Open source makes android more flexible regarding to choosing the device, there is huge range of android phones are available in the market ,with different hardware capacities and different manufacturer . but Good thing always have its bad side - it is so hard to select right phone and settle on one.
and reason behind it is -every week manufacturers are launching new devices with better hardware and look , obviously everyone want highest capabilities . So we upgrade our old device and while upgrading your phone main problem occurs “migrating your data to new one”
you need to backup all your contacts,sms,e-mail,notes and settings as well. today i am posting some useful ways to backup your android phone data and restore it anytime when you purchase a new phone OR exchange your phone with someone for a short period of time.
1. Android Cloud Storage:
This one is free and android’s native backup option provided by Google. this option is only available on android 2.2 or later. You can find it on your phone via going to settings>privacy. when you enable this option it will sync your installed applications, wi-fi settings and wallpapers. there is also an option available “automatic restore”. it backups saved application data, such as game progress or app settings.
when you sign in with your Google account on new device ,it automatically restore your data. it will apply all your settings and restores all installed applications.
but this default feature is not complete solution due to its limitations.
- if you are running android 2.2 later version with manufacturer with custom shell , it is not possible to backup because manufacturer block permission for Google
- it didn’t backup apps your all applications in attempt to thwart piracy
- it will only back up apps whose developers have specifically enabled that capability
2. My Backup pro:
MyBackup Pro , this application is a premium solution . it is available for $4.60 from android market and it is one of the best. It will allow you to back up almost everything, such as your applications (also those that are not supported by Google’s backup ), contacts, SMS/MMS messages, alarms,bookmarks, user dictionary. it can also backup homescreen widgets and shortcuts.
it is very simple to use , when you start this app it will ask you to backup application,other data. it has two option to store backup first is on SD card and second mybackuppro’s secure servers. it also let you schedule backups.
3. Titanium backup:
This application is available both free and paid versions ($US6.14). just unlike mybackup pro it requires root permissions and it can backup restricted application by system as well. in short it can backup absolutely everything. it is not only a backup application but also includes tools useful for rooted devices, such as file encryption, ROM management, application version freezing, and an experimental bloatware exterminator for uninstalling pre-installed softwares.
if you want to restore backup created but titanium backup then it is fine but if you have a new device to restore , then it can be problematic . because rooting method of different devices are different and can take long time to discover.
I advise you to always use backup solutions that not require root permisions