Introduction: On Galaxy S23, you may use multiple Google accounts, a Microsoft account, a Samsung account, and a few other accounts. The accounts and backup page lets you manage these accounts and manage Samsung Cloud data. Please note Samsung Cloud only back up the phone settings, not your files or app data. You should back up your photos via Google Photos or to One Drive.

Options under accounts and backup

Sync, back up, or restore your device’s data using Samsung Cloud. You can also sign in to accounts, such as your Samsung account or Google account, or transfer data to or from other devices through Smart Switch.

On the Settings screen, tap Accounts and backup.

  • Manage accounts: Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with.
  • Samsung Cloud: Back up your data and settings, and restore the previous device’s data and settings even when you do not have it. Refer to Samsung Cloud for more information.
  • Google Drive: Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device. You can back up your sensitive information. You must sign in to your Google account to back up data.
  • Smart Switch: Open Smart Switch and transfer data from your previous device. Refer to Transferring data from your previous device (Smart Switch) for more information.
Note to Galaxy S23 owners:

Regularly back up your data to a safe location, such as Samsung Cloud or a computer, so that you can restore it if the data is damaged or lost because of an unintended factory data reset.

Samsung Cloud

Back up your device’s data to Samsung Cloud and restore it later.

Backing up data

You can back up your device’s data to Samsung Cloud.

  1. On the Settings screen, tap Accounts and backup and tap Back up data under Samsung Cloud.
  2. Tap the switches next to the items you want to back up and tap Back up now.
  3. Tap Done.
Note to Galaxy S23 owners:
  • Some data will not be backed up. To check which data will be backed up, on the Settings screen, tap Accounts and backup and tap Back up data under Samsung Cloud.
  • To check the backup data for other devices in your Samsung Cloud, on the Settings screen, tap Accounts and backup → Restore data, and then select a device you want.

Restoring data

You can restore your backup data from Samsung Cloud to your device.

  1. On the Settings screen, tap Accounts and backup.
  2. Tap Restore data and select a device you want.
  3. Tick items you want to restore and tap Restore.

Other Galaxy S23 Online User Manual pages

Pages also in this part:

List of all pages of Galaxy S23 Online User Manual:

You may check other Galaxy S23 guides organized in the following 4 sections.

  • Galaxy S23 new features guides. Galaxy S23 new features guides explain the new features of Galaxy S23 and show you how to use them.
  • Galaxy S23 how-to guides. Galaxy S23 how-to guides show you how to use and customize Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra to meet your needs.
  • Galaxy S23 camera guides. Galaxy S23 camera guides show you how to use Galaxy S23 camera features to shoot the best photos and videos with the top-notch camera system in Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra.
  • Galaxy S23 accessories guides. Galaxy S23 accessories guides explore useful Galaxy S23 accessories and show you how to use them to protect your phone or increase your productivity (or fun).

Besides, you can read and download (in PDF format) the official Galaxy S23 user manual.

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