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Backing up HTC U11

Automatically back up HTC U11 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 > Backup & reset.
  2. Tap Backup up my data.
  3. Tap the On/Off switch to turn it on, and then press Back button.
  4. Make sure Automatic restore is turned on.

    This allows an app's data and settings 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.

What types of data can be backed up?

On phones running Android 8, these are the items that can be backed up using your Google Account:

Back up What content or settings are backed up
Home screen Wallpaper
App list
  • Apps installed through Google Play Store.
  • App screen's grid size, sort order, and app folders you created in Custom view.
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 in HTC apps, such as contacts in the People app that you saved on the phone, Clock and Weather city list, and email accounts in the Mail app.
  • Data and settings in third-party apps you installed, depending on whether these apps allow this.
Device settings Ringtones, 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.
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