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Saturday, 26 November 2016

How to restore or transfer your WhatsApp chat backups


Whatsapp automatically runs local backup every day at 2am and save the backup database to a file on your phone's internal storage.
You can also backup your chats into your google drive too.  To backup your chats into google drive follow these steps:
Open Whatsapp and then go to Settings by selecting the menu. From settings select Chats and then select Chat backup.
From this activity (Chat backup) you can manage your local and cloud chat backups.  Select Back up to google drive and setup the backup freequency as your wish.  You will need to select your google account where the backups are going to stored. Google drive will only have the most recent chat backups. Your local chat backups will store up to the last 7 days worth of backup files.

How to restore backup files.
  1. First you need to uninstall your Whatsapp.
  2. Open file manager in your phone. and go to  sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases.
  3. Then rename the backup file you wish to restore from msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12.  but do not try to change the file extension.
  4. Then install WhatsApp
  5. Select Restore option when prompted .

Before do backup you must check that there is enough space on your internal storage to do restore the backup. Your phone must be fully charged. The restoring backups may take some time. If your phone's android version is  2.3.4 or  higher make sure that you have installed google play services. The phone number should be the same to do backup process. You can not restore backups if the phone numbers does not maches.


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