Tips for backup all important data on XIAOMI POCO F3. This is Android 11 smartphone that use flagship processor Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G. After use this phone for several months, we will have many important data. Many users does not aware about how important to have backup data. Because we will loose all of data when our phone lost or get hardware damage.

The internal memory of XIAOMI POCO F3 is 128 GB or 256 GB. We can not use MicroSD because this phone does not have external memory slot. We have to do backup important data regularly. Android have several automatic backup procedure for some data, we just have to make sure all process already running or not.

XIAOMI POCO F3 comes with triple rear cameras at 48 MP for wide + 8 MP for ultrawide + 5 MP for macro. We also need to backup all historical and important photos videos at safety locations. At this article, we will give simple solutions to do automatic backup to cloud server, we use free service Google Photos. Having backup also will help us to restore accidentally deleted photos or videos.

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 they are already saved at cloud like email or social media such as Facebook or Instagram and some other more.




Login With Google Account to Backup Contact or Phone Book on XIAOMI POCO F3

Almost all of us will have many contacts or phonebooks data at XIAOMI POCO F3 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 POCO F3 and the other one at Please check that address to make sure all data already backup at Google server.

This steps will show if our XIAOMI POCO F3 sync with Google cloud server:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO F3
  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 POCO F3 Manually to Email or Cloud Storage?

We can keep contact files to 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 POCO F3 using Export menu at Contacts menu.

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO F3
  2. Open applications: Contacts
  3. Choose all contact to backup: Contacts > Menu > Export / Backup contacts
  4. Choose Export to storage
  5. The filename of exported file will be show to tell us where the exported file is
  6. Please send new backup files to email as attachment or send to cloud storage
  7. Finish backup contact XIAOMI POCO F3 to memory card


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How to Backup Picture/Photo XIAOMI POCO F3 ?

Photo also important to backup because with good camera quality on XIAOMI POCO F3, we will have many important pictures for special moment. There are several option to backup our media like Photo and Pictures to several location.

Backup or Copy at Computer:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO F3
  2. Connect XIAOMI POCO F3 with computer using USB data cable
  3. Make sure computer can connect to XIAOMI POCO F3 memory card (otherwise, try to slide down the notifications area from XIAOMI POCO F3, choose to connect USB as media)
  4. If the computer already able to read XIAOMI POCO F3 phone data, then use computer File Explorer to open the DCIM folders on XIAOMI POCO F3, 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 POCO F3 to Google Photos:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO F3
  2. Make sure we have installed Google Photos applications from Google Play Store
  3. Open Google Photos applications from XIAOMI POCO F3
  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 (make sure we still have enough capacity)
  7. By default the photos and videos will backup to unlimited Google Photos backup when our XIAOMI POCO F3 connected to Wifi


Follow Tips and Tricks to Fix & Hard Reset XIAOMI POCO F3


Restore Procedure for XIAOMI POCO F3

Restore Back Backup Contact From Google Account on XIAOMI POCO F3

If we reformat or hard reset XIAOMI POCO F3, all data will be removed or wiped, so we need to restore back all contact to XIAOMI POCO F3. This is how to restore:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO F3
  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 POCO F3
  5. Make sure Sync is on for keep synchronize our contact to Google cloud server


Restore Back Backup Contact From Email / Cloud server / Internal Memory to XIAOMI POCO F3

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO F3
  2. Download previous Backup files from our Email or cloud storage server
  3. Choose Contacts
  4. Choose Menu from Contacts > Import Contact
  5. Choose Import from storage
  6. Choose the folder that we have saved our contact
  7. Choose Import vCard file

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Restore Backup Photos and Videos from Google Photos on XIAOMI POCO F3

  1. Install Google Photos to our XIAOMI POCO F3
  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 POCO F3 connected to Wifi, then our photos and videos will be restored to our phone.



How to Backup and Restore SMS / Text Message on XIAOMI POCO F3

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 POCO F3 :

  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 POCO F3 ?

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 POCO F3.


XIAOMI POCO F3 work with 5G connection at dual simcard slot standby together. It is use AMOLED screen with 6.67 inches LCD screen size. It is use Android 11 operating system together with MIUI 12.5 For POCO as default user interface.