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Restoring WhatsApp Step by Step

March 16, 2020
Want to reset WhatsApp conversations? ✅ Learn how to restore WhatsApp from Android to iPhone, Android to iOS or from Google Drive EASY.

Want to restore lost WhatsApp conversations? In this post you will learn how to restore WhatsApp from Android to iPhone, from Android to iOS or from Google Drive step by step and EASY too!


Welcome to this post.

It often happens that we have to change our mobile phone because the old one broke down or because we simply need to update it, but when we do, we wonder if we will ever be able to get it back up to to retrieve old whatsApp messages and other files? Luckily, in this post we're going to show you some simple ways to restore WhatsApp to various devices.

If you accidentally deleted your messages and now you don't know what to do, don't panic! We'll show you restore your WhatsApp so you don't have to worry again. Before you start, it is important to consider some previous recommendations:

Restoring WhatsApp from Google Drive, Android to iPhone, and Android to iOS
Restoring WhatsApp from Google Drive, Android to iPhone, and Android to iOS
  • Make sure you back up at least once a week.
  • Keep the timing on.

Once the backup is done, we show you how restore WhatsApp on different devices.

Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive

Since 2015 WhatsApp has added the ability to back up to Google Drive and has made it easy to extract WhatsApp backup from Google Drive in case the files are lost. But where is that function?

Recovering the messaging network from Google Drive
Recovering the messaging network from Google Drive

The truth is that within the App itself it is not possible to find it and only after an installation it is possible restore WhatsApp, therefore, needs to perform this step to complete the process. In addition, this function from Google Drive is only available for the Android operating system, while for iOS, you need to use iCloud. So, here's what you do:

Download Google Drive for Android Here.

Uninstall WhatsApp

An easy way to restore a WhatsApp backup is to use the configuration wizard and for that you need to first uninstall the App on your phone or device and then reinstall it. This simple process can be done from the Play Store. It may seem absurd, but it is necessary, in the following steps you will see why.

Uninstall the application step by step
Uninstall the application step by step

Once you do this you will have the App as new and through the wizard you will be able to restore the previous messages. In case you do it in a new device, you won't need to uninstall it.

Set up your phone number

The following is open the App and accept the permissions. Then set up your phone number through a message or call. It's a simple process and doesn't take long.

To restore!

If you completed the above steps, then you will now see on the screen the last backup made on the device, to save it press "Restore" immediately, since later you won't have a chance to do it unless you repeat the whole process again.

Wait until the download is complete and you can use your WhatsApp again from Google Drive!

How to restore WhatsApp from Android to iPhone?

If you recently switched from Android to iPhone, you're probably wondering, how to recover old WhatsApp backups on another device. Sometimes this is not as simple as it seems, but the good thing is that it is not impossible.

WhatsApp typically has the functionality to transfer a backup from one device to another, either by Google Drive or iCloud, but the problem is when we want to transfer the information from an Android device to an iPhone, since there is no function within the App that can do this.

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Resetting WhatsApp from Android to iPhone
Resetting WhatsApp from Android to iPhone

So, it is necessary use other methods a little more complicated to do so. Here is what we offer you two options so you can retrieve files and messages when you change operating systems.

The important thing is that in either case it is necessary back up to be able to perform the process. It should be noted that the recovery options are similar for both Android for iPhone as well as Android for iOS.

Restore WhatsApp from Android to iOS

As we said before, there are two ways to do this, exporting the chat manually or with external applications. Although the second one is a little faster, it's not always safe. In any case, we will show you both ways below:

Export chat

With this method you will have to create a text file with your message history and you can send it by mail or to any other messaging app. The simplest way is to send it directly to your mail or save it in Google Drive and download it into the new device.

In order to export the message and file history you must do the following:

  • Enter the chat you wish to save.
  • Select the three dots icon.
  • Press the "More" option.
  • Followed by "Export Chat" as shown in the first picture.
Exporting Chat step by step
Exporting Chat step by step
  • Select whether you want only the messages or also the media files.
  • Press "Share" and send a copy of that file.
Continuation of the Chat export
Continuation of the Chat export
  • Repeat the steps with each chat.

Please note that when archiving also photos and audios the document only will retrieve the last 10,000 messageswhile if we only export the text files you will be able save up to 40,000 messages. Therefore, you should consider this when exporting the files.

Third-party tools

Another way to restore WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone or from Android to iOS is by means of third-party appsAlthough there are many tools on the market, some of the best known are Dr. Fone y Jihosoft WhatsMate.

Third-party tools to get a fresh start with WhatsApp
Third-party tools to get a fresh start with WhatsApp

The process for exporting files from one device to another with both is the same, although it can vary a little depending on the functionalities of each:

  • Install the App on your PC.
  • Select Restore Social App followed by WhatsApp Message Transfer.
  • Connect both devices to the PC.
  • Select Android as the source device and iPhone or iOS as the end device.
  • Press "Transfer" and confirm the action.

By following the steps as outlined, you can restore and have your WhatsApp files and messages on your iPhone. Both Dr.Fone and Jihosoft WhatsMate can be found at Google Play, Play Store or third party apps and are available for Mac, Windows and Linux in a free version and a paid version with more features.

Now that you know How to reset WhatsApp from Google Drive or Android to iOSYou no longer have to worry about switching devices or if you accidentally delete all your messages. By following these simple steps you will always have your messages and media files at hand.

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