(100% Working) 2021 Restore WhatsApp Backup to iPhone from Google Drive in 2 Ways

Are you worried about getting your WhatsApp data onto your iPhone? Discover how to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone without losing any data.

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Adam Warren

Filed to: WhatsApp | Jun 23,2021

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(100% Working) 2021 Restore WhatsApp Backup to iPhone from Google Drive in 2 Ways

'I just switched from Android to iPhone. I used to backup my WhatsApp chat history via Google Drive weekly. But when I installed WhatsApp on my new device, restore chats from iCloud was the only choice. How could I transfer the WhatsApp messages from Google Drive to my new iPhone?'

In this article, we will look at whether it is possible to restore WhatsApp backup from your Google Drive to iPhone. In addition, we will talk about how to transfer WhatsApp from android to iphone effectively in another article of mine. So, let’s start by answering that question.

Can You Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone Directly?

The simple answer to this question is no. But since you might need an explanation, we will point out that the main reason you may not be able to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone is because the encryption protocols Google Drive uses are incompatible with the ones on iPhone.

Encryption protocols refer to the way a service like Google Drive or iCloud protect the data that is in their servers from hackers or unauthorized users. For the reason these two protocols are vastly different; it is simply not possible to transfer data from one platform to another.

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Indirect but Simply Ways to Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone

But this doesn’t mean that there is no way to restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone. There are indirect ways to do this and we’ll look at two of them, beginning with the most effective.

First, let’s check the comparisons of the 2 solutions and choose the most suitable one.

Bulk Transfer Time Difficulty Network Connection
Mobitrix WhatsApp Tranfer Yes Fast Easy No need
Email No Slow Easy Need

The two alternatives have their uniqueness. When you compare the two, the email method is slow and requires an active internet connection. It can’t help with bulky messages. You have to do it one after the other. You only have access to the TXT file in your email. This can’t be seen on your WhatsApp. You can only view it in your email.

As for the email, there are restrictions on the number of chats you can move. There is also a restriction on some countries.

Contrariwise, Mobitrix WhatsApp Transfer does not need an internet connection for you to restore your WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone.

Mobitrix is better compared to the email option because it allows you to move all your chats to your new iPhone and continue having those critical conversations like before. On the other hand, the email option can’t make this possible because chats can be viewed on your iPhone WhatsApp through the email method.

1. Mobitrix WhatsApp Transfer

One of the best ways to manage all aspects of your WhatsApp account is using a third-party tool known as Mobitrix WhatsApp Transfer. This tool will make it very easy to bypass the encryption protocols limitation and transfer the Google drive backup to iPhone. It has numerous other features that simplifies the management of WhatsApp both on Android and iOS.

The following are some of these features:

  • With Mobitrix WhatsApp Transfer, you can easily transfer WhatsApp between iOS and Android devices easily and quickly.
  • You can also use it to create a complete backup of all the data on your device to your computer for free.
  • It is also useful when you want to restore the same backup to your iOS or Android devices. Meanwhile, there is no need to uninstall this app during the restoration.
  • It supports all iOS devices and all Android devices as well as all versions of the iOS firmware and all versions of Android OS.
  • It is 100% safe to use and will not affect the data on the device or cause data loss on the device or cloud services

To use this tool to restore WhatsApp chats from Google Drive to iPhone, download and install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: We begin by restoring the WhatsApp backup to the Android device. If WhatsApp is already installed on your device, uninstall it, and then reinstall it from the Play Store.

Step 2: Follow the on-screen prompts to set up your account and verify your phone number. Make sure that it is the same phone number that you used to create the backup.

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Step 3: When WhatsApp detects the Google Drive backup, click “Restore” and wait while the backup is restored to the device.

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Step 4: Now that the backup has been restored to the Android device, we can use Mobitrix to transfer chats to the iPhone. Launch Mobitrix and in the main window, click on “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices”.

connect the 2 device to pc

Connect both the Android device and the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. You may have to unlock the iPhone and enable USB debugging allowing the program to detect the devices.

Step 5: Once Mobitrix detects the devices, click on “Transfer” and the transfer of WhatsApp data from the Android device to iPhone will begin immediately.

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Keep both devices connected to the computer until the process is complete. When the transfer is complete, you should be able to access all your WhatsApp data that was in Google Drive backup on your iPhone.

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Here is the video guide to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with Mobitrix

2. Restore Via Email (Inconvenient)

You can also transfer WhatsApp data from the Android device to the iPhone via email. As you can guess, this process involves sending the WhatsApp chats to yourself in an email attachment then download them on the iPhone.

How to restore via Email step by step:

  1. First, restore WhatsApp from Google drive to your Android device based on the above steps.
  2. Open WhatsApp on Android device and select the WhatsApp chat that you would like to send. Then tap on the name of the contact displayed at the top.
  3. Tap on “Export Chat” and choose whether you would like to attach the media files to the email or not.
  4. Enter the email address then hit “Send”.
export whatsapp messages via email

Navigate to the email app on your iPhone, open the email, then download the attachment in text format.

Remember that you can’t view the chats on your iPhone WhatsApp .

  • The email method transfers your chats as TXT files. As a result, you won’t know the message’s sender, and you can’t reply to any message in that format.
  • Another limitation is the need for an internet connection.
  • Also, there is a limitation on the number of chats you can transfer and the country. Check this WhatsApp FAQ page for more information about that.


Switching devices can be difficult especially when the devices run on different platforms. It is often more difficult to move app data like WhatsApp using the conventional methods of switching devices. This problem can be so frustrating that most people often choose to just give up on their old messages and start afresh.

But if there are some important messages on your WhatsApp account, simply giving up is not an option. Mobitrix WhatsApp Transfer gives you the rare and unique opportunity to move data from one device to another without having to use storage services like Google Drive.

Share your thoughts on this topic or any other WhatsApp data issues with us in the comments section below and we’ll do our best to come up with the best solutions for you.

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