It is really necessary to backup all your data present in your smartphones to some cloud storage or your PC or any external hard drive. You can lose a phone, it can get stolen, but the last thing you want is to lose all your pictures, videos, contacts and messages. These days phones have some really special memories stored in them, so before any accident strikes your phone. It’s better to backup an Android phone.
If you are used to changing phones, having full knowledge of how to backup Android phone is very essential. You can easily backup all your data and restore it on your new phone. A phone is a combination of hardware and software. These are the things that can malfunction and stop working anytime. You might have to send your phone for repair or to claim a warranty. Most of the times all the data present inside the phone is wiped when you try to fix it. So before any unfortunate thing happens to your phone it’s really good to have a backup of all your data saved somewhere.
Backup Android Phone Complete guide:
In this guide, I will cover almost every method there is to backup an Android phone. You can backup data on your PC or your cloud or any external storage.
Google Backup and Restore:
Android users can now easily backup all their data including Contacts, Gmail, Photos and app data on Google Servers. You can sync the data with your Google account and access it from whichever device you would like. To backup and sync all your data with your Gmail/Google account.
- Goto Settings -> Accounts -> Select your Gmail/Google Account.
- Select the data you want to sync (like photos, contacts, videos, calendar etc).
- Now head to Settings -> Backup & Reset.
- Enable Backup my data and select the applications whose data you want to backup.
Android 5.0 and above offers new features that allow you to back up even more stuff like WIFI passwords, game progress and settings of your phone. To get it on some other device just log in with your Google account and you will get all your stuff there as well.
Although the above mentioned method backups your pictures as well. But there is another tool that is quite helpful and easy to backup all your pictures no matter how many pictures you have on your phone.
Use Google Photos App and sync it with your Google Plus account. It can save full resolution pictures on cloud storage. and it gives you 1000 GB for free. If you want to save low-resolution files then you can upload an unlimited number of pictures on your Google Cloud storage associated with your Google plus account. You just have to enable Sync after connecting your account with the Google Photos app and each and every photo will be synced on the cloud and you will never lose a picture again.
In order to enable automatic backup to Google photos. Open the Google Photos app setting and click on Auto Backup and connect your Google plus account with it and select the required checkboxes according to your need. All your pictures will be saved on your google plus account with a private folder only accessible and discoverable by you
Complete backup on PC.
You can also save all your data on your PC using and helium app from the Google play store. There are other apps that can be used to perform a complete backup of your phone on your PC. But other apps have limitation like they require root access or the free versions don’t back up all of your data. See the link below in which I have personally performed backup on my PC using this app.
- See this step to step guide on how to backup an Android device on a PC.
- See this guide to Backup Samsung Galaxy Devices.
Backup Complete Device using Android SDK
If you have a number of devices and a large amount of data and you don’t trust any cloud service or app for that. Then you can back up your complete device using Android Software Development Kit (SDK). It does not require rooting your phone. See the link below, it has stepped to step guide.
- A comprehensive guide on how to backup a complete android device on pc using Android SDK.
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