Google Pixel 2 - Turn Automatic App Restore On / Off

Note Notes:

  • 'Automatic restore' allows backed up settings and data to be automatically restored when an app is reinstalled.
  • When attempting to determine whether a third-party app is the cause of an operating system / app issue, ensure 'Automatic restore' is turned off prior to performing a factory data reset.


  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to display all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings app icon > System System icon > Advanced Advanced icon.
  3. Tap Backup Backup icon.
  4. Ensure Back up to Google Drive is on On icon.
  5. Tap App data.
  6. Tap Automatic restore to turn On icon or off Off icon.