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How to use Solid Explorer to Backup Data on Google Drive

Solid Explorer is a popular file manager app for Android that allows you to manage your files and easily back them up to various cloud storage services, including Google Drive.

In this guide, I will take you through step-by-step how you can use Solid Explorer to backup data on your Google Drive. Here is a list of free apps to backup your data and restore it.

How to use Solid Explorer to Backup Data on Google Drive

Here’s how to use Solid Explorer to back up your data to Google Drive:

  1. You need to install Solid Explorer on your phone. If you haven’t already, download and install Solid Explorer from the Google Play Store. Here is a complete guide.
  1. When you first launch Solid Explorer after successful installation, it will ask for permission to access your device’s storage and other necessary permissions. Grant these permissions to allow the app to work effectively.
  1. Now, to back up data to Google Drive, you need to connect your Google Drive account with Solid Explorer. To do so, open Solid Explorer and click on the “Hamburger” menu icon (usually three horizontal lines) in the top-left corner of the screen to open the side menu.
  1. Under “Storage,” you will see various cloud storage options. Click on “Google Drive.” You will be prompted to sign in to your Google account. Follow the on-screen instructions to log in.
  1. Now, after connecting your Google Drive account, you need to set up your backup. To do so, navigate to the folder or files you want to back up in Solid Explorer.
  1. Select the files or folders you want to back up by long-pressing on them. Once selected, click on the “Copy” or “Cut” button at the bottom of the screen.
  1. After copying or cutting the files, go back to the main screen of Solid Explorer. Navigate to your Google Drive account by clicking on the “Google Drive” option under “Storage.”
  1. Click on the “Paste” button (usually an icon that looks like a clipboard) at the bottom of the screen. This will paste the files or folders into your Google Drive.
  1. Solid Explorer will start uploading the files to your Google Drive. You can monitor the progress of the upload in the notification bar or within the app.
  1. Once the upload is complete, you can check your Google Drive to make sure the files are there. That’s it!

You’ve successfully backed up your data to Google Drive using Solid Explorer. You can repeat this process whenever you want to back up additional files or folders.

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