How to Use FolderSync to Backup Data to Google Drive
FolderPairs is a powerful Android app that can be used to easily and automatically back up your data to Google Drive. With FolderPairs, you can create folder pairs to sync any folder on your device to any folder in Google Drive.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to use FolderPairs to back up your data to Google Drive. Here are fifteen popular apps you can use to backup your phone’s data.
Steps to Use FolderSync to Backup Data to Google Drive
Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can use FolderSync to back up your data to Google Drive:
Step #1: Install FolderSync
To begin the process, you need to have the app installed on your device. If you haven’t already, download and install the FolderSync app from the Google Play Store. Here is a complete guide.
Step #2: Grant Necessary Permissions
When you first launch the app, it will ask for various permissions. Grant the necessary permissions for the app to access your files and folders on your device.
Step #3: Create a Cloud Account
To backup data to Google Drive, you’ll need to create a cloud account within FolderSync. Here’s how to do it:
- Click on the “Cloud” tab within the app.
- Click on the “+” button to add a new cloud account.
- Select “Google Drive” from the list of available cloud storage providers and follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Google Drive account to FolderSync.
Step #4: Configure Folder Pairs
To set up automatic backups:
- Go to the “Folderpairs” tab.
- Click on the “+” button to create a new folder pair.
- Select the local folder on your device that you want to back up.
- Choose the corresponding folder in your Google Drive where you want to store the backup.
- Configure synchronization settings, such as the direction (upload, download, or both), schedule (e.g., hourly, daily), and other options as needed.
Step #5: Set Up Auto-Sync
In the FolderPairs settings, you can configure auto-sync by specifying the synchronization interval (e.g., hourly, daily, or custom intervals).
Step #6: Backup Now
If you want to perform a manual backup immediately, click on the “Sync Now” button in the FolderPairs settings. You can monitor the progress of your backups and manage your folder pairs from the “Sync” tab within the app.
If you need to make changes or adjust settings for a particular folder pair, go to the “FolderPairs” tab.
With these steps, you can use FolderSync to automatically back up your data to Google Drive. Here are five popular ways to backup your phone’s data without losing anything.