How to Backup and Restore Android Phone

By Gina Barrow, Last updated: August 26, 2019

“Would you like to have your Android data backup and restore to the new phone? In this article, you will learn how to transfer all your stuff from the old phone to the new Android.”

Part 1. How to Backup and Restore Android Safely – Recommended MethodPart 2. Drag and Drop Android Media Files to PCVideo Guide: Android Backup and Restore to the New PhonePart 3. How to Backup Android Phone - BasicPart 4. Summary

Part 1. How to Backup and Restore Android Safely – Recommended Method

Android data backup and restore to the new phone is easy, fun, and interactive when you use FoneDog Toolkit- Android Data Backup & Restore. This software is already complete with both the ‘backup and restore’ options in one place. FoneDog Toolkit- Android Data Backup & Restore is flexible, convenient, and compatible with almost 8000+ devices.

To use FoneDog Toolkit- Android Data Backup & Restore, follow these:

Step1. Launch FoneDog Toolkit- Android Data Backup & Restore and Connect Android Phone/Tablet

First, you need to download and install FoneDog Toolkit- Android Data Backup & Restore on the computer. Launch the program once it has been successfully downloaded and choose Android Data Backup & Restore among the options on the main screen.

Next is to connect the Android device to the computer using a USB cable. Wait until the device is recognized.

Launch Fonedog Toolkit

Launch Fonedog Toolkit--Step1

Step2. Allow USB Debugging on Android Device

Once the Android device is recognized, it will ask you to allow the USB debugging on the Android. To enable the USB debugging mode, go to Settings from the home screen, then find and tap ‘About Phone’.

Tap Build Number 7 times or until a message appears ‘ You are under developer mode’. Go back to Settings, and tap Developer Options. Toggle the USB debugging on. Click OK on the Android device and then click OK on the program screen to continue.

Enable USB Debugging

Enable USB Debugging--Step2

Step3. Choose Desired Backup Option

The next step is to choose the desired backup option. Click on ‘Device Data Backup’ so you can selectively choose the files you want to get hold of.

Choose Desired Backup Option

Choose Desired Backup Option--Step3

Step4. Choose Data for Backup

On your screen you will see a list of files you can backup, select the desired data files and then click ‘Start’ to begin the backup process.

The backup process may take some time depending on the total file size. Avoid disconnecting your phone/tablet during this part.

Click OK when the program prompts for the complete backup.

Start Backup

Start Backup--Step4

To Restore:

After how to back up Android phone, you can easily transfer or restore the backup files in just a few steps.

1. Choose Device Data Restore

After launching the program FoneDog Toolkit- Android Data Backup & Restore click on ‘Device Data Restore’. All the backup files will be displayed according to the date and time stamps. Choose the desired backup file to restore on the new Android device.
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Choose Device Data Restore

Choose Device Data Restore--1

2. Selectively Choose Data Types

After the entire backup contents are extracted by FoneDog Toolkit- Android Data Backup & Restore, you can now choose the files you only need on the new phone. From here you can selectively choose each file category and then click the ‘Restore’ button at the bottom of the screen.

The restoration process will also take a while based on the file sizes. FoneDog Toolkit- Android Data Backup & Restore will ask you to reconfirm the restore process, click ‘OK’ for confirmation. Wait until the entire process is completed. At this point please avoid disconnecting the Android device to avoid unwanted issues.

Choose Data Types

Choose Data Types--2

Android data backup and restore to the new phone is very easy to do when you use FoneDog Toolkit- Android Data Backup & Restore. It is safe and convenient to use even for beginners.

Part 2. Drag and Drop Android Media Files to PC

Pictures, music, videos, and other media contents can be easily transferred to the computer without needing any kinds of software. Follow the steps on how to do it:

  1. Connect Android device to the computer using a USB cable
  2. On the pop-up window, click ‘Open folders to view files’. If there is no pop-up then open the file explorer and find your device as one of the drives.
  3. Go to the desired photos, videos, and songs that you want to transfer and then drag and drop them to a new folder location. You may also use the CTRL+C to copy and CTRL+V to paste the files; CTRL+A to select all the files inside the folder.

Video Guide: Android Backup and Restore to the New Phone

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Part 3. How to Backup Android Phone - Basic

Either just switching to a new smartphone or upgrading, we all know that changing is tedious work. Android has better options than iOS but it still requires time and effort to do this process. If you are using an Android phone, you must first be familiar with your backup options in case you need so in here we will guide you on how to backup your data.

Android Lollipop backup service

Google is still top when it comes to cloud storage and luckily you can take advantage of this backup option on your Android devices running on the lollipop and higher.

  1. Open Settings from the home screen of the Android device
  2. Scroll and tap Backup & Reset
  3. Turn on Backup my Data
  4. Verify the backup account is the correct account
  5. Turn on Automatic Restore for settings, apps, and data

In case you might use a new Android in the future all your apps, settings and other data will automatically be downloaded on the new device as long as you are using the same backup account. It can restore the following details:

  • Apps installed on the Play Store
  • Google Calendar settings
  • Gmail settings
  • Wi-Fi networks & passwords
  • Language & Input settings
  • Home screen wallpapers
  • Display settings
  • Date & Time
  • Third-party app settings & data

Part 4. Summary

Android data backup and restore to a new phone can be done in many ways; however the most convenient so far is to use FoneDog Toolkit- Android Data Backup & Restore. You can simply backup all the data inside the phone in just one click and restore them the same way! This software is compatible with almost all Android devices available in the market today. Download your own free trial version to experience this wonderful program ever developed.

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Gina Barrow

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Kitchen, my safe space; black, my favorite color

Was a Technical Specialist for a while, troubleshooting Smartphone and Software-related issues until a writing stint caught my attention.

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