Manage & restore your device backups in Google Drive

When you back up your mobile device to Google Drive, you can see your backup status in Drive. Learn how to restore your backup and which devices you can use.

View or delete a backup

Important: If you delete a backup, you can't get it back.

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. On the bottom left under "Storage," click the number.
  3. On the top right, click Backups.
  4. Choose an option:
    • View details about a backup: Right-click the backup and then Preview Preview.
    • Delete a backup: Right-click the backup and then Delete Backup Remove 

What happens when your backup expires

Your backup will remain as long as you use your device. If you don't use your device for 2 weeks, you may see an expiration date below your backup.

Example: "Expires in 54 days."

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