Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - 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, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Accounts and backup Accounts icon > Backup and restore.
  3. Tap the Back up my data switch to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
  4. With Back up my data turned on, tap Backup account.
  5. Tap the appropriate account.
  6. Tap Automatic restore switch to turn on Switch on or off Switch 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.