The data stored on your Android phone is important to you, and the last thing you would want is the data gets lost, erased or destroyed. This can happen due to several reasons, and even a single app that gets stuck or cause the handset to malfunction can remove all data on your device.
However, there’s no need to worry about important data getting lost, as you have the option to create a backup to the external cloud. Cloud backups give you access to your data from any remote location through many different devices wherever there is a Wi-Fi/wireless internet service like wirelessinternet.net.
There are some backup methods also available to store the data from the phone to local hard drive on the computer, but cloud backup provides an additional level of security and satisfaction.
Here are three ways you can backup data to the cloud through your Android device:
1. Use your Google account
One of the major advantages of using Android as a platform on your smartphone is the seamless connection it has to your Google account. The link between the account and the platform enables you to store the data, which can be accessed from anywhere. All that’s required to perform the backup is little configuration in the handset’s Settings.
It’s a simple process. Head over to ‘Settings’, then select ‘Privacy’ on the device. Tick the boxes in front of ‘Automatic Restore’ and ‘Back up my settings’. Also make sure the selected account is the one you want to create a backup of data on.
Now tap ‘Settings’ again and select ‘Account and Sync’. Next, select the Google account for the purpose and tick the boxes in front of all options that appear. That’s it.
In my phone it was Backup and Reset option under Settings.
2. Photos and videos can be backed up in another way
If your device is running Android 2.2 or a higher firmware version, your images and videos can be backed up though the Instant Upload service of Google, automatically. You just need to enable it, and the images will be uploaded to a private album on your Google+ account. They’ll only be visible to you unless you share them.
To enable Instant Upload, head over to ‘Menu’ and then ‘Settings’ and from there you can perform the action.
The images can also be backed up to third-party clients by using Android apps such as Picasa Tool or Photobucket Mobile.
3. Backup though apps
There are several Android apps that can be used to create a backup to the cloud. Here are some details regarding a few of them:
G Cloud backup secures the data into the cloud. The files that can be backed up by this app are for music, videos, documents, contacts, images, call logs and SMS. The user can select the things that are to be backed up. G Cloud backup relies on socket layer for the transfer process. There’s also an option available to create automatic backups. The backed up data can be restored on the same or different device.
This app allows the user to create a backup of almost every file. The data can be restored back from any location. There are 10 different packages the user can select from, and a new account needs to be created before the app can be accessed in detail. A major feature of the inDefend is that it gives you the ability to schedule backups, and you can also disable or enable the automatic backup option. Furthermore, the automatic backups can be set on weekly, monthly or daily schedule.
Both apps are available on Google Play. Which of the three methods appeal to you?