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    Default The right way to back up phone before factory reset

    All please explain to me the correct and preferred method to back up my Unrooted phone before I factory data reset. I do have a 32 gig SD card as well. I want to do this right with no regrets. Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: The right way to back up phone before factory reset

    When I did a factory reset on my GS4 I went to Settings, Accounts, you'll see this 👇
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    Since I have a Samsung account I choose cloud and you can back up there. Then go back and choose Backup and reset.

    You can back up there too and from there also do the factory reset.

    Don't forget to save all documents, videos and pictures into the SD card.

    Make sure you get the SD card out of the phone before the factory reset.

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    Default Re: The right way to back up phone before factory reset

    Ok thanks. Now, what if I don't have a Samsung account? Also, I have moved as many apps to the SD card. Is there anything special to do since they are not loaded in the phone memory instead?
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    Default Re: The right way to back up phone before factory reset

    With the Samsung account you won't loose stuff from Samsung apps like notes from S-Note.

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    Default Re: The right way to back up phone before factory reset

    Many apps have their own backup function to backup/restore their settings to the SD card. I'd do that in addition to the main backup in case you lose the app data.
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    I personally used my back up pro and sms backup for texts. Works great for me.

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