How to Retrieve or Recover Deleted WhatsApp Images on Android

WhatsApp is an integral part of our everyday communication, activities and any lose of data is highly disappointing. Losing your WhatsApp images is like a nightmare. But surprisingly it happens more often than you know, and recovering these deleted WhatsApp photos is not easy unless you have a robust solution.

I cannot think of any app which have served so many mobile users across the planet who could text and send files to each other with so much of ease, until WhatsApp came up. With WhatsApp, you could communicate to the world in any manner you like, it could be inform of files, images, text and any other form you could imagine.

One of the biggest privileges that we need from any messaging or emailing service is whether it could let you recover any of your deleted messages. And the fact that WhatsApp lets you recover deleted messages, images and videos that have been shared does make it a pretty solid app.

Check Your Phone’s WhatsApp Folder (Android)

This step will not work on iPhone users because, unlike Android users, they don’t have a way to browse their device’s entire file system.

By default, WhatsApp saves every image that you send and receive in a folder. You can erase an image from chat and still have it on your phone in this folder.

How to Retrieve or Recover Deleted WhatsApp Images on Android

Step 1 ====> Download a free file explorer app for your phone, then drill down to the following folder:

Step 2 ====> Internal Memory

Step 3 ====>Then locate WhatsApp folder

Step 4 ====> Now tap on Media

Step 5 ====> Then tap on WhatsApp Images

Here you will see all the images you have received in WhatsApp. There’s a Sent folder inside this one that contains images you have sent out. Give it a browse and see if your missing files are inside.

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How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Images on Android Via Accessing WhatsApp Sent Images Folder

Step 1 ====> Connect your Android smartphone to your PC using a USB cable. Make sure the MTP or PTP connection mode is enabled on the phone.

How to Retrieve or Recover Deleted WhatsApp Images on Android

Step 2 ====> Open a Windows explorer window by pressing Windows Key + E and then selecting your smart phone under ‘Devices and drives’ or on the side pane

Step 3 ====> Navigate to WhatsApp ====> Media ====> WhatsApp Images ====> Sent and you will find all your sent images there.

How to Retrieve or Recover Deleted WhatsApp Images on Android

Step 4 ====> Copy the images you need over to any folder on your PC.

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Restoring From a Backup

If you cannot get back Whatsapp image you lost through someone to send it back, the easiest way to recover lost messages is through a backup. Both the Android and iOS versions of WhatsApp support backups (to Google Drive and iCloud respectively). If it has not long since you lost the message(s), restoring your latest backup is your best bet.

How to Retrieve or Recover Deleted WhatsApp Images on Android

Step 1 ====> Navigate to Settings on your WhatsApp account

Step 2 ====> Then tap Chats

Step 3 ====> You can now tap Chat Backup.

You will see information including when the latest backup ran and how often you’re set to back up your data. If you deleted the pictures since the last backup, you can uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp to recover the messages.

Simply uninstall the app from your device, then reinstall a fresh copy from the App Store or Google Play. You will have to confirm your phone number again, now you will see a prompt to restore your data from a backup if there is one. Accept this, and WhatsApp will restore all of your messages just as they were at the time of backup. Note that this may cause you to lose messages exchanged since your last backup.

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