Learn Easy and Quick Ways to Backup Data Such as Applications, Audio, Call Logs, Contacts, Documents, Messages, Notes, Photos, Videos and Other Data from Samsung Galaxy Smartphones to Cloud, Google Account or PC.
Summary: Planning to reset your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone. Searching for a best way to first secure your data, or just want to take precaution to secure important data from being lost or deleted. But you are not able to decide how and what method to choose.
Well in this article in which have discussed the 3 best methods by which you can backup your data from Samsung Galaxy Smartphones to Samsung Cloud, Google Account and PC. One by one you can go through all the methods, then decide what method you should go with.
As per my recommendation its best to create at list two backup of your Samsung Galaxy Smartphones data one backup data to Cloud and another to your PC/ Laptop.
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With help of this Android Backup & Restore, You can:
- Easily backup any Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Data to PC.
- Selective choose what to backup, Android Backup & Restore can backup Applications, Audio, Call Logs, Contacts, Documents, Messages, Notes, Photos, Videos and Other Data from any Samsung Galaxy Smartphone to computer.
- No network connection required to backup and restore data.
- 100% safe and secure as only you have access to your data and easy to use, no technical knowledge necessary.
- Backs up GBs of data in just few clicks, they say job done within 5 minutes.
- When needed you can restore backup data to any Samsung Galaxy Smartphone.
Method 1- Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy Smartphones Data to Google Account
Part 1. Use Google Account to Back up and Restore Apps and Apps data from your Samsung Galaxy Phone
When you back up your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone to Google accounts you can back up Bookmarks, Data, Wi-Fi Password, Settings, Contacts etc.
Step 1. Go to Apps > Settings > Cloud and accounts > Backup and reset. Now turn ‘On’ Back up my data.
Step 2. Click on Backup account and choose the Google account, if you are logged in to multiple account choose the account you want to use for backup and complete backup set up.
Step 3. Now Backup is active, your Apps and apps settings are all backed up. To keep backup in sync you will need active network connection. Keep automatic restore ‘ON’ so that it automatically restore when reinstalling an App.
To Restore Samsung Galaxy Smartphone from Backup, Follow The Steps Given Below:
Open menu and go to Settings > Accounts and backup > Accounts
After you click accounts on next screen you can see your Gmail id, the Google account which you used to back up select it, and next screen tap on ‘Sync account’, on next screen click on three dots on top right corner of your screen and open menu.
You can now see ‘Sync Now’ tab just tap on it and all your backed up data will sync and restore. Refer the image below.
Your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone will be restored to the latest backup.
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Part 2. Use Google account To Back up ‘Photos and Videos’ on Samsung Galaxy Phone Via Google’s App “Photos”
‘Google Photos’ App is the best way to Back up your ‘Photos and Videos’ its automatically backs up your ‘Photos and Videos’ to you Google account which you can access anywhere on any device just have to log in to same google account. Here you get combined storage of 15 GB for an account. Follow the steps given below to know how to use Photos.
Step 1. Open Photos App and log in to ‘Google Photos’ using Gmail id, you can use the id you used in your Galaxy phone or also use any other Gmail id too, moreover if have more than one gmail id you can add them too, if you want to.
Step 2. After you log in check settings, Tap on the three horizontal small lines on top left side on search bar and go to settings.
Step 3. On next screen tap on ‘Backup & Sync’ and toggle it ‘On’ if it’s not ‘On’ refer the image below.
You are all set, now all you ‘Photos and Videos’ from Camera will be Backed up to ‘Photos’.
If you want others folder’s photos and videos on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone also to be backed up to Photos, go to Photos’s Settings > Backup & sync > Back up device folders refer image below.
Here you can see all the folders that can be backed up choose the ones you want to sync with photos, just toggle the switch on in front of the folders. All marked on folders will be back up to photos.
Restore or Download Photos and Videos from Photos
To restore back up photos and media log in to your google account on computer, open photos, just go to photos.
Select the files and click download from the option available on the three dots on top right corner of your screen, or click ‘Shift’ ‘D’ and all selected files will be downloaded to the computer storage.
