Many users of WhatsApp for Android who have installed the latest versions of the application offered by the company in advance on its own website and, these, already have the possibility of creating backup copies in Drive. But, unfortunately, others do not and, worst of all, is that the reason for this is not known. We are going to tell you how to force the application so that you can store your information in the Google service.
The truth is that this process is not very simple, since you have to modify the WhatsApp configuration file, so you have to be Very careful and follow the directions to the letter. In the event that the actions do not go well, it is very possible that the only option you have left is to reinstall the application. Therefore, you have to be aware of it since the responsibility to perform all the steps is the user’s own.
Without further ado, we go on to indicate everything that is necessary to do which, by the way, only works for devices with Android operating system, so if you have another, what we indicate in this article will not work for you.
What you have to do, step by step
The requirements What you must comply with in order to follow the steps that we will indicate to modify the WhatsApp configuration file are the following: have the Android device rooted (unprotected); have a version of the application that is 2.12.214 or higher; and finally the Preferences Manager application from the Play Store (link).
Now you must do the following:
- Close even forcing the WhatsApp application (this can be achieved by entering the Settings menu of the terminal and looking for the application among those installed and pressing the Force stop button).
- Now you must open the preferred Manager application and open it. Look for the WhatsApp application, which will be at the end of the list. Click on the + icon and add the list of what you see below:
- Once finished, go to WhatsApp Settings and access Chats and calls. Select Backup and change the frequency of these, going to Only when all “Save”. The next thing will be to press the green button
- Now, after a moment, the message will appear to give Drive permission to make the backups in that service. Grant it and, if you wish, it is possible to change the frequency of the processes so that they are automatic.
In this way, and if nothing goes wrong, you can enjoy WhatsApp backups on Drive and, thus, you will never lose the messages and images that you have in the most used messaging application in the world.