Backup & restore: Sony Xperia Z1s

Learn how to back up and restore apps, contacts, photos, and data on the Sony Xperia Z1s.

 

 

 

Back up apps

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to PERSONAL, and then tap Backup & reset.
  4. Tap Backup my data.
  5. Tap Backup account and select the desired backup account. To add a new account, tap Add account, and then follow the on-screen prompts.

 

Back up contacts

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Phone icon.
  2. Tap the Contacts icon in the upper-left corner.
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Tap Back up contacts > SIM card.
  5. Select the contacts you want to back up. You may also tap MARK ALL.
  6. Tap BACK UP and, if prompted, select one of the following:
    • Add contacts
    • Replace all contacts
  7. If necessary, tap OK.

 

Back up contacts to SD card

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Phone icon.
  2. Tap the Contacts icon in the upper-left corner.
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Tap Back up contacts > SD card > OK.

 

Back up media & pictures

 

From phone

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Storage > Transfer data to SD card.
  2. Choose the file types to transfer, then tap Transfer.

 

From computer - PC

  1. Connect the device to a computer using the USB cable.
  2. On the computer when the Windows Explorer window appears, double-click Browse files.
  3. Double-click Internal storage.
  4. Navigate to the media and pictures you want to back up.
  5. Copy the files from your device's Internal storage folder to a location on your computer.
  6. When you are done copying, click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray.
  7. Click Safely Remove Mass Storage Device > OK.
  8. Disconnect the device from the computer.

 

Restore apps

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Backup & reset > Backup account.
  2. Select the desired backup account. To add a new account, tap Add account, and then follow the on-screen prompts.
  3. Tap Automatic restore.

 

Restore contacts

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Phone icon.
  2. Tap the Contacts icon in the upper-left corner.
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Tap Import contacts.
  5. Choose from one of the following:
    • Restore from your SIM card: Tap each entry to import. You may also tap Import all.
      • Restore from your SD card: Tap SD card, select the vCard file(s) you want to import, and tap OK.

       

      Restore media & pictures

       

      From computer - PC

      1. Connect the device to a computer using the USB cable.
      2. On the computer when the Windows Explorer window appears, double-click Browse files.
      3. Double-click Internal storage.
      4. Copy the files from your computer to the desired folder within your device's Internal storage folder.
      5. When you are done copying, click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray.
      6. Click Safely Remove Mass Storage Device >OK.
      7. Disconnect the device from the computer.