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WhatsApp Business is significant for your business. It holds valuable information, including customer interactions and orders. Losing this data can cause an immense financial loss! It could also harm your brand's reputation.

Thus, learning how to restore WhatsApp Business backup from Google Drive is essential. Recovering critical records can ensure uninterrupted business operations.

In this article, you'll learn how to go about that. You can restore the data to an Android or iPhone. So, read on to find out how.

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How to Restore WhatsApp Business Backup from Google Drive to Any Phone

You can only restore WhatsApp Business from Google Drive to an Android device by default. But what if you want to switch to an iPhone? That's where Wondershare MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer comes in. With it, you can restore your WhatsApp data from the Drive to any phone - iPhone or Android!

The software supports most mobile phones running on Android and iOS. It's also super-easy to use. Restoring WhatsApp data from Google Drive to your phone will take a few clicks! Besides, the MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer is fast. Getting your chat history, including group chats, will only take a few minutes.

Note: Only MobileTrans Windows version supports restoring WB backup from Google Drive to iPhone. The Mac version will update soon.

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Before you begin, ensure you have an existing WhatsApp Business backup to your Google Account. Use the following steps to check if you have an existing Google Account backup:

  1. Open the Google Drive app and sign into your Google account.
  2. Once signed into the Account, click Storage, then tap Backups at the upper-right.
    sign in to your google drive and go to backups to check whatsapp business backup google drive
  3. If you've saved WhatsApp backups on Google Account, they'll appear in this list.
    check if you have existing whatsapp business backup on google drive

Also, check that the space in your phone is larger than the backup you want to restore. A partial backup can happen if your device has insufficient storage.

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Steps to Restore WhatsApp Business to iPhone or Android

Follow the steps discussed below to restore WhatsApp Business backup from Google Drive:

  1. Download then install the MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer software on your computer.
  2. Open the app and go to the WhatsApp Transfer mode. Tap Google Drive to WhatsApp.
    open mobiletrans and go to whatsapp transfer then choose google drive to whatsapp
  3. Sign in to your Google Account, where the WhatsApp Business backup is stored.
    sign in with your google account to restore whatsapp business backup from google drive via mobiletrans
  4. Choose how you want to verify your identity.
    choose a method to verify your identity
  5. Click the Restore button to initiate the backup restoration process. Next, confirm that you wish to restore WhatsApp Business.
    click the download button to start the process to restore whatsapp business backup from google drive
  6. Use the code sent to you to complete the verification and download the backup. You can also enter the PIN code if you have two-step authentication enabled.
    verify your account before downloading the whatsapp business backup from google drive
  7. View your backup on the next page, then click Restore to Device. Choose whether to restore to WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business.
    click the restore to device button
  8. Hit the Start button to begin restoration from Google Drive. Wait a few minutes for the process to complete.
    hit start and wait for the process to complete and successfully restore whatsapp business backup google drive
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How to Restore WhatsApp Business Backup from Google Drive to Android

The previous part is written for all mobile devices. Like the steps above, restoring WhatsApp Business backup from Google Drive to Android is easy. That is, provided you previously backed up to Google Drive.

But before you start, ensure your phone has enough space to accommodate your backup. Additionally, the phone number used for backing up must be the same as the one you use to restore.

Your Google Account only stores one backup per phone number. Each new backup overwrites the old one. You can't restore a previous Google Account backup. Backups include chats and media sent and received in communities. They also include any updates shared on WhatsApp.

However, backups only include media if you're the channel admin. To restore WhatsApp Business backup from Google Drive to an Android phone:

  1. Install the latest WhatsApp Business version on your Android phone.
  2. Go to Settings > Privacy and allow the necessary permissions for the app.
    manage permissions for whatsapp business backup in settings
  3. Open the app and register an account.
  4. WhatsApp will ask you to restore your data from Google Drive. Tap Restore and wait until the process is concluded
    restore whatsapp business backup from google drive
  5. After that, click Next to see all your chats once the app initializes. All the media files will also be restored along the chats.

[Bonus] How to Back Up WhatsApp Business on Google Drive

Before restoring data from Google Drive, you must create a backup file and set the frequency. But it's easy if you're wondering how to back up WhatsApp Business to Google Drive.

First, ensure you have a Google Account activated on your phone. Second, Google Play service must be installed on your device. Third, check that you have sufficient space on your Google Account to create a backup. Every Google Account holder has 15GB of free storage.

Lastly, ensure you're connected to a strong and stable internet. After that, follow these steps to create a backup:

  1. Open WhatsApp Business on your phone.
  2. Tap More options (three-dot button on the top-right corner).
  3. Go to Settings > Chats > Chat backup > BACK UP.
    click buck up to initiate the chat backup process
  4. Select "Back up to Google Drive," then choose a backup schedule from the available options.
    back up to google drive and choose a backup frequency
  5. Select a Google Account to back up your WhatsApp. Alternatively, tap Add Account to add an account and enter your login details
    add an account on which to back up your whatsapp data
  6. Tap "Back up using cellular" to choose the network you wish to use for backups.

You can even create an end-to-end encrypted backup. That ensures you're the only one that has access to your data. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Tap the three-dot button on the top-right corner of the screen. Tap Settings, then choose Chats.
  2. Select Chat backup, then tap "End-to-end encrypted backup.
    enable end to end encryption backup on whatsapp
  3. Tap TURN ON, then CREATE PASSWORD. Alternatively, you can use a 64-digit encryption key.
    create a password for your end to end encrypted whatsapp backup
  4. Select "Create" to create an end-to-end encrypted backup.
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Note: You'll need to remember your password or key to access your backup in the future.


Learning how to restore WhatsApp Business is straightforward with this article. You've discovered the simple steps to complete the process in a few clicks. That is, by using Wondershare MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer. It's as easy as ABC!

The best part is that you can restore your data to any phone, even an iPhone. You don't have to rely on the default method, which only allows you to restore your backup to an Android phone. You can now switch to a new phone and restore your WhatsApp Business Google Drive backup with a few clicks!

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Axel Nash
Axel Nash Jun 07, 24
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