If you are switching from Android to iPhone, but need to transfer your WhatsApp files from a Google Drive backup, here’s how to do it. People who switch between Android and iPhone often rely on the apps to automatically deal with user data intelligently.

using the same account details on an iPhone would usually bring up the same account information viewed from the app on an Android device. the app actively warns users that you can only verify an account with one number on one phone and that attempting to switch an account between devices frequently could result in an account block.

This also extends to any conversations, files, or data that may have been generated or received in conversations. There’s not an easy way for typical users to make the transfers within the app itself.

It becomes a tougher problem if the WhatsApp data you want to transfer is already stored online via Google Drive. It may seem plausible to restore a Google Drive backup, but you can’t do it to an iPhone.

For example, WhatsApp for iOS only deals with iCloud, not Google Drive, while the Android version works with Google Drive, not iCloud. You cannot directly transfer a Google Drive-held backup into the iOS version of WhatsApp.

Even if you have Google Drive installed on your iPhone, and even if WhatsApp did use Google Drive on iOS, differences in encryption protocols mean the data probably won’t be read anyway. There are ways to do it using Google Drive, with one method using a tool called AnyTrans much easier than the other.

If the data you want to restore is solely stored on Google Drive and you want it on your iPhone, pulling it from the cloud to the iPhone won’t work. If you have an Android smartphone nearby, you could use that to make the transfer instead.

There’s two main steps of doing this: restoring the Google Drive backup and the transfer. Before continuing, ensure the Android smartphone is linked to the correct Google account.

At this point, you will have your WhatsApp messages stored as logs in your email inbox, accessible from your iPhone. You cannot import the records into WhatsApp from an export to email, but you will still have access to the threads via your email inbox.

Since there is no official method to restore from Google Drive to WhatsApp, this is the nearest you can get using readily-available tools. This is also a pretty complicated process and not one that the typical user will quickly realize or stumble upon when searching for a solution.

It’s also not necessarily the best approach to the security and safety of data due to the potential for data loss since you’re using email.

AnyTrans is a tool that can manage and transfer your data between devices. An all-in-one manager for iPhone and iPad, it can handle multiple tasks, including migration of photos and music, backups, and content from select messaging applications.

As part of this, it can be used to directly restore a WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to an iPhone. It does so in a way that it can retain chat logs within the WhatsApp app itself instead of being held separately.

Along with chat logs, it can also migrate all photos, music, videos, and files sent and received as part of a conversation thread. That means you lose none of the private data you have shared with your contacts.

Source:This news is originally published by appleinside

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