How to backup all data on my Android

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How to backup all data on my Android
How to backup all data on my Android

How to backup all data on my Android.

 Smartphones also tend to fail which means there are high chances that you might lose all your copious data which holds very sentimental value to you. Therefore it is always recommended to backup. For this purpose, there are many effective tools available to avoid such scenarios.

So to backup Android below, I have mentioned several ways you can choose from.

Backup Your Android Phone Using Google

Android phones have the advantage of backing up all the data with a google account. (Google Drive to be precise). There are two ways to go about it; do a manual backup or turn on automatic backups.

Things that get backed up when you perform an automatic/manual backup using Google include;

  • Contacts
  • SMS & MMS
  • Passwords
  • Apps and app data (only supported for select apps – could vary)
  • Settings
  • Call logs

Follow these steps to backup to your google account.

Automatic Backup of Your Android Phone

  • Open the Settings application.
  • Select the System option.
  • Open the Backup menu.
  • If you can’t find this option, use the search function and look for backup.
  • Activate the option Backup by Google One — this option replaced the previous “Back up to Google Drive” option.
  • [For phones with more than one account] Select the desired Google account.
  • Once this is done, the phone will periodically make a backup of the listed items above, and you will be able to recover them when you either reset your phone or buy a new phone.

Manually Backup Your Android Phone

A manual backup also ensures that new contents (SMS, for example) since an automatic backup happened (say overnight) are also included.

  • Simply tap on the Backup now option from within the “Backup” settings and the phone will create a fresh manual backup.
  • Once complete, you can quickly proceed to restore this data to a new phone or a reset phone.

Backup photos on your Android phone using Google

Smartphones today take great photos and have effectively replaced point-and-shoot cameras. Thankfully, Google lets you safely and automatically backup your photos to Google Photos. Here’s how you can ensure all your photos are safely backed up online so that you won’t lose them ever.

In case your phone doesn’t have Google Photos preinstalled, you can download it from the Play Store. Once it is installed, sign in to your preferred Google account and follow the steps below.

  • Open Google Photos.
  • Click the profile picture at the top right corner to access the settings menu.
  • Tap on Turn on backup.
  • Select the quality setting.
  • Tap on Confirm.
  • By default, Google selects the ‘Camera’ folder on your smartphone to be backed up via Google Photos. You can, however, manually select the folders that you want to be backed up by selecting them:
  • Click the profile picture at the top right corner to access the settings menu.
  • Tap on Account storage.
  • Select the Backup device folders option.
  • Activate backup for the desired folders.
  • Once you do this, all existing and new photos added to this folder will also be automatically backed up.

Well, there are other methods too, but I don’t want to confuse you therefore it is better to go for easy and useful methods. These are the easiest to do and will suffice for most people with Android phones.

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