3 Methods to Backup & Restore Your Android Device on Computer
Why need to backup Android: Mobile phones, with abilities like computers, offer users with easy access to send and receive real-time information. How much important data do you save on your Android phone or tablet? Probably even you yourself don't know the answer. But if you unfortunately get your Android device lost, stolen, corrupted or formatted, you must be heartbroken because all your precious photos, text messages, contacts, videos and other more data were gone forever. Therefore, keeping a backup of your Android on computer is essential to prevent that disastrous scenario.
Why need to restore Android: In the process of changing electronic products, people also replace their phones frequently. Generally, people change the phone one a year, from iPhone to Samsung, Samsung to HTC, etc. Although switching a mobile phone is very simple, as long as the budget is reasonable, moving all the data from a phone to another is not an easy task. Have you ever thought to transfer all data from your old phone to your computer, and then restore the backup files to your new Android phone with 1 click? That is obviously the simplest way to transfer data from one phone to another.
Method 1: Backup and Restore Android Phone/Tablet with Android Assistant
Method 2: Backup and Restore Android with 1-click backup&restore Feature Provided by Android Assistant
Method 3: Backup & Restore Android Device with Mobile Transfer
Are you still managing your Android phone on the device itself one by one manually? You are out! It's time to have an assistant to help backup and restore content, such as contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music, apps, etc. from your Android mobile phone or Android tablet on computer. Coolmuster Android Assistant (for all Windows versions) or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac is one of the most efficient file transferring and managing software that you can not only use it to export your Android files to computer, but also sync the backup files from computer to your Android device. To know the detailed feature of Android Transfer, you can read the paragraph below.
* Hassle freely to transfer Android photos, videos, contacts, SMS, apps, etc. to computer;
* One-click to restore the backup files to your mobile phone;
* Add new Android contacts, delete useless contacts and edit existing contacts via the program;
* Send text messages from computer to any contact phone number with ease;
* Install and uninstall apps on computer instead of doing it on your phone.
For this tutorial you'll only need free download the Android assistant:
How to Backup and Restore Android Phone/Tablet on PC?
Step 1. Run the program and connect Android device to computer
Install and launch the Android Assistant on your computer. Connect your Android phone or Android tablet to the computer via a USB cable. Then, it will ask you to enable the USB debugging on your phone or tablet (click here to learn how to enable USB debugging on Android). When the USB debugging is enabled, click "Allow" on your phone to allow the program super user authorization when an Superuser Request pops up.
Step 2: Backup Android files/data to computer
You will be taken to the new window of the program, with all your Android data scanned and displayed on the upper menu, including Music, Videos, Photos, Contacts, Apps, Books, etc. Choose the target files and click the button of "Export" to transfer them all to your computer for backup.
Tips: Please note the text messages are contained in the Contact tab.
Step 3. Restore Android data from your computer
One you have backed up your Android device to the computer, you can restore them in the future. What you need to do is just clicking the "Restore" button to get them back to your Android device.
You can also use the 1-click Backup & Restore feature from Coolmuster Android Assistant to backup your Android data to computer, and restore the backup file back to your Android phone with just 1 click on the mouse. Using the 1-click operation is quite more convenient than the method 1, but you can not preview and select specific items by using the 1-click feature.
Preparation: Launch the Coolmuster Android Assistant and connect your Android phone to the computer with USB cable. Click "Super Toolkit" from the top menu of Android Assistant and you can see the 1-click backup and restore feature show in the new pop-up window.
Backup: Hit on the "Backup" option to bring out the 1-click backup window. Select the file types you want to backup, click "Browse" to specify the output location and click on the "Backup" button on the bottom right to begin the backup process.
Restore: Hit on the "Restore" option to bring out the 1-click restore window. All the backup files will be displayed here. Just choose the file types you want to restore to your phone and click on the "Restore" button on the bottom right. You can also tick off the "clear data before restoring" option if you want to delete all the original files on your Android phone.
Download the Coolmuster Android Assistant from the buttons below:
Another recommended tool to help you backup and restore your Android phone is Coolmuster Mobile Transfer or Mobile Transfer for Mac. It is not just a phone to phone transferring tool, but also a backup and restore tool to transfer your music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS, apps etc. from Android device to computer and restore them easily from computer to Android device whenever you want. You can refer to the guide in the below if you are interested in this tool:
Preparation: Download, install and launch Mobile Transfer on your computer. Connect your Android phone to the computer and the program will detect the connected device as soon as the connection is enabled.
Backup: Choose "Backup on Computer" option from the main interface and you will enter the backup window. All the transferable data on your Android is displayed and categorized here. Select the file types you want to backup and click the "Start" button.
Restore: Choose "Restore to Phone" option from the main interface and you will enter the restore window. All the backup files on your computer will be displayed here on the program window. Just select the file types you want to restore to Android phone and click the "Start" button.