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How to Backup and Restore Huawei P20/P20 Pro

In spite of its massive networking and telecommunications business, and the millions of phones it sells in its native China, Huawei has remained an underdog in other smartphone markets. The P20 Pro changes that. This phone is as powerful, refined, fast, stylish, and desirable as anything we’ve seen from Samsung, LG, and HTC at their best.

However, no matter how edge-cutting an Android device is, data loss issue is somehow inevitable on every cell phone. Back up your files easily, meaning you'll never lose your data again. That's why you really should back up your HUAWEI P20 or P20 Pro rather than get regretful after you lost something important. Here may I introduce two methods to fully back up your HUAWEI phone. Let's not beat around the bush and right cut to the chase.

Solution 1. Backup Huawei P20/P20 Pro to Computer and Restore

Step 1 : Download and install Syncios on computer

Frist, you need to install the free Samsung Manager program on your computer. Connect your Huawei P20/P20 Pro with computer via USB cable. If it is your first time connecting the phone to your PC, the program would install USB drivers for the Huawei P20/P20 Pro on your PC automatically, and don't forget to enable the USB debugging mode.

Win Version

Huawei P20/P20 Pro Manager

Step 2 : Backup your Huawei P20/P20 Pro to computer

Once your device is recognized by Syncios program, you can see a list on the left panel which contains: Apps, Contacts, SMS, Media(Audio + Video) and Photos.

Just choose the category you want to backup. For example, if you want to backup your photo, then go to Photos > Export, you can select the pictures you like and backup them to PC. And you can click "Add" to import them back to your device one day you need.

Huawei P20/P20 Pro photo to computer

Step 3 : Backup your Huawei P20/P20 Pro for One Click

Syncios Huawei Manager also allows you to backup all your data for one-click, however, this feature is only for Ultimate version. Go to Toolkit, you can easily find 1-Click Backup and 1-Click Restore button, and these two buttons are onlly available when your device is connected to Syncios.

Click "1-Click Backup", choose the data you want to backup, and click "Start Backup". You can click "+" icon to view backup details under media and information, choose the backup path on the upper-right corner.

Click "1-Click Restore", choose the backup you made and click "Next" to preview the backup contents, select the data you want to recover and click "Start Recover".

Huawei P20 photo to computer

With this free mobile manager, you can preview and select data on your device to backup to computer, and restore the backup to your Huawei P20/P20 Pro or other devices. However, it may take some time to backup your mobile contents one by one. So if you want to backup all your phone data, we offer a better option - Syncios Data Transfer to you.

Solution 2. Backup Huawei P20/P20 Pro to Other Devices

The One-Click Data Transfer tool works for both Android & iOS devices. Follow these quick steps to transfer your data safely and easily, including contacts, messages, call history, whatsapp, photos, videos, songs, bookmarks and so on.

Step 1 : Download Syncios Huawei Transfer Program

Download and install Syncios Mobile Transfer Program on your computer before doing the Huawei P20/P20 Pro backup and restore job. Enable the USB debugging mode, conenct both your Huawei P20/P20 Pro and another iOS or Android device to computer and then run Syncios. Click "Transfer" button on the program interface.

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Mac Version

Syncios huawei Transfer

Step 2 : Backup All Contents on Huawei P20/P20 Pro

You can click "Flip" to change the target and resource devices. Go to Next.

On the Backup window, you are allowed to select items you would like to transfer to other devices.

By default, all contents you can backup are ticked. You can also just select your desired ones. Then, click "Next" button to backup your Huawei P20/P20 Pro contents to any other phone or tablet.

TIPS: this handy transfer tool also supports to recover iTunes backup and iCloud backup to your Huawei P20/P20 Pro device.

Huawei P20/P20 Pro


+ Is this Syncios Mobile Manager a freeware?

Yes, you can backup the contents on your Samsung device for totally free via this Syncios Manager.

However, the Ultimate version offers more advanced features. And Ultimate version adds Data Transfer feature, that means you can enjoy the awesome features of both programs via this Syncios Ultimate. Compare Ultimate and free version >>

+If I have another phone, how could I know whether it is supported by Syncios?

Syncios Manager and Syncios Data Transfer support both Android and iOS devices. If you want to make sure whether your device is supported by Syncios, just check the supported device list.

+What to do if my devices are not detected by Syncios?

For iOS devices: Click here.

For Android devices: Click here. Android devices can also connect Syncios via WiFi.

+Why some options are not able to be selected?

Currently, due to cross-platform restriction, Apps, App data, Whatsapp, Notes, Calendar, E-books are not supported to transfer between iOS and Android devices. You can learn more from here.

+What are the differences between free version and paid version of Syncios Data Transfer?

The free version supports transferring/backing up/restoring five items of each category, paid version supports transferring all data.

And for more questions, please feel free to contact our support team via Email: support@syncios.com. We are glad to hear from you.

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