So you dropped your Android smartphone on the sidewalk and some nerd run over it? And then you almost hit the ground trying to rescue what remained of it. Other than the investment that was the phone itself, the first thing to run your mind is the contacts, text messages, photos and other information you may just have lost.
Nobody can anticipate when an unfortunate accident might happen to their smartphone. Maybe it drops in a bucket full of water, or just slides from the kitchen counter board and shatters. You never know. The best thing to do is to be prepared, well in advance. Being prepared, in this case, doesn’t mean that you put a replacement device on your left-side pocket. You need to backup your Android phone to your PC. This way, at least you can be insured against data, contacts and text messages loss in case some nasty thing happens to your device. Below, we look at some of the effective ways to safeguard your smartphone data.
o Google Backup – one of the easiest ways to backup your Android phone to your PC is to give Google permission to create a copy of all your stuff. The particular steps followed to accomplish this will vary from one device to another. Mostly, you’ll have to navigate to Settings>Backup and Reset> then hit ‘Backup my data’ and ‘Automatic Restore’. Follow the set of simple on-screen instructions to get done with the process.
If the Google Backup feature is not available from your settings app, or you don’t like this option for one reason or the other, you might want to use either of the alternatives listed below.
o MyBackup Pro – this is a cool application that can help backup your Android phone to your PC. Although you’ll have to pay a few dollars to get this application from the Play Store, it’s definitely worth it. It easily backups up everything from photos, contacts, text messages, app data, music playlists, system settings, etc. More so, this application allows you to schedule backups at convenient times. You will be able to access any backed up data from the cloud on the MyBackup Pro website. You can also instantly restore all of your settings and data in one session once you get a new phone, using MyBackup Pro’s software program.
o Wondershare MobileGo for Android – this is a premium app that currently goes for $40 on the official website, and that allows you to virtually manage your Android smartphone and/or tablet. This app gives you complete capability to backup your Android phone to your PC, as well as restore all data when needed.