Most of you have faced problems whenever you change your Android phone or if your phone gets hanged up. In that case some of your apps will get uninstalled. So, you have to install your apps again. It happens with your WHATSAPP too. And the main problem comes when you lose your chats done with your friends.

Let me inform you that this is right zone for you to get solution of this problem. You will be happy to know that you can get your chats back even if you change your phone or install your WHATSAPP again. I will give you right information about WHATSAPP back up from Google Drive.

 Your WHATSAPP data can be backed up by using your Google Drive or a local back up. Some of you may think that without creating a local back up how can we back up the chats? Let me clear your doubt. You will be surprised to know that your local backups will be automatically created at 2:00 AM every day. These will be saved in your mobile in the form of files. So you can easily transfer your chats from one phone to another.

To know about how to download WHATSAPP back up from Google Drive read the following given points which I prepared for you to get your problem solved:

So let us know how to back up your chats to Google Drive:

  1. The first step is to open your WHATSAPP.

  2. Tap your MENU

  3. Go to settings and tap on chats.

  4. Then you will find chat backup option just tap on it. You will have two options after this step.

  • First one is you can create an immediate backup.

  • Or else you can back up Google Drive.

  1. Whenever they prompt to add Google account then tap it if you don’t have a Google account which is already set up.
  2. For back up Choose the network you want. And if you are backing up over a cellular data network then this might result in additional charges on data so check your data before creating a backup using cellular data network.

This was about how to back up to Google drive but at the same time I will give you some information about Google Drive that you must know. To know it you have to read the following given information:

Whenever you do this back up for the first time then it may take some time. So make sure that you will be connected to power source.

You can also change your back up frequency. You can change your Google account and the connection you are using for the backup can be done by repeating the same six steps which are mentioned above.

You are not protected by WHATSAPP end-to-end encryption about the media and messages which you have backed up in Google Drive. And every time you create a Google drive by using the same Google account then it will be overwritten by the previous Google Drive.


Backing up using Google drive is the easiest way. When your number gets verified, WHATSAPP will ask you to restore your media and chats from backup. Then tap to restore when prompted, your media and chats will be transferred to your current phone.

And if your WHATSAPP is unable to detect a backup then the following could be the reason for this:

  • If you are not using the same phone number for WHATSAPP.

  • If you have logged into another Google account rather than same Google account.

  • If the backup file does not exist in your Google Drive account or locally on phone.

  • Or else if your chat history or SD card is corrupted.

If you want to use a local backup then you have to transfer the files to your phone using the following:

  • Computer,
  • File explorer
  • Or SD card.

If you cannot find your data stored on the /sdcard/WHATSAPP/ folder, you may see it in “internal storage” or “main storage folders”.


The data in local backup files will store up to last seven days. Whereas the Google Drive will store the most recent data.

So to restore a local backup file you need to do the following:

  1. You need to download a file manager app.

  2. Navigate to sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases in your file manager. You can find “internal storage” or “main storage” instead of SD card.

  • Backup file which you want to restore from msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12, rename the backup file. The earlier backup may be on an earlier protocol, such as crypt9 or crypt10. It is possible to happen. So do not change the number extension of the crypt.

  1. Uninstall and reinstall your WHATSAPP.

  2. Click on restore whenever it prompts.


You may face problems while creating backup using Google drive. To make your work easy I will give you a list of answers for all kinds of problems you face:

  • First of all verify your Google account.

  • Then check whether you have enough memory to create a backup in your Google Drive account.

  • Ensure if you have Google Play services installed in your phone or not.

  • For the people who are attempting to create backup using cellular data network should make sure that you have data for both Google play services and WHATSAPP.

  • Try to change your network to create a backup.

And finally I would like to inform you that make sure about your phone charge. Your phone must be fully charged or plugged into a power source. Also make sure about your internet connection. Your internet connection should be stable and strong. And if you are unable to work on cellular data then go for Wi-Fi connection.



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