How to Backup iPhone to Google Drive and Restore It Easily

How to backup iPhone to Google Drive? Read this post and you will get know how you can take backup of your iPhone with Google Drive and how you can restore your iPhone from Google backup.

Roger Smith Last Updated: Dec. 09, 2020

Transferring iPhone content to a non-iOS device has been always a problem for users. However, with the advancement of technology, now we have various methods to carry out this process. Cloud-based services are one of them and when it comes to cloud-based services, Google Drive is the most popular one. iPhone users can backup their iPhone data to Google Drive and you can backup iPhone photos to Google Photos, and contacts/calendar to Google contacts, and iCloud detail.

Whenever you will back up your iPhone to Google drive, always new data will be saved as Google drive will overwrite previous backups for contacts and calendars. But if you manage your iPhone photos into albums then albums will not backup to Google photos. However, continue reading this post to know about how to backup iPhone to Google Drive.

How to Backup iPhone to Google Drive?

Taking iPhone backup to Google drive is easy and takes time depending on content present on your iPhone. Remember that contacts and calendars from third-party apps such as Facebook, Instagram, etc will not backup.

Here are simple steps on how to take iPhone backup to Google Drive:

Step 1. To start the process, install the Google Drive app from the App Store on your iPhone. And then run it.

Step 2. After that, sign-in with your Google account and click on “Menu” which is at the top-left corner of the app.

Step 3. Next, click on “Settings” and then, tap on “Backup”. Finally, tap on “Start Backup”, then the backing up process will begin.

How to Backup iPhone to Google Drive

How to Backup iPhone to Google Drive

How to Restore iPhone from Google Backup?

Once you are able to back up your iPhone content to Google Drive, you can easily restore iPhone contacts, photos, and calendars from Google backup.

Here are the steps on how to restore iPhone from Google backup:

Step 1. On your iPhone, first, go to the settings menu and then, go to “Accounts & Password” settings.

Step 2. After that, click on “Add Account” option and then, tap on “Google”. Here, Add your Google account detail.

Step 3. Finally, enable “Contacts”, “Photos” and “Calendars” option to restore them.

How to Restore iPhone to Google Drive

How to Restore iPhone to Google Drive

If you want to restore it on an Android device then simply sign-in with your Google account and contacts will be synced to your Android phone automatically.

Bonus Tip: How to Back Up Quicker and Easier

If you want to back up your iPhone in another way, you can also try some third-party tools. And here we recommend you AnyTrans, which is a professional data manager. It was designed to manage your iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, and iCloud content. With AnyTrans, you can transfer iOS data to computer, iCloud, iTunes, or another iDevice. Now, you can get the latest version of AnyTrans to back up your iPhone as you like.

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* 100% Clean & Safe

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Tip 1: Transfer One Single Data Type to Computer

Open AnyTrans > Click Device Manager > Click Photos from the data category box > Select the photos you want to back up and click To PC/Mac button. It will start transferring immediately.

Select the Photos and Send to Computer

Select the Photos and Send to Computer

Further Reading: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer >

Tip 2: Upload iPhone Data to iCloud

Go to iCloud Manager and sign in > Here you can click iCloud Import to transfer data to iCloud with one-click, or you can click Photos or other content category and upload photos selectively.

Manage your iCloud Content

Manage your iCloud Content

Tip 3: Back Up All Content on your iPhone

Go to Backup Manager > Click Back Up Now > Then you can enable to back up automatically or wirelessly.

Enable Backup with AnyTrans

Enable Backup with AnyTrans

The Bottom Line

Thus, now you have seen how it is easy to backup iPhone to Google Drive and restore it from Google backup. Google Drive cloud service is free to use and you can access your precious files across different devices. Also, don’t forget to share this guide with your friends if you find this post useful as they will also get to know about how to backup and restore iPhone with Google Drive.

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Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.

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