Wednesday, 31 August 2016

HOW TO EASILY BACKUP YOUR ANDROID PHONES | TABLETS | DEVICES

How To Easily Backup Your Android Phones | Tablets | Devices
How To Easily Backup Your Android Phones | Tablets | Devices

Nowadays, phones are getting more better at automatically backing up data as we know, but unfortunately there is always that high possibility that you will lose your phone/tablet or drop it in water and easily lose everything. The interesting thing is that, there are plenty of ways to back up that data, ensuring that even if something wrong does happen to your phone, you will not lose all those embarrassing photos of your loved ones you were going to show at their later birthday.
However, it may be through Google, a third-party app, or your personal computer, here is a post on how you can properly back up all your phone/tablet data.




[ 1. ] Backing Up With Google
The backing up most of your data is actually pretty easy with Google, and it has gotten far easier over the past few years as the case may be. However, there is not yet a one-stop backup method for Android phones/tablet through Google, but there are several ways to easily back up different types of data. kindly keep in mind that these options do not cover things like SMS, though I do have a fresh complete post to help you out with that, kindly drop a comment if you want. Here is how to easily back up your data with Google.
Photos and videos
How To Easily Backup Your Android Phones / Tablets / Devices
Google Photo

If you are not already using Google Photos, you should be as fast as possible. google Photo automatically backs up every photo and video you take to the cloud, so you will never have to manually back up your media ever again, Wao!!! sound interesting right? If the Photos app is not already on your android phone/tablet or device, you can download it here. Once you get it installed, you will need to make sure Photos app is set to automatically back up your files. Here is how to go about the settings:-

Steps To Set Photos App To Automatic Backup Of Files
>>> Open the Google Photos app
>>> In the menu, head to Settings
>>> Tap ‘Back up & sync’
>>> Make sure the switch is turned on

The good thing about Google Photos is that, you can upload as many files as you like all for free. Photos and videos will have a maximum upload quality of 1080p for the free storage option as we have it, which should be in fact good enough for most people. If you like to keep the original quality of your photos, you can as well, but it will count against your Google Drive storage as the case may be. Here is how to check your Google Photos upload quality:
Steps To Check Your Google Photos Upload Quality
>>> Open the Google Photos app
>>> In the menu, head to "Settings"
>>> Click 'Back up & sync'
>>> Click 'Upload size'
>>> Choose the option you like

Here are more few ways you can back up the other files on your android phone/tablet or devices:

[ 2. ] Backing Up Other files
How To Easily Backup Your Android Phones / Tablets / Devices
Google Drive
 As we all know, Google Drive easily lets you store your other files in the cloud, which basically means they will be accessible from any connected device from any location. To manually upload folders and files, follow these instructions:

Steps To Manually Upload Folders and Files To Google Drive
>>> Download the Google Drive app, if you don’t have it already installed in your android device.
>>> In the app, press on the ‘+’ button
>>> Press ‘Upload’
>>> Select the file(s) you'd like to back up. That's it!

[ 3. ] Back Settings and apps
To easily back up your android phone/tablet and devices settings and apps, you will want to use Android Backup Service. The Android Backup Service essentially backs up the apps you use and the settings that you have selected in most Google apps, making it in fact very easy to restore those settings on a new phone of yours. Kindly follow the instructions below to activate it:
Steps To Activate Android Backup Service
>>> Open your smartphone's Settings app
>>> Tap on ‘Backup & reset’
>>> Press ‘Backup account,’ and add your account, if it’s not there already. And that’s it! 
Your device should be pretty much all backed up now. Unless, of course, you want to use a third party service instead of Google’s own.

Unrooted phone
As we all know, there are a ton of great apps out there in the public for backing up your data, and one of the easiest to use is the CM Backup. The CM Backup is absolutely free of charge, it is well-designed, and backs up all the data that is not so easy to be backed up. However, it won't back up things like files or music, but it will properly take care of things like your call logs, your text messages, your browser bookmarks and many more. Also  you will get 5gb free of cloud storage space for using the CM Backup, and you can pay for more if you need it as the case may be. Here's how to back up your data with CM Backup:
Steps To Back Up Your Data With CM Backup
>>> Download CM Backup
>>> Login or create an account
>>> Add things you want backed up by pressing the ‘Add’ button
>>> Click ‘Backup’. and that’s all.

Rooted phones

Well, while most people will not need to root their android phones to backup what they need to, rooting your android phone/tablet or device can help you back up a few more things. By rooting your phone, just about everything on your phone can be restored, including things like app settings, system data, and even Wi-Fi passwords. However, one of the most used apps for backing up a rooted phone is Titanium Backup. Titanium Backup certainly looks a little outdated, but it is a very powerful app indeed. Here is how to back up your files using Titanium Backup:
Steps To Back Up Your Files Using Titanium Backup
>>> Download and open the app
>>> Tap the menu button in the top-right corner and select ‘batch actions’
>>> Select everything you want to back up
>>> If this is the first time you’re backing up your device, you’ll at least want to select ‘backup all >>> user apps’ and ‘backup all system data’

How To Easily Backup Your Android Phones / Tablets / Devices
Computer Backup

Backing up to your computer
Well, Instead of backing up your device to the cloud or to the phone itself as we previously had it, you might want to back up all your files to your computer for easy access later on with ease. Well, this is pretty easy to also do, and the process is pretty much the same whether your machine is running a Mac or Windows. Mac users will need to download and install the Android File Transfer app, though. Here's how to back up your Android device to a computer:

Steps To Back Up Your Android Device To A Computer
>>> Plug your phone into your computer with your USB cable
>>> On Windows, go to ‘My Computer’ and open the phone’s storage
>>> On Mac, open Android File Transfer
>>> Drag the files you want to backup to a folder on your computer, And that's it!

If you have a better way(s) to back up your phone, let us know in the comments section below.

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