shows iOS device icon after its detection and you can now stepwise go to "Summary" - "Backups" - "Restore Backup";

Step 3: It's required to choose a relevant iTunes backup from the available drop-down list and tap on "Restore" to get the entire file, including WhatsApp messages, to your device.


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