How to Backup WhatsApp on iPhone to Google Drive

You may want to backup WhatsApp on iPhone to Google Drive if you don't have adequate storage space on your iCloud account. But as you probably already know, there is no direct way to backup WhatsApp on iPhone to Google Drive. There is however a tool that we will share with you which will allow you to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android and then backup to Google Drive.

Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android First

To do that, you need a dedicated third-party tool that is designed for that purpose. One of the best tools to help you transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android is FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS). To be effective, FoneGeek iOS Backup & Restore has the following features;


  • It allows you to easily transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android, iPhone to iPhone or Android to Android.
  • It can also be used to create a full backup of all your WhatsApp data for free and restore the data back on to the device when you need to. No need to delete and reinstall the WhatsApp application.
  • It is easy to use, allowing you to move WhatsApp data between devices in just a few simple steps.

Here's a step by step guide to help you use FoneGeek iOS Backup & Restore to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android:

Step 1: Install FoneGeek WhatsApp Transfer on to your computer and then launch the program to select "Social App Transfer".

connect device

Step 2. Click "WhatsApp Transfer" and connect both the iPhone and the Android device on to the computer using USB cables. Wait for the program to detect both devices. Ensure that the iPhone is the Source device and the Android device is the Destination device.Then click on "Transfer" to begin the process. 

start to transfer whatsapp

Step 3: The program will begin the process of transferring WhatsApp data from the iPhone to the Android device. Keep the devices connected until the process is complete. The program will notify you that the transfer process has been completed, after which you can disconnect the devices. 

transfer whatsapp complete

Once the transfer is complete, you are now ready to back up the messages to the Google Drive.

Then Backup Android WhatsApp to Google Drive

To back up the WhatsApp messages from your Android device to Google Drive, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp on the Android device and the tap on the menu icon (three dots) at the top right of the screen.

  2. Tap on Settings > Chats.

  3. Tap on Chat Backup; and then choose Back up to Google Drive.  Here you can choose the backup frequency you would like to set for the backup.  

  4. Tap on the Google account you would like to use for the backup and then tap Allow.

  5. Tap Include Videos to back up all the videos on your account and then tap Back up to begin a complete backup of your WhatsApp data to Google Drive.

backup whatsapp to google drive

Backing up iPhone WhatsApp to Google Drive may sound impossible, but when you use FoneGeek iOS Backup & Restore to first transfer the chats to your Android device, the process becomes relatively easier. It is also worth than noting that FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS) can help you backup all WhatsApp data to your computer and easily restore the same back on to your device. If you have any comments or questions on the process described above, let us know in the comments section below.


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Dec 12, 2019, 16:51:24

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.