Now you can manual backup of your Android device via Google Drive, TechnoidHub will explain how it works.
Use Google Drive for Manual Backup
Backup comes in handy as they help restore your data in case your computer or even when your Android smartphone breaks down. This might happen in case you lose your smartphone or buy a new smartphone.
There are a number of ways you can back up your Android device. But if you are using Google it becomes relatively easier with Google Drive. Google drive has been around for years now, though it did not allow you to take a manual backup of your device. This has changed now you can take a manual backup of your device using Google Drive.
You need to follow the steps as suggested to take a manual backup of your Android smartphone:
- Go to the settings menu.
- Choose ‘System’.
- Select ‘Backup’.
- Under the text “Back up on Google Drive,” click the “Back up now” button.
This option might vary slightly in the setting menu depending on the model of the smartphone.
On pressing the button a backup of your data is uploaded to Google Drive. Apart from this, you need to do nothing else. This backup includes all your device settings, conversation history, contacts, apps and is safely stored in the cloud.
This option will not back up your photos and videos unless you are using a Google Pixel smartphone. Instead, we recommend you use Google Photos, this will keep your photos and videos in the cloud.
Apart from this, you will also need to backup WhatsApp separately. You can create WhatsApp backup via Google Drive. These backups will no longer take up space on Google Drive from November 12.
You can find all your backups in Google Drive by going to Backups in the menu. You will find both your backups ie. for your Android Device and WhatsApp backup. Similarly, you can remove the backup by tapping on the three dots next to the backup.