How to restore a backup in WhatsApp for Android

How to restore a backup in WhatsApp for Android

WhatsApp has spent years creating backups, but it was not until 2015 when he began to make the copy in your Google Drive. It is very easy to create a new backup from the settings of WhatsApp, but at the time of restore a backup of WhatsApp, where is the button?

The question is a trap, is that there is no button. WhatsApp only allows you to to restore a backup after a new installation, as part of the setup wizard to configure your account from WhatsApp. So you can do all the process.

First, uninstall WhatsApp

To restore a backup of WhatsApp you need to use the setup wizard, and the only way to do this is starting from scratch. If you don’t want complications, an easy way to do it is by uninstalling WhatsApp and then reinstalling. Otherwise something more advanced is clear data WhatsApp.

An easy way to uninstall WhatsApp is to open Google Play and use the search engine to search for WhatsApp. Click Uninstall and wait to complete the process, which will not take more than a couple of seconds. When done, click Install to re-install it in your mobile.

Uninstall, Install First, uninstall WhatsApp. When you are finished, install it again.

Done, you will have your WhatsApp as a new, blank and, therefore, the next time you open it, you will be greeted by the configuration wizard. Here you’ll be able to restore messages from the backup.

In case you want to restore the backup on a mobile phone other than the original, the process is the same but you will not have to uninstall anything, but only to install WhatsApp on your new device.

Then, you can set your phone number

Open WhatsApp and you will see the configuration wizard. Before anything, you are asked to accept the various permissions required for the operation of the application. Acéptalos all until you get to the window where you should write your phone number.


Here it is of vital importance that you use the same phone number associated to the backup, otherwise it will not be restored any backup. As always, then you must confirm is your phone number via a call or a SMS code.

Generally, WhatsApp makes this check by itself as soon as it reaches the SMS, but if this is not your case you will need to enter the numeric code that you has come by SMS or that you have been given a voice on a phone call.

Verificarr The process of verification of a phone number

make A restore!

If all has gone well, then, you will see a screen like the one below, announcing that there is a Backup found. It indicates as well some details such as how long I think the copy and how much it takes up, and you’ll need to press Restore. Eye, there is no possibility of doing so later, and if you press Ignore you will not be able to do it unless you repeat the whole process (that is to say, uninstalling and setting up your new account).

Restaurarahoraonunca It’s now or never. As indicated in the message, this is the only time that you can restore your messages

there’s Not much more that you need to do, except wait. In the event that the backup copy must include messages and files heavier (photos and videos), first messages are downloaded, which tends to be relatively quick, and you can start using WhatsApp as soon as you finish. The photos and videos of a backup copy will be downloading in the background, and can take several minutes to complete.

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The news How to restore a backup in WhatsApp for Android was originally published in Xataka Android by Ivan Ramirez .

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How to restore a backup in WhatsApp for Android
Source: english  
January 17, 2019

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