backup-android-phonesFirst of all, this post on how to backup Android is for Android starters and not experts. This covers the basic settings in an android phone to avoid losing everything including your contacts on a fine morning. Backups are indispensable, whether it’s a backup of your Android smartphone, your photo albums or your laptop PC, backups come in at just the right moment to save the day. There is nothing worse than losing everything on your phone or computer and realizing you never backed anything up.

As you probably know, Google is more than willing to help keep all your apps and data safe. If you go into your phone’s settings, you’ll find a section called Backup & Reset. In here you’ll find an option for backing up your data, including Wi-Fi passwords, preferences and app data. All of these will be tied to your Google account, which you can set to automatically restore when you re-install an app. Google has you covered when it comes to most of the important contact and email information. All your app data (like game saves) calendar, Browser, Contacts, Gmail, Photos, Music, People details, and even more detailed things like WiFi passwords and other device settings. All of this can be synced to Google’s servers with two or three taps in your device settings, and restored when you get a new device.

Head to Settings > Accounts (tap Google) > Select Google account > check everything you want to sync. Make sure under settings > Backup & reset this is all enabled as well. This is one of the most powerful tools for the important stuff. A new restore function arrived with Android 5.0, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow made it even better and backs up everything. Like game saves, settings, app data and more. It’s a full solution here in 2016, but you’ll need to be on Android 5 or 6.0 Marshmallow.  Please find the screenshots below to make sure that back up is enabled in your phone.

accounts google-account sync-options

Not everyone are using Android 5.0 or 6.0, hence for older versions saving and backing up photos is another huge area of concern, so that’s our next topic.

One Drive

There are many cloud storage apps available now which gives free space. Today we are discussing about One Drive, the cloud solution of Microsoft.

This app will give you a 5GB storage space by default if you register with an email ID.  After exceeding the usage space, you have to purchase space from Microsoft.  This app provides automatic backup of selected folders, files or file types.  The app can be configured to backup only on Wifi and only while charging to save data and battery.

Easy Backup & Restore

The easiest data backup tool on android. Easily backup and restore apps, sms, mms, call log, calendar, bookmarks, dictionary and contact found on your Android phone. Create backups to SD Card, Gmail, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or Box account. Create backup manually or schedule automatic backup.

● Backup and Restore to/from
✓ SD Card
✓ Gmail
✓ Dropbox
✓ Google Drive
✓ OneDrive
✓ Box

● Schedule automatic backups or manually create backups
● View backup contents
● Email a backup contents
● Backup apps to SD card, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box
● Backup & restore app’s data (need root)
● Batch restore apps (need root)

Your Sms, Mms, Call log, Calendar, Bookmarks, Dictionary and Contact data are stored in CSV, eml and VCF file format:

Sms, Call log, Calendar, Bookmarks, Dictionary –> CSV file format
Mms –> eml file format
Contact –> VCF file format

Get it from Play Store



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