Backup & restore: Motorola Moto X

Learn how to back up and restore apps, contacts, photos, and data on the Motorola Moto X.

 

 

 

 

Back up data

 

Back up apps

To back up your apps, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Backup and reset.
    Note: You must be logged in to a Google account to back up your apps. If necessary, tap Backup account, tapAdd account, and then follow the prompts to log in to or create a Google account.
  4. If necessary, tap Backup my data to select the check box.
  5. If necessary, tap Backup account to select the check box.

 

 

Back up contacts

To back up your contacts, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Contacts.
  2. Tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Merge contacts.
  4. Choose Merge with Google
  5. If necessary, log in to your Google account.

 

 

Back up media & pictures

 

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Google+.
  3. Tap the account you wish to back up to.
  4. Tap Next.
  5. Tap the upload method:
    • Over Wi-Fi or mobile network
    • Over Wi-Fi only

 

 

Restore data

 

Restore apps

To restore backed up apps, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, log into your Google.
  2. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Google and then tap Sync all.
  5. Tap the Back key.
  6. Tap Backup and reset.
  7. Check/uncheck Backup my data.
  8. Check/uncheck Automatic restore.

 

 

Restore contacts

To restore backed up contacts, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Google.
  4. Tap your email address at the top of the screen.
  5. Tap Sync contacts to select the check box. If the check box is already selected, then tap Sync now.

 

Restore media & pictures

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Google+.
  3. Tap the account you wish to restore.
  4. Tap Next.
  5. Tap Also back up existing photos & videos.