In case of theft, loss, virus or failure … the adoption of a new smartphone requires to re-install and configure the applications and to import some personal data again. Here are some tips to get back to work as soon as possible!
If you read this article after losing your mobile, it may be a little late to hope to find all of your data. However, with a little anticipation, you could have become operational again in a few minutes. Synchronizing with your Google Account and your cloud services, backing up smartphone content using a specialized application like MyBackup Pro, can also do business.
Here’s how to protect your data and restore your contacts, emails, call history and SMS when the time comes.
5 Steps to recover your data after losing or changing your mobile phone
1. Sync photos, contacts, and apps
In fact, a Google Account can sync and save just about any data on a smartphone. To do this, go to Settings, open the Users and accounts section and make sure Auto-sync is enabled. Then select your Google Account, tap the Synchronize Account heading, and specify the content you want to find on this device.
For example Calendar, Contacts, Drive, Play Music, My Routes, etc
For photos taken with the phone, the backup is set from the Android Photos app. Sign in with your Google Account, scroll down the menu, tap the Save and Sync command and drag the slider to the active position.
2. Use the cloud
Services like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or Hubic store your documents on remote servers so you can access them from anywhere and from any device. So that your data does not disappear at the same time as your phone, just sign up for a free account with a cloud service, install the mobile app on the phone and create a folder where you will place your documents. To access this content on a new mobile, it’s easy: just reinstall your favorite cloud app.
3. Make a full backup
There are a few limitations to Google’s sync options, which require specialized apps to back up and restore certain data such as SMS, call history, or app configuration data.
For example, install MyBackUp Pro, then choose the items to include in the backup and where the files will be stored (on a memory card, a computer, or in the cloud). If needed, all you have to do is download the app to the new device and restore the backup.