The extremely popular messaging app called WhatsApp with its extremely cool features is now used and loved all around the world. WhatsApp offers a number of handy features, most of which can’t be found in any other app. There is a lot to this marvelous application and on the other side, many questions could be raised on how to use it. All of your chat conversations are stored on your WhatsApp account. You might think that if anything happens to your mobile phone, your chat history will be gone too. But that’s not the case. WhatsApp backup allows you to keep all your data safe whether on Android or iOS.
WhatsApp backup and restore with Google Drive
If you have switched to another Android phone and you would like to restore your conversations and WhatsApp files to your new phone, Google Drive backup is the solution.
Here is what you should do,
- Launch WhatsApp application
- Tap on the three dots button and open Settings
- Go to Chats > Chat Backup
In Chat Backup menu you can either create an immediate backup or choose to backup on Google Drive. When you tap on Google Drive, you will see options of backup frequency. You can also choose to include or exclude videos.
Please note that backup on Google Drive may take a while, so be patient.
Now, in order to restore your WhatsApp backup from your Google Drive on your new phone, login to your Google account and install WhatsApp. WhatsApp will automatically detect the backup and will ask you if you wish to restore it.
WhatsApp backup and restore with iCloud
You can Save your WhatsApp chat history on iCloud using iCloud backup. It can be useful if you would like to switch to another iPhone or you want to factory reset your phone.
Follow these steps,
- Launch WhatsApp
- Go to Settings
- Go to Chats > Chat Backup and tap on Backup Now
This will show you the Backup size currently stored on your iCloud, the backup details,Messages quantities, and Photos quantities.
In order to restore the backup, when you have installed WhatsApp on your new device, tap on restore chat history. Wait patiently until your chats are restored. This may take a while depending on your backup size.