How To Backup And Restore , Transfer Your WhatsApp Messages

Backup and Restore, Transfer Your WhatsApp Messages:

We can back up our WhatsApp data using Google Drive and/or a local backup. Local backups will be automatically created every day at 2 am and they will be saved as a file in our phone.

Google Drive

we can back up our chats and media to Google Drive, so if we switch Android phones or new install of WhatsApp, our messages, photos, videos are transferable.

How to back up the messages to Google Drive
  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Click the Menu Button >Go to Settings >Select Chats >Then select Chat backup.
Here we can create a local backup , which means it will create a backup file and saved in our mobile and also Google drive will backup our data with the help of internet.

Here we have options  to choose  backup with WiFi or cellular networks. Please note that backing up with cellular may result in additional data charges. WiFi backup is preferable.

How To Backup And Restore , Transfer Your WhatsApp Messages

We can change our chat backup frequency, at which time period it will be backup.
When we create a Google Drive backup using the same Google drive account, the previous Google Drive backup will be removed.The latest backup replaced the old one. There is no possibility to restore an older Google Drive backup.

Restoring or transferring a backup

WhatsApp will ask us to restore our chats and media from a backup when we verified our number. When we change the mobile and login with the same number , the previous backup will restore automatically.Some times restore gets failed because of the following reasons.
  • We are not logged into the same Google drive account.
  • When our mobile number got changed , which was not used to create backup.
  • When our local  files got  deleted.
  • When backup file removed from google drive account.
Restoring a recent local backup

Our phone will store up to the last 7 days of local backup files.We can restore those local backup files  without Google Drive access.If we have google drive access all the chat will be restored .


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