Many people have the habit of backing up their WhatsApp chat history to Google Drive, iTunes, or iCloud. However, it’s not easy when people want to know where WhatsApp backup is stored and how can I view WhatsApp chats from the backup? Follow this guide to learn how to access WhatsApp backup with ease.
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Android or iPhone/iPad users can use iCloud, iTunes, or Google Drive to create a backup for WhatsApp messages. This backup process is a breeze. However, if you want to view your WhatsApp data directly on your computer from your Google Drive/iCloud, it is not easy.
Can you access and view WhatsApp backup? Where is WhatsApp backup stored? Luckily, this tutorial will show you how to access WhatsApp Backup on Google Drive, iTunes, or iCloud.
Google Drive is the most common method in daily data backup for Android users. You can back up WhatsApp chats history at any time by turning on the automatic backup function, without data loss due to damage or loss of your device.
It’s easy to check WhatsApp backups in Google Drive. Here are the steps.
However, the question is what should you do if you merely want to view or read and download some specific WhatsApp messages or media files? Technically, you can recover a WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to Android but fail to merely read the content. This problem also plagues iPhone users.
If you’re an iPhone user, you can turn to AnyTrans to access WhatsApp backup on Google Drive. Normally, you can’t view the WhatsApp backup data due to the end-to-end encryption. However, using AnyTrans, you can easily decrypt WhatsApp backup on Google Drive, preview it and even restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone. Now, take some minutes and follow the steps to access WhatsApp backup on Google Drive.
Step 1. Download AppTrans on your computer > Connect your iPhone > Tap on Social Messages Manager > Select a specific Restore WhatsApp From Google Drive Backup.
Step 2. Enter the Gmail and its password to sign in to your Google account > Follow the on-screen instructions to give authorization to WhatsApp backup on Google Drive in your browser.
Step 3. Now you can choose a specific WhatsApp Google Drive backup history to view.
Step 4. To preview the media files attached to WhatsApp chats, you can tap on Attachments in the following interface. But if you’d like to view “Messages” and “Calls”, you should connect the Android device that created the backup and tap on Decrypt Now to decrypt the Google Drive backup first.
Step 5. Once you have decrypted WhatsApp data on Google Drive backup, you can go back to the last AnyTrans interface to preview Whatsapp messages and calls on Google Drive backup.
As you can see, this is the best way to access and view WhatsApp backup files on Google Drive, as long as you can connect your source Android device and the WhatsApp account you’re logged in is the same as the WhatsApp Google Drive backup one.
After viewing or selecting WhatsApp messages, you can click on the To Computer button to export them to your computer or the Restore button to directly restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone.
For many iOS device users, iCloud provides a convinced way to backup and protect the important data and files on their iPhone/iPad/iPod. Therefore, many people are used to backing up their WhatsApp chat messages on iCloud. However, if you have used it to restore data, you will know that iCloud is like iTunes, that is impossible to view the detailed files that make up an iCloud backup. This means that although you can back up WhatsApp data on iCloud very easily, you will not be able to see the chat history in the backup file unless you restore the backup.
Therefore, if you are an iPhone user and have backed up WhatsApp to iTunes, you can also use AnyTrans to access WhatsApp backup on iTunes. Notably, AnyTrans will only replace the restored Apps while not overlapping other apps. Take the following steps to learn how to access WhatsApp backup on PC.
Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your iPhone >Choose Social Messages Manager>Restore WhatsApp.
Step 2. After entering, you’ll see a WhatsApp backup that has been backed up using iTunes.
Step 3. You can choose one backup to restore, minutes later, you’ll see Restore process completed page.
If you are an Android user and have backed up WhatsApp chats on Google Drive, another method to access WhatsApp backup files is to restore them from Google Drive to your Android device:
Step 1. Log in to the same Google account that you used to create the backup > Uninstall WhatsApp and then reinstall it on your device.
Step 2. Choose “Restore” when you finish verifying the phone number on WhatsApp. Then it will restore the backup on your device.
Step 3. Click on the “Next” button, then WhatsApp backup is restored and your messages will be displayed in WhatsApp.
If you want to restore your WhatsApp backups from your google drive to your new device after switching to a new one, it is easy to do so.
Here is an Android data recovery tool named DroidKit that can easily recover WhatsApp backup on Android. And below are its highlights on Android WhatsApp messages recovery.
Step 1. Free Download DroidKit on your computer > Connect your device to the computer with a USB cable.
Step 2. Please connect your device. After your device has been recognized, click Start button.
Step 3. And then, please follow on-screen instructions to go on.
Step 4. After that, you can preview the WhatsApp data and choose to restore it to your computer or device.
Step 5. Once you have selected the data you want to restore, minutes later, you’ll see the Recovered Successfully page.
That’s all about how to access WhatsApp backup. With AnyTrans, you can easily access WhatsApp messages backed up on either Google Drive or iTunes. FREE Download AnyTrans to access your WhatsApp backup such as media, messages, and calls now.
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