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Backing up your Android Device

 

Backing up your device is of the utmost importance. If you lose or damage your device without backing it up, there may be no way to recover your contacts, important info, and pictures. Let's talk about backing up your Android device.

 

Here are a few important reasons why you should regularly backup your device:

  • The latest version is available for recovery/syncing.
  • Data doesn’t need to be saved on your handset only (added benefit of downloading this information to another device if you so choose).
  • You have a sense of security knowing you can retrieve your data at any time in the event of a problem.

 

Here are a few ways to back up your device:

 

Via USB cable connected to your computer

  • Connect your Android to your computer using a compatible USB cable.
  • From your device hit the Menu key and select USB connection.
  • You will be prompted to a USB mass storage, select OK.
  • On your computer, you will see a removable disk. Create a new folder and then drag and drop the files you want to copy to this new folder. I suggest you name the file with the model of your phone and the date.

 

Cloud apps

Cloud apps are applications that work through the “cloud,” a bank of hosted memory servers accessible through an internet connection, and they provide an excellent resource for backing up your device and/or storing your files.  Here are a few examples of some popular cloud apps:

  • Box
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox

 

Natively on your Android device through the device account settings

  • Download the cloud app to your computer or mobile phone.
  • Navigate to Settings on your device.
  • Select your Google account.
  • Check all the data you wish to backup.
  • Click on “More” then on “Sync Now”.

This will backup the selected data to your Google account via the Google servers.  Remember you can set up your device to perform a backup periodically.  Better safe than sorry!

 

If you have any questions about backing up your device or anything else, you can ask the community, or reach out to us over at our Twitter or Facebook accounts and we'll be there to help!

 

 

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