When & How should I Backup My Android Data

Nov. 7, 2016

It is necessary to do data backup which stored inAndroid phones, so that you can have you lost data back easily. However, it varies from an intact phone to a broken phone. Although It is a bad news to have a phone broken, it is worse if you lose important data along with the mobile. Also, different steps should be taken due to the status of your phone. Now, let's follow the steps below to see how to backup data.

Part 1. When Your Handset is Intact, How to Do a Backup for Android?
Part 2. When Your Device is Broken, How to Back Up for Android?

Part 1: When Your Handset is Intact, How to Do a Backup for Android?

Case 1: Want to Do a Backup for Existent Data 

Step 1 Install and Run Data Backup Software 

As a powerful Backup & Restore software, Android Data Recovery always plays a significant role when in need. You need to download and install it at first, and connect your Android phone via USB cable to the computer. After that, launch it and go to "More Tools" > "Android Data Backup & Restore" > "Backup" button.
Note that if your handset cannot get connected to computer, try to enable debugging. 
Step 2 Selet Data and Make a Backup 
Next, select the single or multiple types of data and hit the "Backup" button on the lower right of the interface. The backup process will be automatically done within a click. You can choose backup photos on Android. Note that your phone has to get rooted in order to back up Android data.

Case 2: Want to Restore Deleted Data and Back up All the Data 

That's all it takes. Really easy, right? However, things get less easy if you'd like to retrieve deleted data first, and then back up all the data. But, it just take you a few more minutes. Let's see how to recover deleted files on android.

Step 1 Connect Your Android to Software 
Open the Android Data Recovery and click on the first option, "Android Data Recovery". Then, get your Android phone connected with the program. 
Android to pc
Step 2 Select Data and Get them Restored 
Now, you need to choose types of data and tap on "Next". Next, you should select a storage scanning mode. Please choose "Scan for all files" and click "Next". 

Given that we're going to make a backup for existent data and soon-to-be recovered data, "Scan for all files" will be a better choice. However, it takes much time to finish scanning. 

Recovery scan
After that, all the data will be displayed on the interface with deleted files marked in red. Select all the data and hit the "Recover" button. After deciding on the location to which you're going to export all the data, all the files will be saved to your computer.
Note that if you prefer to scan for deleted files, you can as well back up all the files via the previous steps above. 
Photos recovery

Part 2: When Your Device is Broken, How to Back Up Data for Android?

If it happens that your phone is broken or struck in black screen, you still get a chance to get the data back. There are two methods available. If the broken phone is a Samsung phone, please try the first method showed as followings.

Situation 1: The Broken Phone is a Samsung Phone 

Step 1 Connect to Program and Select Data 
Launch Android Data Recovery on your computer, and choose "Android Data Extraction (Damaged Device)" option. Now, connect your broken Samsung handset to the software and you will then be asked to select certain types of data. After that, tap on "Start" button. 
Broken scan
Step 2 Select Broken Type and Device Mode 
At the next step, you need to choose the status that matches your Samsung from "Touch doesn't work or cannot access the phone" or "Black/Broken Screen". Please choose the latter one and go on. 

You now need to select the name and model of your Samsung device. If you're not sure of those of your broken phone, hit the "How to confirm the device model" to gain a knowledge. 

Step 3 Enter Download Mode and Download Recovery Package 
Now, please follow the instruction to get into "Download Mode":

1. Power off you device.
2. Press and hold the volume down, Home and Power button. 
3. Press the volume up button to enter the "Download" mode.

Once you successfully get in Download Mode, the software will start downloading recovery package for your phone.

Recover android data
Step 4 Preview and Recover Data after Scanning 
When it's done downloading recovery package, the selected data will be scanned and showed on the interface. Now, you are allowed to preview them in detailed and get them retrieved to computer by a hit of "Recover" button. 

Situation 2: The Broken Phone is Other than Samsung Device 

That would really consume some time. In fact, however long it takes, it's nevertheless worthwhile once the precious data is successfully restored. However, for the devices other than Samsung, there is another feasible method available. Please take a look. 

Step 1 Insert the SD Card of Broken Device to Computer 
Launch Android Data Recovery and choose "Android SD Card Data Recovery" from the left panel. Then, insert your SD card via a reader to the software. After being detected, select your SD card and tap on "Next" to continue. 

Step 2 Scan and Recover Data to Computer
Now, you need to choose a scanning mode among "Scan for deleted files", "Scan for all files" and "Advanced Mode". Here I recommend you to "Scan for all files", for we're going to back up files from SD card to computer. 
Note that Advanced Mode will perform a further and thorough scanning thereby taking much time. You may try it lest you indeed find no deleted files. 

After completing the scanning, you can preview and selectively choose items to export to your PC. 

Note: How to Effectively Protect Phone from Breaking and Data Loss?
When you inadvertently lose you grasp and drop your dear phone hard on the ground or deep into water, it would result in causing great damage to your handset. In other words, your phone would be broken. That's such a bad thing. What's worse, it takes a great price to have broken phone repaired, so how exactly we can do to effectively protect phone from breaking? You might as well bear the followings in mind.

1. Protect the screen with a tempered glass screen protector.
2. Reduce damage via a phone case with high quality.
3. Put your phone into a plastic bag when it's raining like cats and dogs.
4. Always avoid holding phones when you get distracted while moving.
5. Put your handset into a deep pocket or a bag when it's unoccupied.
6. Be gentle, use with care!

Please keep in mind to protect your devices and keep important data from loss. After above tutorial, have you know how to make a backup for them yet? To do backups frequency is always highly recommended. What if you lose some precious contents on Android by accident, you can retrieve them from backup files via Android Data Recovery without a hitch. 

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