People who own an Android smartphone will know the hardships of backing up data. When you lose a phone or want to upgrade to a better phone, there are some hurdles involved in making sure you get the same data from your old phone on a new device. This is all in the past, however. With Google significantly enhancing the ability to sync and backup your data with cloud servers, backing up your Android smartphone is easier than ever today. However, not many are aware of the modern methods available today. The notion that it’s difficult to backup and sync on Android is entirely wrong in this day and age.
Keeping this in mind, we’re going to have a look at some of the best options you have to backup contents of your Android smartphone or tablet. While the process isn’t as hard as it used to be, it might still require some tech knowhow, so be sure to pay attention. We’re going to categorize the items that need backing up so that it’s easier for you to pick and choose the data you want on your new device and the ones you don’t.
How to Backup Your Android Device
Photos and Videos
In the past, customers had to manually sync their photos via desktop or upload it on the cloud to then sync it back with their new device. However, Google has revolutionized image storage with the arrival of Google Photos a few years ago. This free to use service lets you save unlimited photos and videos on Google’s cloud servers, which can then be viewed on the browser or any other mobile device. It is imperative to use the same Google account while backing up the photos, as they will be linked to a particular email address once set up.
Google stores photos and videos in “high quality” which isn’t the same as original quality, but helps Google save on storage costs. Remember, you’re paying nothing for this service and the app is available on both Android and iOS platforms, which is convenient if you’re switching from an Android to an iPhone. If you want to save the photos and videos in their original quality, Google will automatically save them on your Google Drive account. If you already have a subscription for Drive, this particular option makes a whole lot of sense.