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Whatsapp backup

  • 08-06-2022 12:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 10,761 ✭✭✭✭ Green&Red

    Hi, I lost an iphone at the weekend, stupidly!, my whatsapp would have been backed up periodically, I thought to icloud.

    I've switched to android, set up whatsapp again thinking it would pull in the data linked to my number but it hasn't. Any idea how to rectify this?



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,098 ✭✭✭✭ 28064212

    Doesn't work that way. iPhone is backed up to and restored from iCloud only, Android is backed up to and restores from Google only. There is no crossover.

    There is a method of transferring from iPhone to Android, but it requires physically having the iPhone to hand:

    Hypothetically, if you had an unused iPhone to hand, you could install Whatsapp on it, restore from iCloud, then use the method above. However, since you've registered a new device to your account, I'm not sure if Whatsapp on the iPhone will restore the backup from iCloud. Only way to know for sure is to try it

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,319 ✭✭✭ zg3409

    As suggested maybe call to a "Chinese" phone shop and explain the situation. They may be able to "borrow" an iPhone and recover from the cloud. Typically if they can't do it no one can

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,761 ✭✭✭✭ Green&Red

    Cheers guys