How do I back up data to my Google account from my Samsung Galaxy device?

You can back up data using your Google account on your Samsung Galaxy device.

 

Type of data backed up: App data, Calendar, Chrome, Contacts, Google Drive, Gmail, Google Fit, Google Play Movies, TV and Music, People details, Picasa Web Albums.

 

If you are looking for a different method of backing up, see the bottom of this article for a list of related articles.

 

The method of backing up to your Google account will differ slightly depending on which device you are using and your operating system, but the main steps will remain the same.

 

How to back up to your Google account using an Android Lollipop or higher device

 

Click here for steps for Android Kitkat or lower  

1 Tap Apps
Tap Apps
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 Scroll down to the Personalisation section in Settings and tap Accounts
Select Accounts
4 Tap Google
Select Google
5 Tap on your email address
Select Email address
6 You can now see the list of types of data you can back up to your Google account. Tick the boxes alongside for the data you want to back up.
You can select which type of data you want to sync to your e-mail account
7 Tap the three dots or More at the top right corner of your screen.
Select three dot overflow menu
8 Tap Sync now.
Tap Sync now

How to back up to your Google account using an using an Android KitKat device or lower.

1 Tap Apps
Tap Apps
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 Scroll down to the Accounts section in Settings and tap Google
Select Google
4 Tap your email address
Select Email address
5 You can either tap individual areas to sync (e.g. to sync only App data, tap the top section titled Sync App data), you can sync all options by tapping Sync Now
Tap Sync now

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