How to Restore Whatsapp Backup From Google Drive to iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you switching from an Android device to an iPhone? Are you worried about losing your precious WhatsApp chats and media files?

Well, worry no more! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of restoring your WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to your new iPhone. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Prepare your Google Drive Backup

Before you begin the restoration process, ensure that you have a recent backup of your WhatsApp data on Google Drive. To do this:

  • Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your Android device.
  • Step 2: Tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner and select “Settings”.
  • Step 3: Go to “Chats” > “Chat backup”.
  • Step 4: Tap on “Backup to Google Drive”.
  • Step 5: Select the frequency at which you want backups to occur (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly).
  • Note: Make sure that you are logged in with the same Google account that you plan to use on your iPhone.

Step 2: Install WhatsApp on your iPhone

To restore your WhatsApp backup on your iPhone, you need to have the WhatsApp application installed. Follow these steps to install WhatsApp on your iPhone:

  • Step 1: Open the App Store on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Search for “WhatsApp” using the search bar.
  • Step 3: Tap on the “Get” button next to WhatsApp.
  • Step 4: Authenticate the installation using Touch ID, Face ID, or your Apple ID password.
  • Step 5: Wait for the installation to complete.

Step 3: Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive

Now that you have installed WhatsApp on your iPhone, it’s time to restore your backup from Google Drive. Follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Agree to the terms and conditions, then tap on “Agree & Continue”.
  • Step 3: When prompted, enter your phone number and tap on “Next”.
  • Step 4: Verify your phone number by entering the verification code sent to you via SMS.

If you skipped restoring during setup:

If you skipped the restoration process during the initial setup of WhatsApp, don’t worry! You can still restore your backup. Here’s how:

  • Step 1: Go to “Settings” within WhatsApp.
  • Step 2: Tap on “Chats”.
  • Step 3: Select “Chat Backup”.

To restore from a Google Drive backup:

  • Note:
  • Step 1: Tap on “Restore Chat History”.
  • Step 2: Enter the same Google account credentials used during the backup process.
  • Step 3: Wait for WhatsApp to restore your chat history and media files.
  • Note: This process may take a while depending on the size of your backup and internet speed.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully restored your WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to your iPhone!

You can now enjoy all your previous chats, photos, and videos on your new iPhone. Remember to keep regular backups to avoid any future data loss. Happy chatting!

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