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3 Ways to Backup and Restore Android Phone Effortlessly


Jun 03, 2024 • Filed to: Backup & Restore Data • Proven solutions

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 with One Click

Dr.Fone - Phone Backup (Android) is such an awesome tool for both backup as well as restore that you can rely on it completely as per your need. It has a versatile backup feature that can backup most of the things of your Android device. Not only those, the backup tool can also recover data of your Android phone or tablet PC if you lose them unintentionally. The process of backing up and restoration is quite fast enough and the feature to select files separately can narrow down a big moment while you need only some specific portions of your data.

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  • Selectively backup Android data to computer with one click.
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  • Supports 8000+ Android devices.
  • There is no data lost during backup, export or restore.
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Simple Steps to backup Android phone

Step 1: Launch Dr.Fone from your PC, connect your Android phone to this PC, and select "Phone Backup" from the function list.

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Step 2: Enable USB debugging mode on your Android. Then click on "Backup" to begin the simple backup operations.

Note: You may have used this tool to previously back up Android data. If so, you can hit on "View backup history" to see the things backed up before.

USB debugging to backup and restore android

Step 3: In the new interface, select the file types you want, and click on "Backup" and the computer will begin its backup work.

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The backup process may take a while (depending on your data volume). Just keep your Android phone connected and do not operate on the phone during the backup process.

process of android backup and restore

Restore Android from PC backup

Step 1: Click "Restore" to restore what you want to device from backup files.

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Step 2: You can select the backup files from the list, and click "View" on a record manually.

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Step 3: You can restore contacts, SMS, videos, photos and more from backup on PC to Android or other devices. By default, all data that can be restored to device are ticked. Click "Restore to Device" to get the contents back to your Android device.

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Method 2. Backup and Restore Android SD Card Manually

As you know, Android phone can be mounted as an external hard driveon 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 Android SD card to computer. However, some content, like apps, will be damaged when you restore.

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Method 3. Android Backup and Restore 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 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.

Alice MJ

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