Back up and restore data on your Galaxy phone or tablet

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With so many important files on your phone or tablet, it is imperative to back up your data. That way, you won't have to worry if anything ever happens to your phone or tablet. Plus, once the data is backed up, restoring the data to any other device will be incredibly easy and hassle free.

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Back up and restore using Samsung Cloud

Samsung Cloud uses your Samsung account to back up, sync, and restore content stored on your device. There are several methods to back up your data through Samsung Cloud. Choose the one that works the best for you.

Here are two ways to restore your data with Samsung Cloud:

  1. Navigate to and open Settings, and then tap your name at the top of the screen.

  2. Tap Samsung Cloud, and then tap Restore data. Select the data you want to restore, and then tap Restore.

  3. Alternatively, you can navigate to Settings, tap Accounts and backup, and then tap Restore data under Samsung Cloud.

  4. Select the data you want to restore, and then tap Restore.

Restore data option highlighted on a Galaxy phone

Back up and restore using Google

Google is another great option to back up and restore your data, because it's integrated with the Android operating system. Check out Google's article on how to get the most out of their backup solution.

Back up data with a microSD card

If you'd rather use a method that doesn't require the internet, you can try using a microSD card. Simply insert one into your phone or tablet and then copy your files to the card with My Files, so they'll be safe and sound.

Restoring backed up files is as easy as backing them up, and then copying them back to the phone.

My Files with an SD card on a Galaxy phone

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