1. Ryche's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I came over to the LG camp from Samsung recently. One of the things I liked about Samsung was their Samsung Kies desktop application, which pretty much made backing up data (and restoring - if needed) a one click process for all data on both internal and SD Card memory.

    I haven't found where LG has anything similar to that, and am not sure if the stock backup/restore will do what I want. The main things I'm concerned about are photos, music, messages, settings, and contacts. Apps would be nice, but since they all come from the play store, they can always be re-loaded.

    The only other option I've found so far is Helium, but I haven't been able to figure out if it is worth downloading/using.

    Any advice/thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    04-30-2015 02:12 PM
  2. VDub2174's Avatar
    I personally use MyBackup (Pro version) which can be used with both rooted and non-rooted phones.
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    04-30-2015 02:31 PM
  3. icu's Avatar
    I'm a Titanium Backup guy myself, but that needs root. I've heard good things about Helium (formerly Carbon) which you can use to backup to a PC etc.
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    04-30-2015 02:39 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    See Backing up an Android Device. Any one app is good for its purpose, but just backing up app data or just backing up pictures isn't enough. If the entire phone (except for the system) isn't backed up, and the phone becomes unreachable (driven over, dropped in ocean water, stolen), you'll be missing some data. Everything has to be backed up, and no one program does that - not even Kies. (TWRP does, if you want to flash a custom recovery. And you can do it with munky-tool if you don't mind rooting. Otherwise, it takes more than 1 app.

    Apps would be nice, but since they all come from the play store, they can always be re-loaded.
    That's if they haven't pulled it. And if the now-current version hasn't been "updated" beyond being useful. A $100 1TB drive is enough to hold everything from every Android device you own for decades. Cheap insurance.

    As for Helium, that's what I use to back up app data to my external SD card, and I back the card up to my desktop and 2 cloud accounts. (With all the free cloud accounts available, "having too many backups" makes as much sense as "having too much money". And having one of the cloud accounts halfway around the world ensures that if you've lost all your backups you're dead, so you don't care.)
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    04-30-2015 03:41 PM
  5. tardus's Avatar
    Look into the LG Backup and Restore. Save to the LG cloud or your microSD card. It backs up sms, mms, apps, call logs, just about everything! I used it
    it after upgrading to 5.01 and the restore worked great!
    04-30-2015 07:33 PM
  6. Samsmome's Avatar
    Helium, can't go wrong with this.
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    04-30-2015 08:56 PM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    Also, check Paul627g's guide:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...p-restore.html

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    05-01-2015 06:03 AM
  8. tardus's Avatar
    Also, check Paul627g's guide:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...p-restore.html

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    That's what I use - backs up every night. But when I recently did a factory reset I didn't need that app. The LG backup worked surprisingly well. I was actually surprised by how good a job it did. But day to day SMS Backup & Restore is the way to go!
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    05-01-2015 09:52 AM
  9. alice phoebe's Avatar
    when you fail to find your files on the phone, you usually think they are permanently removed, At most time these files are still stroed on your device or SD card inside the device with the file entrance destoryed. The Android file recovery tool can help you find and recover the lost files from LG G3 by fixing the file directory.
    Recommend you recover files from LG G3 and backup data use easeus software, ( easeus data recovery wizard and easeus todo backup) The Former can be used for data recovery. The latter todo backup can be used for backup .
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    05-04-2015 03:51 AM
  10. Jerribeary's Avatar
    That's what I use - backs up every night. But when I recently did a factory reset I didn't need that app. The LG backup worked surprisingly well. I was actually surprised by how good a job it did. But day to day SMS Backup & Restore is the way to go!
    07-15-2015 10:56 PM
  11. Jerribeary's Avatar
    I did the backup to the cloud from the factory settings menu on my LG G3 and it said it was suggestfull but when I go to cloud there are no files there. HELP!!
    07-15-2015 10:59 PM
  12. Chris Dontworryaboutit's Avatar
    Look into the LG Backup and Restore. Save to the LG cloud or your microSD card. It backs up sms, mms, apps, call logs, just about everything! I used it
    it after upgrading to 5.01 and the restore worked great!
    This is the method I used and its pretty easy. In fact other than being time consuming I can't imagine it being any easier. Even all my game data/progress was saved and restored.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    07-16-2015 01:59 AM
  13. tardus's Avatar
    I did the backup to the cloud from the factory settings menu on my LG G3 and it said it was suggestfull but when I go to cloud there are no files there. HELP!!
    Did you try to restore from the cloud? Do you no longer have access to the G3?
    07-17-2015 10:48 AM
  14. bewakoof's Avatar
    HELP: I backed up everything to my SD card through the phone itself and did the factory reset. Only to find out I couldnt find the backup file in SD card to restore ....SD card contained my apps and messages in them like Watsapp. How can I recover them without rooting the device ? I dont want to root the device which voids my warranty.
    09-22-2015 05:14 PM
  15. vojtidlo's Avatar
    You helped me so much maan! DDD
    I had many truble about it...
    Thank you... sincerly!!!!
    01-14-2016 11:40 AM

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