Introduction: How to Backup and Restore Android Phone/Tablet

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As we all known, files like contacts, call logs, text messages, apps etc. stored on Android phone/tablet are not very easy to be manually transferred/backed up to PC or Mac. Fortunately, there are lots of android backup apps available to do the job.
This is a step by step guide about how to backup and restore android on computer with assistant from a powerful android backup application - Jihosoft Android Phone Manger. The software is specially designed for android users to backup and restore SMS, contacts, call history, photos, videos, music etc. from android to PC/Mac.

Step 1: Get Jihosoft Android Phone Manager and Run It

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- On your PC or Mac, download the Android manager windows/mac version from here.
- After installation, double clicking the icon to launch it.
- Plug your android device to computer with USB cable.

Step 2: Enable Developer Options to Make Android Accessible

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Most of android devices can be enabled USB debugging as below ways:
- For Android 2.3 or earlier: Go to "Settings" -> "Applications" -> "Development", then check "USB debugging".
- For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Go to "Settings" -> "Developer options" -> Check "USB debugging".
- For Android 4.2 or newer: Go to "Settings" -> "About Phone" < Hit "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode", Then go back to "Settings" -> "Developer options" ->Check "USB debugging".

Note: if you are HTC one user, then you need to navigate to "Settings" -> "About" -> "More"-> "Build Number" to become a developer, then enable usb debugging as the below steps.

Step 3: Backup Wanted Files From Android

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- After your device is connected and identified, mark the wanted content -> click “Backup Now”-> choose backup destination to save the backup folder.
- Wait for a while for the backing up process, when it is done, you will receive the prompt message.

Step 4: Restore Lost/Deleted Data With Android Backup

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If you accidentally lost/deleted files on your android device, with the backup files you just made by Jihosoft Android phone manager, you can do the recovery easily.
- Connect android to computer, run the software and enable USB debugging on your android.
- Click “from backup” button on the right corner.
- Select backup folder and wanted file after the android device is connected, then tap “Restore Now”.
- When the restoring process finishes, you’ve done.

Comments

Kabneuz (author)2015-11-09

As a smart phone user, you must have stored a lot of files including photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, and apps on your Android phone. To keep your data safe, it is important to make a copy on computer. With Android Manager or Android File Manager Mac, you can transfer data from any Android devices to PC/Mac for backup. Simply connect your Android device to PC/Mac and backup data with all detailed information and original quality. What’s more, the program also features the function as data recovery. Data has been backed up to PC/Mac can be restored instantly to Android device again.

el-mejor (author)2015-11-08

lol, this is similar than my instruction in spanish

DCA (author)2015-08-24

Kind of like an add for a $30 dollar program if I read the link correctly. I'd love to be able to do this without such an expendature.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-08-23

Nice tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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