Restore Apps and Settings to a new Android: In present times, we all know how important our mobile phones have become. We spend a major part of your day doing something on our smartphones. Apart from the number of hours spent on basic needs from the mobile, the reason that makes mobile phones so important is the amount of data stored in them. Almost all of our work-related documents, apps, personal stuff are stored on our mobile phones.
However, every smartphone has a fixed life span, after which it either gets damaged, or its features and specifications simply become irrelevant which is known by all. Then there is the possibility of your device getting lost or stolen. Therefore from time to time, you will find yourself wanting or having to upgrade to a new device.
While the joy and excitement of using an advanced and a fancy new gadget feel great, the idea of dealing with all the data does not. That is where Backup plays a major role. So without any more delay let us get to know the process, before that it is important for you to know the Need for Backup, so let us get started.
What is the need for Backup?
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As mentioned earlier, our mobile phones contain a lot of important data, both personal and official. Under any circumstances, we wouldn’t want our data to get lost. Therefore it is always recommended to prepare for unforeseen situations like your phone getting damaged, lost, or even stolen. Maintaining a backup ensures that your data is safe.
- You accidentally misplace your device, or it gets stolen. The only way you can get back your previous data is by making sure that you have been regularly backing up your data on the cloud.
- Data transfer via USB cable is not supported in some devices. Backup saved on the cloud is the only alternative in such situations.
- It is even a possibility that you have accidentally deleted some of the important files or photos, and having a backup prevents that data from getting lost forever. You can always restore accidentally deleted files from the backup.
Make sure that Backup is Enabled
Before we begin with restoring our apps and settings to a new Android phone, we need to make sure that Backup is enabled. For Android devices, Google provides a pretty decent automatic backup service. It regularly syncs your data and saves a backup copy on Google Drive. By default, this backup service is enabled and activated when you sign in your device using your Google account. However, there is nothing wrong with double-checking, especially when your previous data is on the line. So here are the steps that need to be followed.
Step 1: Initially you have to open the Settings.
Step 2: Now once you are in the Settings you have to go to Google option. In there you will be able to see a list of Google services available in your device.
Step 3: Then you have to check in case you are logged in to your account.
Step 4: After you are logged in you must scroll down until you find the Backup option.
Step 5: In there you have to toggle the switch next to Backup to Google drive to on and also make sure it is the drive linked to your mail-id.
Step 6: Now you must tap on the name of your device.
Step 7: Now by doing so it will open a list of items that are getting backup up to your google account. Make sure that only things you want are getting backed up.
How to Restore Apps and Settings to a new Android
Step 1: As soon as you turn on your new device you have to do the basic steps of selecting the language and then select the Let’s Go option.
Step 2: Then you must select the option Copy your Data in order to restore the data from your old device or from your cloud to your new device.
Step 3: Once you have to make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi as this process requires the internet.
Step 4: Then you will be given multiple backup options so in there you can either choose from an Android Phone or from the cloud-based on where your files are.
Step 5: Then you have to sign in to your Google Account.
Step 6: Then you must agree to the terms of Google.
Step 7: Now you will be provided with the backup options you can simply select the data you would want to restore by checking in the relevant boxes.
Step 8: You also will be provided with the option to install all such apps that were present in your old device.
Step 9: Now at last simply hit the restore option to start the process. Now all the process will be carried on in the background. Then choose the relevant settings to your device and then hit Done at last to finish the process.
Android Jungles’ Editor Tarun Tej is a Bangalore-based writer and journalist whose work has appeared in True-Tech, DroidJournal, DroidViews, and various other online publications. An avid photographer, music-lover, and film-buff. He finds ultimate joy when writing about the latest tech and geek stuff. His interests are ranging from anything to do with mobiles, cameras, and any gadget for that matter.