LG Backup & Restore - How to Backup & Restore My LG Device in 2019?

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Developing a habit to backup your LG phone regularly can sometimes rescue your most valued files when you delete files by accident or get your phone lost. Below are 4 easy methods of LG backup & restore.

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Method 1. How to Backup & Restore Everything on LG Effectively with Android Assistant?

With its one-click backup and restore feature, Android Assistant - Samsung Messages Backup makes it backup and restore LG files at once instead of one by one. Born with strong compatibility, the program can work perfectly for your LG G8/G7/G6/G5/G4/G3/G2, LG V50/V40/V35/V30, LG Stylo 4/3/2/1, etc.

To start with, you can have a look at its key features.

Why Do You Need Android Assistant - Samsung Messages Backup?

(1) Transfer files from Android to computer easily. Support contacts, call logs, text messages, photos, videos, music, apps, and documents.

(2) Copy files from computer to an Android without limit. You can manage your Android files on PC/Mac.

(3) One-stop backup & restore solution. You can backup and restore an Android device fully on a computer with 1 click.

(4) Easy and safe enough for you to perform an effective task.

(5) Support all Android devices on the market, including Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola, OnePlus, Huawei, HTC, Xiaomi, and more.

How Can You Backup & Restore LG Effectively?

To do that, you need to install the software on your computer. Then connect your LG phone to the PC/Mac. Preview and select what you need on your LG phone. Finally, click "Export" to save the selected files on your computer. If you want to create a full backup for your LG phone, go to "Super Toolkit" and select "Backup".

Quick Look

  1. Launch the software and connect your LG phone to a computer.
  2. Enable USB debugging on LG phone.
  3. Preview and select your wanted files.
  4. Click "Export" to save the files on your computer.
  5. You can also go to "Super Toolkit" < "Backup" to create a full backup for your LG device.

For Details

Step 1: Launch the software and connect your LG phone to a computer.

Download the correct version of the software for the computer you are using and then run it. Next, you need to connect your LG device to the computer via a USB cable. Please turn on USB debugging on your LG phone as it prompts.

enable usb debuggin on lg

Step 2: Proceed to make your LG phone be detected.

The program will install an Android assistant app on your LG phone and you are required to give permissions to the app. Just follow the on-screen introductions to let the program detect your phone. Once done, you can see the primary interface as below:

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Step 3: Preview and select files for backup.

To back up files, open the folder that contains your wanted files on the left panel, then preview and select the files you want to backup from your LG device, click "Export" and pick a local folder to save the backed up files.

preview and select lg files for backup

Step 4: Restore your LG files.

On the primary interface of the program, you can go to the target folder on the left panel, click on "Add"/"Import"/"Install" and send files from your computer to LG phone. In this way, you can restore the specific file to your LG device if you mistakenly delete it from your phone.

Extra: Backup & Restore LG with 1 Click

Step 1: Backup LG phone.

To fully backup an LG phone, you can go to "Super Toolkit" < "Backup". Then check the backup list on the computer desktop. It ticks on all types of files by default. You can tick the types off if you don't need to backup them. Next, select a local folder to save the files and tap on "Back Up" to initiate the process.

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Step 2. Restore LG phone.

To restore the files from your computer to your LG device, you can go to "Super Toolkit" < "Restore". Pick a record and the file types to restore from the backup list. And you need to select your LG device from the dropdown list if you connect more than one mobile phones to the computer. After that, hit on the "Restore" button to begin the process.

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Method 2. How to Backup & Restore LG Using LG Backup?

LG Backup is a built-in feature to backup and restore your files from your LG phone. Since LG has discontinued LG Cloud, the LG Backup now only allows you to backup files to SD card or internal memory. However, the backups saved on internal memory would be wiped off after a factory reset, so you are recommended to backup files to SD card or transfer the backups from internal memory to a computer via USB cable.

Supported files: contacts, messages, call logs, media data, applications, calendars, bookmarks, and phone settings.

Here's how:

Please notice that the menu items and buttons may differ among LG devices. We take LG G3 (Verizon) as an example.

#1. To Backup LG Files

  1. On your LG phone, open the "Apps" drawer.
  2. Go to "Settings".
  3. Select the "Backup & reset".
  4. Tap on "LG Backup".
  5. Choose "Back up & Restore".
  6. Click "Back up data".
  7. Select SD card or internal memory as the target storage to save the backups.
  8. Tick on the file types you wanted and click on "START" to begin.
  9. Tap on "DONE" when finishes.

how to backup lg phone with lg backup app

#2. To Restore LG Files

  1. Follow the steps of backing up files to get to LG Backup.
  2. Tap on "Restore from backup".
  3. Select a record that contains your wanted files from the backup list.
  4. Tick on the items that you want to restore.
  5. Proceed to tap on "Next" and "OK" when you have made a selection for the files.
  6. After the process is completed, tap on "RESTART".

Notice that all the related data on your LG phone will be covered by the restored files.

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Method 3. How to Backup & Restore LG on PC Using LG Bridge?

LG Bridge is an official LG desktop application for LG backup and restore. You can easily backup and restore LG files on your personal computer. Also, you can update your phone and manage your LG content on a computer by logging into your LG account from the LG Bridge's AirDroid screen. It has both Windows and Mac version. However, the software sometimes cracked on Windows 10.

Supported files: media files, applications, personal data, and phone settings.

#1. To Backup LG

  1. Launch the program and connect your LG phone to the computer via a USB cable.
  2. Select the "LG Backup" tab.
  3. Click "Back up".
  4. Tick on the items that you want to backup from the program's screen.
  5. Tap on "Start".
  6. Tap on "OK" to proceed when a "Note" window appears.
  7. Tap on "OK" again when the process is completed.

#2. To Restore LG

  1. Under the "LG Backup" tab, click on "Restore".
  2. Select a backup record from the list.
  3. Tick on the items as you like.
  4. Wait for the restoring process to finish.

Notice that some files may not be restored to another version of LG phone.

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Method 4. How to Backup & Restore LG Using Cloud – Google Account

Most Android devices are supported to backup data to Google account, including LG. This method requires you to have a Gmail account. Therefore, before you start, make sure you have a Gmail account.

Supported files: Google contacts, Google apps, calendars, wallpapers, language, input settings, phone settings, app data, call logs (Android 6 or above), and SMS (Android 8 or above).

Here's how to backup and restore LG to Google:

  1. On your LG phone, go to "Settings".
  2. Tap on "Backup & reset".
  3. Tap on "Backup my data".
  4. Turn on the backup switch.
  5. Click on the "Backup" button.
  6. Turn on the "Automatic restore" option as well.

Note: (1) If you haven't set a Google account on your LG phone, you need to add one to your phone.

(2) You can change a backup account by tapping on the "Backup account" and choose a Google account.

how to backup lg phone to google


Do not wait until you lose your phone to start backing up your data on your new phone. Avoid the stress caused by the loss of valuable data by implementing any of the techniques above to back up the data in your LG device.

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