As one of the popular instant messengers, WeChat allows users to send and receive free text messages, voice messages/audios, photos, videos and other media files with friends, family and business partners. Sometimes the media files on WeChat are very important to you, they might be the happy memories with your loved ones or the record conversations with customers. Anyway, what if you lost them for some reasons like uninstalling WeChat app from iPhone without backup? How do you recover WeChat media files from iPhone? This article will show you how to restore WeChat photos, videos, audios from iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s Plus and etc.
Best Recovery Tool We'll Need:
To recover lost or deleted WeChat media files on iPhone, it is recommended to have this professional recovery tool - WeChat Recovery for iOS (Windows/Mac) at hand. The WeChat Recovery for iOS can help you restore all kinds of data from iPhone/iPad/iPod, including videos, photos, audios, messages, contacts, call history, notes, reminders, calendars and etc., even though those media files are with the apps like WhatsApp or WeChat.
Importantly, this program offers three ways to retrieve deleted or lost WeChat data: recover from iOS device without backup, recover from iTunes backup, recover from iCloud backup. So whether or not you have backup, you can get back your WeChat Media files from your iPhone.
Besides, it is well compatible with all generations of iOS device, including iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/7 Plus/7/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5, iPad Pro/Air/mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2/1 and iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic. Below are the Windows version and Mac version of the recovery tool, please download the right version on your computer.
If you don't have backed up your WeChat media files from your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7 and etc, you can use the "Recover from iOS Device" mode of the recommended WeChat Recovery for iOS above to selectively recover WeChat photos/videos/audios on iPhone without backup. This mode allows you to scan your iPhone and search for the lost and deleted files directly from your iPhone without iCloud backup or iTunes backup.
Here's how to selectively recover WeChat media files from iPhone with no backup:
Step 1. Run the recommended WeChat Recovery for iOS on your computer after installation, and connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable for detecting your iPhone. Then select the "Recover from iOS Device" mode to move on.
Step 2. Then click "Start Scan" button as prompted to scan your iPhone and search for deleted/lost files and existing data.
Step 3. After quick scanning, to restore WeChat photos/videos/audios on iPhone, you can click "App Photos", "App Videos" and "App Audio" tabs under Media section to preview the detailed information. While previewing, please selected the wanted items, then click "Recover" button to save them on your computer all at once.
If you have synced your iPhone data to iCloud for backup, or if you have enabled the iCloud sync on your iPhone, you will have an iCloud backup that contains the WeChat media files you want. If so, you can make full use of the "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode of the recommended WeChat Recovery for iOS above to selectively recover WeChat photos/videos/audios on iPhone with iCloud backup.
Here's how to retrieve WeChat Photos/Videos/Audios on iPhone with iCloud backup:
Step 1. Launch the recommended program on your computer after downloading and installing, then switch to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode and log into your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.
Note: Please keep unconnected your iPhone to computer during the progress, otherwise the original iCloud backup might be modified.
Step 2. Then on the iCloud backup list, please select one of your device and click "Download" button to extract iCloud backup for checking the details.
Step 3. Then click "App Photos", "App Videos" and "App Audio" tabs under Media section to preview WeChat photos/videos/audios on your iPhone. While previewing, please select the desired items and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer all at once.
If you have an iTunes backup, you can also use the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode to extract iTunes backup and restore the deleted WeChat media files (photos, videos, audios and etc.) from iPhone, too.