Article ID : SX520103 / Last Modified : 02/09/2022Print

Will I lose my data when I perform a software update?

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    In the majority of cases, a software update does not remove any personal data from your Xperia device.

    We do recommend, however, that you back up photos, videos, and other personal content to a non-internal memory, such as an online backup option which saves your data to the cloud. Follow the steps below to back up your data:

    Android 10 or 11: 

    • Settings → System → Backup 

    Android 9: 

    • Settings → System → (Advanced) → Backup 

    Android 8.x: 

    • Settings → System → Backup

    Lower Android versions: 

    • Settings → Backup & reset