Using Cloud Backup
Wondering how the Cloud Backup interface works? This guide explains it all, and answers the most common questions.
PC & Mac
The main screen you’ll use in the desktop version of Cloud Backup is called the Control Centre.
From here, you navigate using the tabs at the top of the screen and can open the following sections:
The dashboard shows you how much storage you’ve used and how any current backups are doing.
It shows you the next time a backup will happen, and gives you the option to start one straight away by pressing Back up now.
The main settings screen gives you two options:
You can access the Advanced Settings menu by pressing the icon in the bottom-left of the screen. Here you can choose which files are backed up first, select files you never want to backup, and change other advanced options.
The Restore menu shows you a list of all of the backups you’ve made in the last 30 days. If you want to recover documents or folders, click through to what you want to download and press Restore.
Support has all of the information you need to use Cloud Backup by Currys Cloud Backup.
The left button opens up all of the questions we’re commonly asked about Cloud Backup, while the right button gives you videos that take you through using the various features.
Clicking this logs you into the Cloud Backup by Currys Cloud Backup website.
Once you’ve downloaded the Cloud Backup by the Currys Cloud Backup app to your smartphone or tablet, you can view your files, download them from the Online Drive, and upload documents from an SD card.
You navigate the mobile app by tapping the menu button in the top-left corner of the screen. This opens the options menu, which lets you access the menus below.
This section shows you all of the computers and mobile devices that you’ve uploaded content from. You can view files and see when the last backup was made.
The Online Drive is the link between your computer and your files.
Any files saved here are accessible from any device with an internet connection, so you can log in from someone else’s computer and download your files to work on them wherever you are.
Anything edited in the Online Drive is kept separate from your back up files, so you can change what you like without compromising the original.
Mobile Backup lets you upload files from wherever you are to Cloud Backup.
It’s easy to use - just open the menu and browse through your folders and tap the documents you want to back up.
Sharing lets you quickly share files with your contacts using social media, messaging apps, and text messaging.
Local storage shows all of the files currently stored on your device.
You can browse through them and decide if you want to move, backup, or share them.
Music & playlist
If you’ve uploaded any audio files to Cloud Backup, you can see them all here.
You can create a playlist and listen to them directly from the app, or download them to your current device.