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How Do I Backup and Restore My Samsung Galaxy S5 Active? (SM-G870A)

You can back up your data on your device using backup accounts like Samsung account and Google account to access later.

Display may vary depending on the wireless service provider.

Backup and Restore Using Samsung Account

• Restoring the selected data may delete some data from this device.
• Make sure the backed up data is up to date.

You can configure backup and restore options using the Samsung account.

    Backup Data using Samsung Account:

  1. From your Home screen, touch Apps to back up your data.  

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Back Up Restore
  2. Then, navigate to Settings > Backup and reset > Back up my data.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Back Up Restore
  3. If you have not logged into your Samsung account, you will be prompted to the Samsung account sign in. 

    If you do not have a Samsung account, make sure you select Create account and follow the on-screen prompt.

  4. Touch the slider to turn the auto back up function on. 

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Back Up Restore

    Restore Back up Data using Samsung Account:

  1. From your Home screen, touch Apps to back up your data.  

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Back Up Restore
  2. Then, navigate to Settings > Backup and reset > Automatic restore. The switch should automatically turn on after turning on Auto back up. 

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Back Up Restore

    You may be able to restore selective data by selecting Restore for some wireless service providers.

   

Backup and Restore Using Google Account

    To Backup and restore data using Google Account: 

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Back Up Restore
  2. Navigate to Settings > Backup and reset > Backup account.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Back Up Restore

    Make sure Back up my data has been switched on to access Backup account.

  3. Select the backup account by touching Add account.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Back Up Restore
  4. You will be prompted to log into your Google account if you have not signed into your Google account previously. 

    • Make sure you have an existing Google account.
    • If not, create a new Google account following the on-screen prompt.

  5. To restore the data, make sure the Automatic restore has been switched on. 

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Back Up Restore

   

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