4 Ways on How to Back Up & Restore Nexus 5X/6/7 You'd Better Know
If you are using a phone like Google Nexus 5X, which has only 32 GB storage space, you may consider freeing up space by deleting data as too much data will slow down your phone. Before deleting, you can conduct a Nexus backup for future record. Besides, backing up important data on your Nexus, no matter to the computer or to the cloud, is an effective way to avoid data loss. So how to do that? This guide will show you how to back up Nexus 5X/6/7 in 4 ways, let's dive into it.
Part 1. How to Back Up Nexus 5X/6/7 via Coolmuster Android Backup Manager
Part 2. How to Back Up Nexus 5X/6/7 to PC via Coolmuster Android Assistant
Part 3. How to Conduct Nexus Backup via Settings
Part 4. How to Back Up Nexus 5X/6/7 via Cloud Service
Extra Bonus: Back Up Everything from One Nexus to Another
When it comes to how to back up Nexus 5X/6/7, you should try the best backup tool - Coolmuster Android Backup Manager. As its name implies, this is a software that focuses on Android data backup and restore. You can use it to back up contacts, messages, call logs, photos, music, videos, documents and user apps to the computer and you can customize the storing location. When restoring data, you can select any backup record and file type you require and restore them to any Android phone.
This software has a simple but intuitive user interface. You can perform the backup or restore task within a few clicks without any technical skills. It supports most Android phones and tablets running Android 4.0 and above, such as Google Nexus 5/5X/6/6P/7/9/10, Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+/S10/S9, HTC, LG, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.
Download Coolmuster Android Backup Manager on your Windows or Mac computer:
How to Back Up Nexus 5X/6/7 to PC via Coolmuster Android Backup Manager:
Step 1. Download and install Coolmuster Android Backup Manager on your computer, then connect your Nexus 5X/6/7 to the computer with a USB cable. Follow the on-screen prompts to get your Nexus detected by the software, once done, you will see the main interface like below.
Step 2. Now choose the Backup option and then select the file type you want to back up. Click Browser and you can choose where to store the backups on your PC. After selecting, click the Back Up button to back up Nexus 5X/6/7 to PC.
This is how to back up Nexus 5X to PC, if you want to restore the backup data, here's how: select the Restore option > select the required backup record and data type > hit Restore, the backup data will be restored to the connected Android phone without any data quality loss.
Another great backup and restore software is Coolmuster Android Assistant. It is a useful all-round software that assists you to manage Android data from PC easily. The built-in backup and restore feature lets you perform Android full backup to PC and restore data from PC to your phone anytime you want.
Besides backup and restore, Coolmuster Android Assistant has many other useful features for phone management, for example, transfer data between Android and PC, uninstall/install Android apps, send/reply/forward text messages with your keyboard, etc.
Coolmuster Android Assistant also supports most Android devices, including Google Nexus, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony, etc. Download Coolmuster Android Assistant and give it a go:
How to Conduct Nexus 5X/6/7 Backup to PC via Coolmuster Android Assistant:
Step 1: Install and launch Coolmuster Android Assistant on your computer and click Android Assistant, then connect your Nexus to the computer with a USB cable.
Step 2: Follow the instructions on the screen to make your phone detected by the program, once done, you will see the main interface like below, click the Super Toolkit section on the top menu.
Step 3: Click Backup > select your phone from the drop-down menu > select the data type you want to back up > decide where to store the backup files > hit the Back Up button.
To restore your backup via Coolmuster Android Assistant, just simply go to Super Toolkit > Restore > choose the backup record > click Restore.
Here's the video guide for Google Nexus backup and restore using Coolmuster Android Assistant:
You can also choose to conduct Nexus backup via the Settings app on your phone. To use this method, remember to enable your Wi-Fi connection on your phone.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Nexus phone and then select Backup & reset.
Step 2: Select Back up my data and turn it on.
Step 3: Go back to the Backup & reset screen and set up your backup account as Google account.
Step 4. Return to the Settings screen and select Accounts > Google > tap the Menu button > Sync now.
That's it, you can back up data and settings from your Nexus to Google account, and by adding the same the Google account to your new phone, the backups will be restored.
You can also download the cloud-based app on your Nexus to perform a Nexus backup.
4.1 How to Back Up Nexus 5X/6/7 to Google Photos (Videos & Photos)
The Back up and sync feature of Google Photos lets you back up your photos and videos to your Google account automatically. And you can access those backup photos from any device with your Google account.
Here's how to back up photos and videos on Google Nexus 5X via Google Photos:
Step 1: Download Google Photos on your phone and then sign in to your Google account.
Step 2: Tap the menu icon on the upper-right.
Step 3: Select Photos settings >Back up & sync and turn it on.
Tips: You can select the Upload Size as High quality to get unlimited storage for free.
4.2 How to Back Up Nexus 5X/6/7 to Google Drive
You can upload documents, images, audio and video from Nexus phone to Google Drive for backup, here's how:
Step 1. Download Google Drive on your Nexus and then sign in to your Google account.
Step 2. Click the "+" icon and select Upload Files, then select the files you want to back up.
In this way, your files will be backed up to the cloud service. If you want to restore the backup files, just simply download them to your phone again.
Want to switch to another Android phone but don't know how to transfer all the files from the old Nexus? Here we highly recommend you using Coolmuster Mobile Transfer, which allows you to transfer data between two mobile phones with ease.
Step 1: Install and open the Coolmuster Mobile Transfer on your PC, connect two phones to the computer with USB cables. Follow the on-screen prompts to get your phones detected by the software. Make sure your old Nexus phone is under the source phone position, if not, click Flip to make a change.
Step 2: Select the data types you want to transfer, and then hit the Start Copy button to back up one Nexus to another.
For more information, read the guide that offers 9 ways on how to transfer data from Android to Android.
Coolmuster Android Backup Manager is a professional and easy-to-use Android backup tool that makes the Android backup and restore a breeze. It could be your first choice when it comes to back up Google Nexus 5X/6/7 or other Android phones to PC. Coolmuster Android Assistant is a phone management software that comes with a bunch of useful features. If you also want a tool to manage data on Nexus from PC, then you should give Coolmuster Android Assistant a try.
Of course, you can also back up your Nexus phone to cloud services like Google Photos or Google Drive. This is very convenient as it doesn't require a USB cable. However, it may take a long time if you have many files to sync.
Which method would you like to try? Welcome to share your comment below.