People lose their phones or break them in an accident. In either case, you will lose your precious data. The chances of never getting your phone back after it’s stolen or recovering data from a broken handset are usually high. But there is a way you can protect your data even if you lose a phone. Here we discuss three things to do once you get a new phone: Schedule backup of your chats on your instant messaging app, activate Google Photos backup and full enable android phone backup.
How to backup chats on an Android smartphone
Most people use WhatsApp as their go-to instant messaging app. WhatsApp allows you to schedule a backup every day. By default, WhatsApp backs up your data every day at 2 AM.
- For WhatsApp chat backup, tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the app.
- Go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Backup to Google Drive.
- Select the Google account you want to save the backup to
- Choose the time you want the backup to take place
- You can choose to record videos and even enable backup via mobile data.
- You can also manually back up your data by clicking the backup knob.
If you use Telegrambacking up your data requires a few more steps.
- Go to desktop.telegram.org and install Telegram for your computer.
- Click on the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) and go to Settings.
- Click on the Advanced option and choose the option that says: Export Telegram data.
- Choose the data you want to export. These include contact lists, personal chats, private groups, and photos.
- Click on the export option at the bottom right to complete the process.
Backing up photos on an Android smartphone
Every Android smartphone comes with the Google Photos app. You can back up your photos from your phone.
- Open Google Photos app and tap your avatar in the top right corner.
- Then go to Photo Settings > Backup and Sync > and use the switch to enable Backup and Sync.
- Choose whether to back up on a mobile data connection
- Choose your preferred upload size and you’re done.
Back up offline
Users can also make offline backups by copying their data to a hard drive. This is a lengthy process and requires users to update the backup regularly. You can also sync your contacts with Cloud so you get all your details when you key in your email ID on a new phone.
How to set up your Android phone’s full backup
You can use Backup by Google One. It automatically saves data from your phone. This includes: app data, call history, contacts, settings, text messages, pictures and videos and MMS messages. You can choose what you want to save by toggling for each of these options.
- Open the Google One app.
- Tap Storage and scroll to the Device Backup section.
- If this is your first phone backup: Tap the Set up data backup tile.
- You can automatically back up your phone by tapping Storage.
- Scroll to “Backup” and tap View.
- Tap Manage Backup to view your backup settings.
- Choose Allow your backup settings and permissions.
- Your Google One backup can take up to 24 hours.