on 11-20-2017 02:28 PM - edited on 11-21-2017 09:37 PM by RogersShaun
Backing up your Android is simple. And while a backup is definitely something you should do before an upgrade, it’s a good idea to set your device to perform periodic, automatic backups, too.
There are many apps and services for Android, but for sheer simplicity and security, cloud-based backups are best for their ease of use. You don’t need to worry about getting an external hard drive to store your backed-up files, and because everything’s stored virtually, in the cloud, you can access and sync with it from anywhere, on any Web-enabled device.
Once installed, some backup apps, such as Easy Backup, let you save your backed-up files, including your contacts, calendar and text messages, to wherever you choose, such as to Google Drive and Dropbox, or right onto your device’s microSD card.
Bonus: Easy Backup is free, although services like Dropbox charge a nominal monthly fee depending on the storage you need.
TIP: It’s a smart idea to back up other files, such as videos, pictures and music, periodically.