How to Restore Deleted Viber Messages (iOS and Android Solutions)
Written By Axel Nash |
If a similar query about deleted Viber chats has brought you here, then you are about to get it resolved right away. You might already know that Viber is a freely available cross-platform application that is used to chat with our contacts and do voice/video calls as well. Although the app is pretty popular and secure, users often complain about getting their messages deleted. Thankfully, we can use Viber’s native and third-party solutions to easily restore our chats. In this guide, I will tell you how to retrieve deleted Viber messages in 2 different ways.
Part 1: How to Restore Deleted Viber Messages from a Previous Backup?
If you have already taken a backup of your Viber chats on your Android or iPhone, then you won’t face any trouble restoring it. By default, Viber lets us link our Google Drive or iCloud account to our Android/iOS device to save our chats. In case of an unwanted loss of your chats, you can simply restore this previously taken backup to your Android/iOS device.
For Android Devices
Android device users can simply connect the Viber app to their Google account. This will let them back up their chats to Google Drive, which they can later restore. It will include their Viber messages, group chats, attachments, and other app data.
Step 1: Back up your Viber chats
Firstly, make sure that you have already taken a backup of your Viber chats on Google Drive. To do this, launch Viber and go to its Settings from its menu. Now, browse to Settings > Viber Backup and tap on the “Backup” option. You can also connect your Viber account to your Google Drive from here.
Step 2: Restore Viber chats
If you have got your Viber messages deleted, then reinstall the application and connect your phone to the same Google account. While setting up your Viber account, you will get an option to restore an existing backup. If not, then you can go to its Settings > Viber Backup and tap on the “Restore” option. View the details of the previous backup file and tap on the “Restore” button again to get back your Viber messages.
For iOS Devices
Just like Android devices, we can also backup and recover Viber chat history on iPhones as well. To do this, you need to turn on the iCloud option on your iPhone and link Viber to your iCloud account. Here’s how to retrieve deleted messages on Viber.
Step 1: Back up Viber messages
To save your Viber messages, go to Viber’s Settings > Viber Backup and just tap on the “Backup” button. Make sure that you have enough free space on your iCloud to accommodate the Viber backup beforehand. Furthermore, there is also an Auto Backup feature here to automatically backup your Viber messages.
Step 2: Restore Viber backup
To restore the existing backup from iCloud to Viber, make sure that your device is connected to the same iCloud account where the backup is stored. Go to its iCloud settings and turn on the iCloud Drive option as well as the Viber app sync feature from here.
Afterward, reinstall Viber on your device and link it to the same phone number. The application will automatically detect the presence of an existing backup and will inform you about it. Just tap on the “Restore” button now and maintain a stable internet connection to restore your Viber chats.
Part 2: Pro Tip: Backup Viber Messages to PC in case of Data Loss - MobileTrans
With the above-mentioned solution, you can learn how to restore deleted Viber messages from a previous iCloud/Google Drive backup. Though, a lot of users don’t like to backup their Viber data on the cloud due to low space, security concerns, or any other reason. If you wish to backup your Viber chats on your computer, then you can simply try MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer. It is a complete Viber data management application that can let you backup and restore your Viber chats to/from your computer.
With just a single click, you can save your chats, group info, contacts, attachments, and every other Viber data. Once you have taken a backup of Viber chats from your iPhone to PC, you can later restore it to the same or another iOS device. Apart from that, it can also backup/restore your phone and other social app data like WhatsApp, LINE, WeChat, and Kik. To learn how to restore deleted Viber messages with MobileTrans, follow these steps:
Step 1: Launch the Viber Backup Tool
To start things off, just install and launch the MobileTrans application on your computer and connect your iOS device to it. Select the “WhatsApp Transfer” feature from its home and select "Other Apps Transfer" option, then tap "Viber Transfer". Now, click on the “Backup” button to save your data.
Step 2: Backup Viber Chats
The application will automatically detect your iPhone and would display its snapshot. Just click on the “Backup” button and wait for a while as your Viber data would be saved on the computer.
Step 3: Restore Viber Backup
To learn how to restore deleted Viber messages, connect your phone to MobileTrans and browse to WhatsApp Transfer > Other Apps Transfer > Viber Transfer option. This time, click on the “Restore” option and view the existing Viber chat backups. Select the backup file of your choice from here that you wish to restore.
Click on the “Start” button and just wait for a while as the application would restore your Viber chats to the connected device.
I’m sure that after reading this guide, you would be able to backup and restore your Viber chats via iCloud, Google Drive, or your computer. As you can see, MobileTrans provides a quick one-click solution to backup and restore our Viber chats to/from a computer. It can also directly transfer data from one phone to another and backup/restore social apps data, such asWhatsApp backup&restore, LINE backup&restore, WeChat backup&restore, and Kik backup&restore. Feel free to give it a try and share this post with others to teach them how to restore deleted Viber messages as well.