How to restore a backup to Whatsapp

Backing up Whatsapp is one of the most demanding utilities in this app. Not for nothing have mobile phone users made WhatsApp one of their favorite tools.  As a result, they are requesting more and more services from this programme. One of them is the possibility of creating backups, both in mobile memory and in the cloud.

It must be said that from 2015 this program has the option to create a backup on Google Drive. It is worth noting that creating these copies is quite easy to do in the app settings. However, many people do not know how to restore such a backup.

Where’s the restore backup button?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by WhatsApp users. Either because they erased or emptied a conversation without realizing it. Or because they have changed their mobile and want to restore their contacts and conversations.

The truth is that this program only allows you to restore the backup if it is a new installation of the application. This is where the key really lies. If you do not perform a new installation, you will never have the option of restoring a copy.

Therefore, it is necessary to be clear about this before making a backup restoration. In this sense, we are going to give you some small tips to correctly carry out this procedure of copying and restoring all your data. Take note and pay attention. Keep in mind that this is a process that may take some time. So you must have some patience and reserve a time when you have enough time to complete all the steps.

First, make sure you have the backup activated in the application and verify that it is current enough. To do this go to Settings -> Chats -> Backup. Once inside this option we will see when the last backup was made and where it is stored. Copies can be stored in the terminal itself or in the cloud (Google Drive).

If you’re going to restore it on your own terminal, you might as well have a copy on your phone. If you want to recover the copy to another device, save it to the cloud. Now that we’re sure we have the copy and it’s current, let’s go to the next step.

WhatsApp needs to be uninstalled

This is the key of the process to carry it out. If you want to make a backup you must first uninstall the application. This is the only way to place the option to activate the saved copy. There is also an alternative. It consists of deleting all data from this application. In this way the application is believed to have just been installed.

However, we recommend that you uninstall it. To do this, you can do it directly from Applications on your mobile or from Google Play. Once you find the app in this Google Play, then you must click on the uninstall option. Once this process is complete, you simply have to opt again for the install option.

Activating the saved backup

That’s it! Once WhatsApp is reinstalled, open the application and you will see the configuration wizard. It is at this time when you can restore both the messages and all your files stored in the backup.

In case you are installing this application on a new device, then you must first associate WhatsApp to the same phone number. If you change your phone number, then he won’t let you reset anything. Once the restoration has started, the process is quite simple and is carried out automatically on mobile phones.

If all goes well, then you will see on the screen the following message: “backup found“. Then, you simply have to click on the restore option. That’s how simple the procedure is. Besides, it’s the same on all mobile phones.