Backup & restore: Google Nexus 5

Learn how to back up apps, contacts, photos, and data on the Google Nexus 5. Find out more on this page.

 

Back up data

Restore data

 

 

Back up data

Back up apps

To back up your apps, follow these steps:

  1. From any Home screen, tap the All appsAll Apps.pngicon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'PERSONAL',  then tap Backup & reset.
  4. Check Back up my data to back up any account data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers.
  5. Check Automatic restore to restore backed up settings and data when re-installing applications.

 

 

Back up contacts

To back up your contacts, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the All appsAll Apps.pngicon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap the account you would like to sync.
  5. Tap to the MenuMENU icon.png icon.
  6. Tap Sync now.

 

Back up media & pictures

To back up your media and pictures, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect the phone to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. Tap to select Media sync (MTP).
  3. On the computer, navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive.
  4. Click to  the desired folder(s) and file(s).
  5. Drag and drop the items onto the desired location on your computer.
  6. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

 

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Restore data

Restore apps

This is done automatically upon the next time you sign into your Google account.

 

 

Restore contacts

This is done automatically upon the next time you sign into your Google account.

 

 

Restore media & pictures

To restore backed up media and pictures, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect the phone to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. Tap to select Media sync (MTP).
  3. On the computer, navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive and folders on your computer.
  4. Click to  the desired folder(s) and file(s).
  5. Drag and drop the items onto the desired location on your phone.
  6. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

 

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