How to Back up Photos on Samsung Galaxy S6

By Nathan E. Malpass, Last updated: December 21, 2019

Photos are important memories for most people. When we eat delicious food or have fun on a trip with our family or friends, we may take many photos of the food, of the scenery, and of the people. Those pictures are the record of our memory and we would like to review them from time to time. It is quite easy to take a photo and review the photo that we have taken before. But if you accidentally delete your photos and you couldn’t find them, you may ask how to recover those photos.

Here this article aims to tell you that there are three simple ways for you to back up your photos on your phone. Many people now use Samsung Galaxy S6, so this article will mainly focus on how to back up photos on Samsung Galaxy S6. Three methods will be introduced which are backing up them by a third-party app—FoneDog Android Data Backup & Restore, or backing up important data by the Cloud of Samsung or by Google Photos.

Part 1. How to Back up Your Samsung Galaxy S6 - The Most EfficientlyPart 2. How to Backup Galaxy S6 Photos from Samsung CloudPart 3. How to Backup Galaxy S6 Photos from Google PhotosPart 4. Conclusion

Part 1. How to Back up Your Samsung Galaxy S6 - The Most Efficiently

If you did not back up your photos before and you still want to get your photos back, what should you do? Here you can use an excellent software to help you do this. This software is named FoneDog Android Data Backup & Restore. It can not only back up your gallery photos but also back up other data including contacts, messages and so on. In addition, it can also be used to selectively recover your deleted photos. Now let’s see these two features one by one.

# 1. Back up Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Photos

Step 1: Install FoneDog Toolkit

First of all, you need to install the software—FoneDog Toolkit for your Samsung Galaxy S6 on your PC. In this step, you have to ensure that there is no other types of backup software running.
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Step 2: Choose Device Data Backup

After you download this software, you need to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 to your computer, then FoneDog Toolkit will detect your phone. Then you could just click the button of Device Data Backup. After that, FoneDog Toolkit will examine all files on your phone. All you have to do is to choose the files that you wish to back up on your computer.Backup And Restore

Step 3: Select Data Type

After you select the data that you want to backup, just click the button of Start so as to back up your photos. This process will cost you several minutes, depending on the size of your files.Select Data To Backup

Step 4: Backup Photos

Wait until the backup process to finish. Then just click OK to complete the whole process.Backup Completed

# 2. Restore Your Backup Photos to Samsung Galaxy S6

Step 1: Just open the FoneDog Toolkit and choose Device Data Restore. Afterward, you may see the latest backup files displayed on the screen. Then you are free to select any files there to restore. Also, you could also select other files that have been backed up on your computer to restore.Select Backup Files To Restore

Step 2: In this step, you could just choose the photos that you wish to recover and click the button of Restore so as to begin the process.Select Files To Restore

Note: There will be a confirmation request for you. Just click the button of OK so as to allow the recovery process to begin. After the whole process finishes, FoneDog Toolkit will inform you. Just wait for a while and do not disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S6 with your computer or open other software on your phone.

Part 2. How to Backup Galaxy S6 Photos from Samsung Cloud

If you want to recover your deleted photos from your Samsung Galaxy S6, you have to back up them first. The Samsung Cloud is the first place that you can choose to back up your files. Here are the simple steps for you.

  • Step 1: You need to open your Samsung Galaxy S6 and go to the App Drawer. In the page of App Drawer, you have to look for the Setting and open it.
  • Step 2: After you go into the Setting, you may see several options and one of them is Accounts and Backup. You have to click the Accounts and Backup to use the Samsung Cloud.
  • Step 3: In Accounts and Backup, you may see three options which are Backup and Restore, Samsung Cloud, and Smart Switch. Then you just need to select Samsung Cloud to back up your phone and sync your important data.
  • Step 4: Under Samsung Cloud, you may choose to Restore Data which is under Back up this phone.
  • Step 5: When you go into the Restore Data, there is a Gallery. Just tap the button of Gallery so as to back up your photos. In this way, other data on your phone will not be touched.
  • Step 6: After that, you could scroll down and click the button of Sync so as to keep your Gallery files up to date.

Part 3. How to Backup Galaxy S6 Photos from Google Photos

Apart from the Samsung Cloud that we have introduced above, there is also another method for you to back up your Samsung Galaxy S6. Here, Google Photos is a good choice for you. Now let’s look at how to use it to back up your Samsung Galaxy S6.

  • Step 1: You should have Google Photos on your phone and open it. If you have this app on your phone, you need to back up your photos there. Then when you accidentally delete some of your photos, the backup is still in Google Photos.
  • Step 2: After you open it, you have to choose the photo that you would like to save.
  • Step 3: Then you have to tap the top-right corner of your phone screen for more choices. And what you have to click is just three points like the photo below.
  • Step 4: Under that three-points tab, there are five options. You only have to choose the Save to Device. Until now, the photo that you choose to back up will be saved well in Google Photos.

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Part 4. Conclusion

As photos are so important for us, the recovery of photos is also crucial. After reading this article, you may have three methods to backup and restore your photos on your Samsung Galaxy S6. These methods are quite useful and you do not have to worry about your accidentally deleted photos. Just go to the official website of FoneDog and download this software. I am sure you will love this tool.

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Nathan E. Malpass

iPhone/Android Devices’ Maintenance Expert

Staying home, listening to music, writing tech articles

Many people asked me to repair their mobile phones so I have a lot of experience in mobile phone repair, and I know a lot about Android or Apple phones.

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