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back up Samsung s7 edge to restore later

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I wouldn't normally ask something quite so trivial but I'm short of time and need quick recommendations please. I'm getting a replacement phone through insurance and will need to to give my (cracke… Read More
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
I wouldn't normally ask something quite so trivial but I'm short of time and need quick recommendations please.

I'm getting a replacement phone through insurance and will need to to give my (cracked screen) phone to the courier. I want to back up my app settings etc to restore to the new phone later.

What's the best way or app to do this. I want all sms messages, contacts I know will be on Google, and app data etc would be ideal. pics and media I will backup manually to pc.

thanks in advance
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
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Go into settings>cloud and accounts. Check if your phone's being backed up to Samsung cloud. If not back it up, If it is just do a quick back up so everything's up to date. Between that and everything your Google account backs up you should be good to go.

Edited By: M4tt31 on Apr 10, 2017 22:18

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#1
Go into settings>cloud and accounts. Check if your phone's being backed up to Samsung cloud. If not back it up, If it is just do a quick back up so everything's up to date. Between that and everything your Google account backs up you should be good to go.

Edited By: M4tt31 on Apr 10, 2017 22:18
#2
I'd recommend TWRP. https://twrp.me/Devices/
You don't need to Root your phone, before anyone says you do :p
#3
Shatwell
I'd recommend TWRP. https://twrp.me/Devices/
You don't need to Root your phone, before anyone says you do :p
Thats funny because it states "app install method( requires root) "
#4
Is Samsung Kies still a thing? (Been years since I had a Samsung phone)

Not that I was a big fan of the software, might be better now if it's still going.
#5
Shatwell
I'd recommend TWRP. https://twrp.me/Devices/
You don't need to Root your phone, before anyone says you do :p

Surely you need to unlock the bootloader first. Which is technically worse, regarding warranty, etc.

rhinopaul
Shatwell
I'd recommend TWRP. https://twrp.me/Devices/
You don't need to Root your phone, before anyone says you do :p
Thats funny because it states "app install method( requires root) "

You don't need root to flash TWRP but an unlocked bootloader will be required. Root is needed to install it with the app.
#6
rev6
Shatwell
I'd recommend TWRP. https://twrp.me/Devices/
You don't need to Root your phone, before anyone says you do :p

Surely you need to unlock the bootloader first. Which is technically worse, regarding warranty, etc.

rhinopaul
Shatwell
I'd recommend TWRP. https://twrp.me/Devices/
You don't need to Root your phone, before anyone says you do :p
Thats funny because it states "app install method( requires root) "

You don't need root to flash TWRP but an unlocked bootloader will be required. Root is needed to install it with the app.


Doesn't unlocking the bootloader wipe the device?
#7
You dont need to root or download apps. The phone can be set up in settings to backup everything that's needed.
#9
As other have said, you don't need any apps or to do anything special. Your apps are linked with your Google account/email. So log in to play store on new phone and apps will be there ready to download. If you go to Settings, Accounts, then select Google you can select what you want to back up including app data. For your contacts make sure you have saved them to your Google email address as apposed to phone or simply then they will all be there when you log in on new phone. If you use whatsapp you can go into the settings within the app and choose what back up options you'd want including saving media.
#10
Thank you all for your replies. I went with recommendations to use the in-phone options. Backed up to Samsung cloud and also google (though the latter wasn't clear it had done the job). Only annoyance is that my contacts have now restored to device storage so will be looking to sort that out to keep everything in the cloud.

Appreciate all your responses!
#11
http://www.samsung.com/uk/smart-switch/

That's what I used to get everything switched over to my Samsung. Backed up absolutely everything including photos and apps if you want. Know you've done it now but worth keeping in mind for the future maybe

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