How to Backup and Restore Huawei P8

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Jan 12, 2016, 4:54:16 AM via Website

About Huawei P8

Huawei P8's all-metal body wraps around the edges of the phone to meet the screen. This one-piece unibody design makes the P8 feel quite solid and secure to hold. With a 5.2-inch display, the phone is quite large, but a narrow bezel around the screen keeps the body from ballooning out too much.


Finally, you've purchased newest Huawei P8. Have you ever been wondering how to backup Huawei P8 data such as contacts, videos, pictures, music, etc and how do I restore data on Huawei P8? In this article, we will show you two methods to backup and restore Huawei P8 Android data.

Solution 1: Backup and restore Huawei P8 via Huawei Built-in Backup & Restore App
Solution 2: Backup and restore Huawei P8 Data via Android Data Backup and Restore Program
Solution 1: How to Backup and Restore Your Huawei P8 via Huawei Built-in Backup & Restore App ?
Huawei is also thoughtful, it equips with a built-in backup tool for its phone series, with which, you can backup and restore Huawei P8 data like contacts, photos, agenda, message and etc.

Huawei P8 Data Backup and Recovery:

1) Backup Huawei P8:

Step 1: Go to Backup icon in the desktop, hit “New backup” button under the “Local backup” after entering the software backup page,.

Step 2: Select the desired data like message, call record, contacts to backup, press 'backup' button to start backup Huawei P8.

Step 3: Once backup data process finished, click “OK” on the bottom of the page to end backup date.
2) Restore Huawei P8:
Step 1: After entering the backup homepage, click the backup record and head to the page of recovery, then select content you need to recover, hit ‘Recovery’ button on the bottom of the page.

Step 2: Once the restore process is complete, click "Ok" option to end recovery.

Note: if you wanna restore the encrypt data on Huawei P8, you need to return the homepage of Backup page. Simply click the encrypt backup and input the password, the data can be recovered.

Reminder: Huawei Built-in Backup & Restore App can only support backup your Huawei P8 data to internal storage (SD card), If SD has limitation storage, you have to backup necessary data on Huawei P8 or delete some data storage in SD. in this case, you may lose some data. Frustrated, right? Well, we will recommend another safe way to backup and restore everything including contacts, videos, music, photos, call logs, SMS, Apps, Ebooks, etc on Huawei P8 via Syncios Mobile Phone Backup and Restore Tool.
Solution 2: How to Backup and restore Huawei P8 Data via Android Data Backup and Restore Program ?

With original backup method, you will suffer data loss, so it is a nice choice to turn to the professional third-party backup tool - Syncios Mobile Phone Backup and Restore Tool.
1) You can backup everything on your Huawei P8 with push of a button..
2) It enables you to restore contacts, app, app data, calendars, music, video, photos, SMS, call log and more to your Huawei P8 whenever you need.
Step 1. Get your phone connected to computer and run Syncios Huawei Backup & Restore Program

*Download and install Syncios Mobile Phone Backup & Restore Program on your computer first before doing the Huawei P8 backup and restore job..

*Plug your Huawei P8 to the computer and then run Syncios.

*Click "Backup" button under "Backup and Restore" moudle.

Step 2: Backup all contents on Huawei P8

*In the main window, you are allowed to select items you would like to back up onto your computer. On the right panel, you will also have the option to change or choose the location of the backup data.

*By default, all contents you can backup are ticked. You can also just tick your desired ones.

*Then, click "Start Copy" button to backup your Huawei P8 content to computer.

Step 3. Restore Huawei P8 videos, contacts, pictures, music and more from backup files

Go to the homepage of Syncios, click "Restore" beneath "Backup and Restore". All backups you have made with Syncios will be displayed on the left panel, just select your previous backup files from it, check data you would like to restore to your Huawei P8.

Press Start Copy button, all of your selected files will be restored to the target device.

