Backing up the data on your android device is of utmost importance. It may be possible that new custom ROMs experimentation can wipe all the data, and therefore, a backup is needed. Backups based on the cloud are easily accessible from anywhere, and that’s why you need to learn how to backup data to the cloud from an android device.
By creating a backup to the cloud, you just need to connect to the internet, and you can transfer the data back to your android device. Here are a few ways through which you can backup data to the cloud.
This app presents an easy way to backup data in a safe location on a cloud. It allows you to backup SMS, call logs, music, videos, images, documents and contacts. You will be given the option to choose the things to create a backup of. The app uses secure socket layer for secure data transfer. It also creates auto-backups daily whenever the device is connected to the Wi-Fi. Furthermore, it also offers ‘mobile to mobile’ and ‘same device’ restores. You get a 1 GB space on the cloud for free, and any additional space can be bought later. For $0.99 a month, it offers 10GB and there’s also an unlimited plan available.
Download G-Cloud Backup from Google Play.
SMS Backup +
SMS Backup + is a free app that backs up SMS, call logs and even MMS and sends them directly to your Gmail account. You can restore them anytime on your android device. It saves you time having to manually copy and paste each SMS to another device, or writing them down. The file size is just 1.19 MB. You will first need to connect to your Gmail account when launching the app. You will also be given two settings option which include auto backup settings and advanced settings.
Download SMS Backup + from Google Play.
InDefend Mobile Backup
With InDefend, you can backup just about everything. This includes texts, calendar, call logs, contacts, settings etc. It allows you to restore the backup later from the cloud no matter which location you are in. Upon launching the app, you will be presented with 10 different packages of backup. It will also ask you to create an account for the app. This account can be accessed from the app, and with it, you would have access to the features and the data backed up on the cloud. A great feature of the app is that it gives you the option to schedule the backups. You can also disable or enable auto-backups. The auto-backups can be made automatically, daily, weekly or monthly. This app is available for free.
Download InDefend Mobile Backup from Google Play
Sandisk Memory Zone
This is also a cloud backup app. It allows you to backup all the data stored on the SD card of your android device to an external cloud storage provider. It is compatible with Facebook, Google Docs, Picasa, SugarSync and DropBox. Therefore, you can backup files and restore from any of these services. In the application, you will find an option of customizing how you want the data to be backed up. The cloud storage provider will be of your own choice. You can select when to create auto-backups. It can be daily, weekly or the current time. This backup cloud app is also available for free. It’s just 2.11 MB is size.
Download Sandisk Memory Zone from Google Play
Backing up to the Gmail account
You can use the above-mentioned apps, or you can backup the data to your Gmail account. Follow these simple steps to see how it can be done.
Step 1: Go to Settings > Backup and reset.
Step 2: Check the boxes ‘Back up my data’ and ‘Automatic restore’.
Step 3: Specify the Google account you want to use for backing up the data. You can do this from Backup account.
Step 4: Go to Settings > Account & Sync. Tap the desired Google account, and check all the options available.
This was simple androites. The data can now be accessed from your Gmail easily.
Videos and photos
You can also use the Google Instant Upload service to upload photos and video files automatically. You can upload files of photos and videos to the Google Plus account. Signing in will ask you to enable or disable the Instant upload feature. You can also enable it by going to Menu > Settings.
You are free to choose which cloud backup you want to perform. However, make sure you do backup the data regularly to avoid regrets in the future. Feel free to leave comments.