Note: To use all the above services and to keep Backup in sync active network service is required.
Method 2- Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy Smartphones Data to Samsung Cloud
Samsung provides its users free cloud storage up to 15 GB, you can also get more storage but then you have to pay for that extra storage, you can use Samsung Cloud service to back up all data on Samsung Galaxy Device.
You can back up data such as Gallery (Photos & Videos), Calendar, Contacts, Call History, Messages, Apps, Settings, Documents, Music, Recordings etc.
Part 1- Follow the steps below to know how to backup data to Samsung Cloud from your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone
Step 1- Go to Samsung Galaxy Phone’s Settings > Clouds and accounts > Samsung Cloud. If you are opening cloud for first time you will be prompted to Sign in or Sign Up for new account. So, sign up and create a new account.
Step 2- Once you signed in, on Samsung cloud screen click on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen. Select settings when the menu appears, then tap on ‘Sync and auto backup settings’
Step 3- Go to sync tab select the type of data to back up and to manual backup tap on ‘Sync Now’. To stay in sync for auto backup tap on ‘AUTO BACKUP’ then go to the data you wish to backup and toggle to turn the switch on in front of it.
Part 2- How to restore backed up data from Samsung Cloud
When you need to restore the backed-up data on your Samsung Galaxy Phone, simply go to Settings > Clouds and accounts > Samsung Cloud then scroll down and just tap on ‘Restore’.
If you don’t want all the backup data to restore, you can also select what data you want to restore just select and deselect and restore.
Note: To Back up Data to Samsung Cloud active network connection is needed, you can use your carrier data or WiFi as per your convenience.
You can manage Samsung Cloud data anywhere anytime. You just have to log in to your Samsung account, and you can view and also manage it from other Samsung devices too. On PC you just have to go to http://support.samsungcloud.com and log in to your Samsung account.
Method 3- Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy Smartphones Data to PC Using Samsung’s Android Backup & Restore
Part 1- Steps To Backup Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Data To PC
Step 1- Connect your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone to Computer.
Launch Android Data Backup and Restore software on your computer (PC or Laptop) and select “Backup & Restore” option.
Use a USB cable to connect your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone to your computer. Make sure you have enabled USB debugging on your Android phone. When your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone is detected on your computer you will get a pop up asking you to allow USB Debugging.
If USB debugging is not enabled you will get screen to choose phone’s brand and it will show you how to enable USB debugging in your device. Just click on the brand Samsung and follow the on screen instructions and enable USB debugging.
Now when your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone is connected to your PC, simply click on Backup to start the Android Phone data backup.
In case you have used the software before and backed up the Android data, then you can click on “view backup history” and view past backup.
Step 2 – Choose types of files to Back up
Once your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone gets connected with Computer, choose the types of files you wish to backup, the software is programmed to automatically check all the types of files for you. Now just press on “Backup” to begin the process.
During backup process do not disconnect the Samsung Galaxy Smartphone; don’t use your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone or delete any file while the backup process is progress.
Once the complete backup is done, you can press “view the backup” option to see all the files that have been backed up.
Part 2- Steps To Restore Backed-up Data Back To Your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone
Step 1 – Connect your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone to the Computer.
Launch Android Data Backup and Restore software on your computer (PC or Laptop), then in tools select “Backup and Restore” use a USB cable to connect your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone to the computer.
Step 2 – Choose the backup files to want to restore
Now click on “Restore” the Android Backup & Restore Software will the show all the backed up data and files on your computer, simply now click and select the file you want and press View next to it.
Step 3 – Select and restore the files back to your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone.
Here you can select the files you need, in preview of backup files, just select then press on restore to begin the restore process.
The restore process just takes few minutes to complete, please make sure while the restore process is on you do not disconnect your phone from computer or use it for any other purpose.
Note: To backup Samsung Galaxy Smartphone data to PC with help of Android Backup & Restore no active network service is required, means can backup & restore without internet.
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Now you have checked the various methods to backup your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone. So, go with the one that seems easy method for you. As i recommended earlier at list, create two separate backup of your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Data. Use Android Backup & Restore tool to backup your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone data to the computer.
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