Tips for backup all important data on XIAOMI POCO M5. There are two internal memory options that we can choose with 64 GB or 128 GB. We can use MicroSDXC at dedicated external memory slot for backup destination. Some users do not are about how important to have backup data, because when some troubles happen like phone lost or hardware damage, we can not access our data anymore.

This phone work with Android 12 as factory default operating system. We should login with Google account or Xiaomi account to get full Android function, including automatic backup 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.

XIAOMI POCO M5 has triple rear cameras with 50 MP for wide + 2 MP for macro + 2 MP for depth of field. We will have many private photos videos that should backup at safe locations. Follow some steps below to backup our data with manual or automatic process at cloud storage server using Google Photos.

This page will give several information about how to backup important applications and data, contact, photos, videos, chat history, text message and some other more. 




Login With Google Account to Backup Contact or Phone Book on XIAOMI POCO M5

Almost all of us will have many contacts or phonebooks data at XIAOMI POCO M5 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 M5 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 M5 sync with Google cloud server:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO M5
  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 M5 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 POCO M5 using Export menu at Contacts menu.

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO M5
  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 POCO M5 to memory card



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How to Backup Picture/Photo XIAOMI POCO M5 ?

Photo also important to backup because with good camera quality on XIAOMI POCO M5, 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 to External Memory Card:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO M5
  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 below
  6. Choose Select all at menu below
  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 check manually at microSD folder that all files already copied

Backup or Copy at Computer:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO M5
  2. Connect XIAOMI POCO M5 with computer using USB data cable
  3. Make sure computer can connect to XIAOMI POCO M5 memory card (otherwise, try to slide down the notifications area from XIAOMI POCO M5, choose to connect USB as media)
  4. If the computer already able to read XIAOMI POCO M5 phone data, then use computer File Explorer to open the DCIM folders on XIAOMI POCO M5, 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 M5 to Google Photos:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO M5
  2. Make sure we have installed Google Photos applications from Google Play Store
  3. Open Google Photos applications from XIAOMI POCO M5
  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 M5 connected to Wifi


Follow Tips and Tricks to Fix & Hard Reset XIAOMI POCO M5


Restore Procedure for XIAOMI POCO M5

Restore Back Backup Contact From Google Account on XIAOMI POCO M5

If we reformat or hard reset XIAOMI POCO M5, all data will be removed or wiped, so we need to restore back all contact to XIAOMI POCO M5. This is how to restore:

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO M5
  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 M5
  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 POCO M5

  1. Turn on XIAOMI POCO M5
  2. Choose Contacts
  3. Choose Menu from Contacts > Import Contact
  4. Choose Import from storage / SD card
  5. Choose the folder that we have saved our contact
  6. Choose Import vCard file

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Restore Backup Photos and Videos from Google Photos on XIAOMI POCO M5

  1. Install Google Photos to our XIAOMI POCO M5
  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 M5 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 M5

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 M5 :

  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 M5 ?

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 M5.