Tips for backup important data at Asus Zenfone family, including backup for Asus Zenfone 4 (4S), backup Asus Zenfone 5, and Asus Zenfone 6. Basically this phone family use the same user interface ZenUI. Each product have different size and some different specifications, but basic operating system is not different. After using several time, we will have many important data and images/pictures or movie, especially from phone camera for save our best moment in daily activity. We have to aware how to backup all important data before doing hard reset or before something bad situation happen like phone lost or corrupt.


BACKUP Procedure for ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6

Login With Google Account to Backup Contact or Phone Book at ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6

Almost all of us will have many contact or phonebook data at ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 which are very important. We have to backup all important data at safety location. One important thing that we use Android that we can synchronize our contact data to Google account, what we have to do is make sure our phone already sign in with our personal Google account.


After doing login, the phone by default will automatically synchronize or backup our data to Google cloud server, so we will have 2 phonebook storage, one is at our ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 and the other one at Please check that address to make sure all data already backup at Google server.

Bellow are the steps to check that our  ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 already backup:

  1. Turn on ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6
  2. Open Menu Setting > Account > Google , make sure your Gmail account already setup
  3. If you need to add Google / Gmail account, then click Add account
  4. Please see at your account, and make sure the Sync is ON

How to Backup Phone Book or Contact at ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 Manually to SDCard Memory?

Beside having backup at Google could for our contact, we can also backup or export our contact or phonebook at ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 using Export menu at Contacts menu.

  1. Turn on ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6
  2. Open applications: Contacts
  3. Choose all contact to backup: Contacts > Menu > Manage contacts
  4. Choose Menu > Import / Export
  5. Choose Export to storage
  6. The filename of exported file will be show to tell us where the exported file is
  7. Finish backup contact ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 to memory card



How to Backup Picture/Photo ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 ?

Photo also important to backup because with good camera quality at ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6, we will have many important pictures for special moment. There are several option to backup our media like Photo and Pictures to several location, the easier step is backup our media to external microSD memory card. But for this step we need to prepare our MicroSD card first and insert it into memory card slot at our ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6.


Backup or Copy to External Memory Card:

  1.  Turn on ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6
  2. Open Home Screen
  3. Find and run File Manage
  4. Choose Menu > Internal storage
  5. Choose Menu again
  6. Choose Copy (or move, but better use copy to reduce the missing files)
  7. Choose Menu > MicroSD
  8. Choose the new folder that we want to copy that files
  9. Choose Paste 
  10. Please make sure manually at microSD forder that all files already copied

Backup or Copy at Computer:

  1. Turn on ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6
  2. Connect ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 with computer using USB data cable
  3. Make sure computer can connect to ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 memory card (otherwise, try to slide down the notifications area from ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6, choose to connect USB as media)
  4. If the computer already can read ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 phone data, then use computer File Explorer to open the DCIM folders at ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6, copy all folder or files to specific location at our computer
  5. If everything finish, please try to open all images from our computer to make sure all data already backup or export or copy without problem



Restore Procedure for ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6

Restore Back Backup Contact From Google Account at ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6

If we reformat or hard reset ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6, all data will be removed or wiped, so we need to restore back all contact to ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6. This is how to restore:

  1. Turn on ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6
  2. Go to Menu Setting > Account > Google 
  3. Add our Google or Gmail account
  4. In the first time, we can force Sync contact to restore Contacts from Google server to our ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6
  5. Make sure Sync is on for keep synchronize our contact to Google cloud server


Restore Back Backup Contact From SD Card / MicroSD to ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6

  1. Turn on ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6
  2. Choose Contacts
  3. Choose Menu from Contacts > Manage Contacts.
  4. Choose Import / Export > Import from storage
  5. Choose the place that we can save our contact
  6. Choose Import vCard file



How to Backup and Restore Applications at  ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 before doing Hard Reset or Reformat ?

After using several months, we will have some installed applications at our ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6, the problem at Android is when we do hard reset or master format, all data and installed applications will be remove or wipe. After finish doing hard reset we will need to re-setup again our ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 and install all applications one by one. Sometime Google cloud backup will automatically restore our installed applications, but Google said that they not warranty all applications at the same Google account username will be restore to Android. Therefore, we have to use some tools to make sure this applications can back again normally, especially data and setting inside the applications.

We can use Asus official applications to backup and restore installed applications at ASUS ZENFONE 4 / 5 / 6 using Asus Backup applications from Google Play Store, this is free applications from Asus. Please remember, this applications will not backup any data inside our internal memory or external memory, please use steps above to backup data inside memory. This applications only backup installed applications and data also all Asus factory default applications setting like ZenUI Launcher, ZenUI Do it Later, ZenUI Contacts and ZenUI Messaging to external memory microSD.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] i want the procedure to back up sms from asus zen phone Z010D..
[A] Hi, you can use native backup apps from Asus or use free applications from Google Play Store like Easy Backup Apps and follow the steps to backup all data easily from previous phone to new phone either using cloud or external memory.

[Q] i lost my contacts from asus zenfone 5 phone it was saved in device can u pls help me restore my contacts
[A] Hi, by default as long as your Asus Zenfone 5 has been connected or signed-in to Google account, then you can try to find your contact at, because your phone will sync all contact from your phone. Please try to go and browse that URL.