Losing or breaking the smartphone can become a nightmare, but we can take some precautions by regularly running the backupAndroid in the event that this unfortunate hypothesis should occur. Also, when you need to update your device, make sure you have a backup. This way, if something goes wrong you can easily go back to the condition in which you were before the update. In this article we will see how to save data with Helium backup on Android devices.
Android devices are designed to be synchronized with cloud services. This way you can use online services to back up important data, such as emails, contacts and calendars. For example, Google's account is an excellent service that allows you to easily and directly backup all these data from your Android device.
On Android devices, the Google Sync feature allows you to back up contacts, e-mails, calendar and bookmarks. This is a condition that you are using Google applications to manage this data.
Android can also back up critical data internally. a feature that improved over time but not yet quite as complete as the one we see on iOS.
Precisely for this, it is better to take a double precaution in the backup. Read on to find out how to back up Android.
Activate Android backup
The first and simplest step is to perform the integrated backup function in Android. To check if this is activated on your device, go Settings> Backup and restore and make sure that "Backup personal data"As well as"Automatic recovery"Are activated.
We will perform an automatic backup of Android data and settings online if the device is connected to a Google account. If necessary reset the Android device, or if you buy a new one, then you can log in with this Google account and the data and settings will be downloaded and restored.
This is one of the easiest ways to back up Android smartphones. But for a more reliable approach, I recommend using some third-party backup files.
How to back up photos on Android
If you take a lot of photos with your Android device, I advise you to back it up regularly.
Android has an automatic backup function for photos taken. To make sure it's enabled and working, open the appPhoto, then tap the men icon with the three horizontal lines. In the menu that opens, click "Settings"And select"Backup and synchronization".
Now let the switch close to "Backup and synchronization"Enabled." From this menu you can also choose the quality of the photos saved when you backup, and whether or not to enable cellular data synchronization. Remember that if you choose this option, you can exceed the mobile data limit.
How to make Helium backup Android
There are also a number of third-party applications that can make creating an Android smartphone backup easy.
For example, Helium one of these. If the Android device i root permissions, just install the application and everything is ready. Otherwise, there are a couple of additional steps needed to give Helium the correct access it needs to back up. If you have a device without root permissions, you can also read the guide on how to backup on Android without root.
The first of these steps to perform Helium backup is to activate USB debugging of the phone. Go toSettings> Developer options> USB debugging. If it is not possible to display the item ?Developer options", Which hidden by default on many phones, go to Settings> About phone and click on "build number?Seven times to view the item.
The next step is to dump and install the HeliumDesktop client on the PC or Mac. Launch it, then follow the instructions, connect your Android device to the computer via USB cable when prompted and launch the Helium application.
Helium backup: configuration
Once Helium has all the access rights, you can backup (and restore) your Android phone (including the microSD card if present). You can also copy these backups to your PC to store them.
For security reasons, Heliumti allows you to save backups directly in the cloud via Dropbox, Google Drive or Box. Please note that you must restore a backup stored in the cloud, you must purchase the Helium Premium version, which costs 3.71. All Google accounts are provided with 15 GB of free cloud storage on Google Drive, which should be sufficient for backing up app data.
Helium: Backupdati app
Make Helium backup on Android smartphones a simple procedure. To be able to store the app data it is necessary to purchase the complete version of the app. After unlocking all the features by in-app purchase, just select the applications for which you want to save the data. Then click on "Backup"And choose destination.
Unless you have a microSD card inside the device, I advise you to leave off "App Data Only?As the selected option. If you deselect this option, Helium will back up a copy of the application (as an apk file) together with the data. The only reason to make this kind of full backup because you want to avoid re-downloading an application from the Play Store.
Some types of applications, such as podcast readers, often have large media files associated with them. This means that they can take a lot of time to backup (and will consume more space than most other applications).
Then, select the individual applications for which you want to back up, or touchSelect all"To do backups first. So touchBackup", Choose a destination and wait for the backup to complete.
Backups are stored in a folder on the device called "carbon". I advise you to transfer this card to the PC to preserve it.
Helium: Backup on your computer
it is also possible to perform Android backup directly on your PC or Mac. Touch the icon in the shape of three dots at the top right and then ?PC download". Then, on your PC's browser, type in the address indicated and a web-based interface will be loaded that reflects what's on Android.
When you perform a backup in this way, the browser downloads and saves a file called backup.zip, so keep it in a safe place on your computer.
Helium: restore a backup
To restore a previous Helium backup, swipe right in the app and search for the location where you stored the backup. You will be presented with a list of applications you can select. You can decide whether to restore only some apps or all. When you're ready, click on "Restore?To recover the backup data.
If you want to delete the backup of a specific application, touch and hold the app in the list until you see "Delete Backup". Then touch OK.
There are also many other methods to make an Android backup like this that allows you to make a Nandroid backup of the entire Android system.
If you only need to save SMS messages and restore them later, then I suggest you also read this guide.