Why should you back up your phone?..
Every one is afraid of losing everything on their Phone (Android device), This happens when some one decides to factory reset his/her phone due to some reasons like slow phone, apps crashing and many other reasons. The only and simple way to not lose your data is to back up.
Our phones have a lot of important data and files stored on our Android phones or tablets. These include—photos, Videos, contacts, apps, settings, passwords. And you need to make sure that some or all informations are backed up in case your phone missing or factory reset. Android Devices offer a built-in backup tool through which you can back up all your information using your Google account. Some brands of phones, like those from Samsung, Oneplus, pixel, also let you back up data using your account.
Backup and restore steps differ from one device to another and version of Android. We will cover the basic process for backup, and you should be able to use it for your specific device.
Back Up With Your Google Account
Let’s see how to back up your device using your Google Account, an option that is available for many Android phone or tablet. If your android phone has Google or you have installed Google drive, your data and settings are automatically backed up to your Google Drive storage once you are connected to the Internet or wireless. The following items are backed up to Google drive:
- Google Contacts data
- Google Calendar events and settings
- Wi-Fi networks and passwords
- Gmail settings
- Display settings (brightness and sleep)
- Language and input settings
- Date and time
- Settings and data for apps not made by Google (varies by app)
- Open Settings by swiping down from the top of the screen or by visiting setting icon from your phone’s scree.
- In the settings look for Backup & reset or Backup and Restore and tap on it. In most cases, this should be listed as its own entry in the Settings screen; in other cases, it may be nestled within a more general setting, such as Accounts. If you can’t easily find it, tap on the Search icon in Settings and search for Backup, which should display the option you need.
- At the Backup & reset screen, tap on the option to Back up my data, which automatically backs up the data and settings on your device to Google Drive.
- Turn on the switch to Back up my data. Return to the Backup & reset screen if necessary.
- Tap on the entry for Backup account. If you have just one Google account, that account should appear. If you use more than one, you can select the account to use. Tap on the account.
- Turn on the setting for Automatic restore to restore any backed up settings and data for apps that you reinstall.
- Go back to the main Settings screen and hop over to the Accounts setting. Tap on the Google account and then tap on your specific account. Swipe down the list of apps and services to sync. Turn on any you want to include; turn off any you wish to exclude.
- If you want to manually sync the data listed on this screen, tap on the More link or the three-dot icon () and tap Sync now.
- Sign into Google Drive on your mobile device or your computer. Tap on the entry for Backups. You should see the latest backups for your phone or tablet. Double-click on a specific backup to view more details on it.
Watch out this video for more understanding, how to back up your android device video
For most smartphone summary
To backup your phone’s settings, photos, videos and apps, you’ll want to use Android Backup Service.
Settings and apps
- Open your smartphone’s Settings app.
- Scroll down to “Accounts and Backup” and tap on it.
- Tap on ‘Backup and restore”
- Toggle on the “Back up my data” switch and add youraccount, if it’s not there already.
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