How to backup and restore android smartphone or tablet.

This is an important guide on how to protect, to conserve your precious content in phone without getting deleted or lost. You can ensure that your phone or tablet is safe without getting stolen or damaged. But what if your phone undergoes a memory loss and refuses to turn on?

So this would be a simple guide for you to create your phones backup or simply you can also purchase a third party app which will promise set and forget back up solutions.

backup and restore androidApp data, settings and Google data Backup.

Open settings menu of your android, select back up and reset. Make sure that the option to ‘Back up my data’ is On. This will protect your app data, Chrome bookmarks, Wi–Fi password etc. There is setting which will also be helpful to you if you get new phone or tablet. Here backed up settings and data are automatically restored to a reinstalled app.

Then head to Settings, Account and Sync and click on Google. Select your Gmail account then you will see list of apps what is being and not being synched to Google’s servers and tap on any that you want to ensure are backed up. Contacts and Calendar, Chrome, Play Music, Gmail and Sheets and many other apps associated with Google servers which are in the list are pre-installed in your phone already. Therefore by making available data in these apps in the Google server they can be used any time even using another device simply by connecting to your Google account.

Text message backup

It’s true that you can always prefer a third part app such as SMS Backup to secure you messaging details along with your call log and multimedia messages. But you already got settings on your android device (preinstalled) which will back up you text messages. Open your messaging app and go to options menu and check for Backup/Restore option.

Photosand video backup

The most common and easiest method of all in creating back of photos and videos in your phone is back them up to Google photo. It will always secure privacy of your data unless you specify. This means that data will be only visible with in your Drive in Google and Photos apps.

This will allow you to store unlimited amount of standard resolution files (2048px), but if you want upload them in their actual size the default size it may exceed the storage limit of 15GB of free space in of your Google drive and you may have to pay for additional usage of data.

You can access the option to Auto-Backup images through the Google Photos Android app previously installed on your Android phone or tablet. To include photos tap on the 3 dots on the right top corner and then select Auto backup and slide the toggle on.

If you find difficult to pay for extra data usage you can choose the photo size as standard size and its good if you prefer to use Wi – fi in uploading photos in there default size and its good if you are connected to charger while you upload the photos.

You can also open Google Photos and click the icon consist of three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen and select on device like whatsapp, Bluetooth, Web etc then tap the cloud icon next to each category you want to back up. This will help you in making backups in your screen shots photos and videos downloaded through web.

Make this note, if any one prefer to save the space in your phone and still you want remain them in your Google drive open Photos, tap the icon consist of  three horizontal lines at the top left corner and choose On Device. Tap and hold on an item to select it, then tap the trash can icon. If you have Photos other than On Device selected, you will remove it from everywhere. (if it happened still you can restore them from the trash file within 60 days only if you haven’t emptied the trash)




If you prefer a manual method of uploading photos and videos you prefer connecting the phone to PC or via USB and store them. Its good if you have an external hard drive for the purpose. Photos and videos in your DCIM folder can be simply drag-and-drop to your PC to copy them. Mac users may prefer the Android file transfer tool.

Auto Backups via MEEM cable.

If you would like to prefer and advanced method rather than using above free techniques we would advise you to follow one of the latest and advanced device MEEM, which is a 1.2m fast-charging (up to 2.8A/5V or 14W) cable that automatically mirrors to its own drive the messages, contacts, calendar, photos, music and video on your device.

In talking how simple the method is you can connect one end of MEEM cable to your charger and the other side to your particular device and you’ll be prompted to download the MEEM app.

A 16GB version of MEEM is developed and recently available for Android 4.1.2+ from Amazon Store UK, where it costs £38.59 (MRP £39.99).

It also has options to prevent access by others to your data, that is stored inside your cable, a four digit security code may provide to you and you can also use this to transfer data to your new phone. The initial backup process may require a while so it’s good if you can leave it in charge overnight. Later backups will require less time.

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