Got an affected Note 7? Don’t worry just back up your Galaxy Note 7 and hand it over to the company.
Samsung last week announced a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 on account of faulty batteries. According to the company, 35 cases were reported where Note 7’s battery caught fire or exploded while they were being charged.
Carriers in the US have announced plans for returning the Note 7 while Samsung confirmed that you can back up or reset your new phone before finally exchanging or returning it back to the carrier.
Before returning your Note 7 to the company, make sure you have a recent backup of your phone data.
Follow the instructions below to know how to back up your Galaxy Note 7:
- Samsung Cloud Backup
The good news is that Samsung recently announced its own backup service, Samsung Cloud. Using this cloud storage service, you can have a full backup of your device and restore everything from installed apps to threads in your Messaging app.
This is your best bet if you are planning to exchange your Note 7 with a new one, as Samsung Cloud is presently limited to the Note 7 only.
- Using your Google account
This is an easy option to back up your Android device, but you will still need to back up your photos and videos solely using Google Photos.
On your Note 7, go to Settings > Cloud and Accounts > Accounts > Google.
Make sure that sync is turned on for the important information like contacts, calendar, etc. This will sync your data to Google’s servers.
Now, go to Settings > Cloud and accounts > Backup and reset and enable “Back up my data” under the Google Account section.
This will create a list of apps installed on your device, various settings such as Wi-Fi networks, and the Homescreen layout.
- Samsung Smart Switch App
In case you don’t want to exchange your current Note 7 for a new one, you can use the Samsung’s Smart Switch app to transfer messages, photos, videos and settings to another Samsung device. The app comes pre-installed on all Galaxy devices.
Using Smart Switch requires both devices to be present at the same place in order to transfer data.
- Going iPhone
Apple is expected to release the iPhone 7 soon enough, and Samsung’s global recall arrives just a few days before that. If you plan to switch from the Note 7 to iPhone, you can use “Move to iOS” Android app to make the transfer a breeze.
So, this was all you need to know about backing up your Note 7. If you have any other method to back up your Galaxy Note 7, please let us know in the comments below.
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