Google Pixel 3a - Turn Automatic App Restore On / Off


  • '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, touch and swipe up to display all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings app icon > System System icon > Advanced Advanced.
  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 On icon or off Off icon.