Many of the smartphone users lose their chat history due to amateur mistakes. Sometimes, the backup option is not updated or deactivated by the user due to various reasons. This technique of restoring old Whatsapp chat also works with dual whatsapp which most of the people use these days either via parallel app or WhatsApp. Do to forgetfulness, when the user uninstalls Whatsapp, install a new user account, or buy a new phone, the old chat history is lost. You might get confused due to the data loss. Do not worry as there is a perfect way to restore the old chat history. Follow the simple steps and get it done right away.
Recovering week old chat history
The efficient chat application automatically takes care of your chat history by backing up your data at 4 am every day. This data is stored in the SD memory slot on your phone. If you want your chat history that dates seven days only, all you have to do is to uninstall and reinstall the application. During the process, a command prompt will appear which will ask to restore your history. Select the ‘Restore’ option, and the rest will be done automatically.
In fact, in iOS, all you have to do is to shake the phone when you have accidentally deleted a string of messages. It will be magically restored by the device. This trick only works for the last deleted messages. Only the recent one will be recovered.
Recovering older history
The chat history older than a week might take a little more time. If you set the backup device as Google Drive, first disconnect it. Remove your local SD card and connect it to your computer via a card reader or anything convenient. Visit the card’s WhatsApp folder and search for the ‘Database’ subfolder. The route is:
In this Android-fed SD card, you will find various files with names ‘msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt’. Rename the most recent one as ‘old.’ Find the older files that date before you deleted your chat history. You have to choose a particular file to go with and rename it ‘msgstore.db.crypt’ like the most recent one.
Insert the Micro SD card and reinstall WhatsApp. You will find your old chat history, appearing in the application. In this case, your current history will be deleted as you have replaced the most recent one to recover the old one. Locating deleted images and videos is easier than chat recovery with the help of a file manager application. You will find every audio, image or video file with the WhatsApp initial.