How to Backup and Restore Data on Your Android Device - Sourajit Saha

How to Backup and Restore Data on Your Android Device

The eventualities of losing data are inevitable. You never know when you will need to lose your critical data so taking precautions is important. You do not have to wait until you are in trouble and at the risk of losing all your critical personal information or business content to panic. Instead, you can keep up with your backup sessions until you are sure you got everything sorted. Fortunately, there are many options available. You may back up your content, data, as well as settings from your device. Keeping them safe to your Google account means you can find them later when you need them.
Android restore from backup
Restoring the backed-up content to the original device or another Android gadget is easy and direct. Restoring the data varies sharply depending on the version. For example, you cannot restore the backup from a higher version on a gadget with a lower version of Android. Since not all devices come with settings in the same place or with similar titles, you need to find your specific details. You may have to check out the manufacturer’s support site.

Backing up Content
Photos and Video: the Google Photos Library can help you back up your photos and videos if you learn how to use it.
Files and Folders: Google Drive allows you to manually upload files and folders.

Back up data and Settings
You will need a PIN, pattern, or a password for the screen lock. This will help protect your back-up data from unauthorized users. A swipe or smart lock is not as secure as the former three options. To achieve this:

1. Launch the settings application on your phone
2. Tap on system> Advanced> backup; to arrive at the designated feature
The steps may differ in names on different versions of Android.
3. Switch on the Backup service

Only the authorized owner of a tablet can see the backup and reset options:

 Wi-Fi networks and passwords
 When you upload to Google
 What to Backup
 Wallpapers
 Settings and data for apps not made by Google, which varies by application
 Language and input settings
 Google Contacts data
 Google Calendar events and settings
 Gmail settings
 Display settings (brightness and sleep)
 Date and time
 Apps

Restoring apps and settings on Android devices
Whether you are planning to upgrade your Android device or rest the old phone, you can always restore the apps and settings easily. Google will back up the contacts, call logs, texts, and settings to the Cloud. This means you can pick up from where you left off even after a long time transitioning. Restoring apps can be easy and direct if you do it during configuration. For example, if you are using Google Now, or other related features, you can restore the settings and still maintain the home screen layout. You do not have to interfere with the background after the process. Here is how to restore your content before you move to your new device:

1. Select the language and tap on the ‘let’s go’ button
2. Tap on ‘copy data’ to begin the restore process
3. Ensure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network
4. The options will be available on the next pop-up screen prompting you to select a backup from the device. This is for those with the old phone.
5. Go to A backup from the cloud option and tap ok
6. You will be prompted to sign in to your existing Google account. This is a simple two-step authentication process
7. Choose I agree to Google’s terms before you proceed
8. The list of backup options provide you with the choice for a relevant one to restore your preferred content
9. Tap on ‘restore’ to confirm that you want all the content and settings brought back
10. Select the desired apps you need installed in the new Android gadget. The data will continue to be restored in a background process as you proceed with other preferences.
11. Set up a screen lock and biometric authentication for maximum security
12. Tap on set up a screen lock to begin, and select the desired mode of screen unlock method from the list available. You may add your fingerprint to make it impregnable.
13. You may proceed to set up Google Assistant as well
14. Choose the Get started button for voice match initiation. You will have to train Assistant to identify your unique voice before completing by tapping on ‘done’

This is all you need for the initial setup. All your settings, apps, and desired content will be restored just like you wanted it. Google Drive is responsible for saving all your app data with an average allocation of 25mb for each app. The data used by the backup system may not be part of storage quota anymore. The developers are free to choose the app data they need to be stored in the cloud. Most importantly, you can opt out whenever you feel the need to do it.

