How to backup data in Samsung Mobile Device?

Last Update Date : Aug 23. 2018

It hurts to lose the data you love.  With Samsung / Google Account, Samsung Cloud and Smart Switch, you can easily back up and restore your data in the same device.

• Samsung Cloud: Manage the content that you want to store securely in Samsung Cloud. Check the usage status of your Samsung Cloud storage, and sync, back up, and restore your data

• Accounts: Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with

• Backup and restore: Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device. You can back up your sensitive information and access it later. You must sign in to your Google or Samsung account to back up or restore data

• Smart Switch: Launch Smart Switch and transfer data from your previous device
 

Backup

Backup using Google account or Samsung accountClick to Expand

Please note: You must sign in to your Google or Samsung account to backup or restore data

1 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
2 Tap on Cloud and accounts
Tap on Cloud and Settings
3 Tap Backup and restore
Tap Backup and restore
4 Select Samsung Account or Google Account to backup data
Select Samsung Account or Google Account to backup data
5 For Samsung Account, select the data to backup
For Samsung Account, select the data to backup
Backup using Samsung CloudClick to Expand

Back up data from your old device to Samsung Cloud and restore the data to your new device. You can also sync data saved in your device with Samsung Cloud and view data saved on the Samsung Cloud.

1 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
2 Tap on Cloud and accounts
Tap on Cloud and Settings
3 Tap Samsung Cloud
Tap Samsung Cloud
4 Cloud Usage : View the current storage space that you are currently using and the amount of usage by data type
Gallery : Turn on to sync your images and videos
Samsung Notes : To sync your Notes with Samsung Cloud
Navigate Samsung Cloud
5 Tap on the device to backup
Tap on the device to backup
6 Select the data to backup
Select the data to backup
7 To view the backup data in your Samsung account, launch the Settings app, tap Cloud and accounts > Samsung Cloud, select your device under BACKUP AND RESTORE, and then tap Restore data
Backup using Smart SwitchClick to Expand

Transfer data between mobile devices via Smart Switch.  On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts > Smart Switch

Transferring data using a USB connector (USB Type-C)

To transfer data easily and quickly, connect both devices with the USB connector (USB Type-C) and a USB cable.

1 Plug the USB connector (USB Type-C) into the multipurpose jack of your device
Transferring data using a USB connector (USB Type-C)
2 Connect both devices using the old device’s USB cable
Connect both devices using the old device’s USB cable
3 When the App selection pop-up window appears in the new device, tap Smart Switch > RECEIVE
4 In the old device, tap ALLOW

Please Note: Download the App from Galaxy Apps or Play Store if it is not available in the device. Your new device will recognise the old device and a list of data you can transfer will appear

5 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from the old device

Please Note:
• Do not disconnect the USB cable or USB connector (USB Type-C) from the device when you are transferring files. Doing so may cause data loss or device damage

• Transferring data increases the battery power consumption of your device. Ensure that your device is sufficiently charged before transferring data. If the battery power is low, data transfer may be interrupted

Transferring data wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct

Transferring data wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct
1 On the old device, launch Smart Switch. Download the App from Galaxy Apps or Play Store, if it is not available
2 On your new device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts > Smart Switch
3 Place the devices near each other
4 On the old device, tap WIRELESS > SEND
5 On your new device, tap WIRELESS > RECEIVE and select the old device type
6 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from your old device

Transferring data using external storage

1 Transfer data from your old device to external storage
2 Insert or connect the external storage device to your new device
3 On your new device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts > Smart Switch > EXTERNAL STORAGE > RESTORE
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from external storage
Backup to external storage using Smart SwitchClick to Expand
How to backup or restore data into external storage in Samsung Mobile Device?

Follow the step-by-step guides to backup / restore data to external storage:

Backup data to external storage

1 Go to Settings
Tap Settings
2 Select Cloud and accounts in Settings screen
Tap Cloud and accounts
3 Select Smart Switch in Cloud and accounts screen
Select Smart Switch
4 Select External Storage
Select External Storage
5 Select content to backup and click BACK UP
Select Content and click Backup

Restore data from external storage

1 Go to Settings
Tap Settings
2 Select Cloud and accounts in Settings screen
Tap Cloud and accounts
3 Select Smart Switch in Cloud and accounts screen
Select Smart Switch
4 Select External Storage
Select External Storage
5 Select content to restore and click RESTORE
Select Content and click Backup

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