How to Backup and Restore a Nexus 5x

To backup and restore a Nexus 5x, access Settings from the all apps screen. Go to Personal > Backup & reset. To back up any account data, WiFI passwords and other settings to Google servers, select Backup my data. Tap Automatic restore if you want to restore settings and other information that has been backed up. 

Creating a backup of your personal information and other important data on your device is an essential thing to do. This will serve as a copy of that information and can be restored should you need to do a factory reset in the future. 

It is inevitable that as we use our smartphone like the Nexus 5x over time, we encounter serious problems that cannot be resolved by simple troubleshooting. Restoring your device might be the only option to deal with a problem. 

If this is the time that you’ll need to wipe out your device, follow the steps below and backup your important files and data. 

How-to Backup and Restore a Nexus 5x

When dealing with a Nexus, it’s only natural for us to have to backup our data using a Google Account, and this is exactly what we’re going to do. Here are the steps to backup all your data to your Google Account so you can restore your nexus without losing any of your precious data.

Backup Photos and Videos:

  • Open the Google Photos app.
    ( If you don’t have it installed, you can download Google Photos through the Play Store).
  • At the top left, touch the Menu icon.
  • Select Settings.
  • Touch Back up & sync.
  • Make sure Backup is toggled ON and Tap on Backup All to backup all your photos and videos.

Backup Contacts:

  • From the Home screen, tap People.
  • Tap the Menu.
  • Tap Accounts.
  • Choose Google.
  • Make sure that Contacts is toggled ON.

Backup app data, WiFi passwords and other settings:

  • Go to Settings > Backup & Reset.
  • Make sure Back up my data is toggled ON.

Once you’ve performed all these steps, you’re now ready to factory restore your Nexus! 

  • Go to Settings > Backup & Reset.
  • Tap on Factory data reset.
  • Tap on Reset Phone.
  • Your Nexus will reboot and you will be greeted with the initial setup.

I hope that you found the needed information and was able to create a backup and restore your Nexus 5x device.

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