Recover Deleted WeChat Photos/Videos/Music on iPad - 100% Success

I have been using WeChat for years and I love it because it make it convenient to chat and share media files with my friends. However, Can anybody tell me how to rescue deleted photos and videos on WeChat? I have some important photos and videos in WeChat app but I deleted them by mistake. Is there any way to get them back? They are really important for me! I am using iPad Air running iOS 11. Thank you first.

WeChat is welcomed by more and more users because it makes people who are not together but contacts each other much more conveniently and frequently. With it, you can not only communicate with your friends by sending text messages and voice messages, but also you can send videos, photos and songs freely. Therefore, it is important to backup the WeChat media data from your phone to other storage places because accidents can always happen. It would be late to regret when you lost WeChat data from iOS device without doing backups.

Last time, we told you how to recover WeChat media from iPhone, and in this article, we will guide you through the ways of recovering your lost photos, videos and music files from WeChat on your iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad 4, the New iPad, iPad 2 (iOS 11 is supported) if you have ever backed up your WeChat data on your iPad.

Way 1: Get Back WeChat Media on iPad by Restoring from iTunes
Way 2. Recover Deleted WeChat Media on iPad by Restoring from iCloud
Way 3. Restore WeChat Media from WeChat Desktop Backup

Way 1: Get Back WeChat Media on iPad by Restoring from iTunes

If you have ever synced your iPad with iTunes before, you are lucky that you can simply restore the backup file from iTunes back to your iPhone. Follow the simple steps below to restore from iTunes so as to get back your lost media files on WeChat.

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad to the computer via a USB cable.

Step 2: The connected iPad will show up on left side bar on iTunes. Just select it and then click "Restore Backup".

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Step 3: Choose a backup you need and then click "Restore" to restore it on your iPad.

Make sure the iPad is connected to the computer well during the whole restoring process.

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Way 2. Recover Deleted WeChat Media on iPad by Restoring from iCloud

If you are fortunately enough that having a backup of your iPad on iCloud, you can still restore the backup files from iCloud to your iPad. To do this, you can begin from:

Step 1. First of all, delete all contents and settings on your iPad by clicking the options: Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings.

Step 2. Once the step 1 is finished, you will be guided into a set-up screen. Just follow the instructions on the screen until you see the "App & Data" screen. Then, you should choose the option "Restore from iCloud Backup".

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Step 3. Just sign in without your iCloud account and choose the backup you need. Then, the selected iCloud backup will be restored to your iPad automatically.

Note: Make sure your iPad is connected to a strong Wi-Fi network until the restore process is complete.

Way 3. Restore WeChat Media from WeChat Desktop Backup

The third method is only available for Windows users. If you are a Windows user, you will be able to backup and restore your WeChat data to and from WeChat Desktop. Here is how to achieve it.

Step 1. Go to https://wechat.com/ to download and install WeChat for Windows.

Step 2. Launch the program and tap on Settings option which shows as a gear icon.

Step 3. Choose Chat Backup > Backup on PC > Backup.

Step 4. Make sure your iPad and your computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 5. At last, you can select the Restore on Phone option and tap on Restore to restore the backup file to your iPad.

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Tips: Always Remember to Make A Backup of Your iPhone!

Done! Above are the three methods you can have a try when you need to recover lost and deleted WeChat media files like photos, videos and music files on your iPad, as well as other iOS devices. The same aspect of the three methods is that you should have a backup of your iPad, no matter on iTunes, iCloud or the Desktop WeChat. Therefore, it is always a good habit to backup your iPhone, iPad and other phones on other storage devices.

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