Are you planning to switch to a new Android device and want to transfer your WhatsApp data to Google Drive? Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of transferring WhatsApp from your Android device to Google Drive.
Step 1: Backup WhatsApp Data
To begin with, open your WhatsApp application on your Android device. On the top-right corner of the screen, there are three vertical dots.
Tap on them to open the drop-down menu. From this menu, select “Settings”.
Once you are in the Settings menu, tap on “Chats” and then “Chat backup”. Here, you will find various options for backing up your chats. You can select whether to include videos or not in your backup, choose which Google account to use for the backup, and even set a schedule for automatic backups.
Note: It is important to ensure that you have enough free space on your Google Drive account to accommodate the WhatsApp backup files.
Step 2: Connect Your Google Account
In order to transfer your WhatsApp data from Android to Google Drive, you need to connect your Google account with WhatsApp. To do this, go back to the main settings menu in WhatsApp by tapping on the three vertical dots and selecting “Settings”. From here, tap on “Chats” and then “Chat backup”.
In the Chat Backup menu, tap on “Google Drive settings”. You will be prompted with options for connecting your Google account. Select the desired account or add a new one if necessary.
Step 3: Transfer WhatsApp Data
Now that you have backed up your WhatsApp data and connected your Google account, it’s time to transfer the data from your Android device to Google Drive. In the Chat Backup menu, tap on “Back up to Google Drive”.
Here, you can select the frequency of backups – daily, weekly, or monthly. You can also choose to include videos or not in the backup.
Tap on “Back Up” and wait for the process to complete. The time taken for the backup depends on the size of your WhatsApp data and your internet connection speed.
Step 4: Restore WhatsApp Data
After successfully transferring your WhatsApp data to Google Drive, you can now restore it on your new Android device. Install WhatsApp on your new device and verify your phone number.
During the setup process, WhatsApp will detect that there is a backup available in your Google Drive account. Tap on “Restore” when prompted and wait for the restore process to complete. Once done, all your chats, media files, and settings will be restored on your new device.
Note: Make sure you are using the same phone number that was used while creating the backup in order to restore it successfully.
Transferring WhatsApp from an Android device to Google Drive is a simple yet essential process when switching devices. By following these steps, you can seamlessly transfer all your chat history, media files, and settings from one Android device to another. Remember to regularly back up your chats to ensure you never lose any important conversations!