How to Backup Android?
Android phones have attained popularity because other than fulfilling communication needs, these devices pave easy ways for accomplishing entertainment and business goals. Therefore, backing up data is important to perform your daily activities safely and smoothly.
There are a few ways to backup your Android data.
- Deploying an app for backups on non-rooted phone
- Google backup
- Deploying an app on rooted phone
- PC backup where there is usage of dummies sections
- Helium backup
Using Google Backup
Google can offer you every possible help for keeping your data and applications safe. When you open up your phone settings, you would find “Backup & Reset” section. This section offers you options for creating backup of your data including app data, preferences, Wi-Fi passwords, etc.
App Backup For Rooted Phones
If your Android phone has undergone rooting, then there is no better solution than Titanium Backup. Titanium Backup allows you to back up anything on your Android phone. You can restore the complete backup at your convenient time. You can conduct scheduled backups as well with Titanium Backup. Therefore, you can experience the regular snapshots of your Android contents.
The best part of Titanium Backup is that you can perform back up without closing the applications that are in use. The applications can be saved in flashable zip forms. Titanium Backup allows you to transfer files between your phone and SD card with ease.
Steps For Backing Up Android Data with Titanium Backup
Step 1 – Download Titanium Backup on your Android phone. Download Titanium backup from Google play Download link.
Step 2 – Run the app and allow it gain root privileges. After you have opened the app, you have to go through the disclaimer section.
Step 3 – Activate the USB debugging mode on your phone. You have to ensure that you have installed the right drivers for your phone on the PC. Now, you can set up the USB debugging mode on your phone through the “Developer” option.
If you are unable to locate the “Developer” option, you have to activate it first. Open the “settings” tab of your phone. Scroll down and you would come across About Phone. Provide tap on the build number seven times and you would the Developer option appeared at the bottom of the settings menu. Tap on the Developer option till you find USB debugging. Then enable the USB debugging mode.
Step 4 – When you open Titanium Backup, you would find three tabs. The first tab is the Overview tab that provides information of your phone. The second tab is the Backup/Restore tab where backing up and restoration of data take place. The third tab allows you to schedule regular backups.
Step 5 – Open the Backup and Restore tab. Here, you can go through the list of your device’s contents along with the icons which indicate whether you have backed up the data. If smiley faces appear, then you can stay assured that the back up has been done successfully. Triangular warning signs show that backup operation has failed.
Step 6 – If you wish to create a backup of your apps or system data, provide tap on the little document that has check mark. After tapping, you would be directed to the batch actions list.
Step 7 – Tap on Run next for the action you want to accomplish. If you wish to back up the applications, click on Run next for backing up all the user apps. If you wish to back up your system data, click on Run next to Backup all system data.
Step 8 – Titanium would start the backup process. The process would take some time for completion. Once the backup task is complete, the backup data would be saved along with the date. You can also create update.zip file to be flashed through recovery.
Step 9 – In order to restore the backup data, you have to go to Batch Actions and perform the scroll down task. You can view the actions you have completed previously, in Restore settings. Click on Run next to the actions that you wish to restore. You would have the option for restoring everything you have backed up.
App Backup For Non Rooted Phones
You can find many backup solutions at Play Store. Some solutions are meant for fulfilling specific tasks like creating backup of text messages, etc.
Easy Backup & Restore is an app which you can download free of cost. The app allows you to back up all your text messages, contacts, call logs, bookmarks and calendars.
How To Use Easy Backup & Restore App for Backing Up Android Data?
Step 1 – Download Easy Backup & Restore app from a reliable source on your Android phone. For download use Google play Download link.
Step 2 – When you open the app, you would be asked whether you wish to create backup. Click on “Yes” option.
Step 3 – After clicking the “Yes” option, you would see check boxes against icons like MMS, SMS, calendar, call logs, dictionary, contacts and bookmarks. Select the items that you wish to back up and click on OK.
Step 4 – After you have pressed OK, you would be asked to choose a save location. Select the save location and provide tap on it.
Step 5 – If you chosen SD card, you have to confirm the directory. If you have selected a cloud service, then you need to sign in.
Step 6 – After choosing the save location, you would be asked to provide a file name to the backup data. If you use multiple devices, you can modify the file name by including the device model.
Step 7 – When the backup operation starts, a progress page would pop up where you can see the status of the data which is undergoing back up. When the backup operation is complete, a new window would appear with a summary of data that are backed up.
Step 8 – If you are using a rooted phone, you can back up your data with Easy Backup & Restore app. You can click on the “Apps Tools” option and create the backup of APKs. Check the boxes next to the application that wish to save and click on the “Backup” button.
These are some of the best ways of backing up your Android phone. Creating a backup relieves you from stress incase your phone goes out of order.