Backup & restore: Google Nexus 6

Learn how to back up and restore apps, contacts, photos, and data on the Google Nexus 6.

 

 

 

Back up apps

  1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps icon.
  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

  1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap the account you would like to sync.
  5. Tap to the Menu icon.
  6. Tap Sync now.

 

Back up media & pictures

 

From computer - PC

  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.

 

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

 

From computer - PC

  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.