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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 Backup & Restore

Samsung Galaxy S6
Backup & Restore


I cannot say how important it is to know how to backup and restore your device. You don't actually have to backup your apps or anything you don't care about but most people do not want to lose their contacts and pictures. Here's a brief how to on Backing up and Restoring all your information. First and foremost never forget how to login to your Gmail, this is where your contacts are stored with Android devices.







Creating a Backup


Back up apps

To back up your apps, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Personal',  then tap Backup & reset.
  4. Check Back up my data to back up any account data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers.
  5. Check Automatic restore to restore backed up settings and data when re-installing applications.


Back up contacts

To back up your contacts, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap the account you would like to sync.
  5. Tap the MORE icon.
  6. Tap Sync now.

Back up to your SD card

We're sorry, but this feature is not available on this phone.


Back up media & pictures


To back up your media and pictures, follow these steps:

Using your phone

We're sorry, but this feature is not available on this phone.

Using computer - PC

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device..
    3. Select the Media device (MTP) check box.
  3. On the computer, click Open device to view files.
  4. Navigate to the desired files on your phone.
  5. Drag and drop the files into the desired computer folder.
  6. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

Using computer - Mac

  1. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Navigate to samsung.com/kies.
    2. Click DOWNLOAD FOR MAC OS.
    3. Follow prompts to download the Kies software.
  2. Connect the USB cable to the phone.
  3. Connect the USB cable to a computer's USB slot
  4. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device.
    3. Tap Media device to select the check box.
  5. On your computer, open Kies.
  6. Inside Kies, click the Back up / restore tab.
  7. If necessary, click the Backup tab.
  8. Next to 'Music' and 'Photo,' select the check box.
  9. To back up all of your files, select 'Select all items' check box.
  10. Click Backup.
  11. Safely disconnect the phone from the computer.




Restoring


Restore apps

To restore backed up apps, follow these steps:

This is done automatically upon the next time you sign into your Google account.


Restore contacts

To restore backed up contacts, follow these steps:


This is done automatically upon the next time you sign into your Google account.


SD card contacts

We're sorry, but this feature is not available on this phone.

Restore media & pictures

To restore backed up media and pictures, follow these steps:

Using device

We're sorry, but this feature is not available on this phone.

Using computer - PC

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device..
    3. Select the Media device (MTP) check box.
  3. On the computer, click Open device to view files.
  4. Navigate to the desired files on your computer:
    • The Card icon is your SD card.
    • The Phone icon is your device's internal storage.
  1. Drag and drop the files into the desired phone folder.
  2. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

Using computer - Mac

  1. Connect the USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. If necessary. follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device.
    3. Tap Media device to select the check box.
  3. On your computer, open Kies.
  4. Inside Kies, click the Back up / restore tab.
  5. If necessary, click the Restore tab.
  6. Next to 'Music' and 'Photo,' click the check box to select the check box. If available, click the check boxes next to any other categories you would like to restore.
  7. If you would like to restore all of your files, click the check box next to 'Select all items.'
  8. Click Restore. If necessary, follow any additional prompts.
  9. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.