Backing up your Android apps and data is very important as an android user,How to do Android Phone Apps&Data Backup to the Cloud? there are many ways to backup your phone apps and data, the major ones we are going to look into is Backing up your Android Apps,data,files,e.t.c. to a Cloud Storage service.
What is a Cloud Storage Service:- To a person not familiar with technology terms, you would think Cloud Storage is a storage present in the cloud above the sea surface which is very funny but truth be told am not trying to make fun of you, because you wanted to learn that is why you are reading the post and i would not like to waste your time. A Cloud Storage is a remote web space provided on a live server for documents to be stored and made available to users over the internet, there are many companies providing cloud storage services some of them are Dropbox , Google Drive, One Drive, Box, Copy and many of them, They all provides reasonable amount of space to each of their users with limited features in which might prompt you to go for their premium offers where most if not all of their features will be unlocked depending on the plan you subscribed for. Dropbox is the most popular cloud storage service used on both Desktops and mobile phones followed by Google Drive.
Google primarily provides you as an android user the ability to backup your phone data to your Google account, I will walk you through the process if you do not know about it, if it is the other way round, you can skip this part and read how to do it automatically by scrolling a little bit down. How do i set up my Android Smartphone data backup using my gmail account;
- Right from your Android phone home screen click the menu icon,
- After Loading the menu apps, click on settings icon,
- Select Backup&Reset option from the options,
- Check the box that contains backup my data,
- Scroll down a bit and select the Google account you have registered with the device, if you haven’t added any you would be directed to the setup process where you will have to either add an already registered Gmail account or create a new one,
- After adding a Google account, scroll down a bit again and check Automatic restore,
- You have finished the backup and restore process.
For those of us who likes automatic and advance setup of cloud storage, I advice you to read this aspect very well and if you have any problem understanding it you can always use the comment box wide open below the post to air your mind I will find a way to get back to you.
Cloud Storage providers such as OneDrive,Box,DropBox,Copy,Google Drive,Mega and many of them have their own desktops and mobile phones applications, though i cannot be able to write more on the cloud storage service features and pricing but they do have free plans to test their services , I am sorry for not able to write about each of the cloud storage service provider but you can make some Google search about cloud storage service provider or follow this link to read more about cloud storage service provider apps for Android.
How Do i Backup my Android Smartphone Data to Cloud Storage.
Now lets get back to the sole topic, I am going to show you two apps that contains 4 to 5 cloud storage service options. The advantages of using this app is to make you enjoy various services in just one application.
Here are the Apps;
SanDisk Memory Zone:- Most Desktops and Laptop users know about “SanDisk USB Flash Drive” which is a very good external storage device. SanDisk developed an android application that gives you the option to backup your Android data such as Wi-fi passwords,calender,conatcts and even application to one of your desired cloud storage provider network such as Dropbox,Box and many of them and it is free to download from Google PlayStore, an amazing feature of SanDisk is that it can be set to backup using time frequency which is wonderful feature others do not provide.
inDefenfend Mobile Backup
This App gives you the ability to backup your phone contacts,call log,calendar,settings and others to the cloud like dropbox,box,copy and the rest of them but before you can use the application you will have to register for inDefend Mobile Backup within the app, it also comes with scheduled backup feature if you do not like auto backup feature for detailed tutorial you can read it here
Note: It is very good to always backup your phone incase you misplace your it.
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