How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone/Android

“I used to backup WhatsApp via Google Drive every week. But a few days ago, I just switched from Android to a brand new iPhone X, then how can I transfer my WhatsApp messages from Google Drive to iPhone?”

WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone

This question has been a hot issue, since WhatsApp is now a smash-hit instant messaging app among both Android and iPhone users. Almost every day we use WhatsApp for social communication or business contacts, there must be tons of valuable WhatsApp conversations that you want to come along with you when you are switching to a new phone.

For this, both Android WhatsApp and iPhone WhatsApp have already rolled out a built-in backup feature for users to backup WhatsApp chats together with media to Google Drive on Android phones/tablets and to iCloud on iOS devices. Hence, you don’t need to worry about restoring the backup to your new Android/iPhone. But, if you have recently made a switch from an Android phone to an iPhone, you will find that you are facing a problem to transfer WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone.

But no worry, in this article, we are going to suggest you two ways through which you can restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to Android and iPhone.

Backup WhatsApp to Google Drive

First things first: Before you make an attempt to restore WhatsApp from Google Drive backup, you will need to create a WhatsApp backup with Google Drive, it is really easy to it. Just follow these steps to backup your WhatsApp messages and media on Android:

Backup WhatsApp to Google Drive

How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to Android/iPhone?

Then after that how to restore the WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to your new Android, or restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to an new iPhone? Take it easy. In the following two parts, the article will show you how to accomplish that in details.

Part 1: Restore WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive to Android

Once you have created a backup of your WhatsApp data with Google Drive on your old Android phone, it is as easy as pie to restore them to any new Android devices like Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, HTC U12+, LG V30, Huawei P20 Pro, Honor 10, OnePlus 6, Sony Xperia Series and etc.

Restore WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive to Android

Part 2: Restore WhatsApp Chat History from Google Drive to iPhone

Can You Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone Directly?

Google Drive uses its encryption protocols as a way of protecting your data from any harmful hacker interception, however iPhone uses a different encryption protocol to what Google Drive does. Simply speaking, the encryption protocols used by Google Drive are not compatible with the iOS system, and this means that it is impossible to restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iOS devices directly.

How to Restore WhatsApp from Android Backup to iPhone?

However, you can use an easy way to restore WhatsApp backup from Android to iPhone and Jihosoft WhatsMate must be your best companion to do that. This program is a comprehensive WhatsApp data manager which allows you to backup and restore WhatsApp, and even recover deleted WhatsApp data without backup. So we can make use of its backup and restore features to do the task.

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Now, let’s see how to make an Android WhatsApp backup and transfer it to an iPhone:

Tip: Is There a Simpler Way to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone Directly?

Actually, Jihosoft WhatsMate is also a one-click WhatsApp transfer tool offering a much simple way to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone in a forthright manner. If you want to get rid of the tedious steps above, you must want to try this pretty convenient and safe way to transfer WhatsApp messages, contacts, call history, photos, videos and audios from Android to iPhone, or vice versa.

Here is the quick guide to transfer WhatsApp with this transfer tool:

quick guide to transfer WhatsApp with this transfer tool

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