[Solved] How to Read WhatsApp Backup on Google Drive

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Backup files are not always the most friendly to use. Sure you can restore the backup on to the device and get your WhatsApp messages back on the device, but you may face problems when trying to simply read WhatsApp Backup on Google Drive. In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the solutions to read WhatsApp backup on Google Drive.

Is it Possible to Read WhatsApp Backup on Google Drive?

It is not possible to read WhatsApp Backups on Google Drive directly simply because WhatsApp chats backup in Google Drive are end-to-end encrypted. Therefore the best way to read the backup would be to restore the backup on to the device or computer and read it on the device.

Creative Way to Read WhatsApp Backup on Google Drive

Follow these very simple steps to read WhatsApp Backup on Google Drive. The steps involve restoring the WhatsApp backup to the Android device and then transferring it to another device to read it.

1. Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to Android

Begin by restoring the backup to Android. Follow these simple steps to do it;

Step 1: Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on to your Android Phone.

Step 2: Now login to WhatsApp using the same details used when creating the Google backup.

Step 3: WhatsApp should detect the backup and prompt you to restore the chats and media. Tap “Restore” and wait for the process to be completed.

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2. Transfer WhatsApp from Android to another Device to Read it

Now that the chats are on your Android device, you can transfer the chats on to another Android device or iPhone to read them. The best way to do that is to use a third-party tool like  iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp. iTransor for WhatsApp is the ultimate way to manage all your WhatsApp data across all devices and it is very easy to use.

Check the competitive features of iTransor for WhatsApp:

  • Directly transfer WhatsApp between 2 devices without installing a 3rd-party app.
  • Best free WhatsApp backup software for iPhones and all Android devices. The older backup files will not be deleted.
  • Flexibly restore the old WhatsApp backup to another device to read the WhatsApp backup or get back lost WhatsApp messages.

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To use it to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone, install the program on to your computer, launch it and then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Simply click on “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices” and connect the Android and iPhone to the computer using USB cables and wait for the program to detect the devices. For Android device, you may have to allow USB debugging on the Android device before it can be detected.

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Step 2: Once the 2 devices are detected, the transferring process will begin. Keep the devices connected until the transferring is complete. The program will notify you when the transferring process is successful.

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Tip to Find WhatsApp Chat Backup on Google Drive

If you don’t know where the WhatsApp chat backup is on the Google Drive, use these simple steps to locate it;

Step 1: Go to http://drive.google.com/ and log in to your Google account if you aren’t already logged in. If you are using your Android device, we recommend using the desktop version. Simply tap “Menu” and then select “Desktop Version”.

Step 2: Click on the gear icon and then choose “Settings”.

Step 3: In the settings window, click on “Managing Apps” to find the WhatsApp folder. You should see the list of all the data backed up on that Google Drive account including WhatsApp chat backups.

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It may be impossible to read WhatsApp backup on google drive directly, but with iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp, you can follow the simple steps outlined above to access the backup and read it on another device. This tool is an asset for anyone who uses WhatsApp regularly. If you have any questions about this tool or any other WhatsApp related topic, use the comments section below to reach out to us and we’ll do our best to help.