Know the various easy ways to perform a backup on your smartphone, as well as the right time to do the backup.
Backup, a word that is heard quite often, and mentioned quite a lot in the previous several posts. So, what is backup? Backup is the process of copying data or information stored on a device or system. This aim to protecting and ensuring the security of the stored data. Backup is usually done by copying data to a separate location from the main device or system, such as an external hard drive, cloud server, or other storage device. Data that should be backed up is important data such as work documents, financial data, important records, photos, videos, and other personal information.
One device that is not missed from backups is the smartphone. This is because many people store important data on a smartphone, such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, work documents, and more. By doing backups, you can minimize the risk of data loss, keep your data safe, and avoid various losses such as financial losses, in case one day the smartphone you are using is damaged, and lost due to theft or others. In addition, doing a backup will also make it easier for you to transfer data from your old smartphone to your new smartphone, especially if you want to replace your smartphone with a newer or better one.
For Android devices, there are several easy ways for you to perform backups, including:
1. Manual data backup to computer:
2. Manual data backup to an external storage device
(For both of the above methods, it is recommended to use a USB cable with good quality, so that the process can run quickly and smoothly. If your android device and computer or external drive use a USB type C port, then use a USB type C to type C cable. Because USB Type C to Type C cable supports data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. This means files can be moved very quickly compared to older USB cables. In addition, this USB type C to type C cable is easier to use due to its reversible character and usually stronger and more durable.)
3. Backup data to Google Drive
(For this method, using a Wi-Fi network is recommended. Aside from the fact that Wi-Fi is faster and more stable compared to Mobile Data, using a Wi-Fi network will save you money as Wi-Fi is usually cheaper and has no quota restrictions.
4. Backup data using third-party apps
Nowadays, there are many third-party backup apps that can be downloaded and installed via the Google Play Store.
Choose the backup method that works best for you. If possible, do backups regularly, once a week for example, or adjust according to your needs. There are several situations, where backing up the smartphone is highly recommended, for example:
1. Before performing an Operating System (OS) update:
When there is an operating system update, before you update it, it is better to backup all important data on your smartphone first. This is to avoid losing important data due to technical errors during the update process.
2. Before performing a factory reset:
If there is a problem with the smartphone, a factory reset is the last solution that can be tried. Usually by doing this, the smartphone will be refreshed and back to running normally. Before performing a factory reset, make sure you have backed up all important data first. So that after the factory reset process is complete, your smartphone can be used as usual as if there was never a problem.
3. Before switching smartphones:
Before switching smartphones, make sure to perform a backup first on your old smartphone. This will make it much easier to transfer data to your new device.