Is There An Easy Way to Recover WhatsApp Messages on a Samsung Galaxy S5?
Are you one of the many smartphone users who have turned to WhatsApp to quickly message and share information to various devices? The app makes it easy to text and send attachments to users of phones with different operating systems such as between Mac, Android, and Windows. It is quickly becoming a popular method for staying connected with friends, family, and colleagues.
If you have recently lost a message or deleted an attachment, then a recovery program capable of regaining this information is a must. Even if no catastrophe has happened yet, it never hurts to have a failsafe way to get this information back. If you use WhatsApp to communicate with other smartphone users, then a loss or deletion may quickly be resolved with Dr.Fone for Android.
This particular recovery tool may be used for a Samsung Galaxy S5 or other Android smartphones. It will scan to find deleted WhatsApp messages and attachments and locate any deleted information that is still recoverable on your device. Once the scan has completed, you will be able to:
- Preview the scan results
- Find specific messages or attachments
- Recover all items
- Restore messages only
- Retrieve attachments only
- Customize selection
With Dr.Fone, the scan will automatically find all messages and attachments on a Galaxy S5. You may then choose to retrieve every item found by the scan or make customized selections prior to recovery. First, download the app for Mac or Windows and install it on your computer. Then connect the Galaxy S5 to the computer and wait for Dr.Fone to identify it:
In order for scanning to start, USB Debugging has to be disabled on the connected phone. To disable it, open the settings and then tap on Developer Options. Make certain there is no checkmark on this option.
How to Recover Your Messages
This tutorial will show the steps to recover WhatsApp messages Samsung Galaxy S5. Prior to following these steps, be certain the phone is connected to the computer and the app is running.
Step 1: Select WhatsApp Messaging & Attachments. When identification is complete, you will be prompted to choose the file types for recovery. This is because every option is selected by default.
To begin, remove the checkmark on any file type option that is not WhatsApp Messaging & Attachments. Afterwhich, click on ‘Next’ at the bottom of the utility window.
Step 2: Scan the Device. Click Start and then wait patiently for Dr.Fone to analyze the device.
You do not have to perform any other actions to begin the scan of your phone. This process starts instantly after analysis has been completed and the progress of the scan may be monitored at the top of the screen.
During the scan, you may click on WhatsApp or WhatsApp Attachments located on the left corner of the screen to view current message or attachment results.
Step 3: Choose Items and Recover. Before finishing the recovery, you have the option to choose specific items located by the scan. If you do not make any changes, all messages and attachments from WhatsApp will be recovered.
In the left panel, you will see two options: WhatsApp and WhatsApp Attachments. Each will have a checkmark and a count in parenthesis, which displays how many items were found. You may uncheck WhatsApp Attachments if this option is not needed.
Additionally, you may uncheck WhatsApp to remove current recovery selections. Then click on WhatsApp again to view the scan results on the right of the screen.
If you are viewing WhatsApp Messages for recovery, you have the option to view only deleted items located on the Galaxy S5. To do so, click on the slider labeled ‘Only Display Deleted Items’.
A checked category in the left panel indicates all results will be recovered. If it is not checked, then no results are selected. A square within the checkbox indicates you have made individual message or attachment selections.
In the example below, all WhatsApp messages will be restored while only certain WhatsApp Attachments are selected for recovery.
Any item may be selected for recovery by clicking on its checkbox and those with a checkmark will be restored.
You may also run a search by typing a text in the search option found at the top of the screen to locate a specific message or attachments.
If all of the desired selections has been made, clicking on Recover is the last step. Dr.Fone will instantly restore any selected WhatsApp messages or attachments from the connected Galaxy S5.
As shown by this tutorial, it is not difficult to regain WhatsApp messages (or attachments) that have gone missing from your phone. To reiterate, simply open Dr.Fone for Android, connect your Samsung Galaxy S5, and then follow these steps:
- Select WhatsApp Messaging & Attachments.
- Scan the connected smartphone.
- Choose items then recover.
Dr.Fone for Android also supports the recovery of images, videos, contacts, and other items on your Galaxy S5. This makes it a handy option to keep available once an important data goes missing from your phone!