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Using Android Backup Service

Starting from Android 6.0, use the Android Backup Service to back up your HTC phone to Google Drive™.

This service can back up and restore the following:

Back up What content or settings are backed up
App data
  • In HTC apps, app data includes contacts stored on HTC U11, call history, Clock and Weather city list, and email accounts.
  • Data from third-party apps may also be saved in the backup, depending on the app developer settings.
Settings These include ringtones, grid size and sort order on theApps screen, Wi‍-Fi networks and passwords and some device settings.

When auto backup is enabled, the Android Backup Service periodically backs up your phone to a private folder in Google Drive. Auto backup occurs every 24 hours when the phone is idle, charging, and connected to a Wi‍-Fi network.

Backup data will not count towards your Google Drive storage quota. Large files or files that app developers have chosen to exclude from the service will not be backed up.

Note: Restoring your wallpaper from your old phone may depend on screen resolution compatibility of both your old phone and HTC U11.

Backing up HTC U11

Automatically back up HTC U11 to Google Drive so you can restore content such as app data and settings when needed.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Backup & reset.
  2. Tap Back up my data.
  3. Tap the On/Off switch to turn it on, and then press .
  4. Make sure Automatic restore is turned on.

    This allows an app's data and settings saved through the Android Backup Service to be restored when you reinstall the app on HTC U11.

Tip: To select a backup account other than your primary Google Account, tap Backup account and then select another Google Account. You can also tap Add account to add a new Google Account for your backup.
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