How To Backup Your Device Before Installing Android 12?

Backup now or you may regret it later.

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The Android 12 update is around the corner, and you may be excited to update your phone as soon as it’s available, but don’t forget to back up your data first. Backing up before updating is always recommended as updates might sometimes break your device, and you might end up losing your data.

In this article, let’s look at how to backup your device before installing the Android 12 update.

How to Backup Your Device Before Installing Android 12

Android allows you to backup your Apps, Photos & Videos, Messages, Call history and Device settings like Wi-Fi passwords to Google Drive. Here’s how to enable Google Drive backup.

1. Open the app drawer and tap on the Settings icon to open the app.

2. In the search bar, start typing ‘Backup’ and tap on the first search result.

3. If you haven’t enabled the backup option already, tap on ‘Turn it on’ to enable it.

Backup device option in settinfs

4. Now tap on the ‘Back up now’ button, and the device will start backing up data.

back up now option

Bear in mind that the files on your internal storage will not be backed up. Hence, you might want to grab a USB OTG cable, connect a USB flash drive, and transfer all the important files to the same.

While you’re at it, don’t forget to backup your Signal and WhatsApp chats too. WhatsApp also allows you to backup data to Google Drive, while Signal stores the backup files in your internal storage. You can copy the same to a USB drive.

Are you excited about the Android 12 update? Let us know your thoughts and opinions about the same in the comments section below.

Mohammed Abubakar

Mohammed Abubakar

Abubakar is a passionate tech writer whose love for tech started in 2011 when he got a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Linux and open-source, you'll find him binge-watching anime or Tech content on YouTube.
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