Backup & restore: Nokia Lumia 925

Learn how to back up and restore apps, contacts, photos, and data on the Nokia Lumia 925.






Back up data


Back up apps

To back up your apps, follow these steps:


  1. From the Start screen, touch the screen and slide left.
  2. Scroll down to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to and tap backup.
  4. Tap app list+settings.
  5. Tap the Backup switch to turn on.
  6. If necessary, sign in to your Microsoft account.
  7. Tap back up now.



Back up contacts

To back up your contacts, follow these steps:


  1. From the Start screen, tap the People tile.
  2. Select the contact you wish to view.
  3. View the account information in the upper-left corner.
    Note: For example, a contact saved to a Microsoft account will display 'Microsoft account.'



Back up media & pictures


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


Using your phone

  1. From the Start screen, touch the screen and slide left.
  2. Scroll to and tap Photos.
  3. Navigate to and select the image you want to send.
  4. Tap the More icon.
  5. Tap save to SkyDrive.
  6. If desired, enter a caption or tap add tag and then follow the prompts to add a tag.
  7. Tap the Send icon.


Using computer - PC

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. 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.
  3. Navigate to the desired files on your device.
  4. Drag and drop the files into the desired computer folder.
  5. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.



Restore data


Restore data

After completing a master reset or replacing your device, you will be prompted during setup to restore from last date of use. Your device will then take a moment to restore settings, text, photos, contacts, and calendar items.