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