Back up your windows 10 phone using OneDrive

If you are a kinda of Power User and wants to perform backup, you probably know that we can not perform backup on a local storage, yet we have the option to backup on a cloud storage, called OneDrive

Step 1Setting up backup on OneDrive

Make sure you are running Windows 10 Mobile, then go to

Settings>Update and Security>Backup and make sure all the switches are turned on.


So now you have configured your phone to do automatic backup.

Step 2: Backing up apps data

Now tap “More options”  and you will be presented with all the apps that have the ability to back up their data to OneDrive. Depending on  your needs, you can choose the ones, you want to backup.


After checking the apps, click “backup now” button

Step 3: Backing up Messages

For backing up messages go to Messaging app > Settings and make sure “Sync between devices”is checked

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Step 4: Backing up photos and camera

If you are always on the move and often switch between devices whether its android, ios or windows you can always have your photos and videos with you thanks to the almighty OneDrive. OneDrive app provides automatic backing up of photos and videos directly to your Microsoft account. To set up the automatic backup go to your OneDrive app in your windows phone and click on Settings > Camera upload and make sure the switch is turned on

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If you want to backup videos, too you can switch on the “Include videos” button too, but it might fill your onedrive storage very quickly. “Upload on metered connections” switch make sures the photos and/or videos are uploaded even on connections that are set as data e.g Mobile data

Step 5: Syncing your settings across windows devices

If you are the type of person who always switches between various windows phone devices, then this feature comes very handy. It will automatically sync your themes and passwords. To set it up, go to Settings > Accounts > Sync your settings and make sure every switch is turned on. This feature even syncs the theme between windows 10 desktop and mobile


In windows phone there is no need to back up contacts, as they are automatically synced to your microsoft account