Samsung Galaxy S® 6 / S® 6 edge - Google™ Backup and Restore

Caution Backups can't be restored from a higher Android™ version onto a phone with a lower Android version.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps Apps menu icon > Settings > Backup and reset (Personal section).
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. From the Google account section, tap Back up my data.
  3. Tap the switch to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
  4. If prompted, tap OK to confirm.
  5. Tap the left arrow icon Left arrow icon (upper-left) to return to the previous screen.
  6. When on, ensure the appropriate account is listed in the Backup account field.
    Note To change the backup account:
    1. Tap Backup account.
    2. Tap the preferred account.
  7. Tap Automatic restore to turn on or off.


Note When a Google account is added to your phone, previous backups are restored. This can be done by adding an existing Google account to your already active phone or by signing in to the same Google account while setting up your new or reset phone.