Whatsapp is the most popular messenger application. It is a necessary thing in our daily life. For official and personal use, we prefer WhatsApp. WhatsApp chats are end to end encrypted. So every WhatsApp user has trusted this application. So every user sends and receives confidential data via WhatsApp. Sometimes, our phone may get damaged or buying a new smartphone, we lost our Whatsapp chats. Today here I’m sharing the way to restore WhatsApp chats.
To restore WhatsApp chat, we should keep a backup of our WhatsApp chats. You don’t want to take an effort for it. Usually, WhatsApp will do the backup process for you. If you enable Google Drive backup option, then WhatsApp will store your WhatsApp data including chat history media files and all in your Google Drive. It is an optional feature. But WhatsApp will create an everyday backup for every single WhatsApp user. It will create a local backup, that will store in your device WhatsApp Database folder. Local backups will be automatically created every day at 2:00 AM.
Follow the below steps to backup to Google Drive
- Open WhatsApp.
- Tap on More options > Settings > Chats > Chat backup .
- You can tap BACK UP to create an immediate backup.
- If you have a Google Account, tap on Back up to Google Drive to set a backup frequency.
- If you don’t have a Google account already set up, tap Add account when prompted.
- Tap Back up over to choose the network you want to use for backup. Please note that backing up over a cellular data network might result in additional data charges.
When you sign up in a fresh WhatsApp app, you need to enter your mobile number. Then WhatsApp will check this account has any backup already exist. If it exists in your Google Drive or local storage, then the app will automatically detect and restore it. Sometimes WhatsApp not detect the backup option because of some reasons such as You aren’t logged into the same Google account, you aren’t using the same phone number that was used to create the backup., Your SD card or chat history is corrupted, A backup file doesn’t exist on the Google Drive account or in local storage.
Google Drive only keeps the latest backup, but in local storage, you can find backup files of the last 7 days. If you don’t have a recent backup file, but you have an old one, just change its date and time to make it recent.
- For that, Download a file manager app.
- Then navigate to internal Storage/WhatsApp/Databases.
- Rename the backup file you want to restore from msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12. It’s possible that an earlier backup may be on an earlier protocol, such as crypt9 or crypt10. Don’t change the number of the crypt extension.
- Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
- Tap RESTORE when prompted.
If you are an Android user and you want to know more about this topic, just visit the official website of WhatsApp.