Backup & restore: Sony Xperia Z

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

 

 

 

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. Select the Backup my data check box.
  5. Tap Backup account and select the desired backup account.
    Note: 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 in the lower-right corner.
  4. Tap Export contacts.
  5. Tap Mark several to select the contacts you want to back up or continue to back up all contacts.
  6. Choose from the following options:
    • Internal storage
    • SD card
    • USB storage
  7. Follow the prompts, then tap OK to confirm.

 

Back up media & pictures

 

From phone

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Storage.
  4. Tap Transfer data to SD card.

 

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.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Disconnect the device from the computer.

 

Restore 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 account and select the desired backup account.
    Note: To add a new account, tap Add account, and then follow the on-screen prompts.
  5. Select the Automatic restore check box.

 

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 in the lower-right corner.
  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
      1. Tap SD card.
      2. Select the vCard file(s) you want to import.
      3. Tap OK.

 

Restore media & pictures

  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.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Disconnect the device from the computer.