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How to Backup Android Phone to Google Account?

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Taking back up your data is very important as there may be a possibility that you may lose your device, drop it in water, or on any hard surface and end up damaging your device and lose all your important data. Backing up the data helps in retrieving the data back even if anything happens to your device.

Backup with Google Account

Backing up your device is easy with a Google account is very easy. There are different ways to backup different types of data like your photos, videos, contacts, and documents (Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets). You cannot restore your backed up data onto any lower android version device from a higher android version device so it varies on your device’s android version.

How to Backup Android Phone to Google Account?

Steps to Backup Photos and Videos

Google Photos app automatically backups your photos and videos so you don’t have to back up your photos and videos manually. You have to set it to automatically backup your files in your Google Photos app. The maximum photo and video quality you can upload is 1080p and that too for free unlimited storage. To back up your photos and videos, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the Google Photos app on your device.
  2. Go to the setting in the menu.
  3. Tap on Backup and Sync.
  4. Turn the switch on.

Steps to Backup Files and Folders

Google Drive app allows you to upload files like Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, and Google Sheets, which can be accessed from any device. To upload your files, follow these instructions:

  1. Open your Google Drive app.
  2. Press on the add (+)
  3. Press on the Upload button and then select the files and folder you want to backup.

How to Backup Data Manually on Android Phone?

How to Backup Data Manually on Android Phone

Follow the steps below to manually back up your data from your settings app on your device:

  1. Open the Setting app on your device.
  2. Search “backup” in your settings app.
  3. Tap on the Backup
  4. Add your Google account and tap on Back up now.

Now, your device will take back up of all your data.

What can be backed up on Google Account?

  • Date and time settings
  • Language and input settings
  • Phone Contacts
  • Gmail settings
  • Applications
  • Wi-Fi settings
  • Google Calendar events and settings
  • SMS text messages
  • Wallpapers
  • Display settings

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Written by Hardik Tokas

Hardik Tokas is a law graduate from GGSIPU, Delhi. He is an analytical thinker, an active team player who is proactive in legal research and writing, and has highly motivated enthusiasm for business, start-ups, and entrepreneurship. He has the vision to deliver excellent support to the visionary entrepreneurs and educate them in all legal compliances of applicable laws considering their business level and long term growth. He is a goal-oriented professional and a valuable member of the organization.

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