What is backup on Android?

Backup is the creation of a backup copy on the storage medium that the user may need if his device, for example, is damaged. With backup, you can completely restore the system.

Depending on the type of backup, it is possible to backup the entire system, including even application settings, and backup of something specific, for example, SMS messages, contacts, applications, photos, etc..

When may I need backup?

Most often, people who like to experiment with their Android smartphones or tablets face the need to restore a system from backup. As you know, for devices often there are many different firmware, kernels, themes, fonts, etc. If the user periodically changes something in his device, then there is nothing surprising in the fact that after some time the user simply stops loading and turns into a “brick” or reboots forever (the so-called bootloop). Moreover, in order for this to happen, you don’t need to do anything out of the ordinary – it’s enough just to press the wrong button once.

A simple user who is not even trying to do something with his device is unlikely to encounter a similar problem, but, for example, losing contacts when restoring the device to its original form is very easy.

In all these cases, backup is necessary for the user..

How to backup?

In Android, there are basic backup functions and with the release of new firmware they periodically expand. These basic functions will be quite enough for a simple user. In the “Accounts” section, just check the boxes for automatic synchronization, and in case of any problems or when resetting the settings, the latter will be restored automatically as soon as the device is connected to the Internet (and account).

Another thing is that the same applications downloaded from the Google Play Store and installed on the device will not be restored. In this case, special applications are used that allow you to backup literally the entire device. Such applications primarily include Titanium Backup, the most famous backup and data recovery application..

Another fairly popular application is Helium App Sync and Backup.

What to choose, it is up to the user to decide. In most cases, the default settings for Android backup are enough.