As of today, we hold so much of our stuff in our little handy phone sets, we cannot afford to lose our data. I might never remember the dialing number to my home if I don’t have my cell phone.
And that’s just the case with most of us. So, it’s always recommended that you keep a backup of your data in case any chance you lose it, you can recover it.
In fact, a backup is just like storing a copy of all your stuff in a safe box. From there, you can retrieve it at any time of crisis. Before I tell you how to back up your device, I’m going to explain why you need it to emphasize its importance;
Reasons For Backup:
It is mandatory to have a backup of your device so that if any of the following mishaps occur, you can at least access your stuff.
- Losing your phone
- Changing/upgrading your phone set
- Accidental damage to the device
- Malfunctioning software
- Want to access data from another device
Every mobile phone manufacturer gives different steps to back up your phone. Let’s look at how you can do it if you have an android device. There can be three ways to back up your data on an android phone.
1. Via Google:
The most recommended and hassle-free way to back up your data is to do it via google one. In fact, it is an inbuilt backup system on your android phone that you can access by your PIN number or password pattern. You can start your back in 3 easy steps:
- First, open phone settings
- Next, tap on google one > Backup
- Finally, tap on backup now
If your google one is not installed, click on setup and follow the instructions. In addition to this, some of your stuff is automatically being backed up such as:
First, go to your photos app.
Then click on the profile picture to open the settings.
Note: You can click on sync and backup to keep all your precious memories safe.
YouTube music offers to save all your playlist when syncing with your google account.
· Important Files And Documents:
You can store a backup of all your text files on google drive. To do so, just install the app and shift the folder you want to save there.
2. Via One Drive And Amazon Photos:
After google, one drive offers the most competitive backup storage. Moreover, if you subscribe to Office 365, you get online storage of 1TB.
Another alternative to this is Amazon Photos. Adding more to this, it offers unlimited photo storage with an additional 5GB of video storage if you have a Prime subscription.
This is also more affordable because it gives you 100 GB of storage for $1.99/per month. Moreover, the process of using these apps is relatively easy as only what you have to do is download the app.
3. Via A Computer:
Sometimes the most straightforward process can be to transfer your data to another device similar to your personal computer. Actually, it is the most cost-effective and straightforward procedure to perform.
To accomplish this purpose, just follow these steps:
- Firstly, plug your Android phone into your computer via a USB cable.
- Then on your Android phone, slide down the notification menu, and tap on Charging this device via USB.
- Next, under Use USB for, select File transfer / Android Auto.
- Afterward, on your Windows PC, open This PC in your folders or explorer.
- Next, look for your phone and double-click on it.
- Look for the files you want to transfer. Highlight them, right-click on them, and select Copy.
- Create a folder where you want to store your files and open them.
- Lastly, right-click on any space and select Paste.
If you are not a Windows user, MAC users can also backup their android data by downloading the Android file transfer app in the following way;
- To begin, plug your phone into your computer with your USB cable
- On Mac, open Android File Transfer.
- Then just Drag and drop the files you want to back up to a folder on your computer.
Wires now seem very outdated, and today’s generation prefers wireless jobs. So if you want to back up your data on your computer without a cable, you can sync the data.
Let me tell you how to do that;
- Install Syncing App from the play store on your mobile and your PC.
- On your PC, click the Menu bar and select Show device ID. Give your device name and save.
- To connect both devices, select add remote device on the app and enter the Id you have given to your PC to add.
- Select the folder you want to backup and click the sync button.
- Now wherever you move, your data is automatically sent to your PC.
All your data is stored on a Google server in an encrypted form. It will stay up to 57 days of no access. Later, it will be removed.