Are you an Android device user and want to backup your Android apps for some reasons? I do understand how you feel. As we all know that doing a backup can be good when you have the request to keep older versions of some apps especially they would be no longer available some day. Many people choose to backup via Google account because you believe Google's automated backup system is good. First of all, we show you how to backup Android apps to Google account:
- Go to your phone's home screen, choose "Menu" button and select "System Settings";
- Choose the option of "Privacy" under "Language" in the Settings screen;
- Check the boxes of "Back up my data" and "Automatic restore" simultaneously, and then press "Backup my account";
- Click "Add account" to create an account for a backup account;
- Select "Existing" if you already have a different account, otherwise, click "New" to set up a new one. This will help ensure the safety of your data.
However, Google account doesn't work all that well. More and more Android users switch to another way to backup their precious apps on Android phones or Android tablets. That's why more and more professional Android backup tools are available on the market to help you transfer apps from Android device to computer or other storage device for backup. Coolmuster Android Assistant or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac is regarded as the best Android data transfer and managing program for both Windows and Mac users to backup Android apps to computer, and even enables you to download, install and delete multiple apps with 1 click.
Not only apps, but also contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music and more files can be transferred by the Android Assistant. It even allows you to edit contacts and send text messages on computer directly. Now, you can download the free trial version of the Android app backup program and then read the following guide to learn how to do that.
Step 1: Connect your Android phone and launch the software
After you have downloaded the Android app backup tool - Android Assistant on your computer, you can install it step by step. After that, launch it and see its easy to navigate interface like the following picture. Connect your Android phone to Android tablet to the same computer via a USB cable.
Follow the below instruction to enable USB debugging on your Android phone. If you did it before, you can skip to next step.
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
After you finish the USB debugging, you can go to your device screen to tap the "Allow" option. Then, the parameter information of your device, including phone model, system version and storage space size will be shown in the main interface.
Step 2: Preview and select the apps you want to backup
The Android Assistant will scan the connected Android device and display all Android files in categories like Photos, Videos, Music, Contacts, SMS, Apps, etc. Just open "Apps" tab and preview contained applications on your Android in details. Then, select those you want to backup on your computer.
Step 3: Backup Android apps on computer
Once you select the apps you want to backup on computer, you can directly go to click the "Export" button, choose a folder on your computer as destination location and then all the selected Android apps will be transferred to the destination instantly.