2 Efficient Ways to Restore WhatsApp from iCloud on iPhone

Losing files is gut-wrenching, especially when you have some important WhatsApp documents or pictures from your friends. The instant messaging app offers a default way to restore messages from iCloud if you have ever backed up the WhatsApp files. But the process of restoring WhatsApp from iCloud is convoluted; you can learn more details about the process, and the best alternative from the article.

Restore WhatsApp from iCloud

Part 1: How to Restore WhatsApp Chats from iCloud Backup

Compared with backup WhatsApp files to iCloud on your iPhone, it should be difficult to restore WhatsApp from iCloud. You need to reinstall WhatsApp on your iPhone beforehand that might bring a risk of data loss. Here is the detailed process you should follow.

Step 1

Launch the WhatsApp app on your iPhone and export important chats to Email. It is important to back up existing messages beforehand. Choose the Settings button at the bottom and go to the Chat Backup option from the Chat option to find whether the iCloud backup is available.

Step 2

Once you have backed up the desired files from WhatsApp, you can long press the app until it starts shaking and tap the Delete button. After that, you can tap the Delete button again. Then WhatsApp will be removed from your iPhone accordingly.

Step 3

Go to the App Store on your iPhone, search for WhatsApp and install it on your iPhone again. Open the app again and verify the same phone number. Follow the onscreen instructions and tap the Restore option when prompted. Then you will reach the restore screen.

Step 4

Tap the Restore Chat History button and then tap the Next button. Then enter your display name and begin restoring WhatsApp from iCloud. Since the process works through a wireless connection, you have to make sure a good Internet connection.

Restore from iCloud Backup

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Part 2: Best Alternative Way to Restore WhatsApp without iCloud

Whether there is limited storage space, or do not want to lose other files within WhatsApp, Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recoveryis an efficient way to restore WhatsApp without iCloud. It enables you to recover the deleted or lost WhatsApp files from iPhone, iTunes backup, and iCloud backup. Moreover, you can also preview the WhatsApp files before recovery.

Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery

  • Restore WhatsApp chats from iPhone, iCloud backup, and iTunes backup.
  • Preview the deleted WhatsApp files and select the desired one accordingly.
  • Support text messages, pictures, voice, videos, and PDF documents.
  • Compatible with iPhones and iPads running iOS 17 or earlier versions.
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How to Restore WhatsApp from iCloud

Step 1

Once you have installed Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery on your computer, you can launch the program and choose the Recover from iCloud Backup File option. Sign in to the iCloud account to check the deleted or lost WhatsApp files within iCloud backups.

Recover from iCloud Backup File
Step 2

Choose the iCloud Backup option to find the WhatsApp backup files. Click the Download button and select the desired options from the Message & Contacts section. It will scan the WhatsApp messages and chats you have backed up to iCloud directly.

Choose iCloud Backup
Step 3

Click the data type from the left pane and view them in detail on the right. Go to the WhatsApp Attachments section and make sure to check all messages and attachments that you want to restore, and click the Recover button to restore WhatsApp from iCloud.


How to Restore WhatsApp from iPhone without Backup

Step 1

If you have not backed up your WhatsApp to iCloud, you can also restore WhatsApp from your iPhone directly. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a Lightning cable. Open the WhatsApp restore tool and select the Recover from iOS Device option instead.

Step 2

Unlock your iPhone and trust the computer. Turn to the software and click the Start Scan button to begin scan lost WhatsApp messages and chats on your iPhone. After that, you can find the scanned WhatsApp files on your device in the left bar.

Step 3

Go to the Message & Contacts section to select the WhatsApp chats to restore without iCloud backup. Click on the Recover button and choose the Open button to select the location folder on the popup dialog. Then click the Recover button to restore WhatsApp files.


Part 3: FAQs about Restoring WhatsApp from iCloud Backup

1. Can I Restore Specific WhatsApp Chats from iCloud?

No. You can only restore the entire WhatsApp backup from iCloud to your iPhone. But before that, you cannot open or preview your iCloud backup. Of course, you can also use the professional WhatsApp data recovery tool to preview and restore the desired files.

2. Why WhatsApp Backup to iCloud Fails?

When you fail to back up the WhatsApp files to iCloud, you should make sure the built-in backup feature works via a network, have enough storage space, and make sure the iCloud server works. You can have another backup with iTunes or a 3rd party tool instead.

3. How to Reduce the Size of WhatsApp on iPhone?

To avoid the oversize backup of WhatsApp files on iCloud, you can choose the largest chat from your WhatsApp messenger and export them via Email. If you want to backup multiple files, you can also choose the iOS Data Backup and Restore.


Here you can learn more details about how to restore WhatsApp from iCloud on iPhone. You might prefer to back up WhatsApp messages to iCloud with the Auto Backup feature. But it is difficult to restore them to your iPhone. Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery should be an easy way to accomplish the task, and even restore the files you have not backed up.

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