Many people consider their smartphones to be more important than office computers or even personal laptops. This is because the smartphone is a 24/7 companion and carries the most important data from videos to photos. Smartphones are more than simple communication devices. Some of them have larger storage capacity than your laptop and hold thousands of your photos, favorite music, important documents, projects, and useful applications.
With all the data in the smartphone, have you ever contemplated what would happen if the phone got lost or irreparably damaged? Remember that data can also be lost when you change phones. The best way to prepare for such an occurrence is backing up your data. This post is a demonstration of how to backup data on your Android Smartphone or tablet.
How to Backup Android
- Use Google backup and restore
For people who are new to Android, Google has done most of the ground work when it comes to backing data. Your data including photos, music, calendar, app data, contacts, and others settings on your smartphone can be synced to Google’s servers in seconds. On your smartphone, go to Settings> Accounts> Choose Google Account> and check all the items to sync. Though Backup & reset is the default on all Android devices, make sure to check again on the Settings> Backup & reset. This ensures that everything on your device is saved.
- Photo backup
To back up your photos, there are various ways to use, and you can select the one you find easy and fun. One of the best is the Google Photo App that stores all photos in their full resolution to about 1000 GB. However, if the photos have lower resolution, the storage capacity is unlimited which is what many people want.
When you backup the photos, they will be easily accessible not just from your smartphone, but any device including the desktop, tablets, and laptop. Unlike other saving options that only offer 5-10GB, Google has a whopping 1TB and arranges them appropriately so that you can search and get them easily even in the next couple of years.
- Using manual backup
Though this is a manual option, it is equally effective. Check space occupied by the content you want to backup and ensure the computer’s hard drive can accommodate it. Then, connect the Android Phone with a USB cable or blue tooth and copy paste all the content. If you are using Mac, ensure to download an Android File Transfer Tool. Unlike the Google backup, this method puts you in full control and you need to safeguard the backup using the right antivirus.
- Backing texts and call logs
If you change phone or lose it, there is a risk of losing texts and call logs. Though many people would rather backup contacts as opposed to calling logs, there are those who still want to keep messages of romance, precious animations, pictures, and even funny notes. To back up these, use appropriate apps such as SMS Backup & Restore that will copy and backup entire call log and all texts to the cloud. You can either do it manually or set the app to backup after some time.