Tips: If your switch to a new phone one day, even an iOS device, Syncios is also capable of restoring your Huawei backup files to it.

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Jan 13, 2016, 4:15:20 AM via Website

That is also a nice solution :)

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Jan 13, 2016, 4:49:15 AM via Website

Same here, i only take backup as USB connectivity. Your post shows a new way to have backup as well restore process. i will try it for my device. nice infomation.

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Feb 1, 2016, 4:41:23 AM via Website

Nice thread. keep posting things like this.

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Mar 9, 2016, 4:16:41 AM via Website

I use backup assistant tool to back up my android phone;
and for android data recovery, I think the third party recovery tool can be very helpful.

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Aug 1, 2016, 7:59:26 AM via Website

Backup and restore android phone data .You need one tool to backup and restore . If you are worried about lost phone data .You need to save phone data to computer .
You can download it :

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Jan 18, 2019, 3:35:21 PM via Website

There are few manual methods that easily helps you to backup and restore Huawei phones. See details below:

How to backup data on Huawei phone
Step 1: First, double-click on “Backup” icon on your device. Then click on “Backup” button and select the desired location to save the backed up data and select “Next” button to continue

Step 2: Here you have to use “Select data” screen and tick the files you want to backup. After that, click on “Backup” to start the process. You will get a message asking to set password. Move forward and set a passcode or even you can skip this step

Step 3: After that backup process is over, tap on “OK” button to finish the process.

How to restore backed up files
Step 1: Go to Backup icon on your device and tap on”Restore” option to select the data that you want to restore and then tap on “Next”

Step 2: After that, go to “Select data” and here you have to select those data that you want to restore and then tap on “Start restoration”. Now you will get a popup saying to “Select data” where you have to elect the location to restore all your data and at last, press “OK” button

Step 3: To restore the encrypted data, simply move to homepage of “Backup” App and click on “encrypt backup” and enter password to restore every data.

Method 2: How to backup data using Huawei backup App
Step 1: Enter software backup page and then search for the Backup icon on screen. There you have to click on “New backup” that will be under “Local backup”.

Step 2: Here you have to select the data types you want to backup such as contacts, messages etc and after selecting, tap on “backup” button to begin the process

Step 3: When the process is finished, now its time to click on “OK” button

How to restore Huawei backup
Step 1: Enter homepage of backup that will be under recovery page after tapping on backup record

Now here you have to select the content by tapping on “Restore” button

Step 2: When the restoration process is over, tap on “OK” option and the process will be finish.

Some other methods include:

Method 3: How to backup and restore Huawei data on SD card
Method 4: Easy Way to backup & restore data using Huawei HiSuite
Method 5: Drag the files directly to computer as backup

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Mar 31, 2020, 12:28:55 PM via Website

Huawei mobile phone equips the built-in "Backup" function.
The step to backup Huawei:

Step 1. Double-click on the "Backup" icon on your Huawei device to launch the App. After that, you can tap on the "Backup" button on the main interface and choose the location to store the backed up data and then touch "Next" to continue.

Step 2. Now you need to go to the "Select data" screen and mark the files that you want to back up, such as call record, contacts, messages and so on. Then you can tap on the "Back up" button to begin the backup process. Here, if you select to back up contacts, messages or call logs, the system will prompt you to set a password. Just go with the prompts to set a passcode or skip this step.

Step 3. When the backup process ends, you should click "OK" button at the bottom of the page to finish the backup.

The step to restore data on Huawei:
Step 1. Enter the "Backup App" on your Huawei device and then click the "Restore" option to elect the source of the data to be restored and click "Next" to go on.

Step 2. Next, you can go to the "Select data" page to choose the data that you want to recover and touch "Start restoration". After that, a "Select data" dialog box will pop up. You can choose a location to restore the backed up data and then tap on "OK" to begin the recovery process.

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Dec 5, 2020, 5:45:26 AM via Website

My brother is Huawei mobile user, It's really a good information.