These days, smartphones have become part of our lives. It is very common for many of us to keep sensitive information on our phones. That is how close we have gotten to trusting these gadgets. This article shows how to back up your Android Phone to PC.
Why back up Android Phone to PC?
The number one reason anyone should back up their phone is because of theft.
Theft: Thieves steal phones every day. It would be unfortunate if all your photos, contacts, and files get are gone with your stolen phone. Backups can help you recover your data.
Hardware failure is another common issue that should prompt you to backup your phone’s data too. You might wake up one morning when your phone has blacked out due to a malfunction.
Mistakes happen. One of your kids might accidentally reset your phone to its factory settings. This can erase all your data forever. However, with backups, it would not be a problem to recover the data.
How to make FULL Backup of Android Phone to PC
Using a USB cable to transfer files from Android to PC will get the job done. In addition, you could also plug in an external hard drive and create a new folder to save Android to PC backup files.
To take a full backup of an android phone to PC:
- Firstly; Connect your Android phone to your PC via a USB cable. Connect your Android phone or tablet to a computer with a USB cable. Open “My Computer” and find your Android hard disk. You can see it act as a portable device with the brand name of your Android.
- Secondly; Make a copy of your Android files. Look through all those folders inside your Android and choose the data you want to back up from an Android to a computer. For instance, if you need to backup Android photos to PC, open the “DCIM” folder and pick up items. It is a folder that stores camera pictures. Otherwise, it is also supported to backup other Android data to your computer.
- Lastly; Paste to the computer. Open a folder on desktop or other places to backup Android phone to PC via USB debugging. When the process ends, you can see those copied Android data on your computer directly. Disconnect the Android phone and delete those backed-up Android data if necessary.
How to backup Android Phone to PC wirelessly
A lot of people use USB cables to transfer files between their phones and computers. But with the increasing popularity of wireless transmission, more and more mobile phone users are looking for ways to transfer files from Android to PC via WiFi. In comparison to transferring files via a USB cable, it is more convenient to transfer files wirelessly, without the need for a data cable and without waiting for the transfer to be completed by your PC.
To back up wirelessly; you need a third-party app called AirDroid.
AirDroid is a free Android application for multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, AirDroid Web, and more. You can use it to transfer files between your phone and PC, via USB or WiFi. The application is feature-rich and has a simple interface. To get started;
- Firstly: Download AirDroid from Google Play Store and install it on your Android phone.
- Secondly: Connect to the WiFi network on your PC from your Android phone.
- Thirdly: Launch the AirDroid app on your Android phone and it will detect the WiFi network and provide you with an IP address. Type the IP address into your PC’s web browser and press Enter key so as to link to the AirDroid server.
- Fourthly; Turn to your Android phone to accept the connection. Then, access the AirDroid interface via the web browser here, using your PC.
- And lastly: Click on the file’s icon from the web interface of AirDroid and right-click on any file that you want to transfer from your Android phone to PC. Finally, click the Download button to download the files to your PC.
How to Backup Android phone to Google Drive
- First: Connect your Android phone to a Wi-Fi hotspot or open cellular Mobile internet. Then open Google Drive on your Android phone. Set up your Google Drive, and log into your account. You will have the main page. Hit the red plus ➕icon at the lower-right corner. Then choose the “Upload” button.
- Then; Choose Files to Backup. Now you can navigate to files you want to backup. You can upload images, audio, videos, Word/Excel/PPT/PDF documents, and more. Choose the folder where files you want your backups to be stored. Then check items you want and click the button “Done”. Google Drive will back up those files to Cloud.