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Help recovering deleted What's App Messages

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Lovestosing Wed 07-Feb-18 16:00:34

Just posting for traffic. DD Yr 5 has had a falling out with a friend, as happens. It stems from an argument they had over What's App whilst DH and I were away for the weekend, so we weren't there to police her usage of her phone. DD Has deleted the messages so I can't read what was said. This happened a few weeks ago and although it was supposed to be resolved it hasn't been and it has led to DD being subjected to low level bullying. I have spoken to her severely about her use of What's App and she knows that if further incidents occur we will confiscate her phone indefinitely. I really need to read this exchange of messages as I feel I'm going to have to escalate it but I need to know exactly what part DD has had to play in all this before I know how to proceed. Can anyone help?

DecisionTree Wed 07-Feb-18 16:05:01

I dont think you can rcl deoeted whatsapp messages.

DecisionTree Wed 07-Feb-18 16:05:19


SundaySalon Wed 07-Feb-18 16:06:27

They could be on her ICloud if she has an iPhone? My phone backs up all my chat history through that. I think you can recover it all if you have her account password?

woodlanddreamer Wed 07-Feb-18 16:07:59

There are quite a few suggestions if you google "recover WhatsApp messages" - it depends on the type of phone & how it is set up

SundaySalon Wed 07-Feb-18 16:08:40

Actually I just had a look and if you go into whatsapp-chat settings- chat backup, then recover from iCloud. Has she not told you what they say? Or do you think she’s not telling you everything?

SurlyValentine Wed 07-Feb-18 16:10:35

If it's an Android phone, I've used this , go to #2 and follow the instructions to the letter and it worked like a charm.

FallenAngel89 Wed 07-Feb-18 16:20:22

My DD started deleting hers purely because her dad had said he read them over previously. He said it didn't matter if she deleted them because he had it wired to his phone so he could see the messages she sent anyway (he can't but she doesn't know this) Maybe just say you can do that and can see them so she need's to come clean what's been said. A little white lie won't hurt wink

Lovestosing Wed 07-Feb-18 16:28:30

She told me the gist of them but it would
be nice if I could see them in black and white as her friend's parents have seen them so
I'd like to see them too. I'm going to try some of your suggestions now! smile

hellsbellsmelons Wed 07-Feb-18 16:44:34

So they definitely aren't in Archived messages?
Go the chat section.
Just pull down and the archived chats will show above the search bar.
See if there are any in there.
It will also show her blocked contacts.
Otherwise - I've no idea!

MsHomeSlice Wed 07-Feb-18 16:48:01

i am sure I read somewhere that if you uninstall Whatsapp, then reinstall it (as if it were a new phone) then providing you ticked the back up option then everything appears.

but google would probably have better advice!

readysteadyteddy Wed 07-Feb-18 16:48:09

Could you ask her friend's parents to show them to you?

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