Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Android Tips: How to Back up Your Android Devices Data Freely and Safely

How important is the data in your Android devices for your daily life or working? You may not have the habit of backing up data. However, your important data like photos, videos, apps and contacts could be lost since others and you might delete them accidently or your Android devices were lost unfortunately. In addition, it is better and safer to back up data before updating OS! So it is worthy and necessary to know some methods to make a backup of your data in Android devices. Here we simply share with you some free and safe ways to back up data locally and online, even with back-up apps.  

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Back up locally and traditionally

The most simple and traditional method of Backing up data should be to save your photos, music and other SD card data into your computer or other mobile hard disks. Just connect your Android device to your computer and access your device’s memory and SD card, then copy all data over to a folder on your computer!

Back up online with Google account

If you save your data online with Google account, you can access to contacts, system settings, apps, calendar and email data whenever and wherever, even with a new Android Phone! Go to Settings > Privacy, and check the boxes for "Back up my settings" and "Automatic restore", then the last thing is to specify your Google account where you desire to back up data. Simply go to Settings > Accounts and sync, open your Google account, and check all available options. With these settings in place, your contacts, system settings, apps, calendar, and e-mail will be restored on the Google account!

By the way, as for photos and videos, you can upload automatically with Google’s Instant Upload service. The data uploaded is invisible by others and you can easily share online! What you should do is to sign in, go to Menu > Settings to enable Instant Upload service!


Backing up with apps

Backup of photos. With the help of some free picture apps such as Flickr Companion and Picasa Tool, you are allowed to upload and save photos from your Android devices to your account on their websites!

Backup of text messages. SMS Backup+ is a popular and free app helps you automatically back up SMS, MMS and call log entries using a separate label in Gmail / Google Calendar.

Backup of all kinds of data. If you want to make such backup for all data like your Apps, Photos, Music, Videos, Contacts, Call log, Browser Bookmarks, SMS (text messages), MMS (message attachments), Calendar, System Settings, Dictionary, Music Playlists and more, it is recommended to use professional backup tools. MyBackup is such kind of app with free and $4 paid version. With this app, you can select certain apps or all apps to back up and make a backup on the schedule. All data could be easily saved as a ZIP file on your SD card or on their online server.

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