Google Drive offers one of the best ways to back up your data. It is easily accessible since it comes with every Google account and offers huge storage space for free, allowing you to back up even larger files like photos and videos. But while Google Drive works seamlessly with the Android device, it may not work so easily with iOS devices. This is because iOS devices will primarily use iCloud as a backup option and the two solutions are vastly different.
Still, most iPhone users would like to be able to backup WhatsApp messages to Google Drive. This is especially true if you envision switching to Android. The Google Drive WhatsApp backup will make the process of transferring WhatsApp data from your iPhone to Android. In this article, we look at whether it is possible to backup iPhone WhatsApp data to Google Drive and what options you have.
Can I Backup WhatsApp on iPhone to Google Drive Directly?
There is currently no way to backup WhatsApp messages on your iPhone to Google Drive directly.
Google Drive can only be used to back up photos, contacts, and calendar on your iPhone. The photos can be backed up in Google Photos, the Contacts in Google Contacts and Calendar in Google Calendar. WhatsApp for iPhone only offers you the option to backup messages to iCloud.
Although there is no official way to back up WhatsApp on iPhone directly to Google Drive, we have found a flexible and alternated way which allows you to transfer WhatsApp messages on iPhone to Android firstly, and then back up the transferred data on your Android to Google Drive.
Backup WhatsApp on iPhone to Google Drive Flexibly
iTransor for WhatsApp is designed to make it easier for you to move data between devices regardless of the operating system. This means that you can move data from iPhone to Android at the click of a button and this feature in itself creates a great way for you to backup WhatsApp messages to Google Drive by first transferring them to an Android device. You can use it to transfer data between devices; from iPhone to Android, Android to iPhone, Android to Android and iPhone to iPhone.
Step 1: Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android Using iTransor
Here’s how you can use iMyfone iTransor to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android;
Step 1: Install iTransor on to your computer and then launch the program. On the main window, choose “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices.” Connect both the iPhone and Android device to the computer and then wait for the program to detect the device.
Step 2: Once both the devices are detected, click on “Transfer” to begin the process. The program will notify you that the transfer of data will erase the WhatsApp messages on the Android device. If you are OK with that, click “Yes” in the popup that appears to continue with the transfer.
Step 3: The transfer process will begin immediately and continue until all the WhatsApp data on the iPhone has been transferred to the Android device. Keep the devices connected until the process is complete.
Step 2: Backup WhatsApp Messages from Android to Google Drive
Now that your iPhone’s WhatsApp messages are in your Android device, you can easily back them up to Google Drive. To ensure that the process goes smoothly, you must make sure that you have Google account that is activated on your Android device, Google Play Services must also be installed on the device and you must have adequate storage space on the device to create the backup.
With those requirements met, follow these simple steps to create a WhatsApp Google Drive backup on your Android device;
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp app on your Android device
Step 2: Tap on Menu (the three dots) > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup to begin the process
Step 3: Tap on “Backup to Google Drive” and then choose a backup frequency
Step 4: Select the Google account you want to use. If you are yet to connect a Google account to WhatsApp, tap “Add account” and log in using your login credentials.
Step 5: Tap “Back up over” to choose whether you want to use Wi-Fi or Cellular network and the backup process will begin. Keep the device connected to the network until the process is complete.
There is no official way to backup iPhone WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Google Drive. The main reason is that the two systems are vastly different in the way the read data. This is also the primary reason why you may not be able to use WhatsApp from iOS on Android. A tool like iTransor for WhatsApp makes the process that much easier, allowing you to move data from iPhone to Android where you can then back up to Google Drive. It may even be more helpful by allowing you to back up WhatsApp to PC where you can easily restore later when you need to. Try iTransor for WhatsApp for free to see how it works for you.