Backing up the Samsung Galaxy S4

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Backing up the Samsung Galaxy S4
Backing up the Samsung Galaxy S4
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Backing up your Samsung Galaxy S4 is important if you don't want to lose personal data and media files due to software malfunctions, or if you lose or misplace your device. You can back up your Galaxy S4 by storing your data on Google's servers, or by moving files to your SIM card, an SD card, or your computer.

Steps

Method 1 of 5: Back up applications to Google's servers

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Step 1. Tap on the menu and select "Settings"

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Step 2. Tap on "Account" and scroll to and tap on "Backup and Restore"

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Step 3. Put a check next to "Back up my data"

Google will automatically sync and back up all your favorites, applications, and other phone data to Google's servers.

Method 2 of 5: Backup contacts to SIM or SD card

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Step 1. In your "Contacts" go to the "Settings" menu

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Step 2. Tap "Menu" and choose "Import/Export Contacts"

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Step 3. Tap "Export to SIM card" or "Export to SD card" depending on your preference

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Step 4. Tap "OK" to confirm that you want to export your contacts

Your contacts will then be copied and backed up to your chosen source.

Method 3 of 5: Back up media to an SD card

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Step 1. Tap "Apps" on the home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S4

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Step 2. Tap "My Files" and then "All Files"

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Step 3. Tap "Menu" and select "Select All"

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Step 4. Tap "Menu" and choose "Copy"

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Step 5. Tap on "SD card"

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Step 6. Tap on "Copy Here"

All media files on your device will now be copied to your SD card.

Method 4 of 5: Backup media to Windows PCs

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Step 1. Connect the Galaxy S4 to your computer using a USB cable

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Step 2. Wait for your computer to recognize the Galaxy S4

The "Autoplay" pop-up window will appear on the screen when Windows recognizes your device.

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Step 3. Select "Open device to view files with Windows Explorer"

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Step 4. Click on your device in the left sidebar of Windows Explorer

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Step 5. Select the files you want to back up and drag them to the desired location on your computer

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Step 6. Disconnect your Galaxy S4 from the computer and USB cable when you are done moving files

Method 5 of 5: Backup media to Mac OS X

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Step 1. Navigate to the official Samsung Kies website at

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Step 2. Select the option to download and install the software for Mac OS X

You need the Samsung Kies software to be able to move files between your device and computer.

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Step 3. Connect the Galaxy S4 to your computer using a USB cable

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Step 4. Run the Samsung Kies application on your computer if the program is not already open

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Step 5. Click the "Backup / Restore" tab in Samsung Kies

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Step 6. Check "Select All Items"

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Step 7. Click on "Backup"

Your media files will be saved to your computer via Samsung Kies.

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