Part 1. How to Recover Videos from WhatsApp on Android Devices
For Android devices, there are actually several ways that you can recover WhatsApp videos. The solution you choose will depend on the type of backup that you have. Here’s each solution in detail;
Restore WhatsApp Deleted Videos Using Local Storage
WhatsApp will automatically backup all your chats including any photos and videos to the device’s internal storage or SD card. To get your videos back, all you have to do is uninstall the app to restore the backup. Follow these simple steps to do it;
Step 1: Uninstall WhatsApp from the device and reinstall it again from the Google Play Store.
Step 2: Once you’ve completed the setup and verified your phone number, WhatsApp will detect the backup available in your device’s internal storage.
Step 3: When prompted, tap “Restore” and the deleted videos will be restored to the device.
If the backup file with the videos you want to retrieve is very old, you may want to rename the backup file before restoring it. To do that simply open the file manager on your device and then go to sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases and rename the backup file from “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12” to “msgstore.db.crypt12.” Then simply uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp to restore the folder.
Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Videos from Google Drive
If you backup WhatsApp on Google Drive, then the best way to recover the deleted WhatsApp videos is to restore the Google Drive backup. The process is very simple, just follow these steps;
Step 1: Uninstall WhatsApp from your device and then go to the Google Play Store to reinstall it.
Step 2: Go through the setup process and verify your phone number (it must be the same phone number used to create the account.
Step 3: WhatsApp will detect the backup and prompt you to restore it. Just tap “Restore” to recover the missing videos.
Recover Deleted WhatsApp Videos from WhatsApp local Backup
You can recover the deleted WhatsApp videos from the WhatsApp local backup. Just follow these simple steps to do it;
Step 1: Open the File Manager on your device and then type “WhatsApp” in the search bar at the top.
Step 2: You should see three folders, tap on the “Media” folders and you should see individual folders for all the different types of media files that you may have received via WhatsApp.
Step 3: Tap on the “WhatsApp Video” folder to open it and you will see all the videos that were sent and received using your WhatsApp account. Open any of the videos that you want to recover and save it to a different folder on your device.
Part 2. How to Recover Videos from WhatsApp on iPhone
For iOS devices, you can either recover the deleted WhatsApp videos from an iCloud or iTunes backup. Let’s take a look at each solution in much detail.
Get Deleted WhatsApp Videos on iPhone using iCloud Backup
Since you can setup WhatsApp to create automatic backups to iCloud, restoring the files from iCloud is probably the easiest way to recover the videos. Follow these simple steps to do it;
Step 1: The first thing you need to do is make sure that you do have an iCloud backup. To do that, just go to the WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup. If you find a recent iCloud backup then you can uninstall and then reinstall WhatsApp.
Step 2: Verify your phone number (ensure it is the same phone number used to create the backup) and WhatsApp will detect the backup, prompting you to restore it. Just tap “Restore Chat History” and the videos should be back on your device.
Restore WhatsApp Videos from iTunes Backup
If you don’t have an iCloud backup, but you regularly backup your device via iTunes, then you might be able to get the videos back by restoring the iTunes backup. Follow these steps to restore an iTunes backup to your device;
Step 1: Connect the iOS device to the computer using its lightning cable
Step 2: Open iTunes if it doesn’t automatically open and select your device in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Right-click on the device and then select “Restore from Backup.” Choose the latest backup and when the restore process is complete, the deleted videos should be back on your device.