WhatsApp backup stored in Google Drive allows us to restore our account at any time, whether it’s after restarting the app, formatting the phone, or accessing it from a new device. With this copy we can keep chats, groups, data, photos, videos and other documents safe.
All this information is stored and then synchronized, so that everything is exactly the same as the last backup. But how do you restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive? It is actually quite simple. But first, of course, you need to have a backup.
Guide to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive
Restoring WhatsApp backup is almost automatic
Restoring a backup of WhatsApp from Google Drive is fairly easy, although you’ll need to have access to the phone number and Google account used to create the backup. Once this is assured, simply follow these steps:
- uninstall WhatsApp on your phone and reinstall the app.
- Follow the on-screen instructions and verify the phone number.
- The system recognizes the number and automatically searches for the latest available backup.
- Tap the green button Restoreto start the recovery process.
- Wait for the backup to load. This can take a few seconds, a few minutes or even longer depending on the size of the backup.
- When the recovery process is complete, the interface will show the result of the recovery and a green button Continue appears.
- Press the Next button to enter WhatsApp and access the chats as saved in the last backup.
How to set up a WhatsApp backup
If you enable WhatsApp backup, we can always restore the account
To restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive, we need to create the backup first. The good news is that the messaging app automatically creates the copy in the Gmail account, although we can change the frequency of the backup. That’s how it’s done:
- Tap on the WhatsApp main menu Three dots icon and choose Settings.
- Go to Chats and then to Backup.
- Tap Save to Google Drive and choose the option you want: never, manually, daily, weekly and monthly.