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How to Backup WhatsApp without Google Drive

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

"Hi, My WhatsApp is ready for backup, but I've ignored the notification because I do not have enough Google Drive storage. Can I backup WhatsApp without Google Drive?"

If your Google Drive free cloud storage is full and you don't want to purchase a new cloud storage space, there are reliable alternatives that you could employ to back up your WhatsApp data seamlessly and efficiently.

Here, we've explained different practical solutions on how to back up WhatsApp without Google drive. From advanced software to SD card, or Email, you'll discover the best solutions to perform a WhatsApp backup without Google Drive. So just make sure you stick with us till the end of this article.

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Part 1: WhatsApp Backup without Google Drive via MobileTrans [Best Alternative]

Irrespective of how huge the WhatsApp data you want to backup is, MobileTrans is the best alternative to backup WhatsApp without Google Drive. This tool allows users to back up WhatsApp data to the computer for free. You can back up different data ranging from chats, photos, videos, audio, stickers, and more. And it is easy to use. You can get the job done within a few clicks.

Besides WhatsApp backup, you can transfer WhatsApp data from phone to phone. It doesn't matter if it's from Android to iPhone or vice versa. More features for WhatsApp await you to explore.

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Here is how to backup WhatsApp data with MobileTrans;

Step 1: Download MobileTrans on your software and install it on your Mac or Windows PC.

Step 2: Run the MobileTrans program and select the "Backup & Restore" module, then click "Backup" under App Backup & Restore.

backup and restore

Step 3: Select "WhatsApp" as the app whose data you want to backup, then connect your Android device to the PC using a compatible USB cable.

select whatsapp

Step 4: Now, click the "Start" button to begin the backup process.

begin the backup process

Step 5: Ensure not to disconnect the device during the backup operation. Once completed, you can disconnect the phone instantly.

disconnect the phone

From the steps above, you can tell MobileTrans does the WhatsApp backup operation without any problem!

Part 2: Backup WhatsApp without Google Drive but to SD Card

Instead of Google Drive, you can always back up WhatsApp chat to the internal storage of your Android. SD Card is an excellent substitute for Google Drive. And it makes it easy for users to back up large WhatsApp data and store phone data. It also allows more storage space available on a user's device.

See the following steps to backup WhatsApp to SD Card;

Step 1: Make sure you insert an SD card into your Android phone. Open WhatsApp on your Android phone and navigate to "Menu"> select "Settings"> Chats.

select settings

Step 2: Select Chats Backup.

slect chats backup

Step 3: Locate Google Drive automatic backup and turn it off, then tap on "Backup." By doing so, WhatsApp data will be backup to the SD card on your phone.

tap on back


  • It's a cheap backup option.
  • It helps to free up device storage space.


  • The backups could be overwritten.
  • You have to perform WhatsApp backup every week as the backup only stores up to 7 days.

Part 3: Backup WhatsApp without Google Drive but with an Email App

You can also backup WhatsApp chat to Gmail, but sadly, you can't import the chats sent to Gmail to your WhatsApp. This is just like saving your precious messages separately. However, it's efficient for only backing up a small amount of WhatsApp messages. Follow these steps to back up WhatsApp with the Email app on your mobile device.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your Android device and select the Chat(s) you want to back up. After that, tap "Export".

tap export

Step 2: Select "Attach Media" to export the chats with media files or "Without Media" if you don't want to add media files. Your Chat(s) will be compressed into a file.

Step 3: Now, select "Email" as the option to export your chat > enter the email address you want to export the Chat to and tap the "Send" icon afterward.

select email

You can save the chat on another device once you successfully send it to the mail.


  • It's easy to use.
  • It's a great option for saving WhatsApp chats selectively.


  • It's not reliable for backing up large WhatsApp data.
  • Messages cannot move back to WhatsApp on other devices.

Part 4: FAQs

1. Where is the local backup of WhatsApp stored?

You can find WhatsApp backup from your device's internal storage. Open the file manager app, and navigate to your local storage or sd card > WhatsApp > Databases.

2. Can I restore WhatsApp from a local backup instead of Google Drive?

Yes! If you don't have a Google Drive backup of your WhatsApp data, WhatsApp will automatically restore your data from your phone's local drive backup.

3. How to restore WhatsApp messages without backup?

Whether you want to restore deleted Whatsapp messages or transfer your Whatsapp data to another phone, you can count on MobileTrans. It completes the actions without hassles.


There is no doubt Google Drive makes WhatsApp data backup easy. However, if you don't have enough storage on Google Drive to back up your data, the WhatsApp backup alternatives introduced on this page can help you get the job done straightforwardly. But if you ask us, we'd recommend you use the WhatsApp backup solution with MobileTrans, as it's more efficient for backing up different types of WhatsApp data regardless of how huge it is.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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