Tip: this is how you quickly back up your Android device (+ video!)

Tip: this is how you quickly back up your Android device (+ video!)

It is extremely important that you regularly back up your Android device, but you may not know exactly how. Android Planet shows in this tip how you can easily and quickly make a backup.

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Android backup: this is how it works

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Backing up your Android device regularly will prevent you from losing important data. For example, think of your contacts, installed apps, saved Wi-Fi networks and passwords and Gmail settings. A backup is extremely useful if you switch to a new Android device, or if your phone suddenly breaks down. Your smartphone will not work, but your most important data will be safely stored elsewhere.

There are many ways and apps to back up your Android. What you may not know is that Google has also incorporated a feature into the mobile operating system to do this. This saves your data in your Google account so that your data can be saved later. can easily restore if you sign in with this account on a new Android device. The option can be found on most smartphones in the settings app, although it may have a different location.

    Go to the Settings app on your Android smartphone; Scroll down until you find yourself under ‘System’ see the Backup menu and tap it. The option may be under a different menu. For example, on Samsung phones, this is “Cloud and accounts”;Make sure the switch behind ‘Back up to Google Drive’ is turned on.

    If you have followed the above steps, your data will be automatically backed up regularly created. So you don’t have to do this manually. In the same screen, you can also see which Google account is being backed up. If you tap this, you can change your account, or add a new account.

    It is also possible to manually back up your Android smartphone. This is very simple: under ‘Back up to Google Drive’, simply press ‘Back up now’ and your device will get to work right away.

    → Also check our tip if you want to use the want to factory reset your Android

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    Back up your photos and WhatsApp

    Good to know is that your photos are not directly included in the backup. That’s why it’s smart to use Google Photos, which uploads all images to the cloud, so you can access them anywhere. Once you have done this and install the Photos app on your new smartphone, all images will be synced to your device. Make sure that the necessary function is enabled:

    1. Open the Google Photos app;
      Press your profile picture at the top right to show the options;

    Tap “Photo Settings” then go to “Backup & Sync”;

  1. Make sure it switch behind ‘Backup and synchronization’ is activated.

    Also keep in mind that you also need to back up WhatsApp messages separately. Read our tip about making a WhatsApp backup

  2. , in which we also explain how to transfer data next. The chat app uses Google Drive to make backups. In short it works like this:

        Open WhatsApp on your smartphone;

    Tap the three dots at the top right and then ‘Settings’ to see all options;Go to ‘Chats> Chat backup’ and press the green button with ‘ Backup” to begin the process.

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