How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive [2021 Update]

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Ian McEwan

WhatsApp allows its users to connect and communicate with their friends, family, and colleagues wherever they may be. However, you may have had the dilemma of unfortunately deleting some of your WhatsApp messages on your iPhone or Android phone. Fortunately, the messages can be recovered as they will be stored in your phone’s memory. You may also use WhatsApp Recovery , your WhatsApp backup in Google Drive , or your iCloud/iTunes backup if you’re an iOS user. Please note that WhatsApp uses Google Drive to backup data on Android Phone and uses iCloud to backup data on iPhone. The following are steps in recovering your messages:

How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive

Google Drive is an excellent method of backing up WhatsApp Messages on Android Phone. Regardless of how many times you switch between different Android phones, your data will always follow suit with Google Drive. For WhatsApp, backing your data with Google Drive acts as a second insurance for your messages’ security.

Here's How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive:

  1. Open WhatsApp from your app drawer or home screen.
  2. When prompted, as you should be, verify your existing phone number.
  3. Hit Restore.
  4. When the restoration is finished, tap Next.
  5. In the same manner as you did on your first time, set up your profile.
  6. Hit Next located at the top right corner of the screen.
  7. Hit Continue.

Now, after signing in once more, you can access WhatsApp with all its data intact.

Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone with/ without iTunes

Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone from iTunes Backup

If you’re an iPhone user who has backed up WhatsApp data in either iTunes/iCloud, then you may use iOS Data Recovery to do so. iOS Data Recovery is a third-party iPhone back up software. Here’s how to use it to restore your WhatsApp data:

  1. Download and install iOS Data Recovery on your computer, connect your iPhone to the pc with a USB cable.
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  3. After connection, open iOS Data Recovery and select data recovery from iTunes. All you back up should be listed within a table for you to choose which data you want to recover.
  4. Click WhatsApp Chats. It will start scanning.
  5. After the scanning is completed, your data will be segregated by type and put within a table. Select WhatsApp on the right navigation. This will allow you to view your WhatsApp Messages you’ve backed up.
  6. Select the messages that you want to be recovered and click Recover.

Restore Deleted WhatsApp Message on iPhone without iTunes

If you haven’t backed up your data in either iTunes or iCloud, you may recover your WhatsApp messages do so from your iPhone directly. Here’s how:

  1. Using iOS Data Recovery, connect your iPhone with your computer.
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  3. Click Recover WhatsApp Chats. It will start scanning, which could take a while.
  4. After the scanning is completed, go to WhatsApp. You will find your messages and media in it. Just choose those you want to recover.
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Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages on Android Phone

If you’re an Android user who wants to restore WhatsApp, you may use Android Data Recovery. Here are the steps to do so:

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  1. Connect Your PC With your Android Device
  2. Select Android Recovery Module

    After installing and running Android Data Recovery on your pc, connect your Android device to it using a lighting cable. If you’ve already enabled USB debugging on your phone, Android Data Recovery will detect it quickly.

  3. Scan Selected File Types
  4. Check WhatsApp and WhatsApp Attachments to Recover

    After your pc recognizes your device, Android Data Recovery will make you select the files that you want to recover. For this, only select “WhatsApp Attachment” and “WhatsApp” to filter the files that are going to be scanned lessening the total scanning time needed.

  5. Allow Android Data Recovery to Scan
  6. Android Data Recovery will scan your WhatsApp message on your Android device, however, it will need your authorization. To do so, click “Allow/Grant/Authorize” on your device.

  7. Select WhatsApp Attachments and Messages to Recover
  8. You may recover your data in WhatsApp by either clicking “WhatsApp” or “WhatsApp Attachments” at the left portion of the recovery skin. “WhatsApp” will recover your chat history while “WhatsApp Attachments” will recover your videos and photos. Choose the files you want to recover, then click “Recover”.

    Select Deleted WhatsApp and Click Recover
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The data that we hold most precious—photos, messages, recordings, videos, notes etc., are often difficult to get back once we lose them. That’s why, despite the apparent commodity of these data, they should still be backed up by using third party or built-in options. This will allow you to restore them, if ever they are lost, so much more easily and quickly. In addition, backing up can also be very useful in transferring files from one device to another, making the switch between two different devices almost imperceptible. I hope this has helped you in fixing your concern.