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

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

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.


For steps showing you how to back up through your Samsung account click here, and for steps showing you how to back up data such as photos, files or videos to Dropbox click here.


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


Apps LP 


2. Tap Settings


Settings L 


3. Scroll down to the Personalisation section in Settings and tap Accounts


Accounts L 


4. Tap Google




5. Tap on your email address


Click email L 


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.


Choose sync L 


7. Tap the three dots or More at the top right corner of your screen.


More L 


8. Tap Sync now.


Sync now L 


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


1. Tap Apps


Apps K 


2. Tap Settings




3. Scroll down to the Accounts section in Settings and tap Google


Tap Google   


4. Tap your email address


Google K


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


Sync now K 





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