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Easily transfer WhatsApp data between phones with these apps by Wondershare

Easily transfer WhatsApp data between phones with these apps by Wondershare

There’s nothing more frustrating than switching to a new phone just to find that your WhatsApp data didn’t carry over from your previous device. Luckily, Wondershare makes not one but two simple tools to help you move your WhatsApp information from one device to another. MobileTrans for desktop and Wutsapper for Android and iOS can make this process as simple as a few clicks.

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WhatsApp is working on password-protected Google Drive backups

WhatsApp is working on password-protected Google Drive backups

When you think about it, WhatsApp isn't the most intuitive messenger when it comes to moving from phone to phone. You need to turn on local backups or enable uploads to Google Drive and have to remember to back up before you factory reset your old phone, otherwise you might lose your most recent messages. And from a security standpoint, these backups are a nightmare, too — in contrast to messages you send and receive, they aren't encrypted. WhatsApp is looking to change that and is working on password protection for its cloud backups.

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How to back up your WhatsApp pictures in Google Photos and texts in Google Drive

How to back up your WhatsApp pictures in Google Photos and texts in Google Drive

WhatsApp is a great alternative to the built-in voice and messaging apps on your phone, and it's especially handy for international travel or anytime you want to stay in touch while avoiding cellular charges. If you're a regular WhatsApp user, you probably want to ensure you have a dependable backup of all your texts and photos. It's easy to configure Google Drive to automatically back up your text messages, and sync incoming pictures with Google Photos.

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[Update: Available on Android] Google Drive Backups tab starts showing up, gives you a glimpse into your device and app backups

[Update: Available on Android] Google Drive Backups tab starts showing up, gives you a glimpse into your device and app backups

Android developers have been able to use Google Drive to back up and restore app and game data for their users for a couple of years now. Android devices too have been able to back up some data like installed apps, device settings, call history, and more to Google Drive and restore it to the same device after a hard reset or to a new one when you switch over.

However, these backups remained mostly hidden in Google Drive.

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