Backup & restore: HTC One M8

Learn how to back up and restore apps, contacts, photos, and data on the HTC One (M8).

 

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 Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'PERSONAL,' then tap Backup and reset.
  4. You must be logged in to a Google account to back up your apps.
  5. If necessary, perform these steps:
    1. Tap HTC account>
    2. tap Add account.
    3. Follow the prompts to log in to or create a Google account.
    4. Select the Backup my data check box.
    5. Select the Backup account check box.

 

 

Back up contacts

To back up your contacts, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect to Wi-Fi.
  2. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll to 'PERSONAL,' then tap Backup and reset.
  5. Tap Backup account to select backup account:
    • HTC Account
    • Google Account
  6. Tap Automatic backup to backup contacts daily over Wi-Fi.
  7. Tap Back up now to back up phone contacts to the cloud.

 

 

Back up media & pictures

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

 

  1. Connect the included USB cord to the phone, then to your computer.
  2. On a Windows computer, an AutoPlay window appears.
  3. Double-click Open device to view files using Windows Explorer.
  4. On a Mac OS X computer, double-click the virtual drive icon that appears on the desktop.
  5. On the computer, double-click the desired folder to access your phone’s files.
  6. Drag and drop the file from the internal storage folder into a folder on your computer.
  7. On a Windows computer, when you are finished, click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray in the lower right-hand corner of your computer desktop.
  8. Click Eject.
  9. On a Mac OS X computer, when you are finished, drag and drop the virtual drive icon into Trash/Eject.
  10. Disconnect the USB cord from your computer and then from your phone.

 

 

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Restore data

Restore apps

To restore backed up apps, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'PERSONAL,' then tap Accounts & sync.
  4. Tap the Menu key.
  5. Tap Sync all.

 

 

Restore contacts

To restore backed up contacts, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect to Wi-Fi.
  2. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll to 'PERSONAL,' then tap Backup and reset.
  5. Tap Restore from HTC backup.

 

 

Restore media & pictures

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

 

  1. Connect the included USB cord to the phone, then to your computer.
  2. On a Windows computer, an AutoPlay window appears.
  3. Double-click Open device to view files using Windows Explorer.
  4. On a Mac OS X computer, double-click the virtual drive icon that appears on the desktop.
  5. On the computer, double-click the desired folder to access your computer’s files.
  6. Drag and drop the file from the folder on your computer into the internal storage folder.
  7. On a Windows computer, when you are finished, click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray in the lower right-hand corner of your computer desktop.
  8. Click Eject.
  9. On a Mac OS X computer, when you are finished, drag and drop the virtual drive icon into Trash/Eject.
  10. Disconnect the USB cord from your computer and then from your phone.

 

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