PHONE BACKUP AND RESTORE GUIDE

1 Choosing a Backup Tool

Back up your files easily, meaning you'll never lose your data again. Huawei provides phone backup and Huawei HiSuite, comprehensively protecting your data.
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With so many useful tools, how should you choose the one most suited to your needs? When your phone has an SD card installed, it is recommended that you use Huawei's backup feature, which allows you to easily back up your contacts, photos, and all your apps and their data.
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What if you don't have an SD card or a new phone? Don't worry: There is always HiSuite, allowing you to save your data to your computer. Once you have repaired your phone you can recover your data.

2 Phone Backup

2.1 Backup

You might easily overlook the backup app, but once you use it, you'll discover just how powerful and useful it is. Find the Backup app on your home screen.

 

Choose the location to which you want to back up your data, and touch   Next   . On the   Select data   screen, depending on your needs, you can choose the data you want to back up. After you have completed your selection, touch   Back up   to begin.

 

Your phone will back up differently depending on the type of data you want to back up. If the data includes   Contacts ,   Messaging , or   Call log , the system will prompt you to set a password. After you set one, touch   Next   or you can touch   Skip   if you don't want to set a password. The following example is for a user who wishes to set a password. After this is complete, touch   Next   to begin backup.

 

2.2 Restore

Once you have simply and easily backed up your data, how do you restore it? As before, go into the   Backup   app, touch   Restore   , choose the source of the data to be restored, and touch   Next

 

If you have set a password for your backup data, when you restore your data you will need to enter your password and then touch   OK   to access the   Select data   screen. If you did not set a password when you backed up your data, you will access the   Select data   screen directly. Select the data to be restored and then touch   Start restoration .

 

After you touch   Start restoration   , a   Select data   dialog box will pop up. You can choose a location to restore your backed up data from   Videos   , Photos   ,   Audio   , and other locations. Once you have made your choice, touch   OK   to begin restoration.

 

In this way, you can easily and quickly complete data backup and restoration.

Note: In the preceding procedures, the latest version of Huawei phone backup is used. When conducting a backup, follow the actual onscreen instructions of the backup function on your phone. Different phone brands may use different formats during backup, leading to unsuccessful backup and restoration. Please check your phone.

3 Huawei HiSuite

3.1 Enabling HDB

1. Run HiSuite on your computer desktop.  
Connecting and recognizing your phone: In general cases, your phone is set to enable HDB so there is no need to turn on USB debugging. You can connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable. If you cannot connect, check whether your phone has HDB enabled. If your phone does not have HDB, turn on USB debugging manually and connect to your computer. See section 3.2 " Enabling   HDB   " for more details on the steps required to enable HDB. See section 3.3 " Enabling USB Debugging " for details on how to enable USB debugging.
After a connection is set up successfully, the screen shown in the following figure is displayed.

 

3.2 Enabling HDB

1. Go to   Settings   >   Advanced settings .

 

2. In   Advanced settings , touch   Security , and then turn on   Allow HiSuite to use HDB .
The phone can then connect to your computer.

 

3. Go to   Settings   >   Apps   >   HiSuite   . Touch   Permissions   and select the required app permissions.

 

3.3 Enabling USB Debugging

If your phone does not have HDB, manually enable   USB debugging .

1. Go to   Settings   >   About Phone . Once you find the model number, touch it seven times and then there will be a message "You are now a developer!" This means you have turned on   Developer options .

 

2. Go back to   Settings   , touch the newly displayed   Developer options   , and turn on   USB debugging .

 

3.4 Backup

Touch   Home , then   Back up , and then select the data you want to back up.

 

On the data backup page, select   Alarms ,   Weather , or other content as required. Select a backup path and then touch   Back up   to begin.

 

The system will prompt you to set a password. You can choose to set a password and then touch   Next , or you can touch   Skip   to avoid setting a password.

 

When backup completes, there will be a notification:   Complete .

 

3.5 Restoration

On the home page of HiSuite, touch   Restore   to access the restoration page.

 

On the data restore page, you can select the data to be restored as required, and then touch   Restore .

 

When data backup is complete, there will be a notification:   Complete .