Whatsapp is no doubt one of the most popular messengers in the world, and it is very rare that you will find a person who is not using WhatsApp. Anyways you obviously use it that why you are here. Despite of normal conversation, WhatsApp has also become a place where people share confidential information. In this what if you lost the conversation because of some problem with a smartphone. Well for this situation WhatsApp let you make a backup of your chats and media. Here we will tell you how to backup and restore your WhatsApp messages with Google Drive. The process is very simple so feel free to follow it as there is nothing technical in it. Just follow simple steps.
Can I Transfer My Chat Backup Android to iPhone or Vice-Versa?
The answer to this question is a big no. Actually when you install WhatsApp in your Android or iOS smartphone, then it will make a backup in Google Drive and iCloud respectively. Both run on different functionality so there is no way to transfer your backup to one another.
Now even if you have Google Drive app in your iOS smartphone then still you are not able to restore your WhatsApp messages from Google Drive because it functions only with iCloud.
How to Backup and Restore Your WhatsApp Messages With Google Drive
Luckily by default WhatsApp back up your WhatsApp messages and media to Google Drive. Depending on your setting you can initiate a backup on the daily or weekly basis. So just in case if you have accidently lost your WhatsApp chats or media, you can still get it from Google Drive.
For Android devices, Google Drive is a prime thing and best ways to backup WhatsApp messages. If you are planning to switch from Android to Android phone, then you don’t have to worry about the old messages. To make the things bit easier here are some easy to follow steps on how to backup and restore your WhatsApp Messages with Google Drive.
- First, open WhatsApp.
- From the top right of the screen click on menu icon or three vertical dots.
- Tap on Settings
- Tap on Chats
- Now tap on Chat Backup
- Tap Google Drive settings to set the backup frequency
- Tap the account that you want to use to backup chats. It will usually be the one that you are using to run your Android.
- Tap Allow
- Tap back over. Here you will get two options. Either you can choose to backup your WhatsApp via Wi-Fi, or you can choose to backup over Wi-Fi or data both.
Once you make a backup now, you are able to restore your WhatsApp messages everytime you reinstall WhatsApp then no what which Android device you are using. You need also to make a note that whenever you make backup, it also block some space in your internal memory.
How to Restore WhatsApp Chats from a Google Drive Backup
So you have backed up all chats now the question is how you can restore the backup. Well like backing up data it is pretty easier to restore the data. Here how it’s done.
- Install the WhatsApp
- Verify your phone number
- Tap Restore
- Tap Next when all messages are restored.
This process is applicable if you are using the same Android device. If you want to transfer it on another Android device then obviously it will pick the backup data from your account however if it fails then copy the files and manually paste in WhatsApp folder.
To do the same download ES File Explorer on both Android device. Open ES File Explorer. Go to WhatsApp folder copy the Databases and Backups folder content and transfer it on the same destination on another Android device.
This is how to backup and restore your WhatsApp messages with Google Drive. If you have any question in your mind, then feel free to ask us in the below comment box.