How to Backup Android Phone to Computer

--Friday, Nov.01, 2013
Well, every Android user knows the importance of backing up data to computer or cloud service. When it comes to backup phone/tablet files on computer, you may have a lot of choices. The easiest way is to directly transfer your copied data to computer right after your device connected via USB cable. But your files may be marked as strange formats and can't be read out when transferred back to Android. Here recommend you two professional software to back up Android phone data with no risk.

With Android Transfer and Phone Transfer, or Android data Recovery, backing up any Android file to computer turn out to be just a piece of cake. File types such as contacts, SMS, photos, multimedia, and even apps, can be one-click backup to computers. Specially, the backup data can be restored in a format compatible to Android.

Part 1: Back Up Phone Files with Android Data Recovery

Step 1 Install the Program
Click the download button as the following shows and then plug the Samsung/LG/HTC/Moto, etc. to the computer. Click "Data Backup & Restore" function in the main interface.

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Step 2 Go to Select the Data
For the sake of saving the files, move your mouse to hit "Backup" to select certain contents, like contacts, messages, videos, photos, app data, etc. or it is possible to choose all.

Select the Data


Step 3 Keep the Data on PC
Just in several moments, the process is completed and it offers you an option to preview the results. No matter how many times you have backed up before, it can keep them in a list which allows you to choose one to check.

Go on Backing Up

Part 2: Back Up Phone Data with Android Transfer

Step 1 Download and Install Android Transfer
Click the buttons below according to your computer OS to download and set up the software on your PC or Mac.

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Step 2 Connect Android Device to Computer
Run the program after installation. Then, connect your phone to the computer via USB cable. Once it's recognized and well connected, you will see the interface as below.
Note: If you failed to attach phone to PC via USB cable, you can try the Wi-Fi connection solution.

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Step 3 Export Data from Android to Computer
Click into the data types shown in the left column to view the contacts, apps, messages, photos, music and etc. in detail. Select those you want and hit the "Export" button in the top middle and click "Export selected (Data) to computer" or "Export all (data) to computer" in the drop-down list. Choose a folder to store the backup file. When the backup process done, you can check the data in the destination folder.

Export Android Contacts to Computer

Part 3: Back Up Data with Phone Transfer

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Step 1 Launch Phone Transfer on PC
Firstly install the program and double click the tool to run it. You will see the homepage of Phone Transfer as bellow. Select "Back Up Your Phone" and move on to the next step.

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Step 2 Connect Device and Back up Data
Connect your phone or tablet to computer with USB cable. When your handset is successfully connected, you will see a list of your phone data in the middle column, including:Music, Videos, Photos, Contacts, SMS and Apps.

One Click Back up

Select contents you like to back up by checking the boxes in the middle column. After that, click "Start Copy". Wait patiently till your files are all copied on your computer.

One Click Back up

These three solution can help you both back up and restore your data back to your Android easily in the future. It supports majority of Android phones in the market like Samsung Galaxy, Sony Ericsson, LG, Motorola, etc.