Complete Guide on How to Backup Huawei P9/P20 Pro to PC [2019]

Written By Axel Nash | Dec 26,2019

“I have a Huawei P9 Lite and I want to save my device’s data to my computer. Can someone tell me how to take Huawei backup to PC without using any mobile or cloud app?”

Recently, a Huawei user asked me this question, which made me realize that a lot of other people also go through a similar problem. You might already know that you can take a cloud backup of Huawei phone. Since it only provides limited free storage, users wish to take Huawei backup to PC directly. Thankfully, there are a handful of tools that can help you backup your Huawei phone to PC. In this post, I’m going to discuss two of these smart solutions in detail so that you can back up your Huawei P20 Pro, P9 Lite, Mate 20, P10 Lite, or any other model.

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Method 1: Backup Huawei P9/P20 Pro to PC via MobileTrans

The first tool that I would recommend is MobileTrans - Backup as I have been using it for a while now. Using it, you can take Huawei backup to PC directly with a single click. Later, you can just restore your backup to the same or any other supported device. This Huawei backup app for PC can save all sorts of data like your photos, videos, messages, contacts, music, call logs, documents, reminders, bookmarks, voice notes, and almost every other type of data.

  • • MobileTrans supports the one-click backup and restore feature for every major Huawei device like P9, P10, P20, Mate 10, Mate 20, and more.
  • • There is an option to select the type of data that you wish to backup to your PC or restore to your preferred device.
  • • With MobileTrans, you can also directly transfer your data from one phone to another (also supports a cross-platform transfer of data).
  • • There are additional features that can help you backup and restore social app’s data for WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, WeChat, and LINE as well.
  • • The application is extremely easy to use, is compatible with 6000+ smartphone models, and does not need any root access.

To learn how to take Huawei backup to PC of different models or restore the backup, you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect your Huawei phone to the app

At first, you need to connect your Huawei phone to the computer using a working USB cable. Subsequently, launch the Wondershare MobileTrans application and select the Backup module from its home.

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Step 2: Backup your Huawei phone

Once your Huawei phone is detected, you can see a snapshot of the device on the interface. Furthermore, you can select the type of data that you wish to save and just click on the “Start” button to take the backup of your Huawei phone to the PC.

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Step 3: Restore backup from PC to your phone

Whenever you wish to restore the previously taken backup, launch the application again and connect the target phone. This time, you can select the “Restore” option instead from its home. From here, you can select the option to restore the MobileTrans backup file.

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In the end, you can select the backup file that you wish to restore and also pick the type of data that you have to save. After making the appropriate selections, click on the “Start” button again and wait as your data would be moved back to your smartphone.

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Method 2: Backup Huawei P9/P20 Pro to PC via HiSuite

Another solution that you can try to do Huawei backup to PC is HiSuite. It is developed by Huawei to make it easier for us to backup and restore data to and from a computer. While the process can be a bit tedious, the good thing is that the application is available for free. You can just install its desktop application on your computer and connect your phone to do HiSuite Huawei backup. Here’s a step by step solution to help you back up Huawei phone to PC.

Step 1: Enable HDB and Developer Options

Unlock your Huawei phone, go to its Settings > Advanced Settings > Security, and toggle on the feature “Allow HiSuite to use HDB”.

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To make sure that HiSuite would be able to backup your data, you can go to the phone’s Settings > Apps > HiSuite > Permissions and grant the app all the needed permissions.

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Lastly, you can just turn on the USB Debugging feature on your Huawei phone. For that, you can go to its Settings > About Phone and tap the “Build Number” option 7 times (to unlock Developer Options). Afterward, go to its Settings > Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging feature.

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Step 2: Backup Huawei phone data to PC

Once you have taken care of the prerequisites, just connect your Huawei phone to the computer and launch the HiSuite application on it. From the provided options on the application, click on the “Backup” feature.

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Lastly, you can just select the type of data that you wish to back up and also enter a password for the backup file as well.

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Step 3: Restore Huawei backup from PC

Whenever you wish to restore a previously stored backup, just connect your phone to the computer and click on the “Restore” feature this time. Just select the backup file of your choice and also pick the type of data that you wish to restore to your device.

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There you go! I’m sure that after reading this post, you would be able to backup Huawei P9 Lite, P20 Pro, Mate 20 Pro or any other model to your PC. For your convenience, I have even listed solutions to restore an existing backup to your phone as well. While HiSuite is only restricted to Huawei phones, MobileTrans would provide a universal backup and restore solution. Using it, you can backup and restore any Android or iOS device and can even transfer data directly from one phone to another as well. Simply download MobileTrans once and manage your smartphone data like a pro.

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