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When & How to Do a Backup for Android

--Thursday, August 25, 2016
To make a backup for existent data stored in Android phones is incontrovertibly necessary in case of data loss. However, it varies from an intact phone to a broken phone. Having a phone broken is definitely a bad news, but it gets worse what if you lose important data along with the device. Also, different steps should be taken due to the status of your phone. Now, let's check it out.

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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 Android Data Recovery
As a powerful Backup & Restore software, Android Backup Restore 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 to continue.
Note that if your handset cannot get connected to computer, try to enable debugging.

Connect Phone

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.
Note that your phone has to get rooted in order to back up App Data.

Backup Completed

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 retrieve deleted above all.

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.

Connect to Program

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.

Choose Scan for all files

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.

Select and Recovery Data

Part 2: When Your Device is Broken, How to Back Up 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.

Choose Data and Start

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.

Download Package

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.

Recover from Broken Phone

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.

Select Disk and Tap Start

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.

Preview and Select Data to Export

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!

Protect Phone from Breaking

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Besides to prevent the device from breaking, don't forget to keep precious data from loss. Do you gain a knowledge of when and how to do a backup for them yet? To regularly do backups is always highly recommended. What if you by accident lose some important contents on Android, you can retrieve them from backup files via Android Data Recovery without a hitch.