How to Back up Android Apps to Computer (PC/Mac)?

Keisha Alice
Aug 31, 2022

Thanks to talented developers, apps that are able to accomplish different tasks with ease have been created. Users download and install various apps such as games, productivity apps, themes and security apps too. Different apps utilize battery power differently which means the more apps one has in the device, the faster the battery will be drained. Battery power is key to mobility. To improve battery performance and ensure that battery power is utilized well, it is important to transfer some apps that are not being used frequently but you just don't want to delete them off, to computer for backup.

However, for many of us, it is confusing that how to export apps from an Android device to computer directly. May be you are even thinking that it is unbelievable to move Android apps to computer. But if you have a right third-party tool, transferring apps from Android is not a tough task at all. Here, we strongly recommend Coolmuster Android Assistant or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac, an easy-to-handle application to help you finish the Android apps backup process. Android Assistant is able to backup Android apps, delete apps on Android and download apps to Android with several clicks.

Coolmuster Android Assistant is fully compatible with overall Android-based devices, such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei and so forth. And it not only works on Android apps, but also it can help you transfer contacts, SMS, songs, videos, pictures, etc. between Android device and computer. Remember to download the suitable version of Android Assistant according to your own situation firstly and then refer to the following tutorial.

Tips: You can try another tool from Coolmuster studio - Mobile Transfer, which is also able to help you transfer apps from Android to computer. Just click to learn more - backup Android apps to computer by using Mobile Transfer.

Easy to Transfer Apps from Android Device to Computer for Backup

Step 1: Download and set up the Android apps backup tool

Download and set up the Coolmuster Android Assistant on your computer. Connect your Android phone or tablet to the computer with the help of the USB cable or Wi-Fi network. The software will find the connected Android device as soon as possible and the information of the device will display in the primary window.

Backup Android Apps to Computer

If the software can't detect your device, you should check whether you have opened the USB debugging on your device. If not, follow the below instruction to enable USB debugging on your Android phone.

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".

Backup Android Apps to Computer

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: Select the apps you want to backup on computer

In the meantime, the Android Assistant will scan the connected Android device and show all Android files in categories like Photos, Videos, Music, Contacts, SMS, Apps, etc. on the left side column. Just go to click the "Apps" tab to open the Android apps management window.

Backup Android Apps to Computer

Step 3: Start to transfer apps from Android to computer

Now, preview all your apps and select those you want to backup on your computer. Then, click "Export" button from the top line, choose a folder on your computer as destination location and save the selected Android apps to the folder at once.

Ok. you have learned how to backup apps on Android to computer with this smart tool - Coolmuster Android Assistant now. Just free download it and feel free to share it with your friends.

Video Tutorial

Additional Tips: Backup Android Apps on Computer Using Mobile Transfer

So, do we have other ways to backup our apps on Android mobile phones? Sure! Here we provide you another useful solution - Coolmuster Mobile Transfer or Mobile Transfer for Mac, which is also able to backup not only apps, but also contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music and more from Android phone or tablet to PC or Mac computer. And as its name implies, it can also help you transfer these files between two mobile phones, no matter they are running Android, iOS or Symbian OS. Next, we will show you how to use the Mobile Transfer to backup Android apps to computer.

Just click the following button to free download the program on your PC or Mac. Here, we set Mac version as example.

Tips: Here are also some useful guides to teach you how to backup Android tablet, Sync Android with Mac.

Step 1: After installing and launching the Mobile Transfer for Mac, connect your Android mobile phone to the Mac computer with a USB cable. Then, the program will detect the Android device soon.

Step 2: Navigate to the main interface of the program and choose "Backup on Computer" option. Then, all the transferable data on your Android is displayed and categorized here.

Step 3: Highlight "Apps" option and select the apps you want to backup by ticking off the checkbox in front of the file types. Then, click the "Start" button to begin the Android apps backup process.

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