Backing up Your HTC 8XT

A Microsoft Account is required in order to back up your HTC 8XT. If thereís no Microsoft account set up on your smartphone, you will receive a prompt to log in or create a new account, so tap the desired option and follow the on-screen prompts to either create an account or sign in to an existing one.

  1. Go to the Start screen and swipe left.
  2. Then tap Settings.
  3. Tap backup.
  4. If you enable the backup feature, your HTC 8XT will automatically create a backup file when you connect to a Wi-Fi network. The backup file can save Apps lists & device settings, text messages, photos or videos as well as accounts.
  5. If you wish to back up your text messages, tap text messages -> and turn the Text message backup switch to On -> press the Back key.
  6. To back up your pictures and videos, tap photos and select the desired quality setting -> when finished, tap the Back key.
  7. Touch app list + settings to enable device backups -> then turn the Backup switch to On if you wish to enable automatic backups.
  8. From now on, whenever you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your HTC 8XT will automatically create a backup file.
  9. You can also manually create a backup file by tapping back up now.

Restoring Your HTC 8XT after a Factory Reset

  1. Turn on your HTC 8XT.
  2. Then from the Welcome screen, touch get started.
  3. Select the desired language and tap next.
  4. Read the Windows Phone Terms of Use as well as the Privacy Statement and tap accept if you agree.
  5. If you want to set up the HTC 8XT with the default settings, tap recommended.
  6. Or, manually set it up by tapping custom.
  7. Then select the preferred options and tap next.
  8. Set the country and time zone -> when finished, tap next.
  9. A Microsoft Account is required in order to restore your HTC 8XT from a backup file.
  10. So tap sign in to sign in to your Microsoft Account.
  11. In the email address and password fields, enter the necessary information and tap sign in.
  12. Select the desired backup options and touch next.
  13. Read the Preparing to restore prompt and touch next.
  14. Your smartphone will now begin restoring its previous settings.
  15. When the process is complete, tap next.
  16. Now read the Almost done prompt and touch next.
  17. Read the Secure your phone prompt -> tap next.
  18. Your HTC 8XT is now restored.

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