How to Transfer WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iCloud with 4 Steps

by Foneazy WhatsApp Published On Mar 3, 2022 Updated On Aug 25, 2022
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If you are planning to switch from Android to iPhone, you may want to find a way to transfer your WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iCloud.

This tutorial will show you how to transfer the WhatsApp messages from Google Drive to iCloud in 4 steps. Let's get started.

Can I Transfer WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iCloud Directly?

Google Drive is a great way to backup WhatsApp messages. Once the backup is in Google Drive, you can very easily restore it to your Android device and get your messages back. 

But Google Drive’s encryption protocols are very different from iCloud’s and therefore the two services are completely incompatible with one another.

As such, there is no way to directly transfer the WhatsApp backup in Google Drive to iCloud.

And even if you could, the data would be useless to you since WhatsApp for iOS will not read data created on WhatsApp for Android.

But there is a way to do it. With a WhatsApp transfer tool acting as a go-between, you can easily transfer a WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iCloud.

We’ve outlined the process below.

Step 1: Check If There Is a Google Drive WhatsApp Backup

The first thing you need to do is to make sure that there is a Google Drive backup to transfer. Follow these simple steps to make sure a backup is available:

Step 1: Log in to the Google account that you used when creating the backup on any web browser.

Step 2: Click on the Settings (gear icon) at the top right corner. Select “General”.

Step 3: Select “Managing Apps”.

Step 4: You should be able to see the WhatsApp backup and its total size. You can click on “Options” to find out more information.

Once you are certain that you have a backup, you are now ready to begin transferring it to iCloud. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 2: Restore Google Drive WhatsApp Backup to Android

Ensure that you are using the same Google account and mobile number that you used to create the backup. Then, follow these simple to restore the backup to the device:

Step 1: Delete and then reinstall WhatsApp on your Android phone.

reinstall whatsapp

Step 2: Follow the instructions to set up WhatsApp and verify your phone number.

enter phone number

Step 3: WhatsApp should be able to detect the WhatsApp backup. Tap “Restore” to begin restoring all messages back on to the device.

whatsapp backup found

Step 3: Transfer WhatsApp Data from Android to iPhone

Once the messages are back on the Android device, the next step is to transfer the data to an iPhone.

Since we have already established that there is no way to do this directly, we need a specialized tool to help get the messages from the Android device to the iPhone.

Pick up a WhatsApp Transfer from the market. Most of tools support:

  • Transfer WhatsApp chats from one device to another even if the devices run on different platforms such as Android to iPhone.
  • Create a full backup of all WhatsApp messages on your device and restore the backup to both iOS and Android devices.
  • Supports most Android devices, all iOS devices, and all versions of both Android OS and iOS.

Follow these simple steps to use the WhatsApp Transfer to transfer WhatsApp messages from the Android device to the iPhone:

Step 1: Install the program on to your computer and then open it.

Step 2: Connect both the Android device and the iPhone to the computer via USB cables.   In the program’s main window, choose “WhatsApp Transfer”.

Step 3: Select “WhatsApp” on the left and then click on “Transfer WhatsApp messages”.

Step 4: When the program detects the devices, they should appear in the next window. Make sure that the Android device is the “Source” device. If this is not the case, click “Flip” to change the order of the devices.

Step 5: Then simply click “Start” and wait while the transfer is completed. You should be able to see the WhatsApp messages on the iPhone after the transfer.

Step 4: Backup WhatsApp from iPhone to iCloud

The last step is to back up the WhatsApp messages to iCloud. Follow these simple steps to do it:

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on the iPhone and then tap on the “Settings” tab at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap “Chats > Chat Backup.” This will open the Chat backup window and you can manage various settings of the backup you are about to create including if you would like to include media files like videos or not.

Step 3: To choose an automatic backup schedule, tap “Auto Backup” and select a duration that you would like to use.

Step 4: To backup WhatsApp messages to iCloud tap “Back Up Now” to begin the process.

When the backup process is complete, your iCloud WhatsApp backup will be available and ready to restore to any iPhone.

Wrap Up

We can restore WhatsApp data from Google Drive to iCloud using the four steps outlined above. To make the process easier, we recommend using a WhatsApp transfer tool.

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