How to Backup Pixel Phone to PC and Google Drive

Are you concerned about losing your data or switching from your Pixel phone? If so, you need to back up your Pixel phone’s data to make sure you don’t lose valuable information. Google has a built-in backup system that covers various aspects of your phone’s data. Today, you will learn how to back up Google Pixel phone to a drive or PC easily.

Whether you want to switch from your Pixel phone, ensure your data will remain safe and accessible even if your phone is lost, damaged, or stolen. It’s important to regularly back up your device. Here, we have listed some ways through which you can achieve this.

How to Backup Pixel Phone to Google Drive

Backing up a Pixel phone to Google Drive is very easy, and it does not take too much time. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: First of all, open the Settings app.

Step 2: Navigate to System > Backup.

Step 3: Turn on the toggle for Backup by Google One.

Step 4: Next, tap on Back Up now.

How to Backup Pixel Phone to Google Drive?

Step 5: As soon as you do, the phone will start backing up all the data that you have on your device.

Note: You will only get up to 15 GB of free backup storage. If you have more than 15 GB of data on your phone, you will need to buy more storage by paying a monthly fee.

To restore the data on a new device, simply sign in with the same Google account during the initial setup, and you will get the option to restore data. Click on Restore and the backed-up data will be restored automatically.

How to Backup Pixel Phone Data to PC [With ADB Command]

You can make use of the ADB command to back up your Google Pixel data to your PC. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: First, enable USB debugging on your Pixel phone. To do so, navigate to Settings and select About Phone, then tap on Build number seven or eight times until you see the You are now a developer popup. Now, go to System > Developer Options and enable USB debugging.

Step 2: Install ADB & Fastboot Drivers on your PC. You can also use Platform Tools.

Step 3: Connect your Pixel phone to a PC via a USB cable.

Step 4: Press the Windows key and search for Command Prompt. If you are using platform tools folders, you need to open cmd from there by entering the CMD in the file explorer address bar. Jump to step 6 if you are using platform tools.

Step 5: Right-click on it and tap Run as administrator.

How to Backup Pixel Phone Data to PC?

Step 6: Type “adb devices” and give access to your phone by tapping Allow on your phone.

Step 7: Next, type “adb backup -apk -shared -all -f backup.ab” and hit enter.

Step 8: On your Google Pixel phone, a full backup window will open. Tap Backup my data.

Step 9: After a few minutes, the data will be saved on your PC.

To restore the backup to your Pixel phone, you need to follow the same steps until step 6. After that, type “adb restore backup.ab” and choose Restore my data on the phone.

How to Backup Pixel Phone With Broken Screen

If you have a broken screen Google Pixel phone and want to backup the data, you need to use third-party apps to recover your data. There are many software available on the market, like iMyFone, Coolmuster, and others. For this guide, we are using iMyFone:

Step 1: Visit the iMyFone website or other tool website and download the software.

Step 2: Install the app once it’s downloaded and open it.

Step 3: Click on Recover Phone Data.

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Step 4: Next, connect your phone to a PC using a USB cable.

Step 5: Select the data you want to back up. Wait for a few minutes, and you will see all the data on your screen.

Step 6: Click Recover to save it on your PC.

You can also make use of this app to restore the backup on your Google Pixel phone, either from your PC or Google Drive.

Wrapping Up

So, this is how you can back up your Pixel phone to Google Drive and your PC. We have also included the steps to back up your data even if your Google Pixel phone has a broken screen. If you have any questions related to the article, let us know in the comments below.

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Harsh Saxena

Hi! I am Harsh and I write about technology on different websites. I frequently write about these topics and cover them. I am available on Twitter at @Harsh4saxena or Email me at to send in your feedback and tips. Worked at GadgetsToUse, BrowserToUse, DailyTechByte, FreshFounder, and with many other websites as an author and researcher.

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