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How-to Pixel 2: Back Up & Restore App Data, Media, and Contacts

Discussion in 'Other Phones' started by DustenRust, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. DustenRust

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    Back Up & Restore App Data:

    1. Launch “Settings
    2. Scroll to “Personal” and tap “Backup & reset
    3. Enable “Back up my data” to back up app data, settings, and passwords to your backup account
    4. Enable “Automatic restore” to allow app data, settings, and passwords to be automatically restored when reinstalling apps or signing in with the backup account

    Back Up and Restore Contacts:

    1. Open “Settings
    2. Go to “Accounts
    3. Select an account type and the desired account
    4. Enable “Contacts” and tap “Menu” > “Sync Now

    NOTE: Contacts can be automatically restored when you sign in with the backup account or by manually syncing them with the device.

    Back Up Media Files on a PC:

    1. Connect the Pixel 2 to the computer via USB
    2. Enable “Media device” / “File Transfer” at the prompt or from the Notification area
    3. Open the File Explorer on the computer
    4. Locate the media files on the phone storage
    5. Copy and paste the files to the desired backup location on the computer
    6. Once done, safely disconnect the phone from the USB

    Restore Media Files from a PC:

    1. Connect the Android phone to the computer via USB
    2. Enable “File Transfer” / “Media device” at the prompt or from the Notification area
    3. Open the File Explorer on the computer
    4. Locate the media file backups on the PC
    5. Copy and transfer the files to the phone storage, preferably in the “Media” directory
    6. Once the transfer is done, safely disconnect the device from the USB port
     



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