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How to backup and restore your OnePlus phone

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Even if you aren't planning on handing down or reselling your old OnePlus phone, it's still a good idea to back it up in case you need to restore your data and settings. Thankfully, Google and OnePlus have made this process extremely easy. I'll show you what you need to do to get your OnePlus phone backed up and ready to restore.

How to backup and restore your OnePlus phone

  1. Open the Settings app or swipe down from the top of your screen to access system settings.
  2. Tap on System.
  3. Tap on Backup.
  4. Toggle on the switch that says Back up to Google Drive.
  5. Look to see when the last backup was made, and tap Back up now.

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  1. Open the OnePlus Switch app.
  2. Tap on Backup & Restore.
  3. Tap on New Backup.
  4. Tap on Backup now.

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  1. Once your phone has been backed up in the OnePlus Switch app, reopen the app and tap on Restore Backup.
  2. Tap on the most recent backup when you want to restore your phone data.

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Now you've set your OnePlus phone up so that your data is being backed up in Google Drive, and it can be restored thanks to the OnePlus Switch app. Note that OnePlus advises you to save your backup file to your desktop computer as well, if possible so that you have another backup for your backup.

It's advised that you go through this process before you perform a factory reset on your OnePlus phone. To factory reset your phone, just follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app or swipe down from the top of your screen to access system settings.
  2. Tap on System.
  3. Tap on Reset options.
  4. Tap on Erase all data (factory reset).

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If you're backing up your phone because you're in the market for a new device, I recommend that you take a look at the OnePlus 8.

Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.