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How to Backup WhatsApp on iPhone to Google Drive [3 Ways]

WhatsApp allows iPhone users to back up and restore WhatsApp chat history with iCloud. Sometimes, you may want to backup WhatsApp on iPhone to Google Drive if you don't have adequate storage space on your iCloud account. In this article, we will share you three ways to backup WhatsApp to Google Drive on iPhone or iPad.

Part 1. Can I Backup WhatsApp to Google Drive on iPhone Directly?

The answer is NO. There is no direct way to backup WhatsApp on iPhone to Google Drive. As we mentioned above, WhatsApp for iPhone only offers the option to backup messages to iCloud. Meanwhile, you can only use Google Drive to directly back up photos, contacts and calendar on your iPhone.

Althought you're not allowed to backup WhatsApp to Google Drive on your iPhone directly, there are alternative ways to make the backup. Keep reading and learn the steps in detail.

Part 2. Fully Backup WhatsApp on iPhone 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 WhatsApp Transfer. To be effective, FoneGeek WhatsApp Transfer 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.
  • It works well on all iOS and Android versions, even the latest iOS/iPadOS 14 and Android 10.

Here's a step by step guide to help you use FoneGeek WhatsApp Transfer to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android:

Step 1: Install FoneGeek WhatsApp Transfer on to your computer and launch the program. Then connect both the iPhone and Android to the computer using USB cables.

transfer whatsapp from iphone to android

Step 2. 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", the program will begin backing up WhatsApp data on the source iPhone device.

back up whatsapp on iphone

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions to verify and log in WhatsApp account on the target Android device. Once it is done, the program will start to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android.

successfully transfer whatsapp

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

Then Backup Android WhatsApp to Google Drive

Now that all the WhatsApp data on your iPhone are transferred to your Android device, you can then back up the messages from Android to Goolge Drive. Ensure that Google account is activated on your Android phone and follow these simple steps:

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

  1. Open WhatsApp on your 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

Part 3. Save WhatsApp Photos on iPhone to Camera Roll Then Backup to Google Drive

If you only want to backup WhatsApp photos and videos to Google Drive, there is a simple way to do that. You can save your WhatsApp photos and videos to your iPhone's Camera Roll and then backup to Google Drive.

Save WhatsApp Photos and Videos to Camera Roll

  1. On your iPhone, open the WhatsApp app and go to Settings > Chats.

  2. Tap on the chats option and turn on "Save to Camera Roll".

  3. All the photos and videos on your WhatsApp will be synced to the Camera Roll.

open save to camera roll on iphone

Backup iPhone Photos and Videos to Google Drive

  1. On your iPhone, download and install the Google Drive app from App Store, then launch it.

  2. Tap on Settings > Backup > Photos & Videos to turn on "Back up to Google Photos".

  3. Go back to the Backup page and click on "Start Backup" to backup photos and videos to Google Photos.

backup photos and videos to google photos

Part 4. One by One to Backup WhatsApp Chats on iPhone to Google Drive via Gmail

If you need to backup all WhatsApp data including chats, messages, photos, videos, and attachments to Google Drive, you can do that via Gmail. You can first export WhatsApp chat history to Gmail and then download the data to Google Drive. However, you can only save WhatsApp chats one by one, which is really time-consuming.

Export iPhone WhatsApp Chat to Gmail

  1. On your iPhone, open WhatsApp and locate the chat you want to save, then tap on the name of the chat.

  2. Scroll down to find the option of "Export Chat" and choose "Attach Media" or "Without Media".

  3. Now click on the "Mail" icon and enter your Gmail in the recipient box, then click on "Send".

export whatsapp chat via email

Download WhatsApp Chat to Google Drive

After exporting your iPhone WhatsApp chat to Gmail, you can download the data to Google Drive. Go to Gmail and open the email with the WhatsApp chat, then click on the Google Drive to save it. Please note that the WhatsApp chat are saved in zip format, you will need to rely on zip extractor tool to read your chat.

download email attachment to google drive

Conclusion

Backing up iPhone WhatsApp to Google Drive may sound impossible, but you can follow the three methods in this article to make that happen. We strongly recommend you try FoneGeek WhatsApp Transfer, which makes the process relatevely easier. It is also worth than noting that this tool can help you backup all WhatsApp data to your computer and easily restore the data 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.

Joan J. Mims
Wednesday on Dec 18, 2019, 16:51:24 GMT / Post By Joan J. Mims to Backup & Restore

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

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