How to restore WhatsApp chats from Google Drive


WhatsApp app has been experiencing a huge problem associated with the transfer of data. As we know this is one of the widely used apps which is used by people belonging to every age group. It is an instant messaging app available for both androids as well as iPhone users. People use this app for social communication, business contacts, meetings, studies and many other important works as well. This purely indicates that there are tons of WhatsApp conversation that hold great importance in our day-to-day life and if by any chance is lost then people have to face great difficulties in proceeding with their work. This thing mainly becomes a concern when people switch from one device to another. As we are aware that WhatsApp has already enabled the backup feature to make sure that people are not facing such a difficulty. This feature can be implemented in both androids as well as iOS devices.

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This is done so that people can easily backup all their chats in one place safely in their respective google drive or iCloud. However, if you are someone who is switching from an android device to an iOS device or vice versa then you must end up facing some serious problem in the setup. In such a situation all you need \is the help of a good step by step tutorial. Well, if you are someone who seeks the answer to the same question then this article is one for you as in here, we are going to briefly discuss how one can restore WhatsApp chats from google drive on an android or iOS device without facing any complex problem in between. The tips mentioned below will be of great help for sure. We will try to cover everything in three main parts mentioned in this article.

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Part 1: Backup WhatsApp to Google Drive

The first thing is to make sure that all the chats are properly backed up in google drive. Before making any attempt to restore the chats from Google Drive to the respective device, one must ensure that you can create a WhatsApp backup that is linked to the Google drive of your device. Kindly follow the steps to proceed further. The first thing that you should do is to go to WhatsApp Setting > Chats > Chat backup and in there you are required to hit the backup button. Apart from this if you want the media too then do not forget to click the include videos option mentioned in there. This part is completed here as now the chats will be each time restored in Google drive only. Let’s now move to the next part.

Part 2: Restore the chats from Google drive to android device

Once the WhatsApp chats on google drive then it means that the initial step is been completed. As of now, this is all the data which is been captured in the Google drive is of the old phone and now it would be quite easy to pie to restore all the chats in any new android device like Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei, One plus as so many other android devices available nowadays. The simple steps involved are:

  1. In the first step on your android device, you are required to log in to your Google drive with the same account which you initially created the WhatsApp backup
  2. In the second step kindly install WhatsApp on the new device and then you are required to verify your phone number
  3. In the third step, a pop-up will show in a separate window which will ask you to restore your WhatsApp backup from Google drive. Here the required permissions should be granted and confirmation must be given to restore.

Part 3: Restore the chats from Google Drive to the iPhone device

If we talk about iOS devices then here the person can directly restore WhatsApp chat from your Google drive. As in here, Google drive use the famous encryption protocol as a medium that is used for the protection of the own data from any kind of harmful hacker interception. However, in the case of the iPhone, mostly uses a different encryption protocol. The encryption protocol that Google drive uses is not compatible with iOS devices which directly means that it would be quite impossible to restore the WhatsApp chats on iPhone using the same technique that is used by the android devices. Therefore, you are required to search for some alternative methods to make sure that this thing works out properly. Now as you are aware of the techniques used in both devices it would be quite easy for you to make sure that the restoration goes as per the expectations.


All the steps mentioned above is quite easy to follow. Kindly try it. I hope the article was helpful to all my readers out there.               


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