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dr.fone - Backup & Restore (Android): How To

Part 1. How to Backup Your Android Phone?

Install and launch dr.fone on your computer. Select Backup & Restore among all the functions.

android data backup and restore

Connect the Android phone to the computer. You need to turn on USB debugging to ensure that your phone can be connected successfully.

On Android 2.0-2.3 devices, tap Settings > Applications > Development, and enable USB Debugging.

On Android 3.0-4.1 devices, tap Settings > Develop Options, and enable USB Debugging.

On Android 4.2 and later-version devices, tap Settings > About Phone > Build number (tap 7 times) > Develop Options, and enable USB Debugging.

connect android phone to computer

Once the phone is connected successfully, click Backup to start to backup Android phone data.

Select the file types you want to backup. You can either select only the important file types or select all the supported file types. Then click Backup to start the backup process.

select file types to backup

The backup process will take a few minutes, depending on the data storage on your phone. During the process, do not disconnect your phone or open any other phone managing software on your computer.

android data backup process

After the backup is complete, you can click on View the backup button to see what's in the backup file.

android data backup completed

Part 2. How to Restore Data from Backups to Your Android Phone?

Launch dr.fone and select Backup & Restore. Connect your Android phone to the computer.

After dr.fone recognizes your phone, click on the Restore button. Then you can see all the history backup files. Choose the one backup file which has the data you need and click on View button.

android data backup and restore

Then dr.fone will analyze the backup file and display all the data in the backup file.

Android device data backup and restore

You can preview each backup file on the computer. Choose the one(s) you need and click on Restore to Device.

Android device data backup and restore

The restoring process only takes a few minutes. Then you will be able to see the data you need on your Android phone.

Android device data backup and restore

dr.fone - Backup & Restore (Android) support to restore the backup files to the original Android devices as well as any all supported Android devices.