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    Default Any good free ways to back up your data to your PC?

    Now, I know that Android has cloud backup included, and I absolutely love it. I've backed up my HTC One to my Drive pretty much every single day.

    But I would also want to back up my data to my computer as a secondary backup spot. And since I'm planning to install CyanogenMod on it sometime after, I'll need to make sure all my data's safe and easily transferable.

    Any suggestions?
    Lenovo IdeaPad Y410P running Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    LG G4 (H815) running Android 5.1 "Lollipop" (Stock LG UX 4.0 UI) *CURRENT DAILY DRIVER*
    HTC One (M7) running Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop" (Custom CM12.1 ROM based on AOSP)
    LG G3 (D855) running Android 5.0 "Lollipop" (Stock LG UX 3.0 UI)
    Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) running Android 5.1 "Lollipop" (Custom CM12.1 ROM based on AOSP)
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    Default Re: Any good free ways to back up your data to your PC?

    I use dropbox.
    Once you take a picture, dropbox automaticly uploads it.
    I also use Samsung link.

    Or, you could do it the old way. Connect your phone to pc via usb, and drag over files.

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    Default Re: Any good free ways to back up your data to your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by eekfu View Post
    I use dropbox.
    Once you take a picture, dropbox automaticly uploads it.
    I also use Samsung link.

    Or, you could do it the old way. Connect your phone to pc via usb, and drag over files.

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    I do the same thing, but with Google Drive.

    And do you know of any APPS than can move data to a PC for backup? (Kinda like how iTunes backs up an iPhone to the PC).
    Lenovo IdeaPad Y410P running Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    LG G4 (H815) running Android 5.1 "Lollipop" (Stock LG UX 4.0 UI) *CURRENT DAILY DRIVER*
    HTC One (M7) running Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop" (Custom CM12.1 ROM based on AOSP)
    LG G3 (D855) running Android 5.0 "Lollipop" (Stock LG UX 3.0 UI)
    Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) running Android 5.1 "Lollipop" (Custom CM12.1 ROM based on AOSP)
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    Default Re: Any good free ways to back up your data to your PC?

    Kies for samsung is usable.
    I am not sure, but I think kies is for other android devices also.
    I usally just store everything in the clouds.

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    Default Re: Any good free ways to back up your data to your PC?

    Try Helium, look it up in Play Store.

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    Default Re: Any good free ways to back up your data to your PC?

    Drag & drop. Helium. App Backup and Restore. Super Backup. ...
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    Default Re: Any good free ways to back up your data to your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by morami View Post
    Try Helium, look it up in Play Store.

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    I'm actually using Helium right now while typing this.

    It works pretty well, but downloading to my PC almost always produces a backup file with wildly different file sizes, even when backing up the same number of apps.
    Lenovo IdeaPad Y410P running Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    LG G4 (H815) running Android 5.1 "Lollipop" (Stock LG UX 4.0 UI) *CURRENT DAILY DRIVER*
    HTC One (M7) running Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop" (Custom CM12.1 ROM based on AOSP)
    LG G3 (D855) running Android 5.0 "Lollipop" (Stock LG UX 3.0 UI)
    Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) running Android 5.1 "Lollipop" (Custom CM12.1 ROM based on AOSP)
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    Default Re: Any good free ways to back up your data to your PC?

    Use the app helium

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    Default Re: Any good free ways to back up your data to your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by D13H4RD2L1V3 View Post
    Now, I know that Android has cloud backup included, and I absolutely love it. I've backed up my HTC One to my Drive pretty much every single day.

    But I would also want to back up my data to my computer as a secondary backup spot. And since I'm planning to install CyanogenMod on it sometime after, I'll need to make sure all my data's safe and easily transferable.

    Any suggestions?
    Why not copy the backups from Drive to your PC?
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    Default Re: Any good free ways to back up your data to your PC?

    If you're installing a different ROM, first use nandroid backup, so if anything goes wrong, you can at least get back a working phone.

    iTunes is locked to iPhone. You can't save a single bit of data without Apple's permission, on the phone or on your computer. Android is different. Different apps are used to back up different data. You can still back up everything, but not with a single app. If you don't want any choices, use an iPhone. If you want choices (but you have to make them - there's no default "no choice"), use an Android phone.
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    Default Re: Any good free ways to back up your data to your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    If you're installing a different ROM, first use nandroid backup, so if anything goes wrong, you can at least get back a working phone.

    iTunes is locked to iPhone. You can't save a single bit of data without Apple's permission, on the phone or on your computer. Android is different. Different apps are used to back up different data. You can still back up everything, but not with a single app. If you don't want any choices, use an iPhone. If you want choices (but you have to make them - there's no default "no choice"), use an Android phone.
    I've already installed CM11 on it.

    Thanks for the suggestion, though. Will definitely look into it.
    Lenovo IdeaPad Y410P running Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    LG G4 (H815) running Android 5.1 "Lollipop" (Stock LG UX 4.0 UI) *CURRENT DAILY DRIVER*
    HTC One (M7) running Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop" (Custom CM12.1 ROM based on AOSP)
    LG G3 (D855) running Android 5.0 "Lollipop" (Stock LG UX 3.0 UI)
    Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) running Android 5.1 "Lollipop" (Custom CM12.1 ROM based on AOSP)

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