How to Backup Samsung Galaxy S7/S6 to Computer

--Tuesday, Feb.17, 2015
Hey, Android fans! I sure a lot of you have got a Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/S6 Edge/S5/S4/Note 4 in your hands. If you are planning to do factory reset and/or wiping off data from your device, it is always imperative to make sure the phone data is safe first. You will lose what ever you have saved on that phone if you don't back them up on computer. Below we'll go over two quick and rather easy steps for you to be better protected from data loss by using the highly recommended software below.

Android Data Recovery, Android Transfer and Phone Transfer are free to download and will allow you to backup Samsung contacts, apps, SMS, photos, music and much more to Windows or Mac. It also equipped with data transfer and erase option that let your better manage your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S5.

Part 1: Copy Samsung Galaxy Files via Android Backup Restore

Android Backup Restore is a wonderful data backup and recovery tool for Android smartphone users. You can use it to backup contacts, text messages, call history, photos, videos, audios, and even app data from Android to PC/Mac with ease.

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Step 1 Run the program and Connect Galaxy S7/S6 to Computer
Download and install Android Data Recovery, and then connect your Samsung smartphone to PC/Mac via USB cable.

Backup Restore Connect

Step 2 Choose File Types and Backup Them
Now you can choose the data types you want to backup and start copying files. It will be completed within seconds. After the process is done, hit “View the Backup” to browse the backup file.

Backup Restore Backup Complete

Note: Please keep connecting your Android device and do not take any action on your phone during the process in order to get a complete backup.


Part 2: Transfer Samsung S7/S6/S5 Data with Android Transfer

Step 1 Download and Install Android Transfer
Below are the buttons for your to download and install the free trial version of Android Transfer on your Windows/Mac. After downloading, set it up according to the guide.

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Step 2 Connect Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/S5 to Computer
Run the program when installation finished. Connect Galaxy S7/S6/S5 to the computer via USB cable. Once it's connected, its model and the device name will display in the main interface as below.

Connect Phone to PC

Step 2 Back Up Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/S5 Data to PC/Mac
Click the data type in the left column to preview the data in detail. Then, hit the "Export" button to save the data on you computer securely.

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Part 3: Backup Samsung Data to Computer via Phone Transfer

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Step 1 Connect Galaxy S7/S6/S5 to Computer
If you have Phone Transfer installed on your computer, simply run it, Connect your mobile phone to your PC via USB cable and select the Back up Your Phone option in the Home Page.

Phone Transfer Homepage

Note: Make sure you have the original USB cable for your device in this step.

Step 2 Moving Data with One Click
Choose the items you want to save and click the Start Copy button. In fact, if you would like to back up all of your files, just click all the check box.

Copy Samsung Data to PC

So no matter what happens to your Samsung device, you'll have your precious data stored in a safe place. Just remember to follow the above steps and do it more often. Feel free to contact us regarding your questions about Android Transfer or Phone transfer, or visit our homepage for more than 600 problems that we've addressed over the years.