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How to Backup SD Card on Android Phone and Tablet?

No one wants to lose important data on the SD card in Android phone or tablet when Android phone is damaged or stolen. Therefore, the first reason why it's important to ensure that you have backed up your Android regularly is that the device may be stolen or broken. And keeping a backup of the Android data helps to ensure that there is at least an available copy on your computer, which makes it easy to restore your device with the backup file.

So how to backup SD card of Android phone/tablet in fact? There will be simple guides to make it in this post. Just check it out!

Part 1. Easiest Way to Backup Data from Android SD Card to Computer

Part 2. Backup Android SD Card to Computer with USB Cable

Part 3. What if SD Card Data are Lost? How to Back up?

Best Way to Backup Data from Android SD Card to Computer

Android smartphones and tablets today are the lifeline of many people, which means the data and information contained in the device is very valuable. So here an all-in-one Android manager tool - Coolmuster Android Assistant is recommened to help users to backup Android SD card data to computer or even another SD card.

It offers you an easy access to Android SD card, to let you extract all the apps, contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music, documents and more from SD card and transfer them to your computer for backup quickly and conveniently. Coolmuster Android Assistant is fully compatible with overall Android devices, namely Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Huawei, LG, Sony, Google and so on.

There are two free tail versions of the software for you, Windows and Mac. Just download the excellent Android SD card backup tool to have a try.

Step 1. Get your Android phone/tablet connected

Connect your Android phone or tablet to the computer by using a USB cable or WiFi network. Then, launch the installed Android Assistant and open USB debugging on your Android device to let the program detect it smoothly.

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.

Backup SD Card on Android Phone and Tablet

Step 2. One-click Android SD card backup to computer

When your Android device is detected, you will see the window as below. You can see all data in your Android SD card is displayed in categories like contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music, apps, etc. You can open each category and select the files to backup on your computer by clicking the "Export" button.

Backup SD Card on Android Phone and Tablet

The guide above is based on Windows platform. If you are using a Mac, you can turn to the Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac to backup Android to Mac.

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Solution 2. Back up Android SD Card to Computer with USB Cable

With a single USB cord, you can freely and easily transfer files from Android SD card to computer. In this cases, your Android phone and tablet is mounted as an external hard drive. Below are the step-by-step guide, just do it;

1. Make sure the SD card is inserted into your device and then take out an Android USB cable to link Android device to the computer.

2. On the computer, find your Android external hard drive. Then open it with double clicks to navigate to the SD card folder.

3. Scan the folders to select the files that you want to transfer from SD card to computer. Just copy the wanted files and then paste them on the computer.

While this is a free and easy way, you need know it can't backup app and app data. Moreover, it is only available on the Windows computer.

Related: How to Backup Android Data to SD Card?

Solution 3. What if Android SD Card is Lost? How to Backup?

Want to back up files from Android SD card to the computer, only to find they have been lost? It's nothing big deal! You can use this Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android with its Mac version - Lab.Fone for Android Mac to recover the lost data and back them up to the computer.

This software enables you to recover anything saved on the Android SD card including photos, videos, apps, documents, books and many more. In addition, with this software, you can easily recover lost data from Android SIM card or the internal memory. Now, let's see how to backup lost SD data to computer.

Step 1. Download the right version of this software and then open it on the computer. After that, link your Android phone to the computer via the USB cord.

Step 2. Then let this software detect your device and then you will see the below interface where different modes are arranged on the main interface.

(Note: If you have any difficulty in using this software, check this online help.)

Step 3. Choose the Android SD Card Recovery mode to continue the process. This program will detect your device and scan for all files saved on the card. Enter the right file tab to preview more detailed file information.

Step 4. While previewing, tick out the wanted files and then hit the Recover option to restore them to the computer. Now, the lost data have been backed up from SD card to the computer.

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