How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone/Android

August 03 2017 21:45 pm/ Post By Yoli Software to WhatsApp

I just switched from Android to iPhone. I used to backup my WhatsApp chat history via Google Drive weekly. But when I installed WhatsApp on my new device, restore chats from iCloud was the only choice. How could I transfer the WhatsApp messages from Google Drive? 


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This has been the top 1 complaint from WhatsApp users recently. The newer version of WhatsApp allows you to back up your chats and media (photos, videos, voice messages, audio, etc) to Google Drive on Android. So your WhatsApp data can be transferred to a new phone or tablet in future. Don't be fretted if you have the similar transfer problem. 


Google Drive Backup of WhatsApp Messages

It has become much more easier to backup WhatsApp when the WhatsApp built-in backup feature appears. If you are an Android user, you can sync your chat history, as well as media to Google Drive in these steps:

Run WhatsApp -> Tap "Settings" -> Select "Chats" -> Click "Chat backup" -> Press "Back up to Google Drive" -> Choose a Google account to save your data to. 


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You can choose to manually backup your conversations to Google Drive at any time, or you can set it to automatically backup by selecting a backup frequency you like. 


Part 1: Restore WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive to Android

Part 2: Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive to iPhone


Part 1: Restore WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive to Android

It is relatively easy to extract WhatsApp data from Google drive and download them to your new Android like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, etc. Log in with the same Google account that you used to create the backup and use the same phone number. 


  1. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp after completing the backup.

  2. Verify your phone number during the setup. Then you will be prompted to restore chat history from Google Drive.

  3. Click "Restore" to confirm. After that, WhatsApp will begin the restoring process.


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Part 2: Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive to iPhone

The encryption technology used to backup WhatsApp on Google Drive can not be applied to iDevices. That means you can't retrieve WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone directly. Also, there is no way to transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iCloud so far. 


However, you can rely on a specialized WhatsApp Transfer tool to transfer WhatsApp messages from your old Android to new iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus, etc in a more straight forward way. We will add some working programs here after we do a full-scale test. Stay tuned and leave us a comment if you find an excellent one.