Recover WhatsApp Messages Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4

WhatsApp has become a popular way to communicate, as the application provides a cross-platform real-time messaging solution to mobile users with no fees as experienced with SMS messaging. The application is compatible for use on a number of different phones including iPhone, Android, Windows, etc. Regardless of what phone you use, WhatsApp offers a simple way to message between them all.

For Android users who rely on WhatsApp to send important messages and attachments, the loss of this information or accidental deletion can wreak a little havoc. There is no magical “Undo” button capable of making the information reappear on your phone. Instead, the best solution is to have a reliable recovery tool handy for quick message restoration. If you have recently lost or unintentionally deleted a message, then Dr.Fone for Android is a top-rated recovery tool for these situations.

Dr.Fone for Android may be installed on your Mac or Windows computer. It scans for these items on a connected Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, or S4 phone and recovers them in minutes. Dr.Fone provides a reliable solution when you need to:

  • Recover deleted messages
  • Restore deleted attachments
  • Salvage all WhatsApp information
  • Find and restore certain items

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Simply download the install file to your computer and connect the Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, or S4 phone either before or after opening the utility. Dr.Fone will then connect to your phone to begin data recovery, as shown below:


After a successful connection, you will be able to select WhatsApp data for scanning and recovery.

Note: If you have not yet disabled USB Debugging, this has to be done on the device prior to continuing.

How to Recover Your Messages

WhatsApp messages and attachments may be recovered from a Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, and later models. This tutorial goes over how to restore messages specifically; however, you also have the option to select attachments for recovery.

Note: The following screenshots display how the required steps are completed on a Mac computer.


Step 1: Check WhatsApp Messaging & Attachments Only. Dr.Fone provides several file types to choose from when performing a recovery. For this example, only WhatsApp Messaging & Attachments needs to be selected.



First, tick the checkbox next to each item except WhatsApp Messaging & Attachments to remove the other file types and then click Next.



Step 2: Scan for Recoverable Messages. Prior to scanning the device, Dr.Fone will need to complete a couple of preliminary steps. This includes applying a “one-click root” and analyzing the phone. To get started, just click on Start located in the bottom right of the screen.


The scan will start on its own immediately after your Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, or S4 has been analyzed. If you click on WhatsApp or WhatsApp Attachments within the left panel as this process takes place, you will be able to view the current scan results.



Step 3: Choose Your Messages and Recover. Every message and attachment located during the scan will be automatically selected for recovery. If you want every item, just click on Recover and Dr.Fone will finish the process.

Two options reside in the left panel: WhatsApp and WhatsApp Attachments. By default, each will contain a check to show that every item is currently selected.

First, uncheck WhatsApp Attachments if these items do not need to be restored from the phone.

Next, if you want to select specific messages, uncheck the box next to WhatsApp in the left panel. Then click on it and the located messages will appear on the right side of the screen.



The view for WhatsApp Messages may be altered to only show messages deleted from your phone. To see these items, click on the slider at the top of the window for the Only Display Deleted Items option.



If a category is checked in the left panel, it has been selected for recovery. No checkmark indicates nothing has been chosen and a blue square is provided in the left panel when more specific choices have been made.

For example, the image displayed below shows a checkmark next to WhatsApp messages. Every message will be recovered; however, the blue box is an indicator that only a few select WhatsApp Attachments have been chosen.




Any item may be selected for recovery by clicking on its checkbox and those with a checkmark will be restored.



Moreover, if you type a text in the search field found at the top right of the screen, you can locate a specific message or attachment based on the entered information.



Finally, click on the Recover button after every desired message and/or attachment has been selected in the utility. This informs the utility to recover WhatsApp messages Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4. The selected items will be stored in the location you choose after clicking on ‘Recover’.



The above tutorial shows how easy it can be to recover messages or attachments you have sent using WhatsApp. With Dr.Fone, you are able to scan for and restore the precise file types you need. There are no excess wait times or excruciating steps. To regain messages, simply follow the steps as discussed in this tutorial:

  1. Check WhatsApp Messaging & Attachments only.
  2. Scan for recoverable messages.
  3. Choose which messages to restore and click Recover.

Dr.Fone not only supports the mentioned Samsung Galaxy models but may be used to recover data from any compatible phone or device. You can use it to restore images, contacts, and much more. If you are in need of a dependable, multi-purpose recovery tool, then Dr.Fone for Android is the perfect fit!


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