You played it safe and created a backup of all your WhatsApp content. Good thing you did because after the incident, you lost everything on your phone. The good news is that restoring all your backed up WhatsApp content is quick and easy.
The process is a bit longer if you’re backing up your WhatsApp content on another phone, but only a few steps are added. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to backup your WhatsApp content if you didn’t create one in the first place onto Google Drive.
If you haven’t done so, go to Google Play and install WhatsApp. Once the app is done installing, you will be greeted with a Welcome to WhatsApp. You’ll need to read (your choice) and tap on the green Agree and Continue button at the bottom.
You’ll be asked to enter your phone number, and a confirmation code will be sent to your phone. Enter this code in WhatsApp to continue. After adding your name and adding granting the necessary permissions, WhatsApp will ask you if you want to restore your backup or not.
Tap on Restore, and the process should only take about a minute or two. After tapping on the restore button, make sure that you select the same Google account you created the backup in. This is a precaution you only have to take if you have more than one account.
Don’t forget that your phone will only save a week’s worth of chats. The backups will also be made automatically every day at 2:00 am.
WhatsApp helps you restore your backup, just make sure that you’ve chosen the right account. If you select an account where you don’t have the WhatsApp backup, you won’t be able to get your chat content back. Did you run into any problems when restoring your WhatsApp chat? Let me know in the comments below.