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.
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.
In this part, I recommend you a one-stop Android backup tool for you. It's Wondershare MobileGo. 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.
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.
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 connection, the app will be installed automatically.
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 want 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.
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.
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.
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.