Manage Settings and Data in Your Android Device
The purpose of writing this article is to show you how to back up and restore data from Galaxy devices with Samsung Kies, a data manager program for Samsung devices.
- Part 1. Backup and Restore Data with Samsung Kies
- Part 2. Backup and Retrieve Content with Phone Transfer
Step 1 Connect Devices to PC and Select "Backup & Restore"
Plug your Samsung Galaxy in the computer via USB cable. Once successfully connected, choose "Backup & Restore" option and click "Data backup". Kies divides phone data into two categories: Personal information (contacts, memo, planner, call log and message) and Content (video, music and photo).
Step 2 Start Backing Up
You can selectively choose those data you need, but I suggest you to tick all the data. When finishing selection, hit the "Backup" button at the top-right corner and start backup process. After a while, press the "Complete" button to end the process. You can directly check the media files backup like music, videos and photos on your computer. But for call log and messages backup, you need to install some specific software to read them.
Section 2 Recover Lost Data
Step 1 Choose Backup Files
Switch to "Restore data" option. The software will automatically load the files your backed up from the plug-in device. That's why we always reminder users not to modify the route of backup files. You can retrieve all the data or select therein categories. Besides, the "Application" option enables you to just restore a particular item as well.
Step 2 Start Data Recovery
After ticking all the content you want to regain, hit the "Restore" button to start recovering. When the process completed, you can check the data on your Samsung phone.
Read up here, I guess you've already known clearly how to back up and restore data in Galaxy phones with Samsung Kies. But, another problem occurs. Supposing you want to transfer Samsung backup files to iPhone, Kies is not workable at this time, for it only supports devices created by Samsung.
Hence, I recommend you Phone Transfer software, which supports data transmission among advanced portable phones from various brands and OS systems. Moreover, it can read backups from Samsung Kies.
Section 1. Back Up Content
Step 1 Select "Back Up Your Phone" Mode
There four mode in the main interface. Choose the one in light blue.
Step 2 Start Copy
When the phone is connected, you will enter the interface as below. Tick all the content to backup in the middle column and click "Start Copy" button.
Section 2. Recover Content
Step 1 Select Recovery Mode
Choose "Restore From Backups" mode in the main windows.
Step 2 Retrieve Data from Computer or Phone
Tick the backup files of your plug-in phone or you can select backup from other devices or Kies. Then, choose the content you want to restore in the middle column and hit the "Start Copy" button.
To back up phone data and restore them in another device is quite easy with the help of Phone Transfer. If this article is useful to you, please repost and share it to those in need.