How to Backup WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive

February 03, 2021Ashley Mae

WhatsApp allows you to send and receive text messages, voice notes, images, video clips, locations, and more on either an Android device or an iPhone. You’d better backup WhatsApp because there are lots of valuable data gathered there. You should know that, Google Drive can be the easiest way to backup all types of WhatsApp files.

If you are an Android user, you can handily create a Google Drive WhatsApp backup. What if you are using an iPhone? Do you know how to backup WhatsApp to Google Drive on iPhone ?

Google Drive WhatsApp Backup

This post will show you the common way to back up WhatsApp chats and messages to Google Drive on Android device. In addition, we share a detailed guide to backup iPhone WhatsApp to Google Drive or computer.

Part 1. How to Backup WhatsApp to Google Drive

Google Drive provides Android users with the most convenient method to back up WhatsApp chats, messages, photos and other files. The WhatsApp backup does not reduce Google Drive storage space. You can take the following guide to backup your WhatsApp chats to Google Drive.

Step 1:
Open WhatsApp on your Android phone and tap the More options (three dots) icon on the top right of the screen.
Step 2:
Choose the Settings option and then tap Chats.
WhatsApp Chats Backup
Step 3:
When you enter the main interface of Chats, choose the Chat Backup feature. Now you can see a Back up to Google Drive option. Tap on it. You are allowed to choose the frequency with which you'd like to back up your WhatsApp chats.
Google Drive WhatsApp Backup on Android
Step 4:
Select a suitable Google account you want to back up these WhatsApp data. Tap Allow button to move to the next step.
Step 5:
You can see some information about Last Backup and various Google Drive settings. During this step, you can adjust these settings based on your need. Tap the BACK UP button to start creating a new Google Drive WhatsApp backup.
Backup Android WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive

With this method, you can easily make a Google Drive WhatsApp backup on your Android phone. But you should know that, not all WhatsApp files are backed up. When you re-install WhatsApp, you can restore these WhatsApp chats from the backup.

Then you can easily backup WhatsApp on Android to Google Drive.

Part 2. How to Backup iPhone WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive and Computer

Google Drive is mainly designed for Android users and it is incompatible with iOS. So, there is no straight-forward way to back up your WhatsApp chats and messages from iPhone to Google Drive. You have to backup iPhone WhatsApp to computer first, and then copy the WhatsApp backup file to Google Drive or your Android device.

Here we introduce you with a powerful WhatsApp Transfer to back up your WhatsApp chats from iPhone to computer and Android phone. Compared with the Google Drive backup way, it enables you to back up more WhatsApp file types.

WhatsApp Transfer for iOS


WhatsApp Transfer for iOS

  • Backup and restore various WhatsApp data to computer and iOS device
  • Backup any frequently-used WhatsApp files including messages, audios, images, etc.
  • Transfer all WhatsApp messages and chat history from old iPhone to new iPhone.
  • Backup one or more WhatsApp messages and chats in HTML or CSV format for viewing.
Step 1:
This WhatsApp backup software allows you to backup your iPhone WhatsApp data on both Windows PC and Mac. You can choose a right version based on your system and then free install it on your computer.
Step 2:
Launch it and then choose the WhatsApp Transfer for iOS feature in the home window.
Select WhatsApp Transfer
Step 3:
To back up your iPhone WhatsApp chats to computer, you can choose the Backup option. Connect your iPhone to it with a standard lightning USB cable.
Select Backup WhatsApp

There is also a Device-to-device Transfer feature offered for you to directly transfer all WhatsApp data from iOS device to the other one. But you are not allowed to copy WhatsApp from iPhone to Android phone with this feature.

Step 4:
After connecting successfully, you can click the Start Backup button to back up all WhatsApp messages, chats, images, audios and more files to computer.
Backup iPhone WhatsApp to Computer

When you get a new iPhone WhatsApp backup on computer, you can easily copy it to your Android device or restore iPhone WhatsApp backup to Google Drive.

Part 3. FAQs of Google Drive WhatsApp Backup

How to access Google Drive backup?

As you can see from above, the back files are stored in Google Drive. So you need to open Google Drive app to check your WhatsApp backup. You can tap Menu in the app and then choose the Backups option.

How to back up iPhone WhatsApp chats to iCloud?

Similar to the Google Drive for Android, iCloud allows iOS users to easily make a WhatsApp backup. You should first enable the iCloud Drive function on your iPhone. Go to Settings app and tap your iCloud account, and then choose iCloud and make sure the WhatsApp is turned on. Open WhatsApp and enter the Settings interface, tap Chats, Chat Backup and then Back Up Now to back up your iPhone WhatsApp chats to iCloud.

How to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android?

To copy iPhone WhatsApp data to an Android device, you need to back up WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer, and then move the backup to your Android phone.


Here is a guide on how to backup WhatsApp chat on Google Drive. Whether you are using an Android phone or iOS device, you can find a suitable method to create a Google Drive WhatsApp backup. In fact, you can choose to backup WhatsApp chats to iCloud instead of Google Drive, if you are an iOS user. You can leave us a message if you still have any questions about the WhatsApp backup or Google Drive.

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