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    Backup and restore application

    Use the Backup and restore application to make backups of content to a memory card or a USB storage device. Such backups can be used to restore your content and some settings in cases where your data gets lost or deleted.

    Types of content you can back up

    Use the Backup and restore application to back up the following types of data:

    • Bookmarks
    • Call log
    • Contacts
    • Applications downloaded from Google Play™
    • Multimedia messages
    • System settings (such as alarms, ringer volume, and language settings)
    • Text messages

    Note

    You do not need to back up music files and photos or videos taken with the camera. They are backed up automatically to the device's memory card.

    Note

    You may incur additional data transmission charges when you restore applications from Google Play™.

    Preparing to use the Backup and restore application

    Before backing up your content, you can select the backup destination and the types of data that you want to back up.

    To select the backup destination

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Back up & restore.
    3. Tap Back up.
    4. Tap the bar under Where to store data.
    5. Select the destination to which you want to back up your content.

    To select the data types to back up

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Back up & restore.
    3. Tap Back up.
    4. Select the data types that you want to back up.

    To back up content using the Backup and restore application

    1. If you are backing up content to a USB storage device, make sure the storage device is connected to your device using the appropriate cable. If you are backing up to an SD card, make sure the SD card is properly inserted in your device.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Back up & restore.
    4. Tap Back up, then select a backup destination and the data types that you want to back up.
    5. Tap Back up now.
    6. Enter a password for the backup, then tap OK.

    Restoring backed up content using the Backup and restore application

    When you restore backed up content, you must select a backup record to restore from. If you have backed up content several times, you may have several backup records. After you select a backup record, you can then select which types of data to restore.

    To restore content using the Backup and restore application

    1. If you are restoring content from a USB storage device, make sure the storage device is connected to your device using the appropriate cable. If you are restoring content from an SD card, make sure the SD card is properly inserted in your device.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Back up & restore.
    4. Tap Restore.
    5. Select the record that you want to restore from, then tap Restore now.
    6. Enter the password for the backup record, then tap OK.

    Note

    Remember that any changes you make to your data and settings after you create a backup will get deleted during a restore procedure.

    Managing backup records

    You can delete or rename records of the backups that you make using the Backup & restore function.

    To rename a backup record

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Back up & restore.
    3. Press Icn sony key menu, then tap Manage backup records.
    4. Select the backup record that you want to rename.
    5. Tap Icn sony backup restore rename.
    6. Enter a new name and tap Rename.

    To delete backup records

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Back up & restore.
    3. Press Icn sony key menu, then tap Manage backup records.
    4. Select the backup record that you want to delete, or tap Icn sony semc btn check on if you want to delete all records.
    5. Tap Icn sony trashcan > Delete.
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