Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?

Last Update date : Nov 11. 2020

With Samsung Cloud and PC, you can also backup your data, such as images, contacts, messages, and apps to external storages (i.e. microSD card or USB memory, external HDD) via Smart Switch and restore from it.

 

Before using microSD card, please ensure next options:

 

• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data stored in it.

• Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up.

• The device supports the FAT32 and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device asks to reformat the memory card.

• When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory appears in the My Files > SD card folder

 

To install a memory card,

1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray. Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may be damaged.
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot. When you remove the tray from the device, the mobile data connection will be disabled.
3 Place a memory card on the tray 2 with the gold-colored contacts facing downwards.
4 Gently press the memory card into the tray to secure it. If the card is not fixed firmly into the tray, the memory card may leave or fall out of the tray.
5 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.

• If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, your device may be damaged. Always make sure the tray is dry.

• Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device.

Steps  to backup data to microSD card or USB memory via SmartSwitch:

• Plug the USB connector(USB Type-C) to the USB power adaptor and plug the USB memory/external HDD into an electric socket.

Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?

• On Apps screen tap Settings > Cloud and accounts > Smart Switch > More >External storage transfer > BACK UP

Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?
Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?
Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?
Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?
Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?

• Select contents to backup and activate back up.

Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?
Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?

• If data backup is completed, you can check the data My Files > SD card >SmartSwitchBackup folder.

Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?

To restore backup data from microSD card or USB memory via SmartSwitch:

 

• On Apps screen tap Settings > Cloud and accounts > Smart Switch > More >External storage transfer > RESTORE

Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?
Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?

• Select contents to restore and activate restore.

Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?
Galaxy Note 8 :How do I backup my device data on external storage?

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