How to Turn On Android’s Automatic Restore to Retrieve Deleted Data


Whenever you install an app that you have previously uninstalled from your Android device, you won’t be able to retrieve your data back. If you were playing a game or writing documents, they may be gone forever. However, there is a setting hidden deep inside your Android device called Automatic Restore that you can turn on. Automatic Restore backs up data, as long as the app uses the Android Backup Service. When you reinstall the app, the data will be right back where it was.

The steps below will guide you how to turn on Automatic Restore on your Android device.

STEP 1: Open the app drawer.

STEP 2: Tap on Settings.

STEP 3: In Settings, scroll down, then choose Backup & reset.

STEP 4: Tap Back up my data.

STEP 5: Switch the toggle to turn data backup to on.

NOTE: This will back up your data to Google Drive for your entire device. You can’t turn on Automatic Restore without this step.

STEP 6: Toggle the switch next to Automatic Restore so that it turns to green.

NOTE: This may occur by default when you turn on data backup. Apps using the Android Backup Service will now maintain your data, even if you delete them and reinstall them.

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