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Create backup in Google Cloud Create backup in Xiaomi Cloud Create local backup Automatic backup Restore backup Google backup account

Create backup in Google Cloud

It is also possible to back up or create a backup of the Xiaomi smartphone via our Google account, with the backup being saved in the cloud or Google Drive. Restoring is possible at any time.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap on  Back up and restore
Step 4:  Tap on  Back up my data
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Turn on backups
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap on Back up and restore
  4. Tap on Back up my data
  5. Enable or disable Turn on backups

Create backup in Xiaomi Cloud

With the Mi account, the Xiaomi smartphone gives us another way to back up our data. Here, the data or backup is backed up in the Xiaomi cloud. This procedure is similar to the Google backup.

Note: A free Mi account must be created and backed up before use. Xiaomi backups can be restored from the cloud anytime, we only need the Mi account data.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap on  Back up and restore
Step 4:  Tap on  Xiaomi Cloud
Step 5:  Tap on  Sync
Step 6:  Tap on  Turn on
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap on Back up and restore
  4. Tap on Xiaomi Cloud
  5. Tap on Sync
  6. Tap on Turn on

Create local backup

On the Xiaomi smartphone, we have three ways to back up our data or create a backup. One is local backup, which creates a backup to the device's internal memory or storage.
This backs up the system settings, the start screen layout and apps with their respective data. Individual categories and apps can be selected and deselected. By default, everything is backed up.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap on  Back up and restore
Step 4:  Tap on  Mobile device
Step 5:  Enter the current  pattern,   PIN  or  password
Step 6:  Tap on  Back up
Step 7:  Tap on  Got it
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap on Back up and restore
  4. Tap on Mobile device
  5. Enter the current pattern, PIN or password
  6. Tap on Back up
  7. Tap on Got it

Automatic backup

The Xiaomi smartphone can back up data automatically to make sure no backup is forgotten, and we can also set the desired data, days and time for the backup.

Note: We recommend backing up at night, as the Xiaomi device is usually not used during this time.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap on  Back up and restore
Step 4:  Open the  Settings
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Back up automatically
Step 6:  Enter the current  pattern,   PIN  or  password
Step 7:  Set the  Days, Time  and  Back up items
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap on Back up and restore
  4. Open the Settings
  5. Enable or disable Back up automatically
  6. Enter the current pattern, PIN or password
  7. Set the Days, Time and Back up items

Restore backup

Backups can be restored at any time, without having to reset the Xiaomi smartphone to factory defaults.
We can choose of whether a local, Google or Xiaomi backup has to be restored.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap on  Back up and restore
Step 4:  Tap on  Mobile device
Step 5:  Enter the current  pattern,   PIN  or  password
Step 6:  Tap on  Restore
Step 7:  Choose a  backup
Step 8:  Select the items and tap on  Restore
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap on Back up and restore
  4. Tap on Mobile device
  5. Enter the current pattern, PIN or password
  6. Tap on Restore
  7. Choose a backup
  8. Select the items and tap on Restore

Google backup account

By default, the backup account selected when you activated your Xiaomi smartphone is set, but if we subsequently added another Google Account, we'll be able to select or specify that account for created backups as well.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  About phone
Step 3:  Tap on  Back up and restore
Step 4:  Tap on  Backup account
Step 5:  Choose a  backup account
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on About phone
  3. Tap on Back up and restore
  4. Tap on Backup account
  5. Choose a backup account

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