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How to Backup and Restore Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

Xiaom has announced Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Android smartphone on May 2018. It features 5.88″ super AMOLED display, snapdragon 710 chipset, dual: 12 MP (f/1.9, 1.4µm, dual-pixel PDAF, gyro-EIS) + 5 MP primary camera, 20 MP front camera, 3120 mAh battery, 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM, corning gorilla glass (unspecified version). When the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE appeared on the big screen with a Snapdragon 710, everybody understood this model is going to win the world. It is priced at 1799 yuan and comes with a 5.88-inch full-screen and AI ultra-sensitive dual-camera.

Attracted by the price and quality of Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, some people choose to place an order for Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. After getting Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, we'll be thrilled for couple of days. However, it will not be a new one forever. We have to consider backing up and restoring it after a period in case of phone damaging, data losing, etc. you are free to use your pone after saving all data to PC. You'll be grateful when you need to restore those data one day. Follow this post to learn how to backup and restore Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.

You can jump to the part you prefer or follow every method one by one.

tips Method 1. One-Click to Backup and Restore Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

To backup and restore Xiaomi Mi 8 SE simply, the help of some third-party apps should be considered. Here we are going to share a comprehensive tool and the detailed steps regarding backing up and restoring phone data. First of all, we'd better learn something about the tool we are going to use - Syncios Data Transfer. It is a professional iOS & Android synchronizing tool, which enables you to backup or transfer messages, contacts, call logs, music, video, audio and other files between iOS & Android devices and computer with only few clicks or transfer data from one phone to another directly.

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Step 1 : Download and install Syncios Data Transfer to your computer and launch the program properly.

Step 2 : Four modes of Syncios Data Transfer will be displayed after launching: Phone to Phone Transfer, Backup to PC and Restore from PC, Restore Phone from iTunes, Restore Phone from iCloud. To backup and restore Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, we definitely go to Backup to PC and Restore from PC mode. Click on Backup to PC to learn how to backup Xiaomi Mi 8 SE firstly.

Step 3 : Turn on USB debugging mode on your Xiaomi Mi 8 SE before connecting Xiaomi Mi 8 SE to computer. Go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Miui Version repeatedly until it says "You are now a developer". Then return to the previous page and find Developer options. Scroll down you'll see USB debugging mode. Slide to turn on it.

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Step 4 : After connecting Xiaomi Mi 8 SE successfully, Syncios will read the data on your phone automatically. And all data will be listed clearly on the middle box. Select contents you need and click on Start Copy after data loading. Then the data transferring will begin. Have a rest and wait for data transferring with patience.

backup Xiaomi Mi 8 SE data to PC

Step 5 : To restore data to Xiaomi Mi 8 SE from the previous backup files, go find Restore from PC on the homepage. Syncios would detect all of the previous backup(s) and list them on the left panel. Select one backup and select contents you need on the middle box, then click on Start Copy to restore data to your Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.

restore Xiaomi Mi 8 SE data from PC

The End: Syncios Data Transfer is a professional data transferring tool, specialized in phone to phone transferring, phone data backing up and restoring, iTunes and iCloud backups retrieving. You’re allowed to backup and restore contacts, messages, call logs, music, photos, videos and more without quality loss.

tips Method 2. Backup and Restore Xiaomi Mi 8 Selectively

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Step 1 : Download and install Syncios Manager for free to your computer and launch the program properly. Then turn on USB debugging mode on your Xiaomi Mi 8 SE before connecting Xiaomi Mi 8 SE to computer.

Step 2 : After connecting successfully, five contents appear on the left sidebar: Apps, Contacts, SMS, Media (Music and Video), Photos. We are going to backup and restore messages and photos, for instance.

Ex. 1. Backup and Restore SMS/MMS on Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

Ex. 2. Backup and Restore Photos on Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

The End: With Syncios Manager, you are able to backup and restore data on Xiaomi Mi 8 SE easily after previewing. Besides, importing and exporting media files on computer are supported.

tips Method 3: Backup and Restore Xiaomi Mi 8 SE via Cloud

As a Xiaomi user, you are also able to use a common way to backup your mobile device data to Mi Cloud in case of any data loss. It can also be a convenient way to save your mobile contents.

Step 1 : Navigate to Settings > Mi Account to log in. If you didn't activate Mi Account before, you can register one now with your phone number. After logging in your Mi Account, we go to Mi Cloud > Backup device.

Step 2 : Under DATA & SYNC, you are allowed to turn on Mi Cloud Backup of contacts, messages, gallery, call history, notes, music, calendar. Now MIUI will create full backup of your data automatically and will upload it to Mi Cloud once your device is connected to a Wifi network. However, data of apps you have installed is excluded from the list of data that will be backed up.

Step 4 : To restore Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Cloud backup files. also navigate to Settings > Mi Account to login your Mi Account using the same credential on your phone (either new or old phone) firstly. Then go to Mi Cloud > Restore from backup. Choose the backup package you need then tap on Restore using this backup.

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The End: Backing up your mobile device data via Mi Cloud should be a good choice since it's a common way for many Xiaomi users.


+ Is this Syncios Mobile Manager a freeware?

Yes, you can backup the contents on your Samsung device for totally free via this Syncios Manager.

However, the Ultimate version offers more advanced features. And Ultimate version adds Data Transfer feature, that means you can enjoy the awesome features of both programs via this Syncios Ultimate. Compare Ultimate and free version >>

+If I have another phone, how could I know whether it is supported by Syncios?

Syncios Manager and Syncios Data Transfer support both Android and iOS devices. If you want to make sure whether your device is supported by Syncios, just check the supported device list.

+What to do if my devices are not detected by Syncios?

For iOS devices: Click here.

For Android devices: Click here. Android devices can also connect Syncios via WiFi.

+Why some options are not able to be selected?

Currently, due to cross-platform restriction, Apps, Notes, Calendar, E-books are not supported to transfer between iOS and Android devices. You can learn more from here.

+What are the differences between free version and paid version of Syncios Data Transfer?

The free version supports transferring/backing up/restoring five items of each category, paid version supports transferring all data.

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