How to Backup Android in 5 Easy Steps

Having a smartphone that is lost, broke or stolen is a common occurrence. Here we go over five easy ways to backup Android to keep your data and photos safe, or to prevent the headache of such a disaster.

These days smartphones are just as important, or in some cases, more important than our home computers. Consumers have their phone with them 24/7, and they’re filled with important emails, contacts and calendar schedules, not to mention loads of pictures and video. By default Android doesn’t have a full backup solution, but Google does a rather excellent job with most of the important stuff.

Below we’ll go over 5 quick and rather easy steps you can take to be better protected from data loss when it comes to your mobile devices. Everything from contacts and system settings, to photos or video and even SMS backup.

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Everything that is valuable on your smartphone can be backed up with a few quick and easy steps, ones which will ensure a pretty smooth transition to a new device. There are a few all-in-one solutions we’ll go over, but for the most part a few settings and early measures will have you completely protected.

GOOGLE SYNC

For starters, 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. This is one of the most powerful tools for the important stuff, but we’ll go over SMS, photos, and more below.

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How to Back up Text messages on your Android Phone

Text Messages It helps a lot if you use an Android phone, where your only hard part is deciding which app you want to use for the job. And on that operating system, one of the most popular choices is the free SMS Backup+. Once you connect the app to your Gmail account, it automatically backs up your texts and multimedia messages to Gmail (or any other e-mail service that supports IMAP synchronization), where you’ll find them under an “SMS” label.

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