How to backup or restore data into external storage in Samsung Mobile Device?

Last Update Date : Aug 23. 2018

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

To connect USB memory card or external HDD , plug the USB connector (USB Type-C) to the USB power adaptor of the device, follow by USB memory/external HDD into USB connector (USB Type-C).

Please note:

• When connecting an External HDD to a mobile device with SD card inserted in it, data transfer will be via SD Card instead

• This article is focusing on new models such as Galaxy Note9, S9/S9+, Note8 and S8/S8+ with USB Type-C port. The navigation path maybe different for other models

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

Backup data to external storageClick to Expand
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 storageClick to Expand
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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