How to Transfer WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone?

When we buy a new phone, the first thing we like to do is transfer all our important data and applications from the old phone to the new phone. But transferring data from an old Android phone to a new iPhone is more challenging, especially when it comes to transferring WhatsApp backup from Android to iPhone. There is no built-in way to transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone because iPhone only restores backups made in iCloud. So, how to transfer WhatsApp chats to new phone in such a case?

Well, every problem has a solution today in this digital era. So, if you are switching from Android to iPhone, then keep reading this article to learn how to transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone. First, we will discuss the transfer method using the WhatsApp export feature and then discuss the click-based transfer solution offered by iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer. 

Way 1: Steps to Transfer WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone for Free

Since there is no built-in way to transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone, so we have to use other features of WhatsApp to make the transfer happen. This is where WhatsApp “Export” feature comes in handy. But first, you have to restore WhatsApp backup to an Android phone and then export the chat data. Follow the below steps to know how to do it:

  1. Install WhatsApp on the Android phone and log in with the same phone number. Make sure the same Google account with which you have made the backup is also linked with that Android phone.
  2. After logging in, WhatsApp will ask you if you want to restore the backup, so click “Restore”.
  3. Once the data is restored, go to Settings > Chats > Chat history > Export Chat.  
  1. Now select the chat that you want to export. Afterward, select “Without Media” or “Include Media” depending on your choice.
  1. In the pop-up window, select “Gmail”. It will take you to the Gmail new message interface. From there, enter your email address in the “To” section and click the “Send” button.
  1. Now log in to the same Gmail account from your iPhone. Afterward, you can access the exported chat from the inbox.

There is one major disadvantage with this method, i.e., you can only export one chat at once, while the exported chat cannot be restored into your iPhone WhatsApp. In short, it is not an ideal way that most users will like to transfer WhatsApp backup from Android to iPhone

Way 2: Steps to Transfer WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone using iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer

Tenorshare iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer is a WhatsApp transfer tool that offers you an intuitive click-based solution to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone using Google Drive backup. It provides a simple and fast way to transfer WhatsApp with its user-friendly interface. Once you complete the transfer process, you will be able to see all the chats on your iPhone the same way as you previously see on your Android phone.

Follow these steps to transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone:

Step 1. Download and launch iCareFone on your desktop. Select “Backup” from the left sidebar and then click “Download WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to the computer”.

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Log into your Google account in which you have created the WhatsApp backup previously. The tool keeps all your login credentials encrypted, so nothing is saved or uploaded during the whole process.

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Step 2. Once you have logged into your Google account, the tool will show your backup history. From there, pick the backup you want to restore and click “Continue”.

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The tool will start downloading the backup data. So, wait till the download is completed. 

Step 3. Now you have to verify your WhatsApp account. So, enter your country code and phone number and then click “Verify”. After verification, the tool will initiate generating WhatsApp backup data. So, after waiting for a few minutes, you will see that the tool has successfully backed up WhatsApp data from the selected Google Drive backup. Now it is ready to be restored to your iPhone.

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Step 4. Click “View Backup” and it will display WhatsApp similar interface showing all your chat history. Then click the “Restore to iOS” button located at the bottom right side.

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Connect your iPhone with the computer via USB cable and then click “Restore Now”. 

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Afterward, the tool will start generating data that can be restored.

icarefone transfer guide - back up whatsapp interface

Now log into the same WhatsApp account in your iPhone and complete the verification process. Make sure to skip “Restore from iCloud”. Once done, click the “Logged in” button.

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Finally, the WhatsApp data will start restoring into your iPhone. So, wait till it completes and then you can access your WhatsApp on iPhone with all the chat history. 

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In this way, just a few clicks can make you transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone with no data loss. 

Final Words

Shifting from Android to iPhone can bring new experiences, but those moments should not be ruined by knowing that there is no built-in way to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone using Google Drive. That’s why this article presents two ways to make the transfer. However, if you want to transfer WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone completely without data loss, then we would recommend that you go for iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer. Its intuitive user interface, click-based steps, and fast processing make it an ideal solution. 

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