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This is part two of the blog series I've written so if you haven't checked out part one on Printing and Emails make sure to check it out! In this blog we'll be going through how to back up your phone and how to perform a factory reset alongside some extra points. We're going to talk through the steps in order to backup and reset using both Android and IOS.
Not long ago mobile phones were basic devices that were only used for sending and receiving voice calls or SMS. These days, smartphones are about as significant as fully-fledged desktop PCs and laptops. You're able to access email messages, contacts, videos, photos, documents and many more.
Google's Android offers the ability to save specific settings such as bookmarks, wireless network preferences and anything else linked to your Google account. To enable this do the following:
These instructions should apply to most Android phones with the occasional difference but the process is the same. When you sign your Google account into a phone or computer/laptop in the future it will now pull all of your settings and apply them automatically.
Super Backup & Restore
Because Google doesn't directly backup things such as SMS/MMS, messages, playlists and alarms you can use third party software to achieve this. One of my choices would be Super Backup & Restore. Not only is it free but it is very easy to use. You can backup Apps, Contacts, SMS, Call logs and more. You can then restore your settings by using the very same app.
In order to download the app do the following:
If you're looking to backup more important data you can do this manually using your PC. You can backup data such as pictures, videos, documents and everything else stored on your phone apart from applications and settings linked to specific accounts.
In order to backup manually do the following:
If you're wanting to access your Android phone on a Mac computer, you can use an application such as Android File Transfer. For more information on how to use this navigate to their website.
iCloud is an included feature on every iPhone with at least iOS 5. iCloud will backup your iPhones data automatically but first you need to make sure it is turned on.
Turning on iCloud Backup:
Note that your first 5GB of files with iCloud Backup are free. You will have to pay a monthly fee if you want to increase your capacity.
In order to backup using iTunes you need to have a computer running iTunes. You then need to make sure your device is either connected to the same network as the PC or connected via a USB cord. You can backup numerous things mainly videos, music, pictures and Apps.
In order to backup using iTunes do the following:
The best thing about this method is that iTunes is free. You need to make sure you've enough space on your computers Hard Drive but apart from that it's very simple to carry out the process. Bare in mind you have to manually do this as it is not automatic.
You can Factory reset your Android phone from the Settings menu. Please bare in mind that this process will erase all the data from your device's internal storage, including personal files. Be sure to back up all your phone's data beforehand. This process will also differ from each device but they all share a common process.
Depending on the reason to why you're performing a reset, it is always recommended to backup first. Do make sure you follow the above steps, to make sure you don't lose any important data. In order to perform a factory reset on IOS do the following:
All these steps above should help you with backing up all your important data. This can then be used to restore your devices to how they previously were after resetting.
If you're still struggling with backing up or resetting then please get in touch. Get in contact with us by calling on 0114 296 0035 or email email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
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