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Backup

Your phone’s Backup menu lets you back up your phone’s data and settings to Google servers before resetting your phone to the original factory settings. The Factory data reset erases all data from the phone’s application storage, including:

  • Your Samsung account
  • Your Google Account
  • All other email and social networking accounts
  • System and application data and settings
  • Downloaded applications

Backup Overview

The following options are available in the Backup menu:

Backup Option

Description

Back up my data (Samsung account)

Enable backup for application data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to your Samsung account.

Restore (Samsung account)

When reinstalling an application, backed up settings and data will be restored from your Samsung account.

Storage usage (Samsung account)

Check how much storage you are using in your Samsung account.

Back up my data (Google account)

Enable backup for application data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to your Google Account.

Backup account (Google account)

Select the Google Account used to back up data.

Automatic restore (Google account)

When reinstalling an application, backed up settings and data will be restored from your Google Account.

  • Performing a factory data reset erases all data on the phone. It is recommended that you back up important data before performing a factory data reset.
  • Erased information cannot be restored. Only erase data after you are sure you have saved everything you need.

Access Backup Options

  1. From home, tap Apps apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Accounts cloud and accounts settings icon.
  2. Tap Backup.

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  • The Backup menu opens.
  1. Set options.
  • The backup settings are applied and saved.

Samsung Account Backup Settings

Enable backup of your information to your Samsung account.

  1. From home, tap Apps apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Accounts cloud and accounts settings icon.
  2. Tap Backup.

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  3. Configure these options under the Samsung account heading:
  • Back up my data: Enable back up of your phone log, messages and more through your Samsung account.
  • Restore: Use your Samsung account to restore your backup data.
  • Storage usage: Check how much storage you are using in your Samsung account.

Google Account Backup Settings

Enable backup of your information to Google servers.

  1. From home, tap Apps apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Accounts cloud and accounts settings icon.
  2. Tap Backup.

    screenshot of backup and reset settings
  3. Configure these options under the Google account heading:
  • Back up my data: Enable back up of application data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers.
  • Backup account: Select a Google Account to be used as your backup account.
  • Automatic restore: Enable automatic restoration of settings from Google servers. When enabled, backed-up settings are restored when you reinstall an application.