How to restore whatsapp backup from internal storage| iOS17& Android 13/14

Part 1. How to restore whatapp backup from internal storage

Restoring your WhatsApp backup from internal storage can be a lifesaver if you’ve lost your chat history, switched devices, or encountered other issues with the app. Thankfully, Android and iOS both make it relatively straightforward to recover and import your WhatsApp backup file stored locally on your device’s internal storage.

In this part, we’ll go over the step-by-step process for finding and restoring your WhatsApp backup from internal storage on both Android and iOS. Let’s learn how to restore whatsapp conversations.And we also will introduce the 

1.1 How to restore WhatsApp backup from internal storage android

Losing your WhatsApp chat history can be frustrating. Thankfully, on Android devices you can easily restore a WhatsApp backup saved locally to your internal storage. This gives you a way to recover valuable conversations without needing a Google Drive backup. 

Here is an easy step-by-step guide:

  1. Open your device’s file manager app and navigate to the “WhatsApp/Databases” folder on the internal storage. There you’ll see a backup file, usually named something like “msgstore-2023-01-30.1.db.crypt12“.
  2. Uninstall WhatsApp completely from your device. This resets the app so it can properly detect the backup file. Go to your Settings > Applications and uninstall WhatsApp.
  3. In your file manager, locate the WhatsApp backup file from Step 1. Rename it to “msgstore.db.crypt12” by deleting the long datestamp portion.
  4. On your device, open the Google Play store and reinstall WhatsApp. This version will now detect your renamed local backup file.
  5. Open WhatsApp and follow the on-screen prompts to restore your chat history, media files, and other data from the backup you renamed.

  1.1.1 Restore WhatsApp Backup From Google Drive

If you lose your device or switch phones, you can conveniently restore your WhatsApp chats and data from a Google Drive backup. This saves all your previous conversations so long as you use the same Google account and phone number. Restoring from the cloud requires an internet connection but is simple and fast with just a few taps.

Steps to Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive Backup on Android

  1. First, uninstall WhatsApp from your Android device. Then, redownload and install the app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open WhatsApp and verify your phone number, making sure it’s the same one associated with the backup you want to restore.
  3. WhatsApp will now prompt you to restore either from Google Drive or a local data backup. Select “Restore” to restore from your Google Drive backup.
  1. Once your chats, histories, media files, and settings are restored, tap “Next” to complete the process and start using WhatsApp with your restored data.

1.1.2 How To Restore WhatsApp From Local Backup Instead Of Google Drive

WhatsApp helpfully creates local, offline backups of your chats which are saved directly to your Android device’s internal storage. If you don’t want to rely on Google Drive backups, you can easily restore your full conversation history from this local file instead. It only takes a few minutes without needing an internet connection. Here is how to restore whatsapp messages on new phone.

  1. In WhatsApp, go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup. Select “Back Up” to ensure your latest chats are backed up locally.
  1. Delete WhatsApp from your device completely using the App Manager, then redownload and install a fresh version from the Play Store.
  2. Open the newly installed WhatsApp, verify your phone number, and ensure it’s the same one associated with the local backup.
  3. WhatsApp will now automatically detect your local backup file and prompt you to restore it. Select “Restore” to import your chats, media files, and settings.


  1. After the restoration is complete, tap “Next” to finalize the process and start using WhatsApp with your recovered local data backup.

1.2 How to restore WhatsApp backup from internal storage iPhone

Unlike Android devices, iPhones do not support external SD card storage. However, you can back up and restore WhatsApp chats through iTunes on a connected computer instead. By backing up your iPhone data to your PC or Mac locally, you can restore your WhatsApp conversations if you switch devices.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB and open iTunes. Click on your device icon and select “Back Up Now” to locally back up data.
  2. Get your new iPhone and connect it to the same computer via USB. In iTunes, click the device icon and select “Restore Backup” to transfer the data.
  3. Once the restore finishes, your WhatsApp conversations, histories, media files and settings will be copied back to the new iPhone after you reinstall the app.

Part 2. How to restore whatsapp backup without uninstalling

Losing valuable WhatsApp messages, photos, videos and other data can be devastating. Thankfully, Tenorshare’s UltData WhatsApp Recovery makes it easy to retrieve deleted or lost WhatsApp content from Android and iOS – without needing a previous backup. It is the best software to recover deleted whatsapp messages.

This powerful software can recover over 7 file formats from WhatsApp including text messages, images, videos, audio files, documents and more. It works directly on your device to restore data lost due to accidental deletion, system crashes, factory resets and more.

Key Features

  • Recover deleted WhatsApp messages, media & attachments without backup
  • Restore from Android and iPhone devices
  • Compatible with latest iOS 17 & Android 13
  • Supports 6000+ phone models
  • Retrieve data lost from any scenario like deletions, OS issues, viruses etc.


Here is how to restore whatsapp messages without backup on android phone:

  1. Download UltData WhatsApp Recovery on your Windows or Mac computer. Launch the software.
  2. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer. Make sure your phone is unlocked and tap “Trust” if prompted.
  3. In UltData, select “Device” and click “Start Scan“. It will now scan your iPhone for deleted WhatsApp data.
  1. UltData groups all recoverable WhatsApp data by type. Preview and select the messages, photos, videos, etc. you want to restore.
  1. Finally, click the “Recover” button. The software will restore your selected WhatsApp data to your computer or device.

Part 4. FAQs 

How to transfer whatsapp from android to iphone?

You also can free try Tenorshare iCarefone Transfer, which can help you easily move whatsapp from android to iPhone,supported by a number of reputable websites, you can click here to go to the product homepage to see the procedure.

How to restore whatsapp messages without backup?

If you need to restore lost WhatsApp messages without a previous backup, UltData WhatsApp Recovery is powerful software that can retrieve deleted WhatsApp content from both iPhone and Android devices even without a backup.

How do I find my WhatsApp internal backup?

WhatsApp automatically creates local, offline backups in your Android device’s internal storage folder called WhatsApp/Databases. Here you can find backup files like “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt” which contains your chat history and messages stored internally on your phone’s local storage.

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