How to Restore Your Android Phone Data from Google Backup

For whatever reason, you might delete your data or lose your phone occasionally. There may exist some precious photos, videos, contacts or some other files you want to retrieve.

In that situation, what can you do?

Fortunately, that will be really easy if you have backed up your Android phone on Google Drive in advance.

In this article, we will introduce you concrete ways to restore your Android phone data from Google backup freely.


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Restore Android Phone Data from Google Backup

Restore Android Phone Data from Google Backup

How to backup Android phone with Google Drive

Google Drive is a service that can backup your Android phone data on Google's online server. With a Google account, you can backup your Android phone data, and restore your phone backup from Google.

Below are steps of how to backup your Android phone with Google drive.

Firstly, you need to confirm that your backup service of your Android phone is running.

Step 1 Open 'Settings' from the home screen or app drawer on your phone. Navigate to 'Backup & reset'. Then select 'Back up my data'.

Backup Service

Step 2 Switch 'Back up my data' to On. Select 'Back' to go back to 'Backup & reset'. Check that your Google account is associated in Backup account. Toggle 'Automatic restore' to On to restore settings and data when installing an app.

Backup Service

Only two simple steps and you can backup your Android phone easily. That is one of the ways of backing up Android phone to Google backup. For more ways, just visit: How to backup phone with Google.

You can back up the Apps, Call History, Device Settings, Contacts, Calendar, SMS, Photos and Videos to Google Drive.

Once you lose your phone or delete some data by mistake, you can retrieve them freely from Google backup.

We will show you specific methods to restore your Android phone data instantly.

How do I restore Android phone from Google backup

Do you want to back up specific data without backing up other unnecessary stuff?

Method one: How to restore Google backup to Android phone

Sometimes you might delete your photos, contacts, videos or other files occasionally and you want to recover them to your original Android phone. Here we will show you the steps.

Step 1 Enable WiFi connection on your phone.

Connect WiFi

Step 2 Tap 'System'>' Google'> Choose the option you want to restore.

Step 3 Click 'Restore'.

Restore to old phone

In this way, you are able to restore all your backup data from Google to your phone.

However, if you want to restore data like app data, contacts, etc. you will find it a little different.

Restore app data from Google backup

Step 1 Open your device's Settings app.

Step 2 Tap 'System'> 'Backup' > 'App data'.

Step 3 Turn on 'Automatic restore'.

Automatic Restore

Restore contacts from Google backup

Step 1 Select 'Settings' of the device.

Step 2 Scroll to 'Accounts'.

Step 3 Select 'Google' to find your Gmail address, and select it and verify that "Sync Contacts" is checked.

Restore Contacts

Method two: How to retrieve Android backup to new phone via Google account

Once you buy a new phone and don't want to lose all your data like photos or contacts on your old phone, you can retrieve Android backup to your new phone via Google Drive backup. Below is the instruction.

Step 1 Enable WiFi connection on your new phone.

Connect WiFi

Step 2 Add Google account into your new phone.

Add Google account into your new phone

Step 3 Choose the backup you want to restore by clicking the backup list. Then click 'Restore' to sync the backup from Google drive to your new phone.

Google Restore

You need to wait for a few minutes when the Google restore data to Android phone. After restoring, your data on old phone can be used on new phone normally.

Method three: How to extract backup from Google Drive to PC

Step 1 Open Google Drive in your computer's web browser. Go to Sign into your Google account.

Step 2 Click 'Backup' to select files you want to restore.

Step 3 Click the three-dot image in the top-right corner of the page > 'Download' to download the Google backup to your computer.

Here you can also view the data you backed up on your computer directly before downloading.

Google Drive Restore

From three methods above, Google Drive can restore your Android phone in easy and convenient ways.

However, Google Drive also has its own drawbacks.

Google drive alternatives to backing up & restoring your Android phone

Due to the special settings of Android phone, you can backup parts of your Android data to your computer with the USB cable.

You just need to connect your Android phone to the computer and then open 'This PC' and open your phone folder. Android phone files can be transferred to your computer directly.

When you want to restore your data, just connect your phone to the computer and copy your backup files.

Restore folder

However, with this method, only music, photos and videos can be copied. Phone data like contact, messages and other important document cannot be synced.

So here we show you another one alternative to Google Drive, Aiseesoft Android Data Backup & Restore, to help you backup Android phone and restore the files completely and throughly.

As a professional backup & restore software, Aiseesoft Android Data Backup & Restore can backup and restore almost all types of files on your Android phone.

Here we will show you the concrete steps.

Step 1 Launch Android Data Backup & Restore and then choose the 'Android Data Backup & Restore' option.

Backup Restore Main Interface

Step 2 Connect your Android device to computer with USB cable.

Step 3 Choose 'Device Data Backup' or 'One-click Backup' option to back up your Android files.


Device Data Backup means you can select data type to make a backup while One-click Backup lets you back up all data at one time without picking up specific data.

Data Backup

Step 4 If you want to restore all your data, you can back to the main interface and choose 'One-click Restore' option. If you want to choose some certain data, you can click choose 'Device Data Restore' according to your need.

Android Backup Restore

Step 5 Choose the suitable backup to restore your Android Contacts, Messages, Videos, Audio, etc., among the backup list.


In this article, we have introduced you the methods of restoring Android phone from Google backup. With these methods, you can restore your Android phone data to original phone or new phone easily in regardless of e data loss for deletion or phone switch. If Google backup works not well for you, you can also get its alternatives to making and restoring backup via USB cable or third-party apps.

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August 24, 2018 17:57 / Published by to Back up Android Data

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