How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to Android

Want to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to Android? This tutorial will tell you how to get WhatsApp backup from Google Drive. Now, just read the following instructions to make it.

iMobie Last Updated: Apr. 23, 2020

Accidents like data loss happen every day in our life. To reduce the risk of data loss, it is necessary and predicated for users to back up their data to Google Drive so if they lose their phone or switch to a new one, their data is safe. Similarly, this situation shall also apply, in the case of preventing data from losing to WhatsApp. When WhatsApp data get lost, what would you do to get them back?

If you have backed up your WhatsApp data to Google Drive, you can easily restore from Google Drive. In this guide, we will tell you how to make it. In addition, if you fail to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive, we also have a way to help you fix it. Now, just follow this instruction to get your WhatsApp data back!

Part 1. Steps to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive

Before restoring, you need to make sure:

  • You are using the same Google account and phone number that the backup was created.
  • There’s enough space on your phone.
  • Your battery is fully charged or your phone is plugged into a power source.
  • There’s a strong and stable internet connection.

Step 1. Reinstall WhatsApp on your Android phone.

Step 2. Launch WhatsApp from your Home screen.

Step 3. Tap Agree and Continue > Tap Continue to allow WhatsApp to access your contacts > Verify your country and phone number that was used to back up when prompted > Enter your six-digit verification code.

Steps to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive – Step 3

Steps to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive – Step 3

Step 4. Then, the WhatsApp will inform you that it has found a backup from Google Drive. You will be asked to restore, just tap Restore to restore your messages and media from Google Drive.

Steps to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive – Step 4

Steps to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive – Step 4

Step 5. Finally, wait for several minutes, all WhatsApp data will be got back to you.

Sometimes, this process may not work, so you need to uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp a couple of times. If you have reinstalled WhatsApp several times but still fail to restore, don’t worry, you can follow method 2 to restore WhatsApp backup without backup.

Part 2. What If You Fail to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive

As you can see, sometimes, you might fail to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive, even uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp several times. At that time, you need some recovery tools to help you extract deleted/lost WhatsApp data from Android. Here we will introduce you professional Android recovery tool – PhoneRescue for Android, which is one of the best Android data recovery tools that can help you easily and quickly recover deleted/lost WhatsApp data in 3 steps. Now, following the steps to restore.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue and connect your device.

Download and install PhoneRescue for Android on your computer > Open it > Connect your phone to the computer.

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Step 2. Scanning the deleted WhatsApp messages.

Select WhatsApp > Click Next to scan your device.

What If You Failed to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive – Step 2

What If You Fail to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive – Step 2

Step 3. Select the WhatsApp messages to recover.

Preview and select the WhatsApp videos you want to recover > Click on Recover button on the bottom right corner to retrieve the selected WhatsApp videos.

What If You Failed to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive – Step 3

What If You Fail to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive – Step 3

Bonus Tip: Easily Transfer Android WhatsApp data to an iPhone

If you got a new iPhone, you don’t have to worry about how to transfer your Android data to your new iPhone. Here we highly recommend to you AnyTrans for iOS which provides an easy way to transfer your android WhatsApp data to an iPhone with one click.  As a professional data manager tool, it also supports back up & restore WhatsApp, and transferring from iPhone to iPhone.  (AnyTrans for iOS could manage the LINE and Viber data as well. )

Easily Transfer Android WhatsApp data to an iPhone

Easily Transfer Android WhatsApp data to an iPhone

The Bottom Line

That’s all about the steps to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive. Hope this guide can help you restore WhatsApp backup successfully. If you fail to restore the backup from Google Drive, PhoneRescue for Android can help you make it, just download it to have a try!

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