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    How to backup Samsung Galaxy A51

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    Alejandra Rangel
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    I don't frequently backup my Samsung Galaxy A51, but when I do, Samsung changed the program for it. It happened to me with Kies (I never know which version I should download) and now with Smart Switch, the latest Samsung app to accomplish this task, for now.


    Samsung Smart Switch is a Samsung application that has been with us for some time and does double duty: transfer data from your old mobile to your new Samsung and do a backup of your Samsung. For the first purpose it is available on Google Play, for backups, it has a version for Windows and Mac. In this article we will focus on how to backup Samsung Galaxy A51.



    How to Backup Samsung Galaxy A51 with Smart Switch

    Download and install Smart Switch on your PC, connect the mobile phone to the PC via the cable and start backing files, photos, music, videos from your Samsung Galaxy A51 to the PC. You don't need to do anything else, as Smart Switch already includes device drivers and Windows (or Mac) should recognize it after a couple of seconds.

    Hopefully, Smart Switch will recognize the Samsung Galaxy A51 and he'll show you his name in a big way. If you want to know more about it, tap on it to expand the information. Here you will see the model name, Android version and storage space available and in which one you use.


    Hit the Backup button and go get a coffee while the process goes on. However, I recommend, at least the first time, to take a look at the menu of preferences.


    The first option tab allows you to choose where to save the backup of your Samsung Galaxy A51. The default location is fine, although you may be interested in finding a less hidden folder. Also note that backups can take up a lot of space, so choose a drive with enough free space.


    The second tab will seem more interesting to you. Here you can choose which items to back up. Here you have to take into account that the more items you choose, the longer it takes to backup.


    Press the Backup button and wait for the process to complete. Samsung Smart Switch appears to be faster than Kies in this regard, but a well-packaged mobile phone can take more than half an hour (more or less) to complete a backup, so be patient.

    We have just seen how to backup your Samsung Galaxy A51. Restoring a backup with Smart Switch it's as easy as creating it. Just hit the Reset button and confirm the action. Smart Switch does the rest.

    How to Backup Samsung Galaxy A51 on the cloud

    In the settings menu on the Samsung Galaxy A51 you will find the backup and restore settings. You can add an account where you can back up your apps, data and passwords. This is usually your Google account, but Samsung also offers its own backup services.


    It is also advisable to sign in to your favorite apps with an account that can be used to store your data, in case you lose your phone or need to reinstall the apps. Many applications offer options of cloud backup and that you can use to schedule backups on a regular basis as well.


    In the menu Cloud and accounts in the settings, you will also find Samsung Cloud. Most Galaxy devices come with a 15GB or higher plan.

    Here you will be able to backup data of various Samsung apps, such as your gallery app, Samsung Notes and keyboard data. This is particularly useful when you decide to change your number.


    You can also use cloud storage for Automatically save various files to your computer, like the awesome Google Photos app. Automatically upload your photos to the cloud. You can also link certain folders to a cloud service like Drive.

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