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Zettel Notes can auto backup your notes at specific intervals.


Zettel Notes only creates backup of files in App Folder.

To enable auto backups

  1. Go to Menu > Settings > Backup and Restore
  2. Toggle enabled option below Automatic backups
  3. Select backup folder and backup interval
  4. Click on Backup Now to backup in selected folder


To create a local backup inside application data (not accessible via file explorer), click on first option Backup (excluding external notes). Share the backup file with your favourite application.

auto backups settings screen
Auto Backup Settings

Following backup intervals are provided

  • 30 mins
  • 1 hour
  • 6 hours
  • 12 hours
  • Daily
  • Weekly


You can also auto remove backups older than specific days in backup settings.

How to restore backup ?

Click on Restore backup in Backup and Restore. It will list all the backup files in application data. Select any file to restore. To select file from external storage or Backup Folder, click on select from storage option in restore dialog.

restore dialog screen
File Selection for Restoring backup

You can select if you want to restore Databases, Settings or Templates in restore dialog.

restore dialog
Restore Dialog


Be careful when selecting Reset to default. It will reset all application data.