[Full Guide] How to Backup and Restore Data on Samsung

To ensure the security of your photos, contacts and other Samsung files, you had better create a Samsung backup regularly. As a result, you can restore deleted or lost data to your Samsung without hassle, even though your Samsung mobile phone is stolen, broken or disabled.

How to back up your Samsung data and settings?

This page shows 2 ways to backup Samsung phone files and restore the backup in details, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4, Note Edge/9/8/7/6, A9, etc. supported.

Keep reading the access the detailed guides.

Samsung Backup

Way 1. Backup Samsung with Samsung Cloud backup

Samsung Cloud is a cloud storage tool that enables you to backup, sync and restore all content stored on your Samsung device. You have backed up all data to Samsung Cloud with your Samsung account to its free 15 GB cloud storage, and then restore the backup to your phone directly.

Data backup supported: call logs, clocks, documents, messages, home screen, applications, music, settings and voice recorders are supported by Samsung Cloud backup.

Step 1. Add Samsung account

Choose "Apps" in the lower right corner on your Samsung's screen. Click "Settings" gear button and choose "Accounts" under the "Personalization" list. Then hit "Samsung account" option. Set up and log in your Samsung backup account.

Add Samsung account

Step 2. Choose Samsung Cloud backup

Open "Settings" app. Scroll down and tap "Cloud and Accounts". Choose "Samsung Cloud" and make sure your Samsