There are third party apps like Titanium Backup and Helium in the market, which help you to take Android phone backup. But not every user is able to use it. Most of the users don’t know how to back up their phone, or even want to avoid installing ADB drivers. In such a situation, there is no need to worry, we will help you in this matter.
In this way make backup of android smartphone.
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1. Go to the Settings option on your phone. Then select Accounts & Sync.
2. Tick mark on Auto-sync data in Accounts option. Then tap on Google, then select the Gmail ID with which you signed in on the phone.
3. Here you can select all those options so that Google related information is synced to the cloud. This includes your contacts, photos, app data, calendar events, Chrome tabs, your Google Fit data, and more.
4. First go to Settings, then to Backup & reset.
5. Check Backup my data.
This way the phone’s settings, including app data and Wi-Fi passwords, will be saved to your Google Account. All your preferences, photos (via Google+) and contacts will be imported automatically whenever you use this Google Account. This data is synced continuously, all you have to do is log in with the same account on the other device. But through this process, the backup of messages and many other types of data is not ready, you will have to do it yourself.
Backing up media, messages and apps on the system
After this, you will want to create a backup of music, movies and other media files. Its method is very easy. Connect your phone to a personal computer and copy whatever data is on the microSD card. This is a manual process so you will need to make backups every now and then.
1. Connect your phone to computer via USB cable. If you use a Mac, make sure you have the Android File Transfer application installed on your system.
2. Open My Computer on a personal computer or Finder on a Mac.
3. Navigate to the SD card and copy all the files that need to be backed up to your computer.
4. Once the files are copied, you can disconnect your phone from the computer.
You can also save text messages and call logs to your Gmail account by using the SMS Backup+ app. Follow the instructions given below.
1. Download SMS Backup+.
2. Open the app and tap Connect.
3. Select your Gmail account in the pop up.
4. Then allow SMS Backup+ to access your Google Account.
5. Now once again go back into the app and tap on Backup. This way all your text messages will be saved on your Gmail account.
6. After this, whenever you log in to Gmail on the web browser, then on the left side you will be able to see a new label named SMS. By clicking on it, you can read all your backed up text messages.
7. To restore these messages, tap on Restore in SMS Backup+.
8. Then tap OK in the pop-up.
9. You will then be asked to make SMS Backup+ the default SMS app. You tap on Yes. This is necessary to restore the message.
10. Now the app will automatically restore the messages and call logs. Once this process is complete, the app will show a pop-up that restores your default SMS app. Select Yes.
The next step is to restore and back up the installed apps. On newer devices, you can easily re-download apps using your old Google Account. Go to Google Play, tap the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) in the top left, and then select My Apps. You can reinstall the apps you downloaded earlier from there. On the other hand, if you made a backup on your computer, it’s easier to restore it. And for this you will need internet. It is very simple to do so.
1. Download ES File Explorer.
2. Swipe to the right of the screen to get to the ES File Explorer homepage.
3. The Android Robot icon in the top right is the APP at the bottom, tap it.
4. Tap and hold an app until a checkmark appears on the icon.
5. Click on the top right of the tick-marked icon, with this all the apps will be selected.
6. At the bottom line you will see Backup, tap it. By doing this, the apk files of all the apps will be saved.
7. To see which APK files have been saved, tap on User apps at the top. Select Backed-up Apps in the pop-up.
8. They can be installed by tapping on the apk file of any app. You will not need internet for this.
9. To save a copy of these files on your computer, connect your Android phone to the PC via USB.
10. Your phone will appear as a pen drive option in My Computer, click on it.
11. Go to Internal Storage, then Backups, and then select Apps.
12. Copy and keep all the apk files here. If you format your device, or change handset, you can copy these apk files immediately. You can install these apps once again. For this, they have to keep it in the same folder on their phone and follow the tips of numbers 7 and 8.
Using these tips, you’ll save a copy of all your contacts, text messages, media, apps, Wi-Fi passwords, and your app data.
By the way, it can be troublesome to make backups of each of the necessary things one by one. The easiest way to back up your phone is with a third party backup tool. We used Titanium Backup and it’s great, but it will require root access to your Android phone, which is not something common users can understand. Its interface is too complicated for average users.
Helium is a great app for those people who don’t know about rooting on their phone. Its interface is also good, but it works on selected Android phones of the international manufacturer. If you have bought a mobile from Micromax, Karbonn or Lava along with many other companies then you will not be able to use Helium. In addition, to use Helium, you will need to have your phone’s drivers installed on your computer.