Samsung Galaxy Smartphones: How to Back up Your Device?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

Samsung Galaxy Smartphones - How to Back up Your Device?

Learn how to back up your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone with your Google account and Google Photos. As well, using your MY SAMSUNG account or Smart Switch.

Using Google To Back up Your Device


1. From your home screen swipe down from the notification bar.




2. Once you've done so, click on the tool wrench and proceed to "Settings".





3. Scroll down and tap on "Accounts".





4. Once you've clicked on "Accounts" tap on "Google".




5. In this screen, you will notice a series of items to choose from. (Sync App Data, Sync Calendar, Sync Contacts, Sync Drive, Sync Gmail, Sync Google Fit data, Sync Google Play Movies, Sync Google Play Music, Sync People details)




Once these items are checked, all of your data will be synced and backed up in case you ever need to factory wipe your device.


Backing up your photos with Google Photos


1. Locate your "Google" folder and tap on "Google Photos". In this example, our Google folder is located on the home screen.




2. Tap on "Photos".




3. Once you've done so, follow the prompts and start backing up your photos.





Using MY SAMSUNG account to back up your device.


1. From your home screen swipe down from the notification bar.





2. Once you've done so, click on the tool wrench and proceed to "Settings".




3. Tap on "Back Up and Reset".




4. Now tap on "Back up my data".





5. Please sign in with your MY SAMSUNG ID/Password to proceed.




6. Here you can choose what you'd like to back up, following an auto backup every 24 hours.




Back up your Samsung Smartphone to your computer using Smart Switch




To back up your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone from your computer using Smart Switch: Learn More



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