You might want to delete WhatsApp backups for various reasons. Here are the options for you to delete the data and you can disable the backup on Android first.
How can I delete all WhatsApp backups? So it does not ask for restoring when I get a new device.
If you are experiencing issues with making a WhatsApp backup like backup stuck, or you are bidding goodbye to this instant messaging app, one of the things you would want to do is to delete your WhatsApp backup. This ensures that all of your conversations and the data associated with them are gone from your device for safety.
If you use WhatsApp on an Android device, your backups are likely stored with Google Drive. Then how to delete backups from Google Drive from Android users? Here are some ways that you can safely and easily remove your cloud backups.
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If you delete a WhatsApp backup from Google Drive, you cannot restore that backup on your current Android device or from Android to a new iPhone. Also, your new device will not ask you to restore a backup if you have deleted the backup from Google Drive.
You can remove your Google account from WhatsApp by heading to the Google Drive site, clicking the cog icon, selecting Settings, choosing Manage Apps on the right, clicking Options next to WhatsApp Messenger, and finally clicking Disconnect from Drive.
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Before you go ahead and begin to remove your backups, you need to first disable the automatic backup option on your phone.
If you do not do this, your phone will create and save another backup in your Google account, and there is no point deleting your backup if this keeps happening.
From now onwards, WhatsApp will never back up your chats and media to Google Drive. This ensures a copy of your data is not created right after you delete it on the Drive.
You can find and check WhatsApp backup in Google Drive via app and web page, so the option to delete a WhatsApp backup is available on both the Google Drive app as well as the web version for the Drive. Choose either option to remove your backup.
In case you deleted data mistakenly, you can restore WhatsApp without backup or restore from backup earlier.
Even though you have deleted your WhatsApp backup from your Google Drive account, the backup files should still be present locally on your phone. You need to delete these backup files as well as clear your conversations to permanently delete WhatsApp messages.
Note: make sure not to delete any other internal files on your phone.
That’s all for how to delete WhatsApp backup from Google Drive and you can also permanently delete WhatsApp messages from Android. If you have further questions, feel free to leave your comments below and share with us.
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