Where is my Google phone backup?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

Finding your Google phone backup is easy. You can access it through the Google Drive app or the Google Drive website. Let me guide you through the steps:

1. Open the Google Drive app on your phone or go to the Google Drive website (drive.google.com) on your computer.

2. If you’re using the app, tap on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the top-left corner to open the sidebar. On the website, the sidebar is already visible on the left side of the page.

3. Scroll down the sidebar and look for the “Storage” option. Tap on it to expand the menu.

4. Under the “Storage” menu, you’ll find several options. Look for and select “Backups.” This will take you to the backup page.

5. On the backup page, you should see a list of all your device backups, including your Google phone backup. It may take a moment to load if you have multiple backups.

6. If you want to view the details of a specific backup, click on it. You’ll be able to see the backup’s size, the device name, and the backup date.

7. Additionally, you can check if your WhatsApp data is being backed up by scrolling down on the backup page. If WhatsApp backup is enabled, you’ll see it listed separately.

Alternatively, you can directly visit the backup page by going to “drive.google.com/drive/backups” in your web browser. This link will take you directly to the backups section of your Google Drive.

It’s worth noting that your Google phone backup includes various data such as contacts, app data, call history, device settings, and more. It does not include your media files like photos and videos, as those are typically backed up separately in Google Photos.

I hope these instructions help you find your Google phone backup easily. If you encounter any issues or have further questions, feel free to ask.