I have two phones.

On one of them(PhoneA) I did a backup of WhatsApp data to a google account.

On another(PhoneB) I did a backup of WhatsApp data to a different google account.

And as a test, I have a google drive account with both backups.

If I uninstall WhatsApp on phoneB, and reinstall WhatsApp, it asks me if I want to restore the backup... It only offers me the backup of phoneB. But I want to restore the WhatsApp backup from PhoneA to PhoneB.

How can I do that?

  • and both Phones has same (or different) google account? sign off from your google account on PhoneB and sign in with google account where you have both backups
    – user0
    Jun 29 '18 at 19:19
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about a phone application, not a web application
    – ChrisF
    Jul 1 '18 at 10:45
  • @ChrisF have you not heard of android.stackexchange? You should vote for it to be migrated to android.stackexchange
    – barlop
    Jul 1 '18 at 15:03
  • @barlop - I have, but I'm always wary of migrations.
    – ChrisF
    Jul 1 '18 at 15:06
  • @ChrisF no need now, i've just asked on there.
    – barlop
    Jul 1 '18 at 22:30
  • grab your PhoneB and logout from your "PhoneB google account"
  • then on your PhoneB login with your "PhoneA google account" (or google account where you have both backups)
  • do your restore by deploying PhoneA backup on your PhoneB phone
  • done (and switch google accounts again if needed)
  • where is the option to sign in or out?
    – barlop
    Jun 30 '18 at 0:06
  • @barlop well, that depends on what android version you have, but roughtly: youtube.com/watch?v=qJdPXxvX7hM
    – user0
    Jun 30 '18 at 0:44
  • That link is how to remove a google account from your phone. I know how to do that. What you are suggesting is I should delete all google accounts and adding one, that one whatsapp will use. Then installing whatsapp for the restore. Then adding them all back. That adding all google accounts back having deleted them, is a really time consuming workaround. I want all the google accounts on my phone. You're essentially saying No you can't choose which google account to use. You have to delete all but one.
    – barlop
    Jun 30 '18 at 9:28
  • it doesnt work when the mobile number is different productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/drive/k-hmECe16g8 error of "no backup found for this account" This may be relevant too webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/110798/…
    – barlop
    Jun 30 '18 at 23:32

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