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Want to backup your Android phone before restoring it to factory settings or rooting it? Get used to doing a regular Android backup in case that you may delete or lose data accidentally? Thankfully, there are many ways come for your help. In this article, I would like to show you 3 ways to to do a backup for Android effortlessly.

Method 1. Backup and Restore Android SD Card Manually


As you know, Android phone can be mounted as an external hard drive on Windows computer. The SD card of your Android phone is easily accessible. Based on this, you can easily backup and restore music, video, photos and document files on Android to computer via copy-paste. Now walk through the easy steps below:


Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your Android to computer.

Step 2. Once computer detects and recognizes your Android phone, your Android phone will be mounted as an external hard drive.

Note: For Mac users, you need to install Android File Transfer on Mac and then connect your Android phone to Mac.

Step 3. Go to find your Android phone on the computer and open it.

Step 4. As you see, all folders and files saved on SD card are shown. Open these folders named Music, Photos, DCIM, Videos, etc. and copy your wanted files and backup them to computer.

Note: You can also backup everything on SD card to computer. However, some content, like apps, will be damaged when you restore.

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Method 2. Backup and Restore Android in 1 Click with a Tool


In this part, I recommend you a one-stop Android backup tool for you. It's Wondershare MobileGo for Android. Below are its introduction and easy steps to backup. If it's not your ideal backup tool, you can read best 5 Android backup software and best 5 Android backup apps.


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MobileGo for Android






Best backup software for Android to backup Android without root!

Backup all apps, app data, contacts, SMS, photos, music, videos as well as call logs at a time.
Backup selected contacts, SMS, apps, music, videos, photos and documents to the computer.
Extract the backup file and restore to any supported Android phone.
Work well with Samsung, Sony, Google, HTC, Motorola, LG, HUAWEI, ZTE, etc.
Safely backup without any quality loss.

Note: The Mac version doesn't allow to back up and restore app data and media for the time being.

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Step 1. Connect Your Android to PC

First of all, take out an Android USB cable to connect your Android phone to computer. Launch the backup software for Android on computer. Your Android phone will be instantly detected, and then shows up in the primary window.

The Windows version empowers you to backup Android phone via WiFi. You just need to install Wondershare MobileGo APK file on your Android phone manually. For USB conneciton, the app will be installed automatically.

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Step 2. Do Android Full Backup in 1 Click

In the primary window, click One-Click Backup. In the pop-up backup window, preview the data you wnant to backup. This software allows you backup messages, calendars, video, music, photos, call logs, apps. Besides, it even lets you backup Android app data without root.

Just choose your wanted data and click Back Up. Make sure not to disconnect your Android phone in the backup process. One day, when your data get loss, you can go to Toolkit > Restore to restore these data to your Android phone.

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Step 3. Backup Data on Android Selectively

Besides all-in-one backup, this Android backup to PC software also lets you backup data selectively. In the left column, you can see many data categories. including Apps, Music, Videos, Photos, Contacts, SMS and Files. Click any of them and select your wanted files and backup to your computer.

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Method 3. Android Backup and Restoring with a Google Account


As the subtitle suggests, this part focuses on telling you how to backup Android phone to cloud. Then, even if your Android phone is stolen or broken, you can easily get the data back. To backup Android phone to cloud, first of all, you probably draw support from Google. Besides Google, there're some apps to make cloud backup for Android.

Many Android phones give you the power to directly backup contacts, calendars, WiFi password and more to your Google account. Whenever you want, you can get them back with ease.

Backup Android Calendar and Contacts

On your Android phone, tap Settings > Accounts and sync. Sign into your Google account. Tick Sync contacts. If you also want to backup Android calendars, you can tick Sync Calendars.

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Backup Android Settings

Go to Settings and then find Backup and reset. Then, tick Back up my data. By doing this, you're able to backup app data, WiFi password and other settings to Google server.

Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

RB
No, I trusted MobileGo :(
RB
No, I trusted MobileGo :(
Thomas Jones
Sorry for that. Did you back up your calendars on your Samsung with other software? If yes, you can restore your Calendars with that software.
RB
I reinstalled my Samsung and then restored my data with MobileGo. The restore whiped my calendar empty and my phone synced with Google Calendar and cleaned it out, because all entries was now gone.
Thomas Jones
Did you have synced calendar to your Gmail? If yes, you can get your calendars back from Gmail account.
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After a recovery my calendar is EMPTY!!! :( Can't restore it and years of entries is gone!!! All calendars are open in S Calendar in Samsung Galaxy S4.
Thomas Jones
Adam, you can use this desktop MobileGo for Android to restore contacts, SMS, video, photos, music, apps, call logs, calendars and playlists info as long as you backed them up with MobileGo for Android before. As for calendars, you can sync them to your Google account. When you restore your S4, you can get them back from Google account. Besides, yes, of course, you need to install MobileGo app on your Galaxy S4.( it will be automatically installed when you run the desktop MobileGo for Android and your S4 is connected via USB cable.
Adam
Good morning, If I do a factory reset on my Samsung Galaxy S4 will I then be able to restore my full backup using Wondershare MobileGo Android? Do I need to install the app first on my Galaxy S4 after I've completed the factory reset or is that irrelevant? Thank you for you help in this matter as I'm a little apprehensive to wiping out my phone completely without knowing everything I need to know in order to restore it.
Thomas Jones
On the left column, click Contacts(not a category under Contacts), all contacts on your phone and mail will be shown there.
Joao Marques
Hello I ttried this app and i successfully exported to backup and restored from PC to android device, except for contacts. Any help please (it just shows mail contacts, not any mobile numbers).
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