Backup & Restore

How to backup Microsoft Launcher settings on Android

Here are the steps to backup and restore your Microsoft Launcher settings you have a lot of time configuring on your Android phone.

Microsoft Launcher settings backup

The Microsoft Launcher offers a slew of settings and customization options to change the look and feel of your Android phone. Also, it integrates with Microsoft services allowing you access to your recent activities, documents, calendar, and you can even resume activities on your PC for an even more productive experience.

Although it’s perhaps the best launcher a Windows 10 user can use, there is one problem. Eventually, you’ll need to reset your phone or temporarily uninstall the launcher, and if you don’t do a backup of your configuration, you’ll have to go through all the setup and customization again. Thankfully, the launcher includes an option to backup and restore all your settings and customization options.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to quickly backup and restore your Microsoft Launcher settings from your Android phone.

How to backup Microsoft Launcher settings

To create a backup of your Microsoft Launcher settings on Android, do the following:

  1. Open Microsoft Launcher settings. (Press and hold the home screen and tap on Launcher Settings.)

  2. Tap on Back up & Restore.

  3. Tap the Back up Microsoft Launcher option.

    Microsoft Launcher backup settings
    Microsoft Launcher backup settings
  4. Confirm that the Backup to cloud storage option is selected. (It’s also possible to make a backup of your settings locally, but it’s less secure than storing it in the cloud.)

  5. Tap the Back up button.

  6. Check the settings you want to backup.

  7. Tap the Back up now button.

    Microsoft Launcher options
    Microsoft Launcher options

Once you’ve completed the steps, your screen layout, personalization, wallpaper, contacts, icon packs, app folders, and other settings will be backed up to your Microsoft account.

How to restore Microsoft Launcher settings

After reinstalling the launcher on your phone, do the following to restore your settings:

  1. Open Microsoft Launcher settings. (Press and hold the home screen and tap on Launcher Settings.)

  2. Tap on Back up & Restore.

  3. Tap the Restore Microsoft Launcher option.

    Microsoft Launcher backup settings with the restore option
    Microsoft Launcher backup settings with the restore option
  4. Use the down-down menu and confirm the source of the backup. (Usually, it’ll be the Restore from Cloud Storage option.)

  5. Tap the Restore button.

  6. Tap the Restore button for the backup you want to download.

    Microsoft Launcher restore backup
    Microsoft Launcher restore backup

After completing the steps, your layout, app folders, wallpapers, contacts, and other settings will be restored on your phone.

In addition, using the experience to restore a backup, it’s possible to delete older backups if you have created multiple copies.