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How to Restore a Deleted WhatsApp Account [2 Methods]

For some people, restoring a deleted WhatsApp account is certainly very necessary, especially if you still want to use it to communicate within the service belonging to Meta.

It’s just that we will indeed need a series of fairly long processes. Instead of simply entering a number to log into the service, we also still need to recover data from the related account.

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Unlike most social media services, WhatsApp does not store data on its servers. So we are likely to lose some important things if we don’t recover them ourselves even though we have successfully opened an account.

Including some of them we can lose various conversations, photos, videos, to important documents that have previously been shared or received by the related account.

The WhatsApp main page can even look completely blank as when using the service for the first time.

Even though it is long, restoring a deleted WhatsApp account and recovering the data on it is fortunately quite easy as long as you still have access to the backup number and file.

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How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Account

You can recover deleted WhatsApp account using the following two ways and both methods are very easy to follow now.

With Google Drive

  1. Open the WhatsApp app
  2. Click the Agree and Continue button
  3. Enter the number of the desired account
  4. tap Next
  5. Click OK button
  6. Copy the OTP code sent by message into the provided field
  7. Wait for the service to verify the data
How To Restore Deleted WhatsApp Account With Google Drive
How To Restore Deleted WhatsApp Account With Google Drive
  1. Click Continue if WhatsApp asks for access to contacts and media to search for data backup
  2. If the Restore Backup page finds a data backup, click Restore
  3. Tap Next when the recovery process is complete
  4. Complete the photo and profile name then click Next to continue
  5. Set up data backup to Google Drive
  6. Finish by pressing the Done button
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Restoring WhatsApp account in this way only applies if we have already set data backup to Google Drive. If not, then the recovery process can be done by using a local database.

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With WhatsApp Local Database

  1. Open file manager on mobile
  2. Find and open the Databases folder for the WhatsApp app
  3. Search the most recent database
  4. Rename it to msgstore.db.crypt14 (some may use older protocols like crypt12 so just follow the instructions)
How To Restore Deleted WhatsApp Account With WhatsApp Local Database
How To Restore Deleted WhatsApp Account With WhatsApp Local Database
  1. Delete and reinstall the WhatsApp application on the cellphone you want to use
  2. Login with phone number like before
  3. Verify with the OTP code sent
  4. Allow apps to access contacts and media
  5. Tap the Restore button if the backup is found
  6. Continue by tapping Next
  7. Set profile photo and name then tap Next
  8. Complete the backup settings to Google Drive then press Done

It is important to note, the placement of the Databases folder can be different for each version of the operating system. We can generally find it on internal media > WhatsApp > Databases or internal media > Android > media > com.whatsapp > WhatsApp > Databases if you are using a new version of the operating system.

In addition to restoring deleted accounts and recovering data, the two methods above can actually be used when we want to move WhatsApp from an old cellphone to a new one.

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Muhamad Nagib
Muhamad Nagibhttps://istalkingtech.com
Information technology writer who has great interest in Windows, MacOS and Linux-based computers as well as Android and iOS smart devices, therefore this website is dedicated to reviewing all information about these operating systems and devices. Learn more.

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