The Bottom Line
You have noticed that Android restore from backup does not have to be difficult. You can do it without any professional or technical help whatsoever. You can trust Google Drive to keep your data safe. All you need to do is remember to gather the data and sending it to the remote server for safety and privacy. Be careful because Android restore from backup may differ from the device and make it difficult for you to recover all you need.
The eventualities of losing data are inevitable. You never know when you will need to lose your critical data so taking precautions is important. You do not have to wait until you are in trouble and at the risk of losing all your critical personal information or business content to panic. Instead, you can keep up with your backup sessions until you are sure you got everything sorted. Fortunately, there are many options available. You may back up your content, data, as well as settings from your device. Keeping them safe to your Google account means you can find them later when you need them.
Android restore from backup
Restoring the backed-up content to the original device or another Android gadget is easy and direct. Restoring the data varies sharply depending on the version. For example, you cannot restore the backup from a higher version on a gadget with a lower version of Android. Since not all devices come with settings in the same place or with similar titles, you need to find your specific details. You may have to check out the manufacturer’s support site.

Backing up Content
Photos and Video: the Google Photos Library can help you back up your photos and videos if you learn how to use it.
Files and Folders: Google Drive allows you to manually upload files and folders.

Back up data and Settings
You will need a PIN, pattern, or a password for the screen lock. This will help protect your back-up data from unauthorized users. A swipe or smart lock is not as secure as the former three options. To achieve this:

1. Launch the settings application on your phone
2. Tap on system> Advanced> backup; to arrive at the designated feature
The steps may differ in names on different versions of Android.
3. Switch on the Backup service

Only the authorized owner of a tablet can see the backup and reset options:

 Wi-Fi networks and passwords
 When you upload to Google
 What to Backup
 Wallpapers
 Settings and data for apps not made by Google, which varies by application
 Language and input settings
 Google Contacts data
 Google Calendar events and settings
 Gmail settings
 Display settings (brightness and sleep)
 Date and time
 Apps

Restoring apps and settings on Android devices
Whether you are planning to upgrade your Android device or rest the old phone, you can always restore the apps and settings easily. Google will back up the contacts, call logs, texts, and settings to the Cloud. This means you can pick up from where you left off even after a long time transitioning. Restoring apps can be easy and direct if you do it during configuration. For example, if you are using Google Now, or other related features, you can restore the settings and still maintain the home screen layout. You do not have to interfere with the background after the process. Here is how to restore your content before you move to your new device:

1. Select the language and tap on the ‘let’s go’ button
2. Tap on ‘copy data’ to begin the restore process
3. Ensure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network
4. The options will be available on the next pop-up screen prompting you to select a backup from the device. This is for those with the old phone.
5. Go to A backup from the cloud option and tap ok
6. You will be prompted to sign in to your existing Google account. This is a simple two-step authentication process
7. Choose I agree to Google’s terms before you proceed
8. The list of backup options provide you with the choice for a relevant one to restore your preferred content
9. Tap on ‘restore’ to confirm that you want all the content and settings brought back
10. Select the desired apps you need installed in the new Android gadget. The data will continue to be restored in a background process as you proceed with other preferences.
11. Set up a screen lock and biometric authentication for maximum security
12. Tap on set up a screen lock to begin, and select the desired mode of screen unlock method from the list available. You may add your fingerprint to make it impregnable.
13. You may proceed to set up Google Assistant as well
14. Choose the Get started button for voice match initiation. You will have to train Assistant to identify your unique voice before completing by tapping on ‘done’

This is all you need for the initial setup. All your settings, apps, and desired content will be restored just like you wanted it. Google Drive is responsible for saving all your app data with an average allocation of 25mb for each app. The data used by the backup system may not be part of storage quota anymore. The developers are free to choose the app data they need to be stored in the cloud. Most importantly, you can opt out whenever you feel the need to do it.

The Bottom Line
You have noticed that Android restore from backup does not have to be difficult. You can do it without any professional or technical help whatsoever. You can trust Google Drive to keep your data safe. All you need to do is remember to gather the data and sending it to the remote server for safety and privacy. Be careful because Android restore from backup may differ from the device and make it difficult for you to recover all you need.

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