You store a lot of vital data and information, as well as precious memories in the form of photos, on your smartphone. Unfortunately, this data can all be lost if your phone breaks or it fails and you have to reset it. That’s why it’s a good idea to regularly back up your phone. Use our quick-read guide below to find out the easy way to back up your Android smartphone.
Using your Google account is a simple way to back up your Android phone. It works just like Apple’s iCloud and means all your essential data, from contacts and calendar to photos and emails, is safely stored on the cloud. File back-up and syncing will occur automatically as long as you enable it.
1. First of all, go to your phone “Settings”. Open “Users and Accounts” and select Google.
2. A list of things that can be synchronised will now open, such as contacts, calendar, Gmail, Sheets, etc.
3. You can also save actions such as call history, SMS, and application settings in Google. In “Settings” choose the “System” tab. Under here, you’ll find “Back up and restore” options. Activate the “Auto-restore” and “Back up” functions.
4. To back up photos or videos, you can download the Google Photos app. It will automatically save photos at a max size of 16 megapixels, but you can also opt to store them at full size. The app will automatically back up photos whenever you’re connected to Wi-Fi or you can manually back up.
The functions built into your Google account make it easy to back up your Android smartphone. Even if your phone is lost or reset, you’ll still be able to access your files and contacts.