how to extract whatsapp messages from itunes backup?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by oilyardm, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. oilyardm macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2016
    I backed up my iPhone 6 with iTunes a while ago and now i want to recover some deleted whatsapp messages from the backup file. However, I don't want to restore the all the files as this will definitely mess up my iPhone. Is it possible to do that?
  2. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2014
    Why would it mess up your phone?

    Backup your current phone
    Restore old backup with the messages u need
    Get messages
    Restore your recent backup
  3. oilyardm, Jan 21, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2016

    oilyardm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2016
    If i restored from the recent backup, does this over write the phone again?
  4. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    do the backups even backup whatspps messages?
  5. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2009
    Edmonton, AB
  6. enrincon89 macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2014

    WhatsApp uses iCloud to back up the messages.
  7. oilyardm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2016
    iTunes also backs up the whatsapp messages
  8. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    Yes, it would. First, Old overwrites New, then New overwrites Old.

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