How to Back up and restore Galaxy S20 account data

This post will teach you how to back up and restore Galaxy S20 account data. Scroll down for more information.

Creating backups of all critical data stored on your phone is imperative for safekeeping. Although modern smartphones are already built with stable operating systems, there are just a lot of factors that can potentially result in accidental permanent data loss. Thankfully, smartphone manufacturers also offer various ways for end-users to back up and restore important files from their respective devices. And Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S20 also has these features. If you’re new to the Android platform and need some help on how to back up files from your Galaxy S20, I’ve laid out a step-by-step guide for you to refer to.

Read on to learn how to create backups of your Galaxy S20 accounts with this illustrative tutorial.

Steps on how to Back Up and Restore Galaxy S20 accounts data

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps demonstrate the standard procedure in backing up and restoring account data from a Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone. To make it easier for anyone to follow, I’ve also included the screenshots depicting individual steps as visual representation of the actual screens, menus, and sub-menu items.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen.

    This action will launch the Apps screen where you can view several app icons.

    back up and restore galaxy s20 - access apps screen

  2. From the Apps screen, swipe to and tap Settings.

    The Settings screen containing key menu options will appear.

    back up and restore galaxy s20 - open settings app

  3. Scroll down and tap Accounts and backup.

    This will open a new screen where you can find relevant options to configure including smart switch and backup and restore.

    back up and restore galaxy s20 - accounts and backup menu

  4. Tap Backup and restore to continue.

    On the next screen, you can view details of your account and external storage.

    back up and restore galaxy s20 - back up and restore

  5. Select Back up my data from the given options.

    This will give you access to a back up switch to command  your device to automatically back up data including Wi-Fi passwords, apps, call history, and others, remotely.

    back up and restore galaxy s20 - back up my data

  6. Toggle the switch to turn the feature ON.

    Automatic remote backup is now enabled.

    back up and restore galaxy s20 - toggle switch to turn on

  7. Tap the Back icon to save the recent changes.

    This icon is located on the bottom-right corner of the display, represented by a Left Arrow. You will be routed back to the Backup and restore screen.

    back up and restore galaxy s20 - back icon

  8. Tap Backup account to continue.

    This option will instigate backing up of the selected account.

    back up and restore galaxy s20 - back up my account 2

  9. From the pop-up message, choose the backup account that you'd like to create backup of.

    You can tap to select any from the given accounts or tap Add account to create a new one.

    back up and restore galaxy s20 - select account to backup

  10. Read and review the backup information then tap the OK button at the bottom of the screen.

    This command will confirm the account backup process.

    back up and restore galaxy s20 - tap OK to confirm

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0
Materials
  • Galaxy S20

Your backup files can be restored from the specified location whenever you need to retrieve and use them again. Repeat the same steps if you want to back up data from your other accounts. Just specify the correct account that you’d like to back up then.

And that’s how you back up and restore a Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone. Please keep posted for more comprehensive guides, tips, and tricks on how to make the most of your Samsung Galaxy S20 and other new Galaxy devices. 

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