Best Way to Transfer WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iCloud
"Can I transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iCloud?"
"Can I restore WhatsApp messages from Google Drive to iPhone?"
"How do I restore WhatsApp chats from Google Drive backup on an iPhone?"
Above are the questions asked by many users who just switching from an Android to an iPhone. As we can use WhatsApp to send not only text messages but also photos, audios, attachments with our friends, there may be some very important WhatsApp chats you want to restore even after updating to a new phone. But things get a little bit tricky when it comes to restoring from Android to iPhone, as the WhatsApp backup is stored in different cloud services.
So, How to transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iCloud? Actually, you are unable to directly transfer backup from Google Drive to iCloud. The reason is that the iOS WhatsApp only can be backed up or restored through iCloud. But it is still possible to restore your WhatsApp backup from Google Drive, what you need is a reliable third-party tool.
Here I will recommend WhatsApp Transfer, a useful tool that allows you to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone directly. With the assistance of this tool, you can successfully transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to the iCloud.
Main features of WhatsApp Transfer:
* Transfer WhatsApp messages between Android and iOS devices.
* Back up WhatsApp messages from mobile phone to computer.
* Restore WhatsApp backup to your phone with original format.
* Preview WhatsApp chats and export WhatsApp chats to computer as HTML file.
* Back up other chat history to computer, including LINE/Kik/Viber/Wechat.
* Work well on almost all the iOS and Android devices, such as iPhone SE 2020/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs Max/Xs/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6/6, Samsung Galaxy S20/S10/S10+, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, etc.
There are three major steps to transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iCloud with the help of WhatsApp Transfer. Now read carefully and follow the guide below:
Step 1: Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive
To move WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iCloud, you will need to first restore the WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to your Android phone. Here's how:
> Reinstall the WhatsApp app on your Android phone. This will activate the Restore process when setting up your WhatsApp app again.
> Verify your phone number according to the on-screen instructions.
> Tap the RESTORE option to restore the backup from Google Drive.
Step 2: Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone
After restoring the WhatsApp backup from Google Drive, you can now transfer the WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone with the aid of WhatsApp Transfer.
> Download, install and run the WhatsApp Transfer on your PC, click the Transfer WhatsApp messages section.
> Connect your Android phone and iPhone to the computer with USB cables, the software will detect your phones automatically. After the connection, you will see the interface like below. Check if your iPhone is the Destination phone, if not, click Flip to change the positions.
> Tap the Transfer button and then click Yes to confirm. After a while, your WhatsApp messages from the Android phone will be transferred to iPhone. You can see the conversations on the WhatsApp app on your iPhone.
Tips: With WhatsApp Transfer, you can also transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android.
Step 3: Back Up WhatsApp Messages to iCloud
Now you can back up the WhatsApp messages that transferred from Google Drive to iCloud.
> Open the WhatsApp on your iPhone and then go to Settings.
> Select Chat Settings and then tap Chat Backup.
> Tap Back Up Now and the WhatsApp messages from Google Drive will be backed up to your iCloud.
After you have restored the WhatsApp backup from Google Drive, you can also use the Export feature of WhatsApp to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone via email. This method is free and easy but the drawback is that you need to export your WhatsApp conversations one by one which is time-consuming.
After the restoration, follow the steps below to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone.
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your Android and then navigate to the conversation you want.
Step 2: Tap the three dots icon on the top-right for more options.
Step 3: Tap More and then select Export Chats.
Step 4: You can select Without media or Include media before sending.
Step 5: Select the email option, here we pick Gmail.
Step 6: Compose an email that attached the WhatsApp messages and send it to yourself.
Step 7: Switch to your iPhone and log in to your email account to view the WhatsApp from Android.
As you can see, you are not able directly to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone using Google Drive. If you have a few WhatsApp messages to migrate, you can send them to iPhone via email. However, if you want to transfer the whole WhatsApp backup that restored from Google Drive, we suggest you try WhatsApp Transfer. It is the easiest and most effective way to solve your problem.