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Backing up HTC U11 life

Automatically back up HTC U11 life to Google Drive so you can restore content such as app data and settings after a factory reset or when restoring your data on another HTC phone.
  1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings > System > Backup.
  2. Make sure Back up to Google Drive is turned on.
  3. Tap App data, and then check that Automatic restore is turned on.

    This allows an app's data and settings to be restored when you reinstall the app on HTC U11 life.

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.

What types of data can be backed up?

On HTC U11 life that's running Android 8, these are the items that can be backed up using your Google Account:

Home screen Wallpaper
App list Apps installed through Google Play Store
App data and settings
  • SMS text messages
  • Call history
  • Google Calendar and Gmail settings
  • Data that's synced to your Google Account such as Google contacts and calendar events
  • Data and settings in third-party apps you installed, depending on whether these apps allow this
Device settings Ringtones, language & input settings, Wi‍-Fi networks and their passwords, and certain device settings

Auto Backup periodically backs up your phone to a private folder in Google Drive. It 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 life.
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