How to backup Xiaomi Mi 11, to PC, to the cloud with Google Drive or with third-party applications. It is easy to backup your Xiaomi Mi 11. Xiaomi Mi 11 owners need to update their smartphone in a timely manner. It is recommended that you perform a factory reset before installing an update.
In order not to lose important files, you can backup Xiaomi Mi 11. Creating such a backup copy will also be useful when switching to a new device. This guide works on Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite.
What is a backup?
Backup is a file that combines some partitions of the information stored on Xiaomi Mi 11. Backup is a great method to save data compared to manual copying, as it does not require moving files one by one. A full backup includes:
- contact list;
- message history;
- account settings;
Therefore, the entire device can be placed in the backup. In the future, the user will be able to restore the backup made on Xiaomi Mi 11 to any other smartphone.
Methods to backup Xiaomi Mi 11
Xiaomi Mi 11 is a multipurpose device with many ways available to create a backup. The user just needs to choose one of the recommended options and follow the instructions listed.
Back up on your phone
Xiaomi Mi 11 allows you to create a backup without resorting to third-party services. This way you can create a backup and save it in the device memory. You will need:
- Open settings.
- Go to the “Device Information” section, then select “Backup and Reset”.
- Press the “Mobile Device” button.
- Mark the data you need, including apps, media, and contacts.
- Click “Create a backup”.
Then the automatic process of creating a backup will begin. The resulting file must be moved to another device where you plan to restore it. If the backup is done before restoring the settings, the backup should be temporarily transferred (for example to a computer) and then moved back to the Xiaomi Mi 11.
It takes time to create a backup copy. The duration of the operation depends on how many files are saved. The more information, the longer the operation may take. On average, the process takes 10-20 minutes.
Backup Xiaomi Mi 11 to Google Drive
The easiest and complete way on your Xiaomi Mi 11 is to use the system option. It allows you to create and upload a backup to Google Drive. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open your phone settings.
- Go to the “Google” section and then to “Backup”.
- Enable the “Upload to Google Drive” slider.
With these simple steps, the automatic backup feature will be enabled. You need an internet connection for this to work. Now, if the user decides to reset the settings, the data will not disappear, but will be saved in Google Drive.
When using the built-in copy method, be aware that space on Google Drive is limited. Only 15 GB is available for free. If this amount of storage isn’t enough, you’ll need to sign up for a subscription or switch to an alternative option.
Third Party Applications
The limitations caused by insufficient storage space on Google Drive can lead the user to opt for other ways. A great option is the Titanium Backup application. However, it requires the Xiaomi Mi 11 owner to get root permissions. If the conditions are met, follow the instructions:
- Open the app and grant the necessary permissions.
- Click the button to create a backup in the “Backup” tab.
- Mark files for copying and confirm the operation.
The backup will be saved in the application root folder. In the future, the file should be transferred to the phone selected for the copy reset or to another device during the reset of the settings.
How to restore a backup
Restoring a backup depends on the backup method used by the device owner. If the copy was created via Google Drive, you need to go through authorization and turn on automatic synchronization with cloud storage in your device settings.
If the backup was done by creating a local copy, the file must be placed in the Xiaomi Mi 11 directory. Then you should open the settings and click on the “Restore backup” button in the “Backup and restore” section.
Users who created a copy via a special application (Titanium Backup) need to transfer the backup to the phone’s internal storage and install the app. Next, you need to start Titanium Backup and open one of the backups saved in the “Backup” section.