Tips for backup all important data on XIAOMI MI MIX 3. This phone use Android 9.0 when the first time release on the market, but has been upgraded to Android 10.0 for better performance. Although this phone does not have external memory, but internal storage is already big. We can choose to buy 128 GB or 256 GB internal memory. As high end smartphone, there are many applications and games for run on XIAOMI MI MIX 3, therefore we will have many important data like chatting or contact or photos or videos. For safety reasons, we have to backup all important data before some troubles happen at our XIAOMI MI MIX 3 or lost or damage or corrupt. At least we still have backup data.

This page will give several information about how to backup important applications and data. There are several applications that we do not need to worry about data, because it is already saved at cloud like email or social media such as Facebook or Instagram and some other more.


BACKUP Procedure for XIAOMI MI MIX 3

Login With Google Account to Backup Contact or Phone Book on XIAOMI MI MIX 3

Almost all of us will have many contacts or phonebooks data at XIAOMI MI MIX 3 which are very important for our activity. We have to backup all important data at safety location. One important thing when 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 login or sign-in, Android phone by default will automatically synchronize or backup data to Google cloud server, so we will have 2 phonebook storage, one is at our XIAOMI MI MIX 3 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 XIAOMI MI MIX 3 already backup:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI MI MIX 3
  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 on XIAOMI MI MIX 3 Manually to SDCard Memory?

We can keep contact files to external memory if available, or to internal memory and copy or send that files using email or other cloud storage like Dropbox or Google drive.

Beside having backup at Google cloud for our contact, we can also backup or export our contact or phonebook on XIAOMI MI MIX 3 using Export menu at Contacts menu.

  1. Turn on XIAOMI MI MIX 3
  2. Open applications: Contacts
  3. Choose all contact to backup: Contacts > Menu > Export / Backup 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 XIAOMI MI MIX 3 to memory card


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How to Backup Picture/Photo XIAOMI MI MIX 3 ?

Photo also important to backup because with good camera quality on XIAOMI MI MIX 3, we will have many important pictures for special moment. There are several option to backup our media like Photo and Pictures to several location.


We can not backup to external MicroSD because XIAOMI MI MIX 3 does not have external memory slots.

Backup or Copy at Computer:

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

Backup Photo / Videos of XIAOMI MI MIX 3 to Google Photos:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI MI MIX 3
  2. Make sure we have installed Google Photos applications from Google Play Store
  3. Open Google Photos applications from XIAOMI MI MIX 3
  4. Choose Setting at Google Photos applications: Setting > Backup & sync (turn in on)
  5. At Backup & sync menu, please choose our Google backup account
  6. At Backup & sync menu, please choose Upload Size to High quality (free unlimited storage)
  7. By default the photos and videos will backup to unlimited Google Photos backup when our XIAOMI MI MIX 3 connected to Wifi


Follow Tips and Tricks to Fix & Hard Reset XIAOMI MI MIX 3


Restore Procedure for XIAOMI MI MIX 3

Restore Back Backup Contact From Google Account on XIAOMI MI MIX 3

If we reformat or hard reset XIAOMI MI MIX 3, all data will be removed or wiped, so we need to restore back all contact to XIAOMI MI MIX 3. This is how to restore:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI MI MIX 3
  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 XIAOMI MI MIX 3
  5. Make sure Sync is on for keep synchronize our contact to Google cloud server


Restore Back Backup Contact From SD Card / MicroSD / Internal Memory to XIAOMI MI MIX 3

  1. Turn on XIAOMI MI MIX 3
  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


Restore Backup Photos and Videos from Google Photos on XIAOMI MI MIX 3

  1. Install Google Photos to our XIAOMI MI MIX 3
  2. Choose Setting at Google Photos applications: Setting > Backup & sync (turn in on)
  3. Login previous Google account to our Google Photos applications.
  4. Wait for several moment when our XIAOMI MI MIX 3 connected to Wifi, then our photos and videos will be restored to our phone.



How to Backup and Restore SMS / Text Message on XIAOMI MI MIX 3

There are some options to backup SMS / Text Message from our phone. We recommended to use and download SMS Backup & Restore applications from Google Play Store. We can backup all or specific SMS/conversations to phone memory (internal or external memory) or use cloud storage such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Please do the following steps to :

  1. Download SMS Backup & Restore from Google Play Store
  2. From menu inside this apps, please choose Back up now
  3. Choose what to backup at our text message
  4. Choose where to backup. We suggest to use Google Drive as long as we already have Gmail account to sign-in. We also can choose some other options for backup location like Dropbox or internal/external phone memory.
  5. We can choose to backup only once or every specific time



Restore SMS / Text Message on XIAOMI MI MIX 3 :

  1. This steps only can work if we have followed above steps to backup SMS / Text messages using SMS Backup & Restore application from Google Play Store.
  2. Open SMS Backup & Restore application and choose from menu Restore
  3. Choose where the location we have backup before (Local phone memory or Google Drive or Dropbox), and choose to Login or find the Backup files from our phone.
  4. Choose what we want to restore from that backup files (Message or Phone calls)
  5. Choose Restore button.



How to Backup Whatsapp Chat History on XIAOMI MI MIX 3 ?

Whatsapp is very famous at several country. We can communicate with any contact across devices. There are many important information that we keep from Whatsapp chatting communication, therefore we have to backup all Whatsapp chat history and restore at new or same phone when some troubles happen. Please follow this page to backup-restore Whatsapp Chat History or Media Photos Videos from our XIAOMI MI MIX 3.