How to Restore Google Pixel Phones from Backup

If you have no idea how to restore Pixel phone from backup, this tutorial will show you how to easily get all data back, including photos, contacts, apps data and so on from your Google backup.

iMobie Last Updated: Jul. 03, 2020

Q: I’ve been facing some problems with Pixel phone–accidentally deleted some crucial data from my phone, and I want to try restoring them from pixel backup, what’s the best way to fully restore Pixel from backup exactly?

Restore Google Pixel Phones from Backup

Many of you may encounter the same problems as the user above. Besides accidentally deleting, there are many reasons that could lead to data loss, such as hardware & system malfunctions, human errors, software corruption, and the computer virus, etc.

Though it’s really a catastrophe to lose important data, you don’t have to be panic, the lost data can be restored from backup if you have backed up your Pixel. Now you can follow the steps below to restore Pixel from backup.

Using the following methods, your current data on the Pixel phone will be replaced by the backup contents.

How to Restore Backed-up Photos, Data and Device Settings

Please connect your Pixel phone to a Wi-Fi or Cellular network, and follow steps below to restore the Pixel phone from the backup.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap Reset to reset your Pixel phone, then you can follow the on-screen steps.
  3. When the Copy apps & data display to you, please tap Next.
  4. Choose Can’t use the old phone.
  5. Tap OK under Copy another way.
  6. Click A backup from the cloud.
  7. Sign in with your Google account that has the backup.
  8. Choose a backup and select the file types you want to restore, and then tap Restore to restore data from Google Pixel phone.

How to Restore Backed-up App Settings

  1. Open your Pixel phone’s Settings app.
  2. Under Personal, please tap Backup& Reset.
  3. Under Content, you can tap App data.
  4. Turn on Automatic restore.

How to Restore Backed-up Contacts

  1. Open your device’s Settings app > Tap Google > Under Services, tap Restore contacts.
  2. If you have multiple Google Accounts, choose which account’s contacts to restore > Tap From Account > Tap the device with the contacts to copy.
  3. If you don’t want to copy contacts from your SIM card or device storage, turn off SIM card or Device storage > Tap Restore, then wait until you see Contacts restored.

To avoid duplicates, your device restores only contacts that it doesn’t already have. Your restored contacts also sync to your current Google Account and other devices.

Best Way to Restore Data from Pixel Phone

PhoneRescue for Android, as a professional data recovery tool, supports to recover data from Pixel phones, google backups, etc. Also, it provides an easy way to recover data from a broken Android phone. The following steps will give you an efficient way to restore data from Pixel phones.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue for Android on your computer and run it > connect your Pixel phone to the computer.

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How to Restore Pixel Phone via PhoneRescue for Android -Step 1

How to Restore Pixel Phone via PhoneRescue for Android -Step 1

Step 2. Choose the type of files to scan on your Pixel phone and click the right arrow to continue.

How to Restore Pixel Phone via PhoneRescue for Android -Step 2

How to Restore Pixel Phone via PhoneRescue for Android -Step 2

Step 3. Click on the data you want to restore and tap on the restore to computer.

How to Restore Pixel Phone via PhoneRescue for Android -Step 3

How to Restore Pixel Phone via PhoneRescue for Android -Step 3

Step 4. Wait for a while, you will get what you want on your computer.

The Bottom Line

With the methods mentioned above, you can restore Pixel from backup easily. And if you have any questions or problems, you can share it with us in the comment part. Well, as PhoneRescue for Android helps thousands of hundreds of Pixel phone users get back files, you can give it a try to restore your data from phone or backup.

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