Tips for backup all important data at LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) including contact, text messaging, photo, video, downloaded files and some other data. There are two types of LENOVO VIBE K5, there are with or without PLUS. The differences specifications between LENOVO VIBE K5 and LENOVO VIBE K5 PLUS can be read at Hard Reset LENOVO K5 (PLUS) procedure page, give several information about that.

This phone have 16 GB internal memory with 2 GB RAM. Before we do some backup steps, it is better if we prepare the microSD simcard, to backup all important pictures, data and videos inside LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS), because this phone have 13 megapixel main camera to take important moment at our life. We need to backup all data and photos before something happen at our LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) like broken or corrupt or phone lost / stolen.



Login With Google Account to Backup Contact or Phone Book at LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS)


Almost all of us will have many contact or phonebook data at LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) which are very important. We have to backup all important data at safety location. One important thing when we use Android is synchronization, we can synchronize our contact data to Google account at Google server, 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 LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) 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 LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) already backup:

  1. Turn on LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS)
  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



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How to Backup Phone Book or Contact at LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) Manually to SDCard Memory?

Beside having backup at Google could for our contact, we can also backup or export our contact or phonebook at LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) using Export menu at Contacts menu.


  1. Turn on LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS)
  2. Open applications: Contacts
  3. Choose all contact to backup: Contacts > Menu > Export contacts
  4. Choose Export to storage / SD card
  5. The filename of exported file will be show to tell us where the exported file is
  6. Finish backup contact LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) to memory card


How to Backup Picture/Photo LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) ?

Photo also important to backup because with good camera quality at LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS), we will have many important pictures for special moment. There are several options 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 LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS).

Backup or Copy to External Memory Card:

  1. Turn on LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS)
  2. Open Home Screen
  3. Find and run File Manage / File Commander
  4. Choose Internal storage, we will see many  folders
  5. Press and hold one folder for select, after one folder selected, we will see menu at bellow
  6. Choose Select all at menu bellow
  7. Choose Copy (or move, but better use copy to reduce the missing files)
  8. Choose Menu > SD Card
  9. Choose the new folder that we want to copy that files
  10. Choose Paste
  11. Please make sure manually at microSD forder that all files already copied

Backup or Copy at Computer:

  1. Turn on LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS)
  2. Connect LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) with computer using USB data cable
  3. Make sure computer can connect to LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) memory card (otherwise, try to slide down the notifications area from LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS), choose to connect USB as media)
  4. If the computer already can read LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS) phone data, then use computer File Explorer to open the DCIM folders at LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS), 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 LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS)

Restore Back Backup Contact From Google Account at LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS)

If we reformat or hard reset LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS), all data will be removed or wiped, so we need to restore back all contact to LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS). This is how to restore:

  1. Turn on LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS)
  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 LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS)
  5. Make sure Sync is on for keep synchronize our contact to Google cloud server



Restore Back Backup Contact From SD Card / MicroSD to LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS)

  1. Turn on LENOVO VIBE K5 (PLUS)
  2. Choose Contacts
  3. Choose Menu from Contacts > Import Contact
  4. Choose Import from storage / SD card
  5. Choose the place that we can save our contact
  6. Choose Import vCard file


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Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] Pl help to restore contact from sd card which is in zip format. Thanks Regards
[A] Hi, you should extract first the compressed zip backup file, then try to import again that contact file to your Lenovo Vibe K5

[Q] I have tried the instructions you have provided and its working but while using ‘Choose Import from storage / SD card’ for importing the contacts it shows "couldn't import vcard" pls help me..
[A] Hi, as far as your phone has been been connected to Google account, then your phone book or contact already synchronize to Google server. Please check using other computer using Internet browser to make sure the data already there. You just need to login or sign-in with same previous Google account to your Lenovo Vibe K5 to make data synchronize again to your phone.