[Official] Here's how to back up your OnePlus Device

  1. Gary C.
    OxygenOS Operations Staff Member Feb 9, 2018

    Gary C. , Feb 9, 2018 :


    We recently announced the OnePlus Switch, our new migration app to make joining the OnePlus family a little easier. We are happy to let you know we have a new update arriving at the Google Play Store. This past September, we hosted in London our first Open Ears Forum. Our users asked for a simple and intuitive way to back up their OnePlus devices. We took your feedback to heart and have been working hard to find an efficient solution.

    We're excited to announce that now OnePlus users will also be able to use OnePlus Switch to backup their devices. While Google apps have offered a limited backup function for a while, OnePlus Switch allows you to generatea backup file and safely transfer to your computer offline. This way, you can quickly backup your device to your computer when you're working with CS, wherever you are. It's also handy for those of you who like to flash new ROMs. Instead of having to redownload each app, you can restore your device in a matter of minutes.

    Here's a short video to give a sense of how quick and easy we've made this backup process.

    Whether you're a long-time member of the OnePlus family, or making the jump soon, we welcome you to give this app a go! We'd love to hear your feedback.

    Never Settle.

  2. youbi
    Marshmallow Assistant Head Moderator Feb 12, 2018

    youbi , Feb 12, 2018 :
    Glad to see that the Oneplus switch app is learning new tricks. :)

    I guess it doesn't fully backups the apps data, but is a nice step in the right direction, I hope soon you can really completely get your phone back to where it was just with a simple steps.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018

  3. An.I.Am
    Jelly Bean Moderator Feb 12, 2018

    An.I.Am , Feb 12, 2018 :
    Finally I don't have to re-download 10GB of apps every time I flash another ROM. :D

  4. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Feb 12, 2018

    Cheetosdust , Feb 12, 2018 :
    Hey @Gary C.

    thanks for the update, especially this part:

    It will also be useful when the next OnePlus device gets here. ;)

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  5. AnonymousWP
    The Lab - OnePlus 7 Pro Reviewer Feb 12, 2018

    AnonymousWP , Feb 12, 2018 :
    Nice, but does OnePlus Switch encrypt the back-up or is everything in plain-text (although it's not really applicable to some file-extensions)?

  6. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Feb 12, 2018

    dsmonteiro , Feb 12, 2018 :
    I quite like the app, but app data backup would take it to the next level. Any timeframe for an implementation?

  7. F_Alauddin_Akash_LNID
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 12, 2018

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  8. varma246
    Lollipop Feb 12, 2018

    varma246 , Feb 12, 2018 :
    Thanks for the app, appreciate it.

    We "need" app data backup option .
    Yup , i used the marvelous/famous words in the forum "we/need" :D
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2018

  9. luxuskamel
    Lollipop Feb 12, 2018

  10. jimeetjim
    Eclair Feb 12, 2018

    jimeetjim , Feb 12, 2018 :
    That's a huge relief! But hope its completely user friendly and not at all tedious! Basic thing to backup.. But always its been tedious to do so.. Hope this is solved this..

  11. GopalB.
    Nougat Feb 12, 2018

    GopalB. , Feb 12, 2018 :
    Saw the changelog this morning...
    And already done with the backup too... :)

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  12. macemoneta
    Honeycomb Feb 12, 2018

    macemoneta , Feb 12, 2018 :
    App data (reconfiguration) is where I spend the most time these days (about 6 hours for the last phone swap). The apps download pretty quickly automatically with Google's backup. The user data I can backup easily. The app data requires that folks run the tricky adb backup or root their devices and use Titanium. It's always been a weak spot for Android.

  13. nyzproof333
    KitKat Feb 12, 2018

    nyzproof333 , Feb 12, 2018 :
    My feedback is your company cant be trusted.

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  14. NeVeR_SeTTLe
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Feb 12, 2018

    NeVeR_SeTTLe , Feb 12, 2018 :
    Thanks for the update on the OnePlus Switch :) I hope that someday I can experience it, and I think that I will experience this shortly when I will switch over to Freedom OS :D

  15. NoInspiration
    Honeycomb Feb 12, 2018

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  16. idkwhoiam322
    Nougat Feb 12, 2018

    idkwhoiam322 , Feb 12, 2018 :
    Got the update 2 days ago, it seems to backup quite quickly, never tried the restore though!

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  17. Dextter
    Jelly Bean Feb 12, 2018

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  18. Vinicius_Castro
    Gingerbread Feb 12, 2018

    Vinicius_Castro , Feb 12, 2018 :
    Back up is pretty useless as makes the backup on the SD card, which does not is supported. So if you make a factory reset you will lose it.
    Also, it should backup the home screen settings and personalization too.

  19. 97pratyush
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 12, 2018

  20. rhq15
    Froyo Feb 12, 2018

    rhq15 , Feb 12, 2018 :
    This is an amazing addition to the app. However as it's a new feature, it IS pretty buggy. I started backing up my phone and then decided to cancel midway so I pressed the cancel button. A loading symbol popped up and stayed there however the app wouldn't stop backing up the phone in the background and the backup percentage kept increasing. I closed out of the app and opened up a normal texting app to go on with my day. The phone began completely glitching out. The screen went black and vibrated once or twice. Then the unlock pin came up but the background was completely black, the only thing visible was the number pad. After typing in my pin code the app repeated the exact same thing again. I typed my pin code again and this time Finally the app actually closed out. Very weird glitch, hope you look into it but I have to say, the simplicity of the app is very appealing. Keep it up OnePlus.