Cats are evil. I left my new Samsung S9+ on my precious banana-shaped couch last Friday before I went to bed. The next morning, I found both my precious data and couch piss-damaged. Yes, my new Samsung S9+ was soaking in cat piss overnight. I really wish I had made an Android backup and restore it to new phone, so I wouldn’t lose all my contacts, SMS, and photos. I just got a Samsung Galaxy Note8 today. Well, lesson learned. The first thing I am going to do now is to save data on my computer (I never trust Cloud service personally and the free space is not enough for me).
Can anyone help me with this Android backup problem so that I can restore data easily to a new phone when my cat decides to pee on my phone again?
If you simply want to back up some pictures and videos, you can just use your phone as an external hard drive:
The restore step is the other way around. You just need to drag files from computer to your new phone.
However, if you want to back up and restore other data from your Android phone, such as Contacts, Messages, Call logs, etc., it will be very time consuming or sometimes, very confusing. Because the file path of the Android system is rather complicated. A third party software would be more efficient and helpful to you.
For data like SMS, contacts, call logs, etc. that you need to back up, a third-party software could be a good idea. DataKit Android Data Backup & Restore is a popular choice for users who are looking for a simple and safe method to backup and restore Android data. There are step-by-step instructions assisting you to go through the process.
You may download Android Data Backup & Restore first and experience its convenient features by following the steps below (it will launch automatically once the installation is finished):
Choose Android Data Backup & Restore in the interface, and then go to Device Data Backup.
Make sure your Android phone is in USB debugging mode during the connection. If not, follow the instruction to reconnect your phone to the computer.
After your phone is detected, gently tap ‘Transfer files’ on your phone screen (It will pop up by itself). Now select the data type to back up and then click ‘start’.
Encrypted backups are not the default option, but for those of you who want to be able to save more comprehensive backups to your computer, don’t forget to tick the box next to ‘Encrypted Backup’.
Choose Android Data Backup & Restore in the interface, and then go to Device Data Restore or One-click Restore