Here we will provide you a guide on how to fully backup Android Devices. Unlocking the Bootloader and rooting your device enable the users to enjoy and access advanced features but it also erases the entire data from the device. So, to avoid such a situation, it is essential to create a backup of your content.
Here we will cover the backup for WhatsApp messages, call logs, contacts, files, images, videos, files, and apps. We have mentioned different methods for different users, one for those who have enabled the advanced features on their device through rooting and the other one for those who have not.
How to Backup Android Devices Completely
1. How To Backup WhatsApp Messages
WhatsApp is one of the most used apps in today’s time. The best part is you can easily create a backup of WhatsApp messages to your Google Drive. The aforementioned feature has been added recently to the upgraded version of WhatsApp. Because of this option, one can create a backup of Chats, Images, Audio, Videos, etc.
It is highly recommended to maintain a stable internet connection while backing up files into Google drive. Once the process ends, you can easily restore the backup at any time. The backup files will forever be available in your google drive account unless you delete them.
2. How To Backup Contacts
Losing contacts can be a terrible thing. Using your Google account, you can sync all your App data, Contacts, Gmail, Calendar, Keep, Google Fit data with your Google account. This is the best method to save all your contacts.
After you sync all your contacts, you will always have an access to all your phone directories. To do so, follow the below-given steps:
- Move over to Settings → Accounts →and then tap on the Google Account.
- Now, you have to tap on Account sync.
- Under the Account sync page, Enable all the options.
- It will allow all your contacts to be uploaded on Google Account.
3. How To Backup SMS & Call Logs
There are times when we receive or send several important messages or make calls where we do not save the numbers. Hence, creating a backup of SMS and Call logs is very important. However, there is no way to sync SMS & Call Logs directly with your Google account. Here we will take help from a third-party app to backup all SMS. To do so, follow the mentioned steps:
- In the first step, you have to download SMS Backup & Restore app from google play store.
- Now, you have to open the app and tap on “Set Up Backup”.
- You will see four backup options (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Local Backup) and all you have to do is to choose according to your preference.
- A message will pop up on your screen asking you to schedule backups (Daily, Weekly, Hourly).
- Choose one option and tap on “BACK UP NOW”.
4. How To Backup Applications and their data
There are two apps using which you can create a backup of Apps and their data, that is, Super Backup and Helium.
The next method to create a backup of Apps is to use another third-party app called Titanium Backup. A user-friendly app that works only on phones that have an unlocked bootloader and has been rooted.
5. How To Backup Photos and videos
Google Photos allow you to upload all your photos and videos to the cloud without compromising the quality of the photos. You get free 15 GB to store your videos and photos. However, if you do not wish to use your mobile phone to store your photos or videos since it is a time-consuming process, you can connect your smartphone to a PC/Laptop and copy the DCIM folder; this folder contains all your photos and videos files taken from the stock camera app.
6. How To Create a Backup in your PC
You can also store your items on the PC. Connect your android device to a PC/Laptop and enable file transfer from your phone. Next, you have to copy the folders such as pictures, music, etc. you want to save. This DCIM folder consists of photos and videos taken from your phone camera.
This way, you can easily backup all your phone’s internal storage data to your pc. As this backup is stored on your computer, you can restore it any time by connecting your device and copy-paste the backup files.
7. Full ROM/Firmware Backup (Nandroid)
In case you have rooted your device, then this is the best method for you to create a backup of your device. The full firmware backup is known as the Nandroid backup which is an easy process.
– Using TWRP Recovery
Android ROMs can be entirely backed up by using two popular methods. The first method uses TWRP Recovery; this tool is widely used to completely flash ROM, Zip files, and backup android ROM.
Using FlashFire App (Root users)
8. How To Backup Device Manufacturer’s Apps/Software
The majority of the phone manufacturers provide their backup software using which the users can easily create a backup of their device. However, we must bring it to your notice that this feature is not available for every device. Several device manufacturer’s apps are
That’s all for now. following this guide you can easily backup Android devices. Feel free to drop your queries in the comment section to discuss with us.