How To Restore Backup From Google Drive

We are all familiar with the Google Drive cloud storage device. Nowadays, all mobile phones, whether Android or iPhone, come with cloud service for backing up data.

Google Drive is the default option for backing up and syncing data, which you can later restore when you buy a new smartphone or reset your smartphone.

Restoring data from Google Drive will be easy if you back up data on the device. Let’s get started on how to restore a backup from Google Drive.

How To Restore Backup From Google Drive

How to Turn On Backup On Google Drive

Before you continue with restoring the backup, you need to ensure that you have backed up your data from your smartphone on Google Drive.

You should turn on backup and let your device have a complete backup of your device before you continue ahead. To turn on backup, follow the steps given below-

  • Head to the Settings app on your phone.
  • In the Settings app search for Backup and restore and open it. 
  • Here, you will see the Backup data option; tap on it. 
  • You will be given details of what will be backed up. Enable the Backup by Google One toggle to turn on backup.
  • If you want to backup your data now, then tap on Back up now.

This will take a backup of your device. You can now use this backup to restore your device whenever you reset it or even when you buy a new device. 

How to Restore Backup From Google Drive

As we have already discussed, you can take a backup on Google Drive, which you can later use to restore your device when you reset it or buy a new one. Restoring a backup from Google Drive isn’t at all difficult.

All you need is a stable internet connection, and you will be able to get ahead with the process. It is recommended that you use a Wi-Fi connection to restore the backup from Google Drive on your Android phone.

To restore the backup from Google Drive while setting up your Android phone, follow the steps given below-

  • On the welcome screen, you see when you set up Android, tap on Let’s Go. 
  • On the next screen, tap on Copy your data to restore your data. 
  • You will need to connect to a Wi-Fi network before you can continue setting up your device. Once you are connected, you can proceed. 
  • On the next screen, you will see several options to restore your data. Here tap on Backup from the cloud option.
  • You will be asked to sign in to your Google account. Enter your Google account credentials and then tap on Sign in to log into your account. If you have set up two-factor authentication, then you will verify yourself before you can log in to your account. 
  • On the next page, tap on I agree to accept the Terms of Service.
  • Next, you will see a list of all the things that you can restore. Select all the things that you can restore. 
  • After you are done backing up the things, tap on Restore to restore the backup from Google Drive.

It will take some time to restore the data so that you can continue with it in the background. While your data is being restored, you can set up your device.

How to Restore Backup from Google Drive in Windows

By following the below steps, we can immediately restore the backup from Google Drive to a Windows computer.

  1. Open your Windows computer’s browser and log into your Google Drive account.
  2. Navigate through your Google Drive account, pick the folders that require restoration, and then use the right-click menu to choose “Download.”
  3. Google Drive will finish the download process by creating ZIP files from the folders we chose. After that, all we have to do to keep using the data inside is to unzip these folders.
How to restore Backup in Google Drive

Conclusion

This is how you can restore the backup from Google Drive. If you are setting up a new phone or have reset your device, then you can restore your data using Google Drive by following the steps mentioned in this article.

Following the above steps, you will be able to restore the backup from Google Drive on your Android phone without any issues. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How Do I Backup My Data On Google Drive?

If you are using an Android phone, you will have the option to sync your data to Google Drive and back it up so that you can restore it whenever you want to. We discussed how to back up your data on your Android phone to Google Drive in the above article. You can follow the steps above to back up your data. 

2. Can I Restore Backup From Google Drive?

Yes, you can restore the backup from Google Drive on your Android phone. Google Drive is the integrated cloud service found on smartphones. As an Android user, you have the option to back up your data and restore it from Google Drive.

3. How Can I Restore Backup Files From Google Drive?

You will be able to restore the backup from Google Drive when you are setting up your device. We have discussed the steps to restore backup files from Google Drive, so you can follow them if you want to restore your data from Google Drive. 

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ll be able to restore the backup from Google Drive on your Android phone without any issues.