Accidents with smartphones happen more often than you ever think. Many unexpected issues can arise. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Be smart and back up your Android as soon as possible.
Planning ahead is the best way to make sure your smartphone data is not lost, even if your smartphone is destroyed. If you have back up of your Android then there will be no need to mull over it once you’re struck by a data loss crisis.
Android smartphones doesn’t come with a native backup service but everything you consider as valuable can be backed up by following a few easy steps.
Here’s how to back up your Android to keep data and photos safe:
Allow Google to back up your Android
For beginners, Google is an easiest solution to back up your Android data. You can do so by using Google’s built-in Android backup service feature.
Turn the feature On by navigating to Settings > Backup and reset. Using Android backup service, you can save various settings into Google drive for later restoration, such as Google Calendar, home screen wallpapers, Wi-Fi networks and passwords, display settings, language and input settings, apps installed through Google Play, third-party app settings, data and time, and much more.
Note: Google will not backup photos, videos, SMS and other similar important data.
Back up your images and videos
To backup your images and videos, you can download MobiKin Assistant for Android. The app makes the entire process of backing up your data a lot easier, ensuring that you’ll never lose your photos, music, videos, text messages, contacts, and more.
It securely exports all your Android data to your computer in their original format. It means the quality of your data will remain same. The application allows you to back up your Android data with just one click.
Install a third-party app on your smartphone
Google Play Store offers a plenty of useful backup utilities. Here we recommend Easy Backup and Restore app that allows you to back up your Android data, including contacts, text messages, call logs, bookmarks and calendars.
Here’s how to back up your Android data using Easy Backup and Restore:
- Download and install the app on your Android from the Google Play Store
- Launch the app. you’ll be prompted to create a backup
- Tap yes to continue
- Simply check the boxes you want to have back up for from the list: SMS, MMS, Call log, Calendar, Bookmarks, Dictionary and Contacts
- Tap OK after making your selection
- You’ll be prompted for a save location for all your Android backup
- Select the location and tap it
- You can either select a cloud service or a SD card to back up your Android data
- Now the backup file an appropriate name
- A progress page will appear on your smartphone screen to show your data is backing up
- Once completed, you’ll be prompted with a summary of what was backed up
- If you have a rooted phone, you can also back up your apps and app data. If you have a non-rooted phone, you can tap on the Apps Tools option in the main menu to have a backup of the APKs on your smartphone
- Simply check the boxes according to your needs and hit backup at the bottom
- When you need to restore your data or apps, simply tap on the Restore tab. You’ll be asked to set Easy backup app as the default one. You can modify this once your Android backup has been restored.
- Select the option or backup file you want to restore by tapping it. You’ll be prompted with a pop-up detailing what will be restored. Now hit Ok and you’re done.
Note: The app doesn’t back up your Android photos, videos, music and documents. You can backup all these important files to your PC using a USB cable. Simply create an appropriate folder on your PC and copy and paste all the content to your PC.
Back up almost everything on your Android
If you don’t mind spending some of your money and want to get rid of the hassle mentioned above then you can spend for a dedicated app that will back up almost everything on your Android.
If you want to pay for the one then our proposal will be My Backup Pro. The app is really efficient and feature-rich and works on both rooted and non-rooted Android smartphones.
For Rooted smartphones, there are various other app options available. Our recommendation is Titanium backup.
Backing up your Android is a sound decision that will surely help you in future. Back up your Android now to keep your data safe and protected!
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