How to Backup and Restore Data on Your Android Device

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Did you buy a new phone recently? Having a backup of your old phone’s data can ensure a quick and smooth transition to your new phone. You can back up your phone’s content, data, and settings to your Google account, which you can then restore to other Android phones. Google says backups are uploaded to Google servers and encrypted with your Google Account password. You can set your phone to automatically back up your files. To do this, follow these steps

– Go to your phone’s Settings app.

– Now select Google and then tap on Backup. If this is your first time, enable backup by Google One and follow the on-screen instructions.

– Tap Back up now. Your Google One backup can take up to 24 hours. When your data is saved, “Enabled” will be under the data types you selected.

To manually back up data and settings:

– Open your phone’s Settings app.

– Tap Google, then Backup.

– If these steps don’t match your phone settings, try searching your settings app for backup.

– Tap Back up now.

How to Restore Google Backup Data to New Phone

When you add your Google Account to a phone that has been set up, what you previously backed up for that Google Account is placed on the phone. Just follow the onscreen instructions to restore a backed up account to the new phone.

Your photos and videos are already available in Google Photos. But you can restore the rest of the data you backed up when you first set up your new phone or after a factory reset. The process can take up to 24 hours.

Readers should note here that it is impossible to restore a backup from a higher Android version to a phone running a lower Android version.

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