Do you need to backup your Samsung phone to PC or Mac? Including contacts, photos, files, music, or other essential documents?
We will show you how to backup your Samsung data. Normally, you can use Samsung Smart Switch software to backup your data from the old smartphone to the new Samsung smartphone. All you need to do is just backup all the content and then restore it to the new Samsung phone. However, this method only works for backup between Samsung devices.
Here is a tutorial on how to backup your Samsung Android data to your PC or Mac computer, with different alternatives to back up your Samsung Galaxy device. Follow the step by step guide:
1. Backup Samsung to your device or PC with AnyDroid
AnyDroid is a comprehensive Android manager that you can use to manage your device data. As with Samsung smartphones running Android, you can backup all your data to PC, Mac, or other Android devices with the help of AnyDroid.
You can also transfer data from an iOS device to Samsung. AnyDroid has several advantages:
- You can backup all Samsung data including messages, WhatsApp conversations, and apps.
- It is compatible with all Samsung Android devices.
- You can backup data to a PC or a new Android phone.
Here is how to make a Samsung backup on PC with AnyDroid:
- Firstly, download and install AnyDroid software on your PC/Mac, launch it and then connect your Samsung device to the computer via its USB cable.
- Once logged in, click on “Content to PC”.
- Finally, select all the data and then click “Next” to save it to your PC / Mac.
2. Backup Samsung to PC with Smart Switch
Smart Switch allows you to easily backup or transfer your pictures, files, music, or other types of essential documents.
You can even make a backup of files from your old Samsung phone to your PC or Mac and then transfer or restore it to your new Samsung phone. However, using Smart Switch the operation is a bit more complicated and takes longer than AnyDroid.
Here are the steps to follow:
Download Samsung Smart Switch
Before you start collecting all your data, you will first need to make sure that your PC meets the requirements for using Smart Switch. If your PC or Mac supports Smart Switch, you should visit the Smart Switch page, and select Requirements under Overview to check if your Samsung device supports the use of Smart Switch.
If you meet the requirements, download the latest version of Samsung Smart Switch.
Create a backup of your Samsung device
After installing Smart Switch, you will need to backup your Samsung phone data or transfer files from Samsung to PC or Mac computer.
- Connect your phone to your computer via Wi-Fi or a USB cable, then select ” Allow” on your Samsung phone.
- Navigate to Smart Switch and open it on your computer, then click Backup.
- Your computer will automatically start backing up your Samsung phone data, which may take a few minutes. When it is finished, a screen will appear to inform you that it is finished. Then click on “OK”.
Default save location
When you back up data from your old phone to a PC or Mac, the files are automatically stored in a default location (unless you’ve chosen a different location).
Here are the default locations, so you can know where the backup is stored:
- Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista: C: \ Users \ [username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Samsung \ Smart Switch PC.
- Windows 10: C: \ Users [username] \ Documents \ Samsung \ SmartSwitch
- Mac OS X: / Users / [username] / Documents / Samsung / SmartSwitch / backup
3. Backup Samsung to PC with Google Account
Since Samsung devices are Android-based, they are all linked to a Google Account. Therefore, if you want, you can also backup your Samsung device to your Google account. As the data is stored in the cloud, you don’t have to worry about losing it.
The only problem is that Google only provides 15 GB of free data. If you exceed this limit, you will have to pay for more space in order to back up your Samsung phone.
You can back up several types of data to Google Drive. Later, the backup file can be used to restore your data to a new device. This option is available when configuring a new device.
Here’s how to backup Samsung with a Google account:
- First, go to the settings of your Samsung.
- Next, scroll down and click on the System option and then click on Backup.
- Finally, click on “Back up now” to back up all your data.
You can then launch Google Drive from a web browser on your PC, in order to view your data or download it to your PC.
4. Backup Samsung Data with Samsung Cloud
If you don’t have enough space on your Google account, then don’t worry. Just like Google, Samsung also offers a simple solution to back up data to its Cloud. By default, each Samsung user has 15 GB of free space in the company’s dedicated cloud, which can be expanded later by purchasing a paid subscription.
Therefore, you can take a backup of your data to the Samsung account and restore it to another device later. It goes without saying that the target phone must also be a Samsung device. Your backup will be stored in the cloud and you can access it using a simple Internet connection.
Here is how to backup Samsung data with Samsung Cloud:
- If you don’t have an active Samsung account on your phone, create one. You can either sign in with your Google ID or create a new Samsung account.
- Accept the terms and conditions and turn on the “Backup and sync” option to automate Samsung backup.
- Once you have added your Samsung account to your phone, go to its settings to customize it further.
- Among all the options available, click on the “Backup” function.
- First, turn on the automatic backup option so that your data is not lost unexpectedly. Moreover, you can enable or disable syncing of any kind of data from here.
- After making the necessary changes, click on the “Back up now” button to make an immediate backup of your data.
- Wait a bit and keep a stable internet connection on your phone while it performs its backup.
If you get a new phone, you will need to manually transfer all of your credentials. AnyDroid can perform this backup or data transfer operation with just a few clicks.