If you have switched to a new Android phone, the following guide shows how to do an Android restore from a backup you have created earlier. The post covers multiple ways to create and restore backups on your devices. Read on to learn more.
If you have switched to a brand new Android phone from your old one, you may want to transfer all or specific files from your old device over to your new one. While you can always use the file manager to transfer your files around, it is not an efficient way to do the task when you are moving all the data from one device to another.
Fortunately, your Android device provides you with a feature to backup all the data on the device. When you set up a new device, you can use the backup of the old device and restore it on your new one. That way you will instantly have all the content of your old phone on your new phone. If you are confused as to how all of that works, the following guide should walk you through the procedure step by step.
One of the ways to do the task is to do an Android backup and restore on the new phone using your Google account. If you do not already know, your Google account provides you a backup feature to help you store the backups of your device on the cloud.
When you get a new Android device, you can tap on the restore option to restore your old phone’s backup on your new phone. Your new phone will then download the backup from Google and copy all of its contents to your new device. The following is how you go about doing it.
Step 1. The first thing you will want to do is create a backup of your old Android phone. Go to menu and launch the Settings app on your device. Then, tap on Google followed by Backup to view backup settings.
Step 2. On the backup screen, you will find an option saying Back up to Google Drive. Turn the toggle for the option to the ON position and Google backups feature will be enabled on your device.
Step 3. Wait while your phone creates a full backup of your phone.
Step 4. Begin to set up your new phone and when it asks if you would like to restore a backup, choose yes and enter in your Google login details for it to fetch and restore the backup on your phone.
Soon as the backup is restored, you will find that all of your old device’s contents are now available on your new device. From settings to applications, everything should be available on your new phone.
Please keep in mind you are going to need a stable Internet connection in order to smoothly restore a backup on your device. The entire backup gets downloaded from the Internet which requires a good amount of bandwidth and stability for it to not fail.
Most Android backups tend to be in gigabytes in terms of size and that requires you to have a really high speed Internet for you to be able to create and restore a backup on your Android device.
If you do not have a fast Internet connection, the above method is not ideal for you. However, there is an offline method available to help you create a local backup of your device on your computer. You can then restore the local backup on your new phone and your new phone will have all the data of your old device.
What makes that possible is an powerful Android data manager called AnyDroid. It allows users to create and restore backups on your Android phones. It comes preloaded with tons of other features as well which are given in the list below.
It is highly recommended that you use this offline method as it will save your bandwidth as well as let you easily create and restore backups on your phones. Download AnyDroid on your PC or Mac and here is how you do to make Android backup and restore to new phone.
Step 1. Launch AnyDroid on your computer. Connect both of your Android phones to your computer using either WiFi or USB cables.
Step 2. To back up your Android data, you can directly click “Content to Computer” button. Then select the categories of data you want to back up to your computer.
You can also selectively choose the files you want to back up. Click the certain category icon, then select the files you want, click on “Send to computer” icon.
Instead of restoring the backup to your new iPhone. You can directly transfer files from one Android device to another by using AnyDroid.
Step 3. Click on the option that says Android Mover in the left sidebar. Then, choose the option that says Android to Android in the right panel as that’s what allows you to clone your device.
Step 4. Checkmark all the types you want and then click on the Next button. It will start transferring chosen file types from your old device over to your new device.
As you can easily see, this method lets you copy all the content from one device and paste on another without even requiring an active Internet connection. So that’s how you backup and restore an Android phone using the AnyDroid app.
If you have purchased a shiny new Android phone and are not sure how to get your old data on it, the above guide should teach you how to create a backup of your old device and restore it on the new one. We hope it helps make your migration process easier for you. Give a free try to this powerful Android data manager now!
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