1. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    My scare over the weekend got me thinking...I am on a BYOD S8+ with VZW...I have no idea if I have a cloud back up capability. I will call VZW and ask. However, aside from that...is there a simple way...a way that even a tech ***** could understand...to back up my entire device? When I say "entire" -- I mean contacts, text messages, pictures, videos, etc.

    I don't know if I have to back up my emails and calendar -- as my one email is corporate and synced with Office 365 on my laptop, and my second email is a gmail which I can access on the web. Same with my calendar, it syncs, so no back up is needed.

    So, can I back up to -- a hard-drive? A cloud? My laptop? A thumb-drive? I guess my question is the mechanics -- how do I do it? Is there software I can use? I used to use BlackBerry Desktop Manager and that seemed pretty simple and seamless.
    10-27-2020 04:52 PM
  2. Rocky7177's Avatar
    Root it and then backup it using 'Migrate' app
    10-28-2020 02:07 AM
  3. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    Root it and then backup it using 'Migrate' app

    OK...thanks...can you elaborate a bit? What does root it actually mean? I thought that deletes data. I'll check out the Migrate app, but where does it back up the data? Thanks again.
    10-28-2020 05:01 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    OK...thanks...can you elaborate a bit? What does root it actually mean? I thought that deletes data. I'll check out the Migrate app, but where does it back up the data? Thanks again.
    Use Samsung smart switch back up tool on your pc
    dbollman423 and Tech Idiot like this.
    10-28-2020 05:58 PM
  5. dbollman423's Avatar
    You can also use Samsung Switch on your phone to back up to micro sd card in device. I do it every Saturday morning.

    Also, if you buy a new Samsung you can restore from micro sd in the new device.

    Just remember the password you assign.
    Tech Idiot likes this.
    10-28-2020 09:33 PM
  6. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    Use Samsung smart switch back up tool on your pc
    Thanks...seems simple...I guess I have to get the program/app on my computer...Let's see if I can pull this off, LOL. Thanks again.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    10-30-2020 10:04 PM
  7. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    Nice option...thanks!
    mustang7757 likes this.
    10-30-2020 10:05 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks...seems simple...I guess I have to get the program/app on my computer...Let's see if I can pull this off, LOL. Thanks again.
    Nice option...thanks!
    Your welcome
    10-30-2020 10:37 PM

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