Backup & restore: LG G3

Learn how to back up and restore apps, contacts, photos, and data on the LG G3.

 

 

 

Back up apps, contacts & media & pictures

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. If using Tab view, tap Menu > List view.
  4. Scroll down to 'PERSONAL,' then tap Backup & reset.
  5. Tap LG Backup service > Backup & restore.
  6. Choose back up to Internal storage.
  7. Tap Backup data, then select the check boxes to backup:
    • LG Home screen
    • Personal data (contacts)
    • Media data (media)
    • LG apps
    • Downloaded apps
    • Settings
  8. Deselect check boxes of content you do not want to back up.
  9. Tap Start.
  10. When 'Complete' displays, tap Done.
  11. Connect your phone to a PC using the MicroUSB cable attached to your LG charger.
  12. If prompted, selectMedia sync (MTP).
  13. On the PC, open My computer.
  14. Right-click the backup file (ending with .lbf or .sbf) and select Copy.
  15. Right-click location to save backup file to on computer.
  16. Paste the backup file to the PC.

 

Back up to SD card

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. If using Tab view, tap Menu > List view.
  4. Scroll down to 'PERSONAL,' then tap Backup & reset.
  5. Tap LG Backup > Backup & restore.
  6. Tap Back up data and check that 'SD Card' is selected in the drop-down menu.
  7. Select the items you wish to backup.
  8. Tap Start to begin the backup. This may take several minutes.
  9. When 'Backup completed' displays, tap Done.

 

Restore apps, contacts & media & pictures

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
    Note: If necessary, install the PC program by tappingOK during installation pop up screen.
  2. At the Select USB connection method screen, tapMedia sync.
  3. On the computer, click the Open device to view files using Windows Explorer folder or else navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive and navigate to the desired folder.
  4. Navigate and open the LGBackup folder.
  5. Locate the file(s) you want to move from your computer to the device internal memory.
    Note: The file name is the date you performed the backup.
  6. Cut or copy and paste the desired file(s) from your computer to the LGBackup folder.
  7. When finished, safely disconnect your phone from the computer.
  8. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  9. Tap Settings.
  10. Scroll down to 'personal,' then tap Backup & reset.
  11. Tap LG Backup service > Backup & restore.
  12. Tap Restore from backup.
  13. Locate and tap the media backup.
  14. Tap Next.
  15. Review the warning information, then tap OK to confirm.
  16. When 'Complete' displays, tap Restart.

 

 

Restore from SD card

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'DEVICE,' then tap Backup & reset.
  4. Tap LG Backup service > Backup & restore.
  5. Tap Restore from backup.
  6. Locate and tap the SD card backup.
  7. Tap Next.
  8. Review the warning information, then tap OK to confirm.
  9. When 'Complete' displays, tap Restart.