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3 Ways to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Internal Storage [Android/iPhone]

Gloria updated on Aug 10, 2023 | Home > WhatsApp Transfer

Are you looking for some ways to restore WhatsApp backup from internal storage to your Android or iPhone? You've come to the right page if that's the case. Actually, it's quite complicated to do this. But don't worry. This guide will cover step-by-step instructions for each method. Let get right to it now! 


Part 1. Why Do You Restore WhatsApp from Local Backup

There are two options available for you to restore WhatsApp data on a new Android or iPhone/iPad as follows:


Restore from cloud service:

The WhatsApp data can be backed up to Google Drive and iCloud on Android and iOS device respectively. It's easy to restore from both cloud services.


Restore from local storage:

All the WhatsApp data is stored on your phone's memory. You can export and save it on another service and then restore from it.


Various factors will push you to restore WhatsApp from internal storage, including:

  • Google Drive/iCloud is not working: You are unable to restore WhatsApp backups from Google Drive or iCloud.
  • Limited free storage for cloud backup: Google Drive is offered 15 GB of free storage, while iCloud provides free 5 GB of storage.
  • Unavailable Wi-Fi network: You can only select to restore WhatsApp from local backup if the Wi-Fi or the traffic data on your devices is not available.
  • Move to iOS not working: It failed when you try to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone using Move to iOS.
  • Security reasons: WhatsApp backup on iCloud or Google Drive is not encrypted. That means anyone who ia able to access the cloud service can read your WhatsApp chat history.

For whatever reason, you are allowed to restore your WhatsApp from internal storage on a new mobile device. Moreover, you can click below to learn how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages without backup before:

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How to Recover WhatsApp Messages Without Backup on iPhone/Android

You can use the methods discussed in this article if you wonder about how to recover 1-year-old WhatsApp messages without backup.

recover one-year-old WhatsApp messages without backup

Part 2. How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Internal Storage on Android/iPhone

In this part, I will share with you three reliable solutions to back up and restore WhatsApp from internal storage on Android and iPhone. Have a quick look at these methods:

💡Fix 🧿Effectiveness 💻Apply to 🔍Difficulty
1️⃣SD card Medium: back up WhatsApp to an SD card and then restore it from internal storage on another device. Android⇔Android Complicated
2️⃣iTunes Medium: back up iPhone via iTunes and then restore it on another device. iPhone⇋iPhone Medium
3️⃣EaseUS ChatTrans High: back up WhatsApp to PC and then restore it from PC. Android⇋iOS Easy

1. Here's how to restore WhatsApp backup with internal storage from Android to Android:

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your Android.

Step 2. Go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Back up to Google Drive.

back up WhatsApp from Android with Google Drive

Step 3. On the pop-up window, select Never to disable the WhatsApp Google Drive backup service.

select Never

Step 4. Go back to the Chats Backup screen and then select the Back Up button to back up WhatsApp to internal storage.

Step 5. After the backup, insert the SD card on another Android device and launch WhatsApp. Set up the app and verify your phone number.

Step 6. Tap Restore.

tap Restore

Step 7. Then you can restore WhatsApp right now or you can also select a recent local backup to restore if you have multiple backups.

select backup file

2. Here's how to restore WhatsApp from local backup on a new iPhone without Wi-Fi:

Since an SD card is not supported by an iPhone, you can introduce iTunes to back up WhatsApp to a computer instead. Then restore iPhone (WhatsApp data is included.) using iTunes.

Step 1.  Launch iTunes on your Windows PC or Mac and then connect your iPhone via a USB cable

Step 2. Click the Device icon on the top position.

Step 3. Click on Summary > This Computer > Back Up Now.

Step 4. When you're done, connect your other iPhone to the computer and then click Restore Backup as shown below.

back up and restore  iPhone via iTunes

3. Here's how to backup and restore WhatsApp via EaseUS ChatTrans:

To back up first:

Step 1. Connect your device to your computer via a USB cable and launch EaseUS ChatTrans. Select "WhatsApp" from the home page.

Open EasaeUS ChatTrans and click WhatsApp

Step 2. Click "Backup" from the left sidebar menu. Then select the device from which you want to back up WhatsApp and the backup path. (Tap "Trust" to trust the computer if prompted on your phone.)

Click Backup

Step 3. Then click "Back up" to start. After that, Android users need to enable USB debugging based on the on-screen instructions. While iOS users may need to enter the passcode to unlock the device to continue.

click Back up

Step 4. Wait for the process to complete. Then click "View" to see the WhatsApp backup file on your computer.

click View

To restore WhatsApp:

Step 1. Connect your device to your computer via a USB cable. Open EaseUS ChatTrans on your computer and select "WhatsApp."

Open EasaeUS ChatTrans and click WhatsApp

Step 2. Click "Restore & View" from the left sidebar menu. Once you confirm the connected device, click "Restore."

 Click Restore and View

Step 3. A pop-up window will pop up and ask if you really want to restore WhatsApp to your device and you just click "Restore" to start.

click Restore to start

Step 4. Wait for the process to complete. Then click "Done" to dismiss it.

click Done to dismiss it

Part 3. How to Restore WhatsApp Messages Without Local Backup

In this section, I'd like to walk you through another reliable feature of this EaseUS software. It's quite easy to transfer WhatsApp messages to new phone without backup using EaseUS ChatTrans that I mentioned above. With this WhatsApp data transfer tool, you can not only restore WhatsApp backup from laptop to Android/iPhone, but also transfer WhatsApp messages from one phone to another directly.


In this article, I've covered how to restore WhartsApp backup from internal storage on Android and iPhone/iPad step by step. And it is recommended to choose EaseUS ChatTrans which works well with both Android and iOS devices.

FAQs on How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from Internal Storage

When it comes to WhatsApp transfer, you may come across some problems. Don't panic. If you have any questions about today's topic, check the commonly asked questions below.

1. Why can't I restore my WhatsApp messages from Google Drive?

You can't restore your WhatsApp messages from Google Drive if you haven't taken a backup of it. In addition, it's impossible to restore WhatsApp Google Drive backup to iPhone due to the different systems.

2. How to delete WhatsApp backup files?

To delete your WhatsApp backup files:

  • Open your File Manager.
  • Tap the WhatsApp folder, and then a list of all WhatsApp sub-folders will appear.
  • Now tap and hold the Databases file to select Delete.

3. What happens if I delete WhatsApp and download it again?

If the backup was turned off and you deleted and downloaded WhatsApp, you'll lose all your data. But if the backup was on, in that case, all the chats and media will be restored.

I sincerely hope this post is useful and help you out of this dilemma. You are welcome to contact me on Twitter if you have any further questions or concerns about this guide. If you found this guide useful, you can click the button below to share it with your friends.




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