More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Backup Your Mobile with Backup Your Mobile
There are countless situations where it’s necessary to back up your device. Whether it be reflashing a ROM or installing a tricky mod, a good a reliable app that backs up your device is always essential to have in the app drawer. Introducing Backup Your Mobile by XDA Forum Member lanx.
Backup Your Mobile is a simple, yet practical app that allow users to backup a whole range of data on the Android device. Delivered with a straightforward and easily navigable user interface, Backup Your Mobile backs up contacts, call logs, SMS, and system settings among many other options. However, it must be stressed that the app does not back up apps. Users can enable the automatic backup feature with the options to adjust the frequency of backups and the start time of backups. Backup Your Mobile also support backups to cloud services, being Google Drive and Dropbox, so backups don’t take up valuable space on the device or its external storage. Not only uploading to cloud storage, the app also support the reverse, allowing users to download previously uploaded backups from the selected cloud.
With Backup Your Mobile, lanx has definitely developed a useful and practical app for many users. So if you’re a user of Android version 2.2 or newer and interested in Backup Your Mobile, the app can be downloaded for free from the Play store with more details in the original thread.
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