Backup & restore: Google Nexus 4

Learn how to back up and restore apps, contacts, photos, and data on the Google Nexus 4.

 

 

 

 

Back up data

 

Back up apps

To back up your apps, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the All appsAllAppsicon.jpgicon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Backup & reset.
  4. Tap Back up my data.

 

 

Back up contacts

To back up your contacts, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps AllAppsicon.jpgicon.
  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 to your SD card

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on this device.

 

 

Back up media & pictures

 

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

 

Using your phone

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on this device.

 

Using computer

  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 data

 

Restore apps

To restore backed up apps, follow these steps:

 

  1. This is done automatically upon the next time you sign into your Google account.

 

 

Restore contacts

To restore backed up contacts, follow these steps:

  1. This is done automatically upon the next time you sign into your Google account.

 

 

SD card contacts

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on this device.

 

Restore media & pictures

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

 

Using device

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on this device.

 

Using computer

  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.