Once the backup is turned on, you can continue to restore a backup from Google Drive to a new device. Maybe you have a new phone and want to transfer your contacts, emails, photos, etc. Or you use multiple devices for work or school and want to access all of the data on your drive. Either way, restoring a backup comes in handy.
Here is how to restore a backup on a brand new out-of-the-box Android device:
- On the Welcome screen of the latest Android device, select Let’s Go
- To restore your data from a backup, tap on Copy your data (make sure you are connected to wi-fi)
- There will be several options on the next screen, select Backup from the cloud
- Sign into your Google Account and tap I Agree to accept the terms of service.
- Select all items that you want to restore
- Tap on Restore
If you are not using a brand new out-of-the-box Android, you can still restore a backup, but you will have to restore the device to factory settings and then sign into your Google Account. Once you are signed, you can follow the prompts and restore the most recent backup.
Thanks to automatic backups, cloud services have changed the game for recovering lost items on your computer or phone. But there are situations where backups are turned off, or perhaps an item is still missing. If this happens, consider utilizing online software recovery programs specifically designed to restore and recover lost files from various devices.