How-To

HTC One™ - How to back up your smartphone or synchronize your contacts and calendar

You can back up your contacts list, and synchronize your calendar, with your Gmail account.

If you've set up a Gmail email account on your smartphone, it should automatically be backed up with your Gmail account.

You don't have a Gmail email account set up on your smartphone

  1. If you haven't set up a Gmail email account on your smartphone, do the following.
  2. From the Home screen, swipe down from the top edge of the screen.
  3. Tap Settings at the top right corner.
  4. Select Accounts & sync.
  5. Tap the + sign at the top right of your screen.
  6. Tap Google.
  7. Tap Existing.
  8. Type your Gmail email address.
  9. Type your Gmail password.
  10. Tap Enter.
  11. Tap OK.
  12. Tap Not now.
  13. Keep the Keep this phone backed up with my Google Account box checked.
  14. Tap the right arrow.
  15. Your smartphone contacts and calendar are synchronized with your Gmail account.

You've already set up a Gmail email account on your smartphone

If you've already set up a Gmail email account on your smartphone but would like to ensure it's backed up with your Gmail account, do the following.

  1. Select your personal data you would like to sync
  2. From the Home screen, swipe down from the top edge of the screen.
  3. Tap Settings at the top right corner.
  4. Select Account & sync.
  5. Ensure Auto sync is set to On. If Off is displayed, tap it.
  6. Select Google.
  7. Select the desired Gmail account.
  8. Select the content you'd like to back up. A check mark appears next to each selected item.
  9. Tap Menu at the top right corner of your screen.
  10. Select Sync now to confirm your selections.
  11. Your smartphone contacts and calendar are synchronized with your Gmail account.

Back up app data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers

  1. From the Home screen, swipe down from the top edge of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings at the top right corner.
  3. Select Backup & reset.
  4. Turn ON Backup.
  5. Select Google or HTC.
  6. Set the desired backup account.
  7. Place a check mark in the Automatic Restore checkbox.
  8. Your smartphone settings are backed up to Google servers.
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