WeChat data recovery

What to do before reinstall WeChat on iPhone

June 29, 2017

“My WeChat always crash, so i suppose there is something wrong with my WeChat. Now i want to uninstall my WeChat, what to do before reinstall WeChat on iPhone?” 

Like most apps, when we delete the app and reinstall it, we couldn’t find former data, so does WeChat. Now if you want to reinstall your WeChat on iPhone, we suppose you backup your WeChat data before reinstall it. From this article, you’ll learn how to reinstall WeChat, and how to backup your WeChat data on iPhone. Now see below steps. 

Reinstall WeChat on iPhone 

Firstly, we will show you how to reinstall WeChat on iPhone, see below steps. 

1.find WeChat app icon on your iPhone home screen, then tap on it and hold on untill app icon shaking with “x” icon near it. 

2.tap on “x” icon on WeChat app icon, and it’ll be deleted. 

3.then go to app store and search for app WeChat, then install it again. 

Backup WeChat Data on iTunes and iCloud 

iTunes and iCloud are the two tools apple recommed us to do backup, now we can use it to backup some WeChat data, but it doesn’t support us to backup them selectively. 

For iTunes

1.launching your iTunes, connect your iPhone with PC. Go to Files--Summary again, tap on “Backup Now” on the right page, and confirm with “Backup”. 

When finish backup, you can find your bakcups files from below folder address: 

For Windows: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup 
For Mac ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ 

For iCloud

1.connect your iPhone with Wifi, go to Setting--iCloud, log in it with your Apple ID and password. 

2.then turn on iCloud server and WeChat button, then tap on “Backup” at the buttom, and confirm with “Backup Now”. 

Selectively Backup WeChat Data 

If you only need part of your WeChat data to be backup, iRefone can help you with it. 

iRefone is a professional iOS data recovery software, it can not only help us backup WeChat data, but also can help us backup and recover more thatn 16 kinds of other iPhone data, like contacts, notes, messages, photos, calendars ect. And it can be compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod. 

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try. 


Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your iPhone with PC. Click “Recover from iOS Device”, and tap on “Start”. 


Step 2. then we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, click “WeChat Message” icon for example, and it’ll begin the scanning. 


Step 3. when finish scanning, you can preview and choose WeChat messages you need to backup, tap on “Recover to PC”. 


For more similar issue, you can refer to below article: 

Restore Lost WeChat Data after Deleting WeChat App

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