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What's the best app to back up phone to PC?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Antonio Salazar, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. Antonio Salazar

    Thread Starter

    I'd like to back up my Android (and iPhones) to computer, including:

    - Whatsapp backup, and viewer for whatsapp messages on computer.
    - Better if backups can be restored to a different device: iOS to Android and vice-versa.

    I checked syncios-manager but this one seems to need a separate Whatsapp tool (paid separately) to view whatsapp messages.

    I wonder if there's a full-featured universal app for Android and iOS.

    Any recommendations much appreciated.

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    No such thing AFAIK. To backup an iPhone to a PC you must use iTunes, and that doesn't support anything that isn't Apple of course. For Android there are various options available, like if you have a Samsung phone you can use Smart Switch, which is what I use.
    #2 mikedt, Oct 23, 2021
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  3. James_Watson

    James_Watson Android Enthusiast

    #3 James_Watson, Oct 23, 2021
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what android phone do you have?
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  5. Antonio Salazar

    Thread Starter

    OnePlus 7T. But I'm looking for something for all phones, as I'm the tech guy for my family. We've got iPhones too.

    Thank you
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Not possible, I think. As I said, iPhones require iTunes(or the Finder if you're using a Mac), and that doesn't support Android devices. I recall reading there was some third-party backup solution for iPhone, but it required to jallbreak the iOS device.

    There are various ways to keep an iTunes music and media library in sync with non-Apple devices, but for apps, no way. Apple iOS is very much a walled garden, nothing much can come in or out.
    #6 mikedt, Oct 24, 2021
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  7. Antonio Salazar

    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your answer. I heard iMazing can do it for iPhones, but I'm loooking for something multiplatform.
  8. Dierdre215

    Dierdre215 Lurker

    Thanks for the kit!

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