How to Backup and Restore WhatsApp on Android (Google Drive)

Every WhatsApp user really needs to backup and restore WhatsApp so that all important data can be stored properly on Google Drive storage media.

When a Whatsapp user moves their account to another cellphone, usually the conversation history on the Whatsapp application will be deleted. Unless the user backs up and restores conversations in the Whatsapp application.

WhatsApp provides a backup and restore feature for user data. This feature is provided in the settings menu on each WhatsApp account using the Google Drive service. For this reason, the data backup and restore process requires an email registered on Google Drive.

Even though it seems troublesome, by scheduling backup and restore, your data can be stored safely and will not be deleted even if your WhatsApp account is moved to another cellphone.

Below I will discuss how to backup and restore WhatsApp conversation history so that it can be stored safely and will not be deleted even if you move your WhatsApp account to another cellphone.

How to Backup and Restore WhatsApp Chats on Android

The condition for WhatsApp chat history on an old device to be transferred to a new device is that the WhatsApp number must be the same as the telephone number listed on the Gmail account.

As explained, in the backup and restore process you need a Gmail account. The Gmail account used to backup WA chat is the account that has been signed in to the cellphone.

The process of backing up or backing up does take quite a long time. For this reason, extra patience is needed in the WhatsApp chat backup process.

Apart from that, you also need a fast internet connection and quite a lot of quota for this process. For those of you who are connected to Wifi with a fast signal, the backup process will be easier so it doesn’t take a long time.

#1. How to Backup Android WhatsApp Chats

  1. Open the app WhatsApp.
  2. Click three vertical dots which is in the upper right corner.
  3. Choose Settings (Arrangement).
  4. whatsapp settings
  5. Select an option Chat.
  6. Then choose Chat Backup (Backup Chat).
  7. WhatsApp chat backup
  8. Previously select Email account which you want to use as WhatsApp data storage.
  9. Google Drive WA account

    You can also set whether to back up chats with video or not, it’s up to you according to your needs. If you want to backup the video, please check the section Include Videos.

  10. If so, please press the button BACK UP to start the process of backing up WhatsApp chat data.
  11. WhatsApp chat backup process

Whatsapp chat data will be saved on Google Drive which is connected to your Gmail account.

#2. Backup WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive

  1. Open the WhatsApp application.
  2. Click the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the WhatsApp application.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Chat.
  5. Then select Chat Backup.
  6. Select Back Up To Google Drive.
  7. Select the Google Drive account that you want to use to save chat history in the WhatsApp application. If you haven’t entered Gmail at all, you can add a Gmail address and sign in using your Gmail account.
  8. Select Back Up Over, then select the connection used in the data backup process. Do you use wifi or with a data package (quota)
set a WhatsApp chat backup schedule

Next, you can choose any time you want to back up your chats to Google Drive. The options can be every day, once a week, once a month, never, or only when you want to back up at any time you want.

#3. How to Restore WhatsApp Chats to Another Cellphone

The process of restoring WhatsApp chats from an old cellphone is very easy, users simply install WhatsApp on the new device and log in with the same Google Drive email account on the previous cellphone.

Steps to Restore WhatsApp:

  1. Install the application WhatsApp.
  2. Open Whatsapp and number verification your cellphone.
  3. When RESTORE appears, press HEALING to restore chats and photo/video media from Google Drive.
  4. Once the restore process is complete, press Next for the initialization process. After initialization is complete, all chats from the old cellphone will be displayed.
  5. Finished.

The final word

That’s how to backup and restore WhatsApp to another cellphone so that data is not lost. In order not to forget to back up, it is highly recommended to set and choose a backup schedule once a week or once a month.

Hope you can help.

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