How to Restore a Backup in WhatsApp From Google Drive on Android or iPhone? (Example)

Did you change your device or miss an important conversation? Do not worry, then we will tell you how to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive on Android or iPhone.

With WhatsApp backup copies you will be able to save all WhatsApp chat conversations and thus not lose them.

Doing so is very simple, you just have to keep in mind that you must first have configured your device for WhatsApp to store backups. To do this you must enter the app and go to the settings from the three dots icon.

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From there go to Settings> Chats> Backup> Save to Google Drive / Google Account.

From there you must choose the frequency with which you want your conversations to be stored:

  • Only save when I touch «Save»
  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly

Once you have set this up, you can restore the backup from Google Drive or your Google account. We recommend that you do it connected to a Wi-Fi network, as they are heavy files that consume a lot of browsing data. Let’s see how to do it.

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How to restore a backup from Google Drive in a few steps

You can restore a WhatsApp backup from Google Drive in a few steps and in a simple way. To do this you must have the same phone number or have made the number change in your account previously.

Also remember that you must configure the app so that backups are stored in Google Drive through a Google account. This way you can restore all your conversations, even if you do it from a different device.

To start, you must delete the WhatsApp application from your mobile Android or iPhone. Then you must reinstall it. For this, you can get it from the official store of Play Store or Apple Store respectively, or do it from the official site.

Open the WhatsApp app and add your phone number to log in with your account, click on next and check the number with the six-digit code that you received by SMS or by voice call.

When prompted Restore backup to recover your conversations and multimedia files on your device stored in Google Drive do it. The best thing is that you are connected to a Wifi network, as these files tend to be quite heavy.

The restoration process may take a few minutes, this will depend exclusively on the size of the file that is being downloaded. When you have finished click on Next.

Now you can see all your conversations on the main WhatsApp screen.

If you have a Samsung phone you also have the possibility to make a backup with Samsung Cloud.

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How to restore a local backup

Backups are automatically saved from local way on your device, either on internal storage or on an SD card daily at 2am and saved as files.

It is important that you know that your device stores only the backups of the last seven days in the folder / sdcard / WhatsApp /. You can see it from the file manager of your mobile.

To restore a backup saved locally, you must delete WhatsApp from your mobile and reinstall it. When you do, enter your phone number and verify your account with the six-digit code that was just sent to you.

When prompted Restore, click on it and choose local storage. When the process is finished you will be able to see all your conversations there on the main WhatsApp screen.

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How to restore an old local backup

If what you are looking for is restore an older backup you must enter the file manager. Find the folder sdcard / WhatsApp / Databases.

If your copies are stored on an SD card you may see other folders such as Internal storage or main storage instead of Scard.

Rename the last backup or the one you want to restore to msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12.

Now you must delete WhatsApp from your mobile and reinstall it. When i touch Restore click on this button and wait for the file to finish downloading. Then you will see all conversations restored in the Chats tab.

If, on the other hand, what you lost or deleted were the images that have been sent to you by WhatsApp, there is also a way to recover the deleted images

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