How to Backup your phone contacts, call logs, messages,videos, photos music, account information

How to Backup your phone contacts, call logs, messages,videos, photos music, account information

 

There are many users who would like to take backup for contacts, notes ,calendar with there Android device. There are multiple ways like using Kies, titanium backup(3rd party) just to name a few.

Here I will show you how to backup your device using Kies

Requirements:

Working PC/Laptop.

USB cable

Kies:

Kies is the software to keep your mobile device up to date. It not only helps you to keep it up to date but at certain time you can update your phone software as and when available. Here I will not be going through how to update the firmware of your phone using Kies which is all together a separate topic which I will be covering at later stage.

You can install Kies for windows or Mac from the below link provided, but before doing I advice you to kindly read the instructions provided for the system requirement just to make sure you are ready to go with it

http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/JSP.

As of  10 November 2013 there are 2 different versions available for kies and both of them are available depending on the available Android version you are using.

For example : all Note 3 users comes with Android 4.3 while those users who have updated older devices say Note 2 in my case I have update my Android to 4.3 (Test version)from 4.1. In this case as your model is Android 4.3 you will need to install Kies 3.

If users have already installed Kies and not Kies 3 and connecting the new android 4.3 then there existing Kies software will be automatically be updated on your system when you connect your device.

Let begin now.

Install Kies for your PC/Laptop depending upon the OS you have. For me I have windows 7 . You can install the kies and select appropriate version of Kies software for your applicable Operating system from the link provided below:

http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/JSP

Once you have installed the kies, open it from your desktop.It will ask you to connect the device.

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You will now need to connect your device using USB cable. If it’s the first time you are connecting the device it will install the necessary drivers from the internet. Once all the drivers are installed and the device is shown in the Kies you can setup to synchronize your phone with outlook or vise versa

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Now click on Backup/Restore tab which is available just beside Basic Information as shown in the screen shot above.

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This will provide you with list of options that is available for backing up including some of the interenal applications. You may either select all items by marking this option available on top of the screen or select individual items which you need to backup.

 I always recommend the users to keep atleast 1 copy of full back which is performed every 1 month and schedule individual backup for every 15 days specially for contacts, messages, notes, call logs.

However it is really upto you to decide what you want to backup. Make sure you have sufficient space available on hard drive to store the backup. You may decide the amount of space required to backup by calculating the intenal and external memory of your phone when you refer to the screen shotof BASIC INFORMATION.

Now let us begin the backup.

Whether it Personal information (PIMS):contacts, messages,or contents: photos, videos, music or account information and security the back up is same for ALL.

I am selecting contacts, messages, call logs within PIMS and account infoamtion and security just for the representative purpose here as we just want to know how to backup runs.

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Once you have decided you are done with the selection list, click back which will start performing the backup.

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NOTE:  The backup time depends upon the size of the files being backed up!!!

The below screen shot will let you know how many items has been backup.

Here contacts, call logs,S planner,alarm, wifi settings has been backed up and Settings is under processing.

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Once the backup is finished it will give you status as completed successfully or failed. In this scenario the backup is sucessfull

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The backup is stored in the location as below:

For windows 7 OS: C:\Users\Abc\Documents\samsung\Kies3\backup

You can take a copy of the backup and store in USB and keep in safe!!

How to restore the backup using KIES

Connect your device using USB to your PC/Laptop and open Kies. Once the device is connected in Kies, select backup/Restore tab as shown below:

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Select Restore data just below the Data Backup.

The Last backup date and time for your specific Model will be provided and if you have multiple backup’s and want to select specific backup you may do it.

If you have the backup on some other location say for example external HDD or usb drive, then in that case you have to specify the location by selecting select folder option.

You will be provided with number of items that are in backup. For example in the existing scenario you have Contacts, Messages and call logs within PIM selection and Alarm,WiFi,home screen in account information. Select what you want to restore and hit Restore.

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This will complete your restore process.

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How to disable Mobile data on your Android 4.3:Note 2

How to disable Mobile data on your Android:

 

Turn your device on and select Apps

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Now find Settings icon on the screen. It may be present on another page so just swap and look for it.

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Under settings, if you are running Android 4.3 or 4.2.2.

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Select Data Usage and un-tick Mobile Data.

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Now go back to previous screen and select  more Networks

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Under More Networks un tick Mobile data as shown below.

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Now your mobile data should be off

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How to kill the active applications, Clear Ram, Clear defaults and know system storage:

How to kill the active applicatons, Clear Ram, Clear defaults and know system storage:

 

Most of the android devices has the feature which will allow the user to know the internal and external storage, know which are the applications are actively running on the background and clear ram.

Sometimes you find your android is responding slow and many applications are running on the background which is causing the issue. There is not much available resources and a clearing the RAM or killing the active apps might give you better performance to your device.

Press the Home button for few seconds on your Samsung device. I am using Android OS 4.3

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When you press the Home button for few seconds a new black window pops up with most of the apps you are running background

Just to give you an idea what icon is what please refer to the below snapshot.

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For the privacy issue I have to mark certain images in black.

Anyway the bottom of the screen will give you options like Task manager, Google and Kill apps.

In Task manager you will find different options like active applications, downloads, RAM, Clear defaults, internal storage, help….

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Here in the above screen shot, only one app is listed which will show you the details of how much RAM and CPU is been utilized. You can click on End tab and this will kill the active application.

Moving on to RAM. From the below snapshot, the current Ram utilized is 1.09 gb.

Press the clear memory and this will eventually clear the inactive applications and background processes.

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This is what is get after clear memory. The numbers differ from device to device and the number of applications running on the device.

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Moving on to Clear defaults, you can select then and clear  individually

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Lastly you can select the Storage tab and see the memory space available for Internal and external. If for some reason the internal memory is full, you may need to move the app to sd card or uninstall it from application manager.

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