Back up and restore data on your phone

Accidents can happen – so set your phone to back up your settings and stuff to SkyDrive.

You need a Microsoft account to connect your phone to SkyDrive.

  1. On the start screen, swipe left, and tap settings iconSettings > backup.
  2. If asked, sign in to your Microsoft Account.
  3. Select what to back up and how.

    Your downloaded apps may not be included in the backup, but you may be able to re-download them from Store, as long as the app is available. Data transmission costs may apply. For more info, contact your network service provider.

Once you've created a backup, your data is restored automatically.