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How to Sync Android Phone to Computer (PC/Mac)?

Are you a person that always has your Android phone in your hands? Nowadays, a cell phone is not just for talking, it can be also used to play games, listen to music, watch movies, snap photos, surf the Internet, send email, and more. When using time increases, you must have saved a good deal of pictures, videos, songs, text messages, contacts, etc. in the Android phone. However, when your mobile phone runs out of memory, what will you do? Phone data can be lost for a variety of reasons, such as deleting, formatting, corrupting and so forth. Then, what do you do to protect your information from losing on your Android phone?

The best way to solve the above two problems is to sync your Android phone data to other storage devices, computer as an example. Transfer data from an Android phone to a computer is not only a good way to free up space on your device, but also when some day you lost crucial data, such as a valuable message, a precious video or your favorite photo from the phone, you can restore them back from the backup files on your computer once again. There are a few different ways to connect your Android phone to computer in order to realize the synchronism between Android phone and computer, either with a USB cable or using Bluetooth or WiFi connection.

But what when you need to sync the whole Android content to computer and there are large-batch of files contained in your phone? To make the task easy and quick, you can ask help from third-party Android Sync Manager - Coolmuster Android Assistant (for all Windows versions) with its Mac version Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac (OS X 10.10 or later). It is specially produced to help Android users to sync Android phone to PC or Mac computer without any hassle. Everything on your Android phone can be synced to computer, including contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music, apps, books, documents, etc. It supports almost all brands of Android phones and tablets, such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and so on.

Free download the trial version of this Android Sync Manager to have a try:

Guide Shows How to Transfer & Backup Android Data to Computer

Step 1. Run the program and connect your Android phone to PC

The first thing you should do is connecting your Android device to the computer via USB cable and launch the installed the Android Assistant to this computer to get ready. You may need to enable the USB debugging on your device to make it detectable by the software. If you have already set it, you can skip to the next step.

Sync Android Phone to Computer

Follow the below instruction to enable USB debugging:

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".

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Step 2: Analyze and preview the scanned out Android phone data

Once the USB debugging is set on your Android phone, the program will instantly scan your phone and show all your Android data, such as Music, Videos, Photos, Contacts, Apps, Books, etc. in the upper window. Just choose each category and preview the contained files in details. Please note the text messages are contained in the Contact tab.

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Step 3. Start to sync Android phone to computer

Open each category and select the files you want to backup on your computer. After everything is done, you can click the button of "Export" to sync the Android phone data to computer folder which you can specify on your own later.

All exported Android files will be automatically located in the output folder, with original quality and format perfectly preserved.

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Additional Tips: How to Backup Android Device on PC with Mobile Transfer?

Want more choices for reference to sync your Android phones to PC? You can have a second try with the Coolmuster Mobile Transfer or Mobile Transfer for Mac, which allows you to transfer files, such as contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music, apps and etc. from your Android device to computer for backup, and restore the backup file from the computer to your phone with one click. Actually it is a professional phone to phone data transfer that is capable of transfer files between two mobile phones easily, no matter they are Android, iOS and Symbian devices.

Click the following button to free download the Windows version of the Mobile Transfer program on your PC. Mac users should choose the Mac version.

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

Step 1: After launching the Mobile Transfer, connect your Android mobile phone to the same computer and it will be detected by the Mobile Transfer program 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: Select the file types you want to backup on PC and click the "Start" button to begin the backup process.

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