Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – How to Backup and Restore Your Data

As a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 user, having a regular backup of your phone’s data is extremely important to avoid losing your files and information if anything goes wrong. In this article, I will provide a step-by-step guide on the best methods to backup and restore data on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, being an expert Xiaomi user myself.

Why Backup Your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Here are some key reasons why you should backup your Xiaomi phone:

  • Protects against data loss if your phone is damaged, lost or stolen
  • Allows you to restore your apps, settings and data when switching to a new phone
  • Provides a safety net if you accidentally delete important files or your phone crashes
  • Gives you peace of mind knowing your data is safe

Without a backup, you risk permanently losing all your files, contacts, apps and settings if something happens to your phone.

Ways to Backup Your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

There are a few great options to backup your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:

Using Mi Cloud Backup

  • Xiaomi provides 5GB of free cloud storage on Mi Cloud
  • Automatically backs up your contacts, messages, photos, videos, call logs and more
  • Restore backup easily in a few taps if you switch devices


  1. Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Backup & Restore
  2. Turn on “Backup to Mi Cloud” and select content to backup
  3. Check backup status under Mi Cloud in Settings

Using Local Backup

  • Saves backup locally to your Xiaomi phone storage or SD card
  • No internet required to create backups
  • Note: Requires enough free storage space on your phone


  1. Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Backup & Restore
  2. Tap on “Create a new backup” under Local Backup
  3. Select content and tap on “Backup”

Using Third-Party Apps

  • Apps like Google Drive and Coolmuster make it easy to backup your Xiaomi to your computer
  • Allow you to fully backup your device and restore when needed
  • May require computer and USB cable connection


  1. Download and install app on computer and smartphone
  2. Connect phone to computer using USB cable
  3. Select content to backup and start process
  4. Restore backup to Xiaomi or other Android device

When to Backup Your Device

You should backup your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:

  • Regularly – Such as once a month
  • Before a major OS update
  • After you’ve added lots of new apps/data
  • If you suspect your phone might crash/reset soon

Getting into the habit of regularly backing up ensures you have the most up-to-date set of your files and data safe in the cloud or your computer.

How to Restore Backup to Your Xiaomi

If you get a new Xiaomi phone or reset your device, restoring your backup allows you to quickly get back up and running:

For Mi Cloud Backup

  1. Select “Restore from backup” option when setting up new phone
  2. Sign in using same Mi Account and choose backup to restore
  3. Grant permissions and restoration process will start

For Local Backup

  1. Transfer local backup file from old phone to new phone storage
  2. Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Backup & Restore
  3. Tap on “Restore from backup” and select your backup file

For Third-Party Apps

  1. Reinstall app on new phone (if necessary)
  2. Connect phone to computer via USB cable
  3. Open app and choose option to “Restore backup”
  4. Select backup file and content to restore

And your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 backup will be smoothly restored onto your new phone or device!

Tips for Effective Backup & Restore

Follow these tips:

  • Backup over WiFi to prevent mobile data charges
  • Check you have enough free space for local backups
  • Remember Mi Cloud only gives 5GB storage
  • Set reminders to backup phone regularly
  • Note what content you have backed up
  • Keep old phone powered on during data transfer
  • Charge both devices to sufficient battery levels


Regularly backing up and knowing how to properly restore your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 can save you from a disaster if you ever lose access to your phone or its data. Use the native Mi Cloud backup feature along with local backup and third-party apps for full protection.

Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions about effectively backing up your Xiaomi smartphone!