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4 Ways to Backup and Restore Google Pixel 4

Google began to make its own smart phone Google pixel from 2016. In recent, Google officially launched the pixel 4 series at its autumn new-product event, which includes two mobile phones: Google pixel 4 and Google pixel 4 XL. As we all know, Google pixel 4 XL has received considerable acclaim from DisplayMate. Besides, it is worth mentioning that Google pixel 4 not only brings the amazing function of gesture interaction, but also enables the screen to be bright when approaching the mobile phone before picking it up, which can make the face unlocking function faster.

Google Pixel 4 & Google Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel 4

  • Display: 5.7 inches, 1080 x 2280 pixels, 90 Hz Refresh rate
  • Pixel density: 534 ppi
  • Camera(rear): 12.2 megapixels(Main camera), 16 megapixels(Second camera)
  • Battery: 2800 mAh battery
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • OS: Android 10
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
  • Starting Price: $799

Google Pixel 4 XL

  • Display: 6.3 inches, 1440 x 3040 pixels, 90 Hz Refresh rate
  • Pixel density: 443 ppi
  • Camera(rear): 12.2 megapixels(Main camera), 16 megapixels(Second camera)
  • Battery: 3700 mAh battery
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • OS: Android 10
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
  • Starting Price: $899

From the pros and cons listed below, I believe that you have made a decision that to buy a Google Pixel 4 as your new phone in 2019 or not. If you want to buy it or if you have received a new one, how to backup and restore your new phone must be confusing for you. Don’t worry. This tutorial is going to tell you how to backup and restore Google Pixel 4 in a quick but effective way.

new Google Pixel 4

Google Pixel 4 Series: Pros and Cons

  • Pros:
    Powerful OLED screen
    Good speech quality
    Completely new Android 10 & Better camera experience
  • Cons:
    Lack of wide-angle lens
    Lack of fingerprint sensor
    Small battery capacity & Insufficient storage

Method 1. Backup and Restore Google Pixel 4 to Computer

If you have ever suffered from deleting important data accidentally or losing all the data for upgrade, you must know how necessary for us to backup mobile phone regularly. And certainly, we will be at a loss what to do when we’re facing types of data. In that way, professional tool can help you manage mobile phone data easily. Syncios Android Manager is your best choice, which can not only export certain or all of your data from Google Pixel 4 to computer but also backup your data to your computer in a batch just on one click.

Step 1 First of all, download and install Syncios Android Manager

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Step 2 Launch Syncios Android Manager and connect your Google Pixel 4 to the computer. If you encounter any detection problem of your Google phone, you can refer to the following list. And if your problem still remains, feel free to leave a message in our Facebook to our professional support team and you’ll then get timely technical help for free.

Occasions of Google Phone Detection Problem

  • Haven't enabled USB debugging mode on your Google phone—If Developer options isn't available, go to 'Settings' > 'About phone' then tap Build number 7 times. Press on the Back icon to 'Settings' page, then select 'System' > 'Advanced' > 'Developer options'.
  • If 'Allow USB debugging?' appears, tap 'OK' to confirm.
  • Failed to install Syncios Apk on your phone—go ‘Settings’ > ’Security’, check Unknown sources to allow downloading Syncios.
  • Tap ‘Connected as a media device’ or ‘Connected as a camera’ on your phone, use connection mode as MTP / PTP.
  • Mobile ADB driver should be installed.
  • USB cable or USB port is for normal use.

Step 3 There are five options—Apps, Contacts, SMS, Media and Photos under your Google Pixel 4.If you want to backup contacts to your computer, go and click ’Contacts’ option and then you can see the screenshot below. Now, check contacts that you want to backup. Press on ‘Backup’ > ‘target save path’ > ‘OK’ > ‘Backup’. Other types of data are the same way.

backup Google Pixel 4 contacts to PC

Step 4Find and go to Toolkit module on the top of the interface. You can see '' option, which allows us to backup phone data on one-click. You can see a list with detailed data types, quantities and sizes. Press on 'Start Backup' to begin data backup.

