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dr.fone - Backup & Restore (Android): How To

Now with dr.fone - Backup & Restore (Android), backing up your Android data has never been easier. The program makes it easy to back up your Android data to computer and even selectively restore backed up data to your Android device. Now Let’s see how to back up and restore your Android phone.

Video Guide: How to Backup and Restore Android Devices?

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Part 1. Back up your Android phone

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer

Launch dr.fone on your computer, select Backup & Restore among all the functions.

android data backup and restore

Then connect your Android phone to the computer using a USB cable. Please make sure you have enabled USB debugging mode on the phone. If your Android os version is 4.2.2 or above, there will be a pop up window on the Android phone asking you to allow USB Debugging. Please tap on OK.

connect android phone to computer

Click Backup to start th backup Android phone data.

If you have used this program to back up your device in the past, you can view your past backup by clicking on "View backup history".

Step 2. Select file types to back up

After the Android phone is connected, select the file types you want to backup. By default, dr.fone has checked all the file types for you. Then click on Backup to start the backup process.

select file types to backup

The backup process will take a few minutes. Please don't disconnect your Android phone, don't use the device or delete any data on the phone during the backup process.

android data backup process

After the backup is completed, you can click on View the backup button to see what's in the backup file.

android data backup completed

Part 2. Restore backup to your Android phone

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer

Launch dr.fone on your computer and select Backup & Restore among all the tools. Connect your Android phone to the computer using a USB cable.

android data backup and restore

Step 2. Select the backup file you would like to restore

After you click on Restore button, the program will display all the Android backup files on this computer. Select the backup file you need and click View next to it.

Android device data backup and restore

Step 3. Preview and restore the backup file to Android phone

Here you can preview each file in the backup. Check the files you need and click on Restore to them to your Android phone.

Android device data backup and restore

The whole process only takes a few minutes. Please don't disconnect your Android phone or open any Android phone management software.

Android device data backup and restore