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How to Backup an Android Phone?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Vim Tailor, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Vim Tailor

    Vim Tailor Well-Known Member
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    OKay

    How to I backup a non rooted phone?
    I want to use something similair to Nokia Suite, if you know it, because its simple, backs up SMS, contacts, apps everything.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     

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  2. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member
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    I'm new to all things Android, but a few days ago I picked up MyBackup Pro. It seems to be well-respected and popular. It's simple to use too. I've not had the need yet to restore a backup, but I think it's reasonable to be confident it will do the job. It does back up the items you mention. I think it's $4.99 on the Market, and there's a free version as well.
     
  3. mIQ Live

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    There are quite a few options in the Android Market to handle this for you....

    m:IQ is free, and syncs contacts, sms, calender, photos, videos, bookmarks ect. to a private online account. Your phone data will always be backed up and secure. You can also go online to manage your phone, send texts from the web, or insert contacts with ease, all of which will instantly push to your phone. Very easy to switch phones as well.

    Hope that helps out!
     
  4. ipaman

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    Sweet! Thanks mIQ! I needed something like that.
     
  5. Prime

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    I have been trying to get m:IQ for a hour. I keep getting a error on the market

    not to thread jack but Im just looking for a sms/texts back up
     
  6. meyerweb

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    Does m:IQ encrypt my data before transmitting it? Is it encrypted on your servers? If so, am I the only person who knows the key? If the answer to any of these questions is no, why would I even consider sending my data to you?

    When I search mIQ on Appbrain, nothing is found.
     
  7. milnivlek

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    These were exactly the same questions that popped into my head as soon as I read the above post from "mIQ Live". People really need to be more careful in general with their personal information, instead of just blindly entrusting it to some third party who just happened to put out an Android app and advertise it on a forum.

    Btw, I believe mIQ is backed by Best Buy. Which may or may not be a good thing.
     
  8. Prime

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    yeah this app is not on the market
     
  9. rlb4

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    mIQ is on Appbrain. Search for miq.
     
  10. tracerit

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    mIQ was great for Windows Mobile and i haven't tried it with Android but I'm currently using:

    CallTrack - backs up calls to your Google Calendar
    SMS Backup - backs up your SMS to your Gmail account
    Lookout - 1.5GB of photo backup (but no video backup)

    G-Backup (no longer released) but it backs up your calls, your SMS, MMS, photos, and videos to your gmail account (i have 7.5GB of free space!) but it backs up really slow. I wish someone would take over this app development or make one that backs up to gmail because we all have so much space on our gmail accounts for storage.
     
  11. GirlGoneGeek

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    I use the free version of MyBackup and it works well for me.
     
  12. jgreetham

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    Are you talking about backing up data or the s/w on the phone? IMHO backups are too important to entrust to the cloud.
     
  13. yaobling

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    Usually when people talk about backup, i hear Nandriod is the way to go. I havent used it myself so i dont know. but thats what i see when the tutorials on Rooting your phone come up.
     
  14. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member
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    I am looking for a program that can back up applications which comes with the phone. More specifically, the mini diary app that comes with the Galaxy S (not sure if that is available on other phones as well). As it is right now, neither Astro nor mybackup can backup that particular app. I love using the diary feature of my phone, but it kinda defeats the purpose if the diary gets wiped every time I upgrade my firmware.

    Cheers
     
  15. A.Nonymous

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    I'm curious why you would say this. To me the cloud is the ideal place to backup data assuming it's encrypted like previous posters have said. If I drop my phone off a boat, my backups that are on my SD card are of no use to me. Having to swap out SD cards on a regular basis or sync files to my computer on a regular basis just to have a reliable backup somewhere other than my phone can be a pain to the point where I just won't do it. Backing up to the cloud can be done automatically and it's available everywhere.
     

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