NOTE: There is also 1-click Restore option in Toolkit module for us to restore data from computer just on one-click.

backup google data by one click

Method 2. Backup and Restore Google Pixel 4 to other phones

If you want to backup Google Pixel phone data to an old phone instead of to your computer, Syncios Data Transfer enables us to transfer almost all files, including contacts, video, SMS, photos, call logs, music, apps and other data between phone to phone. (We will take iPhone as an example.)

Step 1 Firstly, download and install our Syncios Data Transfer. Then launch the procedure and connect both your iPhone and Google Pixel 4 to the computer.

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Your target phone should be put on the right, and if the position is incorrect, please change it with the 'exchange button' button manually.

Step 2 Click 'Next' option to the page below. Check the types of data that you want to transfer. Finally, press 'Next' > 'OK' option to back up the data from iPhone to your Google Pixel 4.

transfer data to Google Pixel 4 on one click

NOTE: Please don’t disconnect your device until complete.

Step 3 Wait till complete and click ‘Back’ option to the last page. Go to Restore module, you will see the screenshot below. You can choose to restore data from Syncios Backup, iTunes Backup, iCloud Backup and iTunes Library. As long as you’ve ever backed up certain mobile phone device, Syncios will scan and load the data automatically.

restore data from different ways to Google Pixel

Method 3. Backup and Restore Google Pixel 4 via SD Card

Sometimes, you don’t have a computer around you for the time being. But you need to backup your phone as soon as possible. In that way, Syncios App for Android can help you. Syncios App for Android enables us to easily backup and restore SMS, bookmark, call log, contact, audio, photo, SD card photo and video on your Android phone and tablet. And it supports kinds of Android phones, including Google, Samsung, Sony, MOTOROLA, LG, HUAWEI, Xiaomi and more. Apparently, it can be your handy mobile assistant.

Step 1 Download and install Syncios App for Android on your phone.

Step 2 First of all, from the Home screen, swipe up to view your apps. Find and tap ' ' icon on your Google Pixel 4. And you will see the page in the lower left. As you can see. Sync-PC means that you can transfer contacts, messages, media files and other data from Google to your computer. Meanwhile, tap ‘Tools’ option, there are New Backup, Restore, Schedule, Manage, Sync and Exchange assist six different modules. Click ‘New Backup’ option to the page in the lower right. All the data in your Google phone have been listed here. Select types of data that you want to backup, go to ‘Backup to’ > ‘SD Card’ to backup your phone data from phone to SD card.

backup data to SD card

Step 3 Wait till complete and back to the main interface, go to Restore module, you can see two option: SD Card and Dropbox. You can also find that there is an option named as the time of data backup. Pick the one that of the latest time if you have backed up for several times before. Finally click 'Restore' option in the upper-right of the page.

restore audios from SD card

Method 4. Backup and Restore Google Pixel 4 via Google Account

Google drive allows users to save personal files and operating systems on Google's servers, and then we can access them through the network, making it possible for applications no longer rely on the windows operating system installed in most computers. Therefore, you should note that how to backup data via Google Drive.

Step 1 : Install Google Drive app on your device from Google official website.

Step 2 : When prompted, type in your log in information for Google Drive.

Step 3 : Press on 'Menu' icon and then click 'Backups' option to choose the files that you want to backup to Google Drive.

Step 4 : To sync the device and all those files will be saved in Google drive.

Download Google Drive


Now you know how to backup and restore your Google Pixel 4 in a quick but effective way. You can backup and restore phone data to your computer via Syncios Android Manager, to another mobile phone via Syncios Data Transfer, to SD card via Syncios App for Android. Also, you can directly use Google drive to finish the steps.

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4 Ways to Backup and Restore Google Pixel 4

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