Most iPhone users find it difficult to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone because Google Drive is used by Android users while Android and iOS are two different systems in which data cannot be transferred.

However, if you're switching from an Android device to a new iPhone and managing to migrate your WhatsApp chat history, this guide gives you better knowledge that does not require any technical knowledge to perform this task. Besides, we will offer extra tips on backup and restore WhatsApp with Google Drive.

Part 1: How to Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone

In this section, you will be learning about two methods to restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone in detail.

Method 1: Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone free

The basic idea in this transfer is that you have to move the backup file from Google Drive to Android and then proceed with the iPhone. The direct restoration from Google Drive to iPhone is impossible because Google Drive is incompatible with the iOS platform. Here are the steps:

  1. On your Android Phone, download the WhatsApp app and install it.
  2. Sign in with the credentials and enter the code for the verification process.
  3. After the installation, when you open the app, a window appears requesting to trigger the restore process. Click the ‘Restore’ button.


Now the backup WhatsApp messages are restored to Android phones. The next step is to transfer the chat data from Android to iPhone.

  1. Open your WhatsApp and go to the ‘Settings’ option by tapping the dotted line at the top right side of the screen.
  2. In the ‘Settings’ menu, go to ‘Chat’ followed by ‘Chat History’ and then tap ‘Export Chat’. You have to select the chat data to commence the export process.
  3. From the popup window, click the Gmail icon which leads to the compose screen.


Method 2: Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone with MobileTrans

Here you are going to make use of MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer to transfer the backup WhatsApp from Android to iPhone. This tool has amazing features in the phone to phone data transfer field. Before going into detail with steps get to know about this tool to some extent.

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You can install the windows version to try out these steps. Carefully watch out the steps without any skips to ensure the successful completion of the procedure.

  1. The first step is similar to the above-discussed as in the free method. You must transfer the backup content from Google Drive to Android Phone. Make use of the step by step guide given earlier in this guide.
  2. Visit the official website of MobileTrans and download the Windows version. Install it and tap the icon to commence the transfer process.
  3. MobileTrans home screen

  4. Connect both phones with your PC using the USB cable. You can make use of a normal charging cable to connect your Android phone with the PC. Ensure the connection is proper until the process ends, or you will receive an error message stating ‘connection failure’.
  5. On the home screen of MobileTrans, select the ‘WhatsApp Transfer’ option. It will lead to the next window as follows in the below image.
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  7. Tap the ‘WhatsApp’ in the left panel and select ‘Transfer WhatsApp messages’ from the right displayed option. Then both of your devices will be displayed.
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  9. Click "Start" to transfer. The backup transfer commences and it takes few minutes to complete. You will receive a message stating as ‘backup completed’. Any disturbance in the connection interrupts the backup process. You have to check now and then to ensure smooth operation.
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  11. Then you will receive a message that your phone is restored.

Here is the video tutorial about restoring WhatsApp with MobileTrans. And you can find more interesting videos on Wondershare Video Community.

Part 2: How to Backup and Restore WhatsApp with Google Drive

With the help of the settings option in WhatsApp, you can make a regular backup of the WhatsApp chat messages on the Google drive easily. Follow the below guidelines to make a backup and restore of the chat data with the Google Drive.

Backup of WhatsApp on Google Drive

  1. Open the WhatsApp.
  2. Tap the dotted lines on the top right of the screen.
  3. Select ‘Settings’ from the expanded list.
  4. Then, choose ‘Chats’.
  5. Proceed with the selection of ‘Chat backup’.
  6. Now click the ‘Backup to Google Drive’ button.
  7. whatsapp-google-drive-backup

  8. Click the ‘Google Account’ where you would like to make a backup of the WhatsApp chats.
  9. Hit the ‘Allow’ option.
  10. Enable the ‘Include videos’ to back up the video files along with the chat messages.
  11. whatsapp-restore-videos

  12. Finally, click the ‘Back up’ option to initiate the backup process on the WhatsApp social app.

Ensure the above steps are completed to establish an automatic backup of WhatsApp chats and videos on Google Drive. You can also make changes in the settings of WhatsApp as per your requirement.

Restore WhatsApp on Google Drive

Surf through the following steps listed below to learn about the restore process on Google Drive

  1. Go to Google Play store and download the WhatsApp.
  2. Soon after the download, you must install it by following the wizards.
  3. Open the app after a successful installation.
  4. Tap ‘Agree and Continue’.
  5. Enter your WhatsApp phone number.
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  7. Verify by entering the code received in your device.
  8. Click the ‘Continue’ button.
  9. Now press the ‘Restore’ button.
  10. Enter your name and click ‘Next’.

You can view the chat page soon after the tapping of the ‘Next’ button. The restore process is completed successfully with the help of the built-in settings in the WhatsApp. You need not require an external tool to achieve this task. The Restore option works out only if the chat messages were properly backup on Google Drive, or you will receive an error message during the restore procedure.


Therefore, do not lose your data at any means instead make a backup wisely with the help of the above-discussed methods. MobileTrans is the right tool to backup and restore the data in a well-organized manner. Handle this tool professionally to enjoy lossless data transfer. Back up your memorable chats in WhatsApp on Google drive for a longer period without any issues. You can restore it anytime just by a single click. In this guide, you had a clear picture of the restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone. Follow the steps carefully for a successful transfer.

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