How to Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone (iOS 13 Supported)

One of the first things that we do when we get a new phone is to transfer our phone's files, such as our WhatsApp data. The only problem is that if you're an Android user and you're moving over to an iPhone. There isn't a program designed by the likes of iTunes which can be used for cross-platform data transferring. That being said, this is something that many WhatsApp users want to do, especially when you back up you WhatsApp data through Google Drive on your old Android and prefer to change a new iPhone. In this article, we're going to give you some tips on how to restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone and how to manage your WhatsApp data on iPhone 11/X/XS Max/XR/XS/8/7/6, no matter you use iOS 13/12/11.4/11.3 or other old versions.

Tip 1: Why Cannot Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone Directly

Without overcomplicating things, the encryption protocols which are used by Google Drive aren't compatible with the iOS system which means that there are no easy ways to restore WhatsApp messages from Google Drive to iPhone directly. If you aren't already aware, encryption is used as a way of protecting your data and making sure that it is transferred to Google Drive without any harmful hackers intercepting it - however, iPhone uses a different encryption protocol to what Google Drive does.

To add this inability, there are no solutions for transferring your WhatsApp messages from your Google Drive account over to your iCloud storage - thus, learning how to back up and restore WhatsApp on iPhone is essential for managing your WhatsApp messages and attachments, making them incompatible.

Tip 2: Save Your WhatsApp Chats by Email to iPhone (Common Way)

If you'd prefer to transfer your WhatsApp chat histories by emailing them to your new iPhone, you can do this too. But what you need to know is that you can only view them in your email account and they will not truly be restored on your iPhone.

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone and tap on the WhatsApp application to open it.

Step 2. Tap on the chat that you want to transfer and then on the group chat name or the contact's name at the top of the display.

Step 3. From here, swipe down and tap on "Export Chat". You'll be given the option to attach your media or not – this is all up to you.

Step 4. Select the "Mail" option, enter your email address into the email box, and tap "Send".


While this will do the job, it isn't actually transferring the WhatsApp messages. Instead, you're able to view them in a text document rather than on the WhatsApp user interface.

Tip 3: One Click to Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone (Better Way)

The common way we mentioned above is not that convenient. A more creative way is to restore WhatsApp from Google drive to Android first, and then transfer WhatsApp from the Android to iPhone with iTransor for WhatsApp.

iTransor for WhatsApp offers the free backup feature for your iOS/Android WhatsApp messages (including the text messages, images, audios, documents, etc.) and even restore the WhatsApp backup to your iPhone/Android without uninstalling the WhatsApp application. It is also capable of transferring WhatsApp messages from one phone to another with 100% success rate. It works with almost all the iOS versions, including the newer iOS 13/12/11.4/11.3.

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Start by restoring WhatsApp from Google drive to Android first, then restore WhatsApp from Android to iPhone.

#Step 1. Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to Android

To restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to Android, follow these simple steps:

1: Install WhatsApp on your Android device. If the app is already o your device, delete it and then reinstall it.

2: Go through the set-up process and verify your phone number. Make sure that it is the same number you used to create the backup.

3: WhatsApp will detect the Google Drive backup as soon as verification is complete. Click “Restore” and wait for the backup to be restored to the device.

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#Step 2. Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone

To transfer the WhatsApp from Android to iPhone, we're going to use iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp.

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1.  To do that, simply open iTransor for WhatsApp and click on “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices” and then connect the Android as well as the iPhone to the PC.

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2: Now click on “Transfer”and keep the devices connected during the transferring process.

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3:Once the process is complete, open WhatsApp on your iPhone and all the data will be there.

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Not knowing how to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone can be understandingly frustrating and while there are no mainstream methods for doing this available (offered by either Android or iOS), you can use the last method to manage all of your iOS data- especially your WhatsApp data. One of the biggest benefits of using iTransor for WhatsApp that you can take a backup and restore that backup. Furthermore, you also get access to the features that we mentioned above and many more - it's definitely worth checking out iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp if you get the chance.