Google is the key to backing up your Android phone.
- Step 1: Be careful not to reset your phone in the process because all of your information will be deleted. This can be avoided by leaving the Factory Data Reset unchecked. In any case, remember Google has your back...up!
- FACT: Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin named Google after the mathematical term for a one followed by 100 zeros: googol.
- TIP: There are two types of backup applications -- ones that back up everything in one step or others that back up only specific data. All-in-one applications may be more expensive but are easier to use.
- Step 2: Save your non-Google-based information, like that from outside applications, by using a third-party application. These applications often cost money and the cost usually depends on the ease of use.
- Step 3: Back up your contacts list by saving them as Google contacts. You need to do this manually by opening the contacts list, pressing the Menu button, selecting Import, and clicking the Google Contacts list.
- Step 4: Let Google back up your phone's Google-based data, because they already do it. Google's cloud-based computing system automatically stores your Google-based information, so if you get a new phone, you can easily retrieve the information.