Learn how to Backup your Device
It is important to fully run backup for your device so that when problems and trouble arise, the data in your device is secure. The following are few of the simple steps to run back for your device.
Backing up is an essential method, yet one of the few most neglected ones. Running a backup was not a necessity before until we learned to take photos and videos, open emails, install apps and save events with the use of our devices. It is like a safety deposit box that you go to when untoward incidents occur like when you lose your phone and when it gets broken.
Backing up all your data in your device may or may not require rooting the device. This tutorial will introduce many ways to assist you in running back up on your device and in making sure that everything stored on your phone will be kept.
Keeping copies of your data to your device is an easy process. It may only take a few minutes but it can save you a lot of information, effort and time. Eventually, you can get into the habit of backing up your phone every month so as to save even more time and energy when the time comes.
Some people find altering Android devices a hobby. For those who do so, it would be important to make a backing up a habit as well. This way you can play around with the device without having to lose any important data and information.
Steps To Backup Device
Mount The SD Card
Backing up is easy and the simplest way to do that is by copying important data from your phone to an SDCard or internal memory. Just connect your phone to a computer, attach a disk drive and scan through your phone’s data and copy them to the drive.
Copying The Contents
Make a folder and name it ‘Android Backup’ on your computer. After you have attached the SDCard to your computer, simply open it and copy all its contents to the backup by dragging them to the folder. Through this, you can save photos, videos, music, and other app settings, and maybe even save more.
Backing up Contacts
One of the most important data you lose when you mislay or break your phone is/are the contacts and it is almost impossible to retrieve such information. However, you can run a backup of it by simply going to the Settings of your phone. Look for the Accounts and Sync your contacts to Google by ticking ‘Contacts’. Once you’ve done this, you can find your contacts from www.google.com/contacts.
Utilize Titanium Backup
Another way to backup your apps and other data related to them is with the use of Titanium Backup. This app is available on Android Market for free. However, you have to permit root access to it. As soon as you have opened the app, go to the menu button and click on ‘batch’. You can then run the ‘Backup all user apps + system data’.
Run Batch Backup
Click on the ‘Run the Batch operation’ this time. Titanium will now back up the exact state of all your apps including the system apps and those that are still running. The length of time to run the back up depends on a number of apps you have installed on your device.
Copy Titanium Backup
Mount your SDCard back to the computer and copy the ‘TitaniumBackup’ folder to the ‘Android Backup’ folder in your computer. To run a backup, go to the Titanium Backup and click on the menu button. You will find the ‘batch’ and ‘Restore Missing Apps + All system data’. Click on them.
Perform Nandroid Backup
Performing a Nandroid backup is the most convenient way to back up a device. You will need a custom recovery like ClockworkMod Boot installed to your device for recovery.
Making The Backup
Nandroid backup saves everything from your device and retains its original state. The only disadvantage when using Nandroid is it may be impossible to restore a different type of device. You have to go to Backup and Restore>Backup.
Make A Copy Backup to PC
When you have made a back up of your device, you can now mount the SDCard back to the computer and copy the file to the folder name ‘Android Backup’. Each file’s name is the date and time of the recovery. Furthermore, they are stored in the /clockwordmod/backup/.
Restore A Nandroid
The recovery is easy. You just have to boot back to recovery, go to ‘backup and restore>restore’. Then, select which image you want to recover. To be able to easily remember the contents, you can rename the backups to a more understandable name like ‘MUI-12November-Stable’.
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