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    Our smartphones seem to be more reliable than ever and technically there's no reason to be paranoid with our data, but it's always a good thing to back up your Samsung phone. Every so often, a software update or a flash of the ROM goes wrong, throwing us into the limbo of fear


    So, to be on the safe side, it's best to back up our devices regularly, so that we always have something to fall back on in times of trouble. If you are the owner of a Samsung smartphone, there are tons of options for backing up your device. In this article, find a complete guide on how to backup Samsung.



    How to Backup Samsung Using Computer - Samsung Smart Switch

    Samsung has a small and handy PC suite that makes the process backup and restore child's play. To get started, of course you will need to download and install the application. If you are using Windows, you can download Smart Switch from here. The installation is pretty standard, but the software will take a couple of minutes to configure the USB drivers.

    After all this is fixed, a light blue screen will be shown, asking you to connect your device. After connecting the device, the welcome screen will offer you the option to backup, restore and sync.


    Choose Samsung Backup and follow these steps to create a proper backup of your device.

    1. Connect the Galaxy smartphone via USB cable.
    2. Allow permissions.
    3. click on Other in the upper right corner of the Smart Switch application.
    4. Select Preferences.
    5. Go to the tab Backup items.
    6. Select the items you want to include in the backup.
    7. to press OK per confermare I modified it.
    8. click on Backup when you are redirected to the first screen.

    Here's how to restore the backup file:



    1. Connect device.
    2. click on Reset.
    3. Go to Select your backup data, located in the lower left corner of your Smart Switch app.
    4. For the source of the backup file, you will find it below Samsung device data.
    5. After choosing, you will have the option to select the files you want to restore from the entire backup file.
    6. Confirm your selection by clicking OK.
    7. Once redirected to the main screen, click Reset now.

    How to backup Samsung via ADB

    Android has a built-in feature to help you backup and restore without the help of other external applications. However, for this to work, you will need the Android SDK tools. And for that, you will need to download Android Studio. You can find the download link here.


    During the download, you will need to enable USB debugging on your smartphone. Here's how to enable USB debugging and prepare your smartphone for the procedure:

    1. Vai everyone Settings of your device
    2. Find and tap Phone information.
    3. apri Software information.
    4. Locate the build number and touch it seven times until you see "Developer mode has been enabled / You are now a developer".
    5. Back to Settings.
    6. Below you will find the developer options.
    7. Log in and locate the USB debugging.
    8. Tap and when prompted to consent it debug USBselect OK.
    9. Connect your smartphone to the PC using a USB cable.

    Now, go back to your computer.



    1. Install Android Studio.
    2. Run the application and install the SDK tools.
    3. Run Command Prompt and go to UsersUsername(your account name)AppDataLocalAndroidsdkplatform-tools
    4. Type adb backup -all and press Enter to back up your system and app data.
    5. When prompted on your mobile screen, tap Back up my data.
    6. The backup file will be saved as backup.ab in AppDataLocalAndroidsdkplatform-tools

    To restore the backup, here are the steps you need to follow:


    1. Run CMD and go to UsersUsername(your account name)AppDataLocalAndroidsdkplatform-tools
    2. Type adb restore backup.ab I awarded sending .
    3. When prompted on your device, tap Restore my data.
    4. Wait for completion.

    How to Backup to Samsung Cloud

    To start using Samsung Cloud on your Samsung Galaxy device:

    1. Open the Settings phone and go up Cloud and accounts > Samsung Cloud. You may be prompted to log in using your Samsung account or sign up for a new account.
    2. Touch the three points in the upper right corner and select Settings from the menu that appears, then tap Synchronize and automatic backup settings. Touch Sync and backup while roaming to allow synchronization over a cellular network. Leave this option disabled to keep mobile data and allow syncing over Wi-Fi only.
    3. In the card Synchronize, scroll down and slide the switch to On for each type of data you want to stay in sync. Touch Syncronizza prays to manually synchronize the selected data.
    4. Toccata Automatic backup, then scroll down and slide the switch to Active for each type of data you want to back up, such as CalendarContact Us o Gallery.
    5. Go back to the Samsung Cloud main menu and tap your name at the top to see details on how much storage is available and how much you are using. To manually back up your data, scroll down and tap Backup this phone. On some devices, you can select network options for photo syncing by tapping Gallery.

    How to restore data on your Samsung Galaxy device

    To restore some or all of your data and settings from your Galaxy device, open Samsung Cloud and scroll down to select Restore data. Choose which data you want to restore (or choose Select all ), then tap Restore.



    How to access Samsung Cloud on the web

    You can access Samsung Cloud from your computer via a web browser. Log in via the Samsung Cloud web portal to view photos, videos and other files from all your Galaxy devices.

    How to Backup and Transfer Data from Samsung to PC

    • Open Kies on your computer, or download it from the Samsung website, if you don't already have it installed.
    • Connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable.
    • Kies will update and show you a summary page of your Samsung smartphone.
    • Check the left column under the phone name; you will see options for musicphoto e video. Click on music.
    • Now you can see all the music currently stored on your phone.
    • Check the box at the top, this check will highlight all the songs in the list.
    • Once you have selected the songs you want to transfer, click on the icon rescue above the song list.
    • The icon of the rescue it looks like a floppy disk. It might even be different.
    • After clicking on the icon rescue, you will be asked to choose a folder where to save the music.
    • We recommend that you save your music to yours music library.
    • Repeat these steps for both photo that for video.

    How to backup Samsung via third-party apps

    If using your PC for backup and restore seems too strenuous, you can always turn to some reputable apps to make things easier for you. Here are three great Android backup apps that make this task feel like a walk in the park. Note that most of these apps will use your SD card to store the backup files.

    Backup Your Mobile

    The name says it all. It's a handy, lightweight application that takes care of pretty much everything you want to save: contacts, SMS, MMS, call logs, app and system settings, Wi-Fi passwords, dictionary, calendar, browser bookmarks, and history. The user interface is as simple as it presents itself and the best part is that it won't cost you anything to try.

    Resilio Sync

    While other apps rely on your SD card to store the backup file, Resilio uses your PC as a storage location. The first setup is a bit longer than the other apps, but the perks it offers in return are definitely worth it.

    The files you choose to back up appear on your PC, allowing you to access them without much hassle. Resilio also doesn't limit the size of your uploads, allowing you to transfer huge media files. To top it off, this app doesn't ask you to spend a dime.

    Titanium Backup (root)

    If you're familiar with custom ROMs and software, you've probably heard of this great app. Titanium Backup has been around for a long, long time and has over 25 million users worldwide. The app is available for free, of course, but the Pro version - $ 5,99 - lets you do things no app in the segment does. From simple backup and restore to blocking system apps and bloatware, Titanium does it all. It is also arguably the most stable app and receives regular updates. If you are a fan of custom ROMs, this is definitely the app to download.

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