How to back up your Android phone

How to back up your Android phone

We all have different taste or idea or choice of what we like to do or not to do, however, there is one thing that I am sure we all will agree on is that information and or data is very important to us. Loosing precious data can seriously cause great depression and or stress to an individual. Losing or breaking your phone doesn’t mean you have to lose all your data, as thanks to apps you can backup your data in the eventuality you lose it. Find out how to back up your valuable apps, contacts, messages, and more with just a few easy steps:

Google has built in a system for this. Google realizing that there might come a time when you will lose all your data has put in place a system or way in which you can backup those important data. To do this go to Settings > Privacy, and make sure that “Back up my settings” and “Automatic restore” are checked off. Go to Settings > Accounts and sync, open your Gmail account, and check off all options. With these settings in place, your contacts, system settings, apps, calendar, and e-mail will be restored whenever you set up a new Android phone with that same Gmail account.

Photos. Google hasn’t implemented a native photo backup service yet, so look to third-party apps to safeguard your photos. Apps such as Dropbox Photobucket Mobile will automatically upload newly snapped photos in the background to your account. Flickr Companion and Picasa Tool are also free apps that allow mobile uploading but don’t do so automatically.
Drag and drop. Back up photos from your Android the traditional way. Connect your phone to your computer via USB, set it in Disk Mode and locate the drive (on the desktop for Mac, in My Computer for Windows). Open the drive, find the DCIM folder, and drag the photos you’d like to back up onto your hard drive.

Text messages. Folks at SMS Backup + figured out a smart way to back up your text messages in the cloud. The free app automatically sends your SMS threads to Gmail and stores them under a new label, “SMS.”

You also can use a paid app service call Helium Premium ($4.99). This app works for both root and non-root users, and it lets you schedule backups to go to a cloud syncing and storage service, including Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box. There is a free version of Helium available, but it doesn’t let you back up to a cloud service, which is really the piece you want if you’re already making a copy of your SD card manually every now and again.

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