Ever accidentally deleted a Snapchat memory or maybe you lost them all! Horror! You’re not alone. Many Snapchat users have experienced this, making the recovery of deleted Snapchat memories a much sought-after solution.
Today, I’ll take you through the process step by step, drawing from my own experiences of successfully retrieving lost memories. I promise you, it’s simpler than you think.
I’ll share a way to recover any deleted Snapchat memories from the app itself. Then I share a few methods that will mean you never lose your favorite Snapchat memories again.
Let’s dive into this practical, user-friendly guide, and never lose a Snapchat memory.
What is Snapchat Memories and Why It’s Important
Snapchat Memories is a feature that allows Snapchat users to save their Snaps and stories. It is a great way to keep your memories safe, and it can also be used to share memories with friends and family. Snaps and stories are stored in a secure album-like format that the user can access at any time.
Memories allow you to save your Snaps and Stories for up to one year. This means that you can access your Snaps and Stories for quite a while, even after you have already posted them.
Snaps and stories will remain in Memories until the user manually deletes them. It is also possible to set uploading preferences so that Snaps and Stories are automatically saved to Memories.
So, How Can You Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories?
You can lose your Snapchat memories in a number of ways. Accidental deletion, memories older than a year get automatically deleted, or maybe you lost your phone. Whatever the cause, you can still get them back.
There is a way to recover deleted memories from the Snapchat app and you can also recover them from your device backups. You do have backups don’t you?
Recovery From Snapchat My Data Page
From within the app, you can recover loads of data from your Snapchat account – including a copy of all your memories.
Go to your main account page and scroll down to find the “My Data” page. Here you hit the yellow submit request button. Snapchat will send you a zipped file with all your data. Your memories are included.
This can take up to 24 hours but is usually faster. You’ll get an email with your data file in zipped format. Unzip the file and look for the “Memories” folder.
Find the memories you want and select “RecoverMemory”. It will be restored to Memories on your phone.
That’s the easiest way to recover deleted memories on Snapchat. It takes some time and you will need to restore the memories one at a time but it gets the job done with little fuss.
Take a minute to check out Ways to Recover Deleted Messages on Snapchat
Recover Snapchat Memories From Your Phone Backups
I don’t want to give you a lecture here, but if you don’t use backups of your phone you’re crazy! It is so easy to do these days that there is no excuse not to. Having automated backups solves so many potential problems – including unexpected deleted Memories!
Set up your backups now if you haven’t already! If you do have a backup of your phone you can use this to restore any lost Snapchat memories.
Backing Up Your Memories on Snapchat
You can set your Memories to be backed up automatically on the Snapchat app itself. It is quick and easy. Go into your settings and then “Memories” and toggle on “Smart Backup”. Now they are automatically backed up and easy to restore if you need to.
Saving Memories Through Third-Party Apps
There are also several third-party apps that can help you save your Snapchat Memories automatically. These apps usually have a free version and allow you to sync your Memories to the cloud.
Some of the most popular apps include SnapChat Backup and SaveMySnaps. Simply download the app, sign in with your Snapchat credentials, and your Memories will be automatically backed up.
By using any of these methods, you can save your Snapchat Memories automatically and have them securely backed up in the cloud. This way, you can relax knowing that your Memories are safe and accessible at any time.
Take a minute to check out some of my other Snapchat guides:
How To Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories Without Backup
Oh no! You didn’t back up your memories or your phone? The good news is, that you might be able to recover them even without having a backup. Try these:
- Look Through Your Recently Deleted Memories
The first thing you should do when you discover that you have deleted your Snapchat memories is to take a look at the recently deleted folder. By going into the Memories page on the Snapchat app and tapping on “Recently Deleted”, you can see if the memories you deleted are still available to restore.
If they appear here, all you need to do is simply tap on the Restore button and it will be moved back into the main Memories section.
- Use A Data Recovery App
If the memories are not in the Recently Deleted section, then you can try downloading a data recovery app. There are various ones that you can choose from, so make sure to read the reviews before downloading one.
The most popular ones that have positive reviews are EaseUS and Undeleter. Once installed, the app should be able to detect any deleted files on your device, including your Snapchat memories.
I’ll say it again – backup your phone and use Smart Backup for Memories!
To Finish Off
As you can see, there are several different ways to recover lost or deleted Snapchat Memories. Depending on the platform and backup options, some methods may be easier than others. However, with a little bit of patience and determination, it is certainly possible to retrieve the memories you thought were lost forever.
To prevent future losses, always try to back up your memories on either your phone itself or on a cloud storage service. Doing this will ensure that even if something does happen, like an accidental deletion or device loss, your memories will still remain safe and accessible.
Hopefully, this guide has helped you understand all the different ways to recover deleted Snapchat Memories and how to save them for the future.