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How to make a full backup on Android: contacts, emails, photos …

How to make a full backup on Android: contacts, emails, photos …

Backups on Android are something of importance, since they help us to save our data and files in many situations. In addition, we can make various types of backup, because it is possible to make copies in applications, but also one of personalization, for example. Although what many users in Spain are looking for is a full backup on Android.

In a full backup on Android we will copy and save everything on the phone: photos, files, contacts, emails and more. This will allow us not to lose data or that in case there is a problem with the device, the information is safe.

Make a manual backup on Android

A couple of years ago Google introduced a new method to backup Android, which allows a full backup to be made manually on the phone. This method allows the user to decide when they want to make a copy on the phone, so that everything can be copied and kept in a safe place. The steps to do it are:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Enter the Google section.
  3. Click on Backup.
  4. Check the data to be saved.
  5. Click the Create a backup now button.

These steps allow create such a copy of all items on the phone. The copies that are made are stored in Google Drive, so that we can see them there, in addition to accessing them from our account at all times. When using this function on Android, it is recommended to have WiFi activated, since these copies are heavy and can consume your data rate completely.

This backup on Android allows saving application data, call history, contacts, device settings, photos and videos (those in Google Photos) and SMS messages. So most of the data you want to keep safe is saved in this case.

Full copies on Android

On an Android phone we can also create backup copies of various items individually, in case there is something the previous manual backup has not covered. So we will have everything we consider relevant protected in our Google account.


  1. Open the contacts app.
  2. Enter your Settings.
  3. Enter the Import / Export section.
  4. Tap Import from SIM.
  5. Select the contacts.
  6. Click on Import.
  7. Choose your Google account.
  8. To accept.

Files and documents

  1. Open Google Drive.
  2. Click the + Button.
  3. Click Upload or Create a Folder first.
  4. Choose the file or files to upload.
  5. Repeat the process with the desired files.

WhatsApp conversations

  1. Open WhatsApp on the phone.
  2. Click on the three vertical points.
  3. Enter Settings.
  4. Click on Chats.
  5. Enter Backup.
  6. Click on the Save button.

Photos and videos

  1. Open Google Photos.
  2. Click on the top three horizontal stripes.
  3. Enter Settings.
  4. Tap Backup and sync.
  5. Activate the option.
  6. Select the quality of the photos.


  1. Enter this link.
  2. Go to the Data and personalization section.
  3. Scroll down to Facts about what you create and do.
  4. Tap on Gmail.
  5. Scroll down to the Gmail dropdown box, tap the bottom three dots and tap Download data.
  6. Select what you want to download.
  7. Choose the file type and weight.
  8. Click the Create export button.
  9. Wait for the file to download.

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