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Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone/Android

How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone or Android phone has always been a hot topic, as WhatsApp is now a popular instant messaging app for Android and iPhone users. We use WhatsApp for social communication or business contacts almost every day, so this app must keep a lot of valuable conversations. To this end, Android and iPhone WhatsApp have both launched built-in backup features that allow users to save WhatsApp chats via Google Drive on Android phones/tablets and iCloud on iOS devices.

However, if you recently changed your phone, such as switching from Android to iPhone, and want to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to your new iPhone or Android phone, you will find that you have problems in transferring WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone. But don't worry, in this article, we recommend two ways to help you restore your WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to Android phone and iPhone.

Part 1: Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to Android
Part 2: Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone

Tips: How to Backup WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive?

Before we tell you how to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive, we would like to show you how to create a WhatsApp backup with Google Drive, in case that some people don't know how to do it. Just follow the simple steps below to backup your WhatsApp messages and media on Google Drive.

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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By the way, to learn the details about the process, you can click the page talking about how to back up and restore WhatsApp on Google Drive.

Part 1: Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to Android

You can directly extract WhatsApp backup data from Google drive and restore them to your new Android devices like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Huawei, ZTE, etc. What you need to do are as follows:

Step 1: After you have backed up your WhatsApp chats on Google Drive, uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on your Android phone.

Step 2: During the app installation, you will be asked to verify your phone number. After that, you will be prompted to restore your WhatsApp chat history from Google Drive.

Step 3: Just tap on the "Restore" button to confirm the restoring process and then all the WhatsApp backup will be restore from Google Drive to your Android device.

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Part 2: Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone

Note: You CANNOT restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone directly!

To protect your data from being compromised, making sure your personal data can be safely transferred to Google Drive without being blocked by any harmful hackers, Google Drive uses an encryption protocol. However, the iPhone uses a different encryption protocol than Google Drive, meaning that Google Drive's encryption protocol is not compatible with the iOS system, which means there is no easy and direct way to restore WhatsApp messages from Google Drive to iPhone.

However, you can try other ways to transfer WhatsApp chats to your iPhone. Next, we will teach you how to save your WhatsApp chats to iPhone by emailing. You can continue to read if you are interested in this method.

Tips: Save Your WhatsApp Chats to iPhone by Emailing

Step 1. Turn on your iPhone and launch the WhatsApp application on it.

Step 2. Locate to the chat that you want to transfer. Tap on it and then go to the top of the screen to click on the group chat name or the contact's name.

Step 3. After the operations above, you should swipe down and choose the option of "Export Chat". Then, you are allowed to choose whether need to attach your media or not.

Step 4. Choose the option of "Mail" and input your email address. Then, tap "Send" to transfer your selected WhatsApp chats to your email.

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Words in the End:

It is extremely simple to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to an Android phone or tablet. But it seems difficult to do the same work on iOS devices. Apart from transferring WhatsApp chats to iPhone via emailing, we also have guide to show you how to transfer WhatsApp chat history from Android to iPhone. Read the related tutorial and pick out your favorite way.

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