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

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    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

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    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
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    oilyardm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If i restored from the recent backup, does this over write the phone again?
     
  4. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    do the backups even backup whatspps messages?
     
  5. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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  6. enrincon89 macrumors member

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

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    iTunes also backs up the whatsapp messages
     
  8. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it would. First, Old overwrites New, then New overwrites Old.
     

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