Backup contacts, photos, videos and sms messages from Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL

Available guides for synchronization to the secure cloud

Supported functions

  • contact synchronization
  • sms backup
  • photo synchronization
  • video synchronization
  • automatic sync

Google Pixel 2 XL is supported on PhoneCopy. Please note that following settings may vary a little depending on the firmware version.

Confirmed models

pixel 2 xl: taimen/taimen (taimen/taimen)

Confirmed versions

Android 11
rq3a.211001.001 (unknown/tmz30m)
rpb2.200611.009 (unknown/tmz30m)
rp1a.201005.004.a1 (g8998-00034-2006052136/tmz30m)
rp1a.201005.004.a1 (unknown/tmz30m)
rp1a.201005.004 (unknown/tmz30m)
rpb1.200504.020 (unknown/tmz30m)
Android 10
qq3a.200805.001 (unknown/tmz30m)
qq3a.200705.002 (unknown/tmz30m)
qq3a.200605.002.a1 (unknown/tmz30m)
qq3a.200605.001 (unknown/tmz30m)
qq2a.200501.001.b3 (unknown/tmz30l)
qq2a.200405.005 (unknown/tmz30l)
qq2a.200305.002 (unknown/tmz30l)
qq1a.200205.002 (g8998-00017-1910041814/tmz30k)
qq1a.200205.002 (unknown/tmz30k)
qq1a.200105.002 (unknown/tmz30k)
qq1a.191205.008 (unknown/tmz30k)
qp1a.191105.004 (unknown/tmz30h)
qp1a.191005.007.a1 (unknown/tmz30h)
qp1a.190711.020 (unknown/tmz30h)
Android 9.0 Pie
pq3a.190801.002 (unknown/tmz20r)
pq3a.190705.001 (unknown/tmz20r)
pq3a.190605.003 (unknown/tmz20r)
pq3a.190505.001 (unknown/tmz20r)
pq2a.190405.003 (unknown/tmz20o)
pq2a.190305.002 (unknown/tmz20o)
pq2a.190205.002 (unknown/tmz20o)
ppr2.181005.003 (unknown/tmz20k)
ppr2.180905.005 (unknown/tmz20k)
pq1a.190105.004 (unknown/tmz20k)
pq1a.181205.002 (unknown/tmz20k)
ppr1.180610.011 (unknown/tmz20j)
Android 8.1 Oreo
opm4.171019.021.e1 (unknown/tmz12g)
opm2.171026.006.h1 (unknown/tmz12g)
opm2.171026.006.c1 (unknown/tmz12g)
opm2.171019.029.b1 (unknown/tmz12bb)
opm2.171019.029 (unknown/tmz12bb)
opm1.171019.021 (unknown/tmz12bb)
opm1.171019.018 (unknown/tmz12bb)
opm1.171019.013 (unknown/tmz12b)
opm1.171019.011 (unknown/tmz12a)
Android 8.0 Oreo
opd3.170816.012 (unknown/tmz10n)
opd1.170816.010 (unknown/tmz10n)

News

18/09/2023
Even in Egypt we have a user with Google Pixel 2 XL phone. He backs up his contacts and sms messages.
25/06/2023
We just got first user of Google Pixel 2 XL in Greece! Someone just backed up his contacts and sms messages from a new phone.
08/08/2022
This phone model was just synchronized by PhoneCopy user in Austria. It transferred contacts and sms messages.
16/07/2022
Even in Ireland we have a user with Google Pixel 2 XL phone. He backs up his contacts.
08/10/2021
We just got first user of Google Pixel 2 XL in Czechia! Someone just backed up his contacts from a new phone.

Android versions running on Google Pixel 2 XL

When synchronizing, PhoneCopy users had following Android versions on their Google Pixel 2 XL: Android 10 (40.52%), Android 11 (38.70%), Android 8.1 Oreo (10.39%), Android 9.0 Pie (8.57%), Android 8.0 Oreo (1.82%).

Following chart shows contacts synchronisations with Google Pixel 2 XL running different Android versions.

Google Pixel 2 XL users around the world

Google Pixel 2 XL is often used by PhoneCopy users in countries like Singapore (Singapura, Xīnjiāpō, 新加坡, Singapur, சிங்கப்பூர்) - 36.96%, United Kingdom (Y Deyrnas Unedig, Unitit Kinrick, Rìoghachd Aonaichte, Ríocht Aontaithe, An Rywvaneth Unys) - 25.74%, Australia - 17.82%, United States (Estados Unidos, États-Unis, ‘Amelika Hui Pū ‘ia) - 4.29%, India (Bharôt, ভাৰত, ভারত, Bhārat, ભારત, भारत, Bhārata, ಭಾರತ, Bhāratam, ഭാരതം, Bharôtô, ଭାରତ, ਭਾਰਤ, भारतम्, Bārata, பாரதம், Bhāratadēsam, భారత దేశం) - 3.30%, South Korea (Hanguk, 한국, 韓國, Namhan, 남한) - 1.98%, Pakistan (Pākistān, پاکستان) - 1.65%, Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) - 1.32%, Jordan (Al-’Urdun, الأردن) - 0.99%, Czechia (Czech Republic, Česká republika) - 0.99% and 10 other countries.

Following heat map shows contacts synchronisations with Google Pixel 2 XL using PhoneCopy across the globe.

Text guideline - How to backup

From Google Pixel 2 XL

If you want to transfer contacts from your Android device please use following screenshot guide.
  1. Download our PhoneCopy for Android application to your mobile device.
  2. After launching the application, create a new account from the application. If you have already created an account on web pages www.phonecopy.com, log in to this existing account in the application.
  3. After successful login, go through the application setup wizard and then select "Synchronize" (for an account with an existing backup) / "Backup" (for an empty account) or press the "Later" button and then select option in the side menu "Back up contacts" / "Restore contacts" for one-way synchronization.

More detailed information and instructions include screenshots: how to backup and synchronize contacts from Android

For more information about our app, visit our PhoneCopy for Android page.


You need an Android phone version 4.4 (KitKat), 5.0, 5.1 (Lollipop), 6.0 (Marshmallow), 7.0, 7.1 (Nougat), 8.0, 8.1 (Oreo), 9.0 (Pie), 10, 11 and 12, incl. tablets. Let us just remind you, that for now PhoneCopy for Android transfers to server contacts, photos, videos and SMS.

In the case of problems with synchronization, please contact us.

To Google Pixel 2 XL

If you want to transfer contacts to your Android device please use following screenshot guide.
  1. Download our PhoneCopy for Android application to your mobile device.
  2. After launching the application, create a new account from the application. If you have already created an account on web pages www.phonecopy.com, log in to this existing account in the application.
  3. After successful login, go through the application setup wizard and then select "Synchronize" (for an account with an existing backup) / "Backup" (for an empty account) or press the "Later" button and then select option in the side menu "Back up contacts" / "Restore contacts" for one-way synchronization.

More detailed information and instructions include screenshots: how transfer contacts to Android

For more information about our app, visit our PhoneCopy for Android page.


You need an Android phone version 4.4 (KitKat), 5.0, 5.1 (Lollipop), 6.0 (Marshmallow), 7.0, 7.1 (Nougat), 8.0, 8.1 (Oreo), 9.0 (Pie), 10, 11, and 12 incl. tablets. Let us just remind you, that for now, PhoneCopy for Android transfers to server contacts, photos, videos, and SMS.

In the case of problems with synchronization, please contact us.

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  • Good Day Team,
    I have uploaded my contacts+diary etc, from my Lumia 640 LTE (windows phone) successfully, but I don't seem to be able to download (from your cloud) to my new Huawei P40 Pro..., (previously known as the P40 els-nx9) which your systems say is supported. Spent hours so far..., even losing weight now! Help PLEASE...., REGARDS, Trev.
    trevor.lidbury, 29/08/2020
    • Hi, did you download PhoneCopy application from Google Play or Huawei AppGallery? PhoneCopy support team, 30/08/2020
      • Hi, on Windowsphone it was from Google Play, on new P40 plus, I honestly don't remember, but THINK it was from H AppGalley. I even paid for a month's premium upgrade. Having a look around 'tinternet' I've seen one version of PhoneCopy with the red/black background and another with a pale blue background. Both mine are red/black. Should I delete both phones and start again? Can't actually find the 'pale-blue-one' in a store? Is the blue one the newer version? Regards, Trevor L trevor.lidbury, 30/08/2020
        • Hi, Windows mobile (Lumia) has older design because we keep it working until Microsoft will keep live their store. That step don't need to be repeated. Huawei P40 application is the same like on the following guide https://www.phonecopy.com/en/pages/how_to_synchronize_contacts_to_android . We found your phone contacting our servers but still not synchronized. Our technical team will contact you on Monday to check what should be wrong. PhoneCopy support team, 30/08/2020
          • Hello again, and thank you for your prompt response. I will be patient and wait 'till Monday then. Trevor L trevor.lidbury, 30/08/2020
            • Hello,

              your Huawei does not support Google Play Services.

              In this case, please, install PhoneCopy for Huawei:
              https://appgallery7.huawei.com/#/app/C102701109
              PhoneCopy support team, 31/08/2020
              • https://appgallery7.huawei.com/app/C102701109 PhoneCopy support team, 31/08/2020
                • My Huawei DOES support Google Play Services...., what it will NOT do is respond to the link that you've sent me. I think I may have to write-off the £1:92 I've paid to PhoneCopy. I still have the same problem! I've successfully uploaded my contacts from my Lumia 640 LTE to your 'Cloud'. But cannot download anything to my Huawei P40 pro. In the app, the P40 Think I want to UPload, but says there is nothing to upload. Is there anything else you can suggest please? trevor.lidbury, 01/09/2020
                  • Hello again, sorry, but official Huawei documentation says that Huawei P40 does not contain Google Services and running on Android 10.
                    In our logs, generated by communication with your phone is named as P40 pro, but running on Android 4.4.2 KITKAT with older type of processor, what is very unusual.
                    We will send you more informaction to your private mail.
                    PhoneCopy support team, 01/09/2020
                    • Thank you for this information. I've had this handset for less than a week. It came unlocked, apparently 'sealed', boxed, with the usual very small instruction leaflet, from a usually reliable source that I've used for a long time. I do now wonder though, if it is a genuine Huawei product? I have not owned any Huawei products before, so cannot compare. It is advertised variously at between £695:00 and £875:00 approx. I am very careful about buying things on the internet, but there's always a first time to be conned. I'm SURE that your information is correct. I'll await your further contact with interest. Thanks again, Trevor L trevor.lidbury, 01/09/2020
            • Answered via private mail. PhoneCopy support team, 31/08/2020
              • Hello again PhoneCopy team,
                Just wanted to say a really big thank you. After a complete week of communication to/fro between us, I have finally synchronised my Lumia 640 LTE with my new (highly suspect P40 pro) You even built a version of your app specifically for my use.
                I now have all 87 contacts and hundreds of diary entries on the Android P40 pro. Sorted all the contacts; now just looking around for a decent calendar📅diary for other content.
                Upgraded to premium at the start of this 'adventure' and have just paid for a bit😊more storage, (not that I'll need it) by way of a Thank You. Kind Regards, Trevor L


                trevor.lidbury, 05/09/2020
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