How can I backup data on my Galaxy device automatically?

Last Update date : Sep 10. 2020

Creating a backup of your smartphone data keeps you safe, just in case the worst happens. You can even set your smartphone to create backups automatically, ensuring that your data is secure around the clock. Find out more on how easy backing up your data is by using Samsung Cloud. 

Before you try out below recommendations as to your solutions, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated with latest version. Please check how to update your mobile device's software in following order.  

Step 1. Go to Settings Software update.
Step 2. Tap on Download and install
Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. 

Data that can be backed up using Samsung Cloud automatically

Manage the content that you want to store securely in Samsung Cloud. You can backup data such as: 

  • Calendar, Contacts, Phone, Clock: Alarms, Home screen, Apps, Settings, Messages, Music, Voice Recorder, Documents

How to back up data automatically
Auto back up automatically backs up your data once every 24 hours. However, for this, your phone must be charged, connected to Wi-Fi, and the screen must be off for at least an hour.

Step 1. Go to Settings > Accounts and backup.
Step 2. Tap Samsung Cloud.

Go to Samsung Cloud

Step 3. Tap More options (three vertical dots) > Settings.
Step 4. Tap Sync and auto backup settings > Auto back up.
Step 5. Select what to back up automatically to Samsung Cloud. 

How to auto back up

You can manage your data by backing up this phone, restoring data, or deleting backup in Samsung Cloud. 

How to manage Samsung Cloud
  • Synced apps: You can manage synced data of pairing devices, items, contacts, and reminder. 
  • Back up this phone: You can check a list of available back up data that can be kept safe and secure. 
  • Restore data: You can choose the device and data you want to restore. 
  • Delete backup: You can delete your backup data. 


Please note that there are a list of content type or status that cannot be backed up or restored, for example, attached files in chats. 

What cannot be back up or restore

Galaxy series Android 10 or higher supports OneDrive integration, allowing users to synchronize photos and videos directly with OneDrive from the Gallery app. If you meet the device requirements, you can go to Galaxy Settings and connect your OneDrive account to use it as a backup solution. Also, all existing photos and videos of Samsung Cloud can be transferred to OneDrive.

Step 1. Go to Gallery > tap on More options (three vertical dots).
Step 2. Go to Settings > tap Cloud Sync.

How to manage Samsung Cloud

Step 3. Connect your OneDrive account and follow on-screen instructions.

Note: Device screenshots and menu may vary depending on the device model and software version.

If you are experiencing unusual behavior on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us a question in the Samsung Members app.  

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymized and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the 'How to use the Samsung Members app'.

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