WhatsApp has a great feature of backing up data daily. If you have an Android device, WhatsApp data is backed up on Google Drive. This backup includes chats and media. The data can be restored on another Android phone by accessing Google Drive. You can also use this backup in case of any data loss. This article will explain where you can find the backup and how you can restore data.

Where to find WhatsApp backup data in Google Drive

Part 1. Where to Find My WhatsApp Backup in Google Drive and How To Recover On Android

1.1 Ways to See and Find WhatsApp Backup in Google Drive

To see and find WhatsApp Backup, you must have an Android phone. It is because Android devices use Google Drive to backup WhatsApp data daily. This backup includes chats, photos, videos, documents, and more. Google Drive backup occurs every day by default. However, this backup is accessible. To access this, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Go to WhatsApp, and click on the three dots at the top right corner. Click on "Settings" and then click on "Chats." Toggle to Chat Backup, then click on Back Up to make a recent WhatsApp backup.

Step 2. If you don't have Google Drive on your phone, download it from the Play Store. It will take a few seconds, depending on the internet connection. Install it and open it. Now, enter the same Google account as you have in your WhatsApp.

Google Drive interface

Step 3. Open Google Drive and click on the top left to open the menu. Click on "Backups" here; you will see the WhatsApp backup. You can find your WhatsApp Backup here on Google Drive. You can also delete or turn off this backup if you want.

Google Drive WhatsApp data

1.2 How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive on Android

iMyFone ChatsBack is a WhatsApp recovery tool for Windows and macOS. It helps the user backup and restores WhatsApp data from Device Storage, Google Drive, iCloud, and iTunes. 

iMyFone Chatsback is a simple tool that is easy to use. It offers different backup and restores options, unlike other recovery tools. If you are using an Android device, you can follow the below steps to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive.

Step 1. Go to iMyFone website and download iMyFone ChatsBack. Install the tool and open it. It works on both operating systems (Windows and macOS). After installation, open it.

Step 2. As we want to recover data from Google Drive on Android, click on "Recover WhatsApp data from Google Drive." Enter your Google account and password. You have to enter the same Google account in which you have made WhatsApp Backup. Ensure to authorize the Google account, and two-step verification is turned off.

sign in to Google Account

Step 3. Now that you have entered the Google account, iMyFone ChatsBack will load data from Google Drive. The user can download this file. However, if you want to analyze the database, you need to grant permission, and iMyFone ChatsBack will then prepare the environment for the data to be analyzed.

scan Google Drive file

Step 4. Enter the phone number along with the country code. Please wait for the OTP and then enter it to verify your account. iMyFone ChatsBack will then analyze keys for the database. After choosing the database, it will analyze it.

verify WhatsApp information from Google Drive mode

Step 5. After recovery, iMyFone ChatsBack will display all the recoverable WhatsApp data. Now the user has the opportunity to select the specific data to recover. Here, the user can recover the data to a PC or device (Android).

preview recoverable WhatsApp data from Google Drive backup

Part 2. Bonus Tip - How Can I Backup WhatsApp to Google Drive on Android

If you are using WhatsApp on an Android device, you should know that daily WhatsApp backup occurs. This backup includes all the messages and media in chats. Moreover, if you are switching to another Android device, this backup of Google Drive can help you move your whole WhatsApp data, including photos and videos. 

But how can you backup WhatsApp to Google Drive on Android? It is pretty easy and requires only two steps.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp and go to three dots appearing in the top right corner of WhatsApp. Go to "Settings > Chats."

WhatsApp settings

Step 2. Here, you will see an option of "Chat Backup" click on it. If you want to backup WhatsApp now, click on "Back up." It will take a few seconds to a minute, and all the recent WhatsApp data will back up to Google Drive.

WhatsApp backup

Part 3. FAQs about WhatsApp Backup Recovery on Android

3.1 In which folder of Google Drive does WhatsApp's chat backup feature save data

When you open Google Drive, you will see three lines in the top left corner. Click on it to enable the menu panel. Here you will see an option of "Backup." In this folder, you will see the backup of WhatsApp.

3.2 How can I read my WhatsApp messages from Google Drive

WhatsApp has a great feature of encryption. Although Google Drive backs up the data, no one can read the data from Google Drive. The user needs to restore the data from Google Drive to WhatsApp, and then the user can read WhatsApp messages.

3.3 How to restore Google Drive backup to iPhone

To be able to restore Google Drive backup to your iPhone, you need a third-party application or tool. iPhone creates a backup on iCloud, so it is impossible to restore WhatsApp backup to iPhone directly. iMyFone ChatsBack allows the user to restore WhatsApp data from Google Drive to a PC, and then it helps the user restore the backup to the device. This is the only way to restore Google Drive backup to iPhone.

3.4 How to restore iCloud WhatsApp backup to Android

There is no direct way to restore iCloud WhatsApp backup to Android. You can restore WhatsApp data to PC first from iCloud; you can restore the data to Android using iMyFone ChatsBack.

3.5 I Can't Restore my WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive on Android. Is any help

First, try to reinstall WhatsApp. Enter your Google account from which you want to restore the WhatsApp data. If you have an existing backup on your account, you will see an option for previous backup data. If you cannot restore the data, you can use iMyFone ChatsBack to recover it. It gives users the safe and successful option to restore WhatsApp data from Google Drive on Android.

3.6 How to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive without uninstalling

To restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive without uninstalling, you need to use third-party applications like iMyFone ChatsBack. If you have connected the device to iMyFone ChatsBack, you can restore the chats from History Records. It also allows users to restore WhatsApp data from multiple sources without uninstalling WhatsApp.

3.7 How to restore previous WhatsApp backup on Android

If you have made a previous backup of WhatsApp data, you can quickly restore it on your Android device from Google Drive. If it doesn't work, you can turn to iMyFone ChatsBack, which helps to recover previous WhatsApp data quickly. It also allows the user to recover deleted WhatsApp data.

3.8 Unable to restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive

If you cannot access and restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive, then you use third-party recovery applications. One of the best WhatsApp recovery tools is iMyFone ChatsBack. It helps the user in both cases (Android and iOS). iMyFone ChatsBack can restore the WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to a PC, then the user can transfer this data to an Android device, or the user can make a backup on a PC.

3.9 How to restore WhatsApp messages from the Backup file on Android

To recover and restore WhatsApp messages from the Backup file, you need iMyFone ChatsBack. It allows the user to make a backup and then restore it to Android. If you have made a backup file on a PC previously, you need to connect your Android device to a PC, and iMyFone ChatsBack will detect it. Enable USB debugging in the developer's option. You can then restore WhatsApp messages to Android by using restore from Device Storage. 

Conclusion

WhatsApp data is critical because most of our conversation happens there. We cannot lose WhatsApp data at any cost, so there are multiple backup options, including Google Drive. Google Drive backup occurs on Android only. Moreover, if you want to create more backups and cannot access your Google Drive Backup, you can use iMyFone ChatsBack. It is a data recovery tool specifically for WhatsApp. This tool does wonders and restores any WhatsApp data deleted or cannot be accessed. It has a free trial version that users can download and install. iMyFone ChatsBack allows the user to restore WhatsApp data from Google Drive, Device Storage, and iTunes.