Whenever we switch to a new phone, especially from Android to iPhone, it becomes difficult to transfer WhatsApp backup as Android and iPhone use two different operating systems (OS) to which data cannot be transferred.
Most iPhone users find it difficult to restore or transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone as WhatsApp backup for Android devices is stored on Google Drive, whereas on the iOS device it is stored in iCloud.
However, if you’re also switching from an Android device to a new iPhone and want to transfer your WhatsApp backup (including WhatsApp chat history, photos, video) from Google Drive to iPhone, we have got it covered for you. Mentioned below are the two methods you can follow to transfer your WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone.
Steps to transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone for free
Before moving forward with the steps, the basic idea in the transfer is to move the backup file from Google Drive to Android and then proceed with the iPhone.
Step 1: Download and install WhatsApp on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Log in with your credentials and enter the code for the verification process.
Step 3: Open the app after installation, a window will appear requesting you to initiate the restore process. Click on the ‘Restore’ button. Doing this will restore your WhatsApp messages on your Android smartphone.
Step 4: Now, go to your WhatsApp ‘Settings’ option by tapping the three dots at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 5: In the ‘Settings’ menu, select the option ‘Chat’ followed by ‘Chat History’. Then tap on the option ‘Export Chat’. You have to select the chat data to initiate the export process.
Step 6: Next, click on the Gmail icon from the popup window. This will lead you to the compose screen.
Point to note: Direct transfer from Google Drive to iPhone is impossible as Google Drive is incompatible with the iOS platform.
Steps to transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone using MobileTrans
Step 1: Transfer the WhatsApp backup content from Google Drive to an Android smartphone in a similar way as mentioned above.
Step 2: Visit the official website of MobileTrans and download the Windows version and install it.
Step 3: Tap the provided icon to commence the transfer process.
Step 4: Now, connect both phones with your PC using the USB cable. You can even use a normal charging cable to connect your Android smartphone with the PC.
Step 5: Select the option ‘WhatsApp Transfer’ on the home screen of MobileTrans.
Step 6: On the next window, click on ‘WhatsApp’ in the left panel and select ‘Transfer WhatsApp messages’ from the provided options. Also, both of your devices will be displayed.
Step 7: Lastly, click on the button “Start” to transfer.
The backup transfer will take a few minutes to complete. Once done, you will receive a message stating ‘backup completed’. You will also receive a message that your phone is restored.
Point to note: Throughout the entire transfer process, you must ensure that the connection is smooth and proper. Otherwise, it will disrupt your backup process and you will receive an error message stating ‘connection failure’.
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