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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.

Delete a backup

If you delete a backup, you cannot get it back.

  1. Go to
  2. On the left, click Backups.
  3. Double click on the backup you want to delete.
  4. Click Delete backup.

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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