9 Things to Do Before Installing Android 8.1 Oreo
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9 Things to Do Before Installing Android 8.1 Oreo

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Make Sure You're Backed Up

Make Sure You're Backed Up

Before you install the latest Android 8.1 build you'll want to make sure all of your important files are backed up properly. You probably won't lose anything during the transition from Android 8.0 to Android 8.1 or the previous security build to the latest one, but there's always a chance something goes wrong. 

This could take you some time depending on your setup but you’ll first want to ensure that Auto Backup is turned on for all of your important data. 

If you aren't sure how to proceed, Google offers in-depth Auto Backup tutorials to help keep your files safe from harm.

If you need additional help, we've put together some tutorials that will show you how to properly backup Android and how to automatically backup photos on Android

Dig into those, double check your files, and then proceed with your upgrade.

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    04/09/2018 at 3:29 am

    Very good the subject helped me thank you very much.

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    11/27/2018 at 4:11 am

    Excellent resource!! Thank you!

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