Back up your stuff

Help keep your memories safe by storing your photos, texts, apps, and settings in the cloud. That way, you’ll have the stuff you need on a new phone—even if your old one is sleeping with the fishes.

  • To back up settings (including your Start screen layout and accounts) and app data (like high scores or conversation history), swipe over to the All apps list from Start

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    , select Settings > Update & security > Backup, and then turn on both options. We’ll automatically back up this info once a day when you’re connected to Wi‑Fi and a power source.

  • To back up your text messages, sync them among your Windows 10 mobile devices. Go to Settings > System > Messaging, and turn on Sync messages between devices.

  • For photos and videos, go to OneDrive

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    > Menu > Settings > Camera Upload, and then turn on auto-upload. From now on, pictures you take or save on your phone will upload automatically to OneDrive—the free online storage that comes with your Microsoft account.

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Article ID: 17232 - Last Review: Sep 7, 2016 - Revision: 12

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