Steps To Back Up Your Android Smartphone
Have you ever thought what will you do if your smartphone gets lost or crashes?
We know you will buy a new one, but what about the data that was there on the phone. Well, you need to back up all the data in some way and in some place. Once you have you new phone in place you can restore the data. To back up you can link your phone to cloud, once you sync your account on the new phone, the data will be restored. Below we shall go over quick and simple steps you can take to secure your data from vanishing when it comes to your mobile devices. Everything from contacts and system settings, to photos or video and even SMS backup.
To start with, Google has you covered when it comes to most of the vital contacts and email information. All your app data, calendar, Browser, Contacts, Gmail, Photos, Music, People details, and even more detailed things like WiFi passwords and other device settings can be synced to Google’s servers and restored when you get a new device.
Head to Settings > Accounts (tap Google) > Select Google account > check everything you want to sync. This is one of the most powerful tools for the important stuff. The second aspect of Google’s built-in backup tool is for WiFi passwords and other device settings. For this you will have to head to Settings > Backup & reset > and check Back up my data, and automatic restore. This will make certain all those deeper settings and passwords will be saved for you safely on Google’s servers, and instantly returned to your new device.
The next key backup tool is for photos. The tricky part is there are various ways you can back up your photos, most of which are rather easy, so it’s all about knowing what works for you. You can use Google +, Dropbox, or other cloud options. They can all be directly saved and retrievable from a PC or mobile device and you shall never lose a photo.
Text (SMS) and Call Log Backup
Another thing many users dislike to lose when they get a new phone is all the vital text messages, or even something as simple as the call log. If you want to save those precious or funny text and picture messages, get “SMS Backup +”. It is one of the most popular app because it’s easy and simple. This app will quickly backup all of your SMS text messages and the entire call log to the cloud and you can even save them right in Gmail.
Something you can also do is manually copy and paste all the photos and videos from your smartphone to the computer. This also works for other data, so this is our third easy step. Simply connect your phone to your computer via the included micro-USB cable, and it will show up as an external hard drive. Now just click and drag anything and everything to a folder on your computer or laptop. This is always a great way to back up and doing it once a month is a good idea.
These days, our lives revolve around our smartphones. Having a smartphone that gets stolen, lost, or broken is a maddening experience, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Taking the steps above will make the process of transferring all your old and important data very simple and something that will not be so unnerving.
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by techtalks @TechTalks March 16, 2015 11:21 AM UTC