This week I migrated my phone from a Nokia 8 to a Nokia 9 PureView, for the impressive built-in camera.
After completing the migration I found that I was unable to perform a backup – the Backup Now button was grayed out and all items were in “Waiting to backup” (except for Contacts and Photos, which operate independently). Google to the rescue!
I found many good posts, some recommending to temporarily disable Screen Lock. That worked – I then had a valid backup in Google Drive.
After I re-enabled the screen lock, though, the button became grayed out again – back to Google.
Several people recommended setting up Smart Lock, so that the phone unlocks itself, for example when you’re at home.
Enabled Smart Lock, no change, button still grayed out. Bummer.
This time though I decided to give it a couple of days – a good idea, since there seems to be a timer involved, too.
Issue is now solved, the phone performs automatic backups, if
- it’s at home and automatically unlocked, and
- the last backup is more than a day old
Good enough for me. But I will regularly check in Drive from now on …