Easy Ways to Backup and Restore WhatsApp Chat Messages with Google Drive – WhatsApp or what is often abbreviated as WA by most users. WhatsApp has now become the best chat application with the most users around the world. There are so many similar applications that have sprung up, but over time many chat applications have also fallen because they cannot compete with the popularity of Whatsapp.
I myself am a WhatsApp instant messaging application user, after previously trying several chat applications and comparing them, finally for simplicity and convenience, I decided to use WhatsApp instead.
Because WhatsApp is currently the most widely used chat application, of course this application is very important to support various communication networks with family, friends and business. The scary thing that often happens might be the loss of messages from WhatsApp chat contents, somehow it can happen intentionally or unintentionally, sometimes important chat messages that still want to be saved are suddenly deleted, the cellphone is damaged or maybe because of the accident our cellphone has lost its fall or stolen.
To anticipate this, we must always be careful and prepare everything so that when things happen that we don’t want, we can easily overcome them. From there it is necessary to back up or back up WhatsApp messages, photos and video chats, and this is the only best solution to keep lost WhatsApp messages returned easily.
In this article, I will provide a guide on how to back up your WhatsApp messages using Google Drive. Here are the important points that I will explain in this article:
How to backup WhatsApp chat messages to Google Drive
The WhatsApp application automatically backs up (backup) and saves your messages to your cellphone memory every day. However, depending on your settings, you can also back up your chat messages to Google Drive. This way, even if you delete WhatsApp from your phone, your messages will be safe. However, make sure to backup a few things before you delete the app.
Google Drive is a great solution for backing up all your WhatsApp messages. You can switch from Android phones to other Android phones and the contents of chat messages and other media such as video and audio in chat are still stored safely. This is also an additional insurance for WhatsApp when there is a problem WhatsApp decides for one day of crashes to be fixed and you finally have to uninstall and reinstall it.
Here’s how to back up with Google Drive:
- Open the application WhatsApp You
- Tap the menu icon at the top right of the screen. These are the three vertical dots Ξ.
- Tap Settings or Settings.
- Tap Chats or Chats.
- Tap on Backup Chats / Chat Backup.
- Tap on “Backup to Google Drive” to select the frequency you want to back up your chats, these options consist of none, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly.
- Tap and select Google Account that you want to associate with a backup or backup.
- Tap the account in the list
- Tap ‘Add Account’ to add an account not found on the list or to create a new account.
- Tap Allow or Allow.
- Tap Backup back.
- Tap Backup Over and select “Wi-Fi” to backup chats when only connected via Wi-Fi.
- Tap the “Wi-Fi or Cellular” option to backup chat chat messages over Wi-Fi or data plan.
- Tap the box next to “Include videos” or “Include videos” to also back up video messages, if you wish.
- Tap the “BackupTo backup your chat chat messages now.
Once everything is backed up, you will be able to restore or restore or restore chat messages every time you reinstall WhatsApp, regardless of device. Note that whenever you back up to Google Drive, WhatsApp also backs up to your phone’s internal memory, which means it will take up a lot of space. If you have an app installation file installed, or one like ES File Explorer, you’ll be able to go in and make space if you need to.
Important: It is recommended to back up while charging your cellphone, because the first backup process can take a long time, depending on how large your chat message size is. The nice thing is that every backup you do after the first will add up, which means it will add to the current backup, instead of deleting everything and starting over or adding the entire backup on top of the old one, which means that the second backup process and so on will take place faster.
How to Recover or Recover or Recover WhatsApp Chat Messages from Google Drive
Now is the way to restore, restore or restore your WhatsApp chats. As I explained earlier, it doesn’t matter what the reason is because you lose the contents of your WhatsApp chat, whether it’s because the chat was deleted intentionally or accidentally, or maybe a reason that requires you to reinstall WhatsApp.
Now how can you get all your chats back? Here’s how!
- Open the application WhatsApp You
- Verification your phone number when prompted.
- Tap Restore or Recover.
- Tap Next or Next when the recovery is complete.
- Set up your profile like you did the first time.
- Tap Next at the top right of the screen.
Now you can access your WhatsApp chats on any Android phone that has WhatsApp installed.
How to Move WhatsApp Chat Chats to New Mobile Using Google Drive
Below are the steps for moving WhatsApp chat messages to your new cellphone. Luckily you have made a backup first to Google Drive on your old cellphone. And here’s how:
- Add the same Google account to your new phone that you used to back up your old phone.
- Install it WhatsApp on your new mobile device just like you did on the previous device.
- Open the application WhatsApp You
- Tap Agree and continue.
- Verification your phone number, just like you did when you first set up WhatsApp.
- Tap Restore to restore your WhatsApp chats from a chat backup on your Google Drive.
- Tap Next.
And now your WhatsApp on your new phone will be the same as on your old phone.
Note: This process is not completely straightforward and may not work all the time. You may have to uninstall WhatsApp and reinstall it a few times for the recovery to take effect. If there’s a message that you really want to keep, you may want to copy it and save it on your computer or other device to make sure you have that backup forever. Also be aware that continually reinstalling WhatsApp may result in a temporary ban, as your phone number is already recognized. In short, WhatsApp can be a little fickle.
If you’d rather not bother with Google Drive, you can always save your chats to an SD card and transfer them that way. This is a rather complicated process, because you can’t simply move WhatsApp from your phone’s internal memory to an external SD card; You can only move the data. So when I say it’s a complicated process, it means it’s more like a migraine, and I don’t recommend it if you can avoid it. However, if you have to, check WhatsApp “Restore or transfer backup”.
Move or Export WhatsApp Chats from Android Phones to iPhone
If you change your smartphone from Android to iPhone with iOS OS and plan to move the contents of WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone, then you are out of luck. When you back up WhatsApp on your Android phone, you back up or backup to the Google Drive service. As we know that the WhatsApp Application on Android uses Google Drive to back up and restore it. Whereas the WhatsApp application on iOS uses iCloud to do both. So it cannot be done.
Even if you have the Google Drive app on iPhone iOS, you still can’t recover your Android WhatsApp files. WhatsApp iOS will only communicate with iCloud.
That’s a complete guide on how to backup or back up and restore chat messages on your Android phone using Cloud Storage Service Google Drive. Hopefully this article is useful for those of you who are confused because missing chat messages are deleted or lost for other reasons. Good luck and good luck 🙂