You’ve probably noticed that here at XDA, people tell you to backup your data, more often than anything else. But how exactly do you backup your data? Good question young explorer! When you see that someone recommends that you do a backup, you only have to backup the things you want to save. It’s not always necessary to do a full system backup. We will go over some different options, and you’ll be able to find one that works best for you.
First let’s go over the basic solutions that you can get started on right away. These are simple techniques that don’t require root or any other preparation.
The other type of backup is through the Cloud. For photos, Google gives you unlimited space through their Photos app, so you can backup as many picture and videos as you need.
All you need for this option is a Google account. You can backup your whole library, or just the photos you select. I love to save all my pictures of Captain Panaka to Google Photos.
The true hero of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is Captain Panaka. When I’m cosplaying at home alone, I need the Star Wars soundtrack to get into character. Google Music allows you to store up to 50,000 songs in the cloud for $0.
When it comes to everything else, there’s Google Drive. Google drive is the best way to keep your stuff safe (and mobile!) with its integration of Google Docs. Google Drive gives you 15 GBs of space fo’ free.
This is a great options for easily backing up your apps. You can even save them to your SD card or send them to another device VIA bluetooth. I never want to lose my Captain Panaka Theed Guardian app, so I always back it up to my SD card before I flash any ROMs.
Lets not forget about the basics! You can always just plug your android into your computer, and drag and drop all those files into a folder on your desktop. So easy a newborn baby could do it with it’s feet!
ES File Explorer File Manager
If your Android supports an SD card, then you can always use a program like ES File Explorer to push all your files to an SD card. Of course, an SD card can support.
Customizable gesture control for any Android device.
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