Sunday, 9 March 2014

The Quickest Way To Back Up Android Mobiles

My mobile phone contains almost all of my important files like contacts, messages, photos, videos, and music. Backing up these data is the best way not to loss them in case disaster strikes, like losing the phone, or a break beyond repair. There are backup softwares available there that can offer free online storage but usually are limited in service and in space. Here's something that let's you back up your mobile phone's content via cloud storage, direct to your PC or to a removable memory device.

In this post, I used Galaxy Note 2 as a source, PC as a backup location and the Nero BackItUp application. Here's the free, quickest and easiest way to backup your android device.

1. Download and install the application Nero Back It Up.

  • In your Android device, go to play store, search for NeroBackItUp and install it.

The good thing about this application is you do not need to create an account to use it unless you use the online storage as a target.

2. How to Back Up

In order for this application to work, both the android smart phone and the target storage laptop should be on the same wi-fi network.

  • Open the application in your computer and mobile backup(1).
  • A new window will pop up(2), a QR code(2a), and the path of the back up file(2b).

  • Open NeroBackItUp on your mobile device and select target(3). This time I like to back it up using my computer(4). Then press scan now(5) and scan the QR code from the computer(2a).

This might be the trickiest part of the procedure specially when this is the first time for you to scan a QR code. One tip is to keep the phone steady by resting your hand holding your phone on a flat surface.

  • Now you are ready to back up. Just press back up now(6) and it will start the back up process. This will take from few minutes up to an hour or more during the first back up. 

3. How To Specify Files To Back Up

The time to back up is determined by the amount of data you have in your phone. Photos and videos usually make the back up process a pain when there are too many and the files are large. You may want to leave the videos to make things easier. You can do this selecting files before selecting the target(3).

  • Choose mobile(8) then untick the source file(9) you do not want to back up. Click next and proceed back up.

4. Where's the Back Up Files?

On your computer, your back up files(10) will be on this path(2b).

c://Users\Richard(username)\Documents\Nero BackItUp Device Backup

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