Back up all data from phone?

Alan Sims

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Hi. I love my S4 but I need to replace it with a new one. Is there a way I can back up all my data and media, including memo, calendar, etc and restore on my new S4 so it is identical? Please help

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Darnell0216

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Hi. I love my S4 but I need to replace it with a new one. Is there a way I can back up all my data and media, including memo, calendar, etc and restore on my new S4 so it is identical? Please help

Thanks in advance

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This phone has a lot of stock accounts to back up almost everything. While contacts, calendar, and anything else Google is backed up to the Google Cloud as long as you have sync turned on, a Samsung Account will back up most of the S-apps (Memo, S-Memo, S-Note, Samsung Calendar, stock browser bookmarks). I haven't found what is exactly included in "Backed up data", but I do know text messages are included. DropBox can sync most of your personal files, but a third-party dropbox app will maintain folder structure if you need it. Additionally, if you can get it to work for you, Samsung Kies will back up all of this.

Of course, if you've rooted your phone, this is all moot as you can simply make a nandroid backup with custom recovery.
 

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As above stated if you were rooted you could backup the entire ROM and then restore to the new one. It wouldn't even seem like you switched devices. In most cases, you'll probably need to back up things in different places because there aren't many good whole phone back up solutions for non-rooted phones. Using Kies should back up most of your stuff for you thought but the google stuff is easily transferable. Just sync everything and then when you set up on your new phone that stuff will come back. With pictures, I believe Kies will do that but I back all mine up to dropbox and with music, as long as you have it stored on a computer then you're fine of course. If not, you'll have to manually backup with drag and drop or if you have enough space, also back up to dropbox. There's several ways you can backup certain things but my main backup app is Titanium backup ROM Manager (for rooted phones) when I am going to use the same exact phone. But if switching to an entirely different phone, everything just goes to dropbox for me.
 

frmorrison

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You can use Helium (doesn't require root, but tethering to a PC) or Titianium Backup (requires root) to backup all your app data. To backup media (like photos and music), you can drag those to your PC or upload it to the Cloud, like Drive or Dropbox.