Friday, 11 October 2013

How to Back Up an Android Device?


Information you keep on your Android is important. But, what will happen if your Android gets stolen? Resultantly, you lose all your photos, text messages, contacts, and other valuable data which is very precious for you. Now what?? To avoid such situation, always keep more than one copy of your data.


Firstly, make the copy of your SD card on your computer. For this, follow the below steps:
1.Connect your Android device to your computer using USB cable.
2.Pull down the main menu on your Android and select “USB” selection.
3.Next page contains the option of USB Mass Storage. Select it and hit “OK.”
4.Now, you will find a new drive or removable disk appear on your computer for the SD card. Open it and copy all the files in the computer to a specific location. Also, name it for future identification.
Secondly, go for the second copy which has two options, 1. Use an app, 2. Take a DIY method.

Use a Backup App


1.Helium Premium is the good app for both root and non-root users. It keeps your data updated by scheduling backups of all your Android data. It takes complete backup of storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box. 


2.G Cloud Backup allows you to back up more than one device to a single account. For more space, you can go for referrals and other activity like tweeting about the service or paying some extra bucks.


3. MyBackup Pro is perfect for both rooted and unrooted phones. For root users, Titanium Backup Pro Key and a second app, called simply Titanium Backup are available. Install the free app first, and then buy the Pro app, which acts like a key to unlock the advanced features.

Backup Piece-by-Piece (mostly free)

For those interested in DIY solutions:

Apps, Contacts, Email, Calendar, and Settings (using Google as the backup source)

1.Go to Settings > Privacy.
2.Tick two boxes: Back up my settings and Automatic restore.
3.Go to Settings > Account & sync.
4.Select Google.
5.Tick the boxes: Sync Contacts, Sync Gmail, Sync Calendar.


Photos using Google+ Instant Upload for Android 2.2. and later
1.Install the Google+ app.
2.Log in using Google account and enable Instant Upload. In case, you already have Google+ app installed then enable Instant Upload through the Settings menu.
3.Coming back to the Android’s home screen, go to Settings > Accounts & sync. Choose the account you want and check the box for Sync instant upload. 

Photos using manual backup to a computer

1.Plug your Android device into your computer using the USB cord.
2.Putting your Android into disc drive mode, open the drive. The phone will appear as a connected device on your computer.
3.Open the device, and look for the folder called DCIM containing your photos and videos.
4.Select the files, and drag them to copy them to your computer.

Photos using a third-party file-syncing app and service

1.You can download a third-party app that lets you upload photos to a hosting service. It might include Dropbox and SugarSync.
2.Go to the app settings; turn on the Instant Upload feature which ensures that photos you snap are automatically uploaded to your Dropbox or SugarSync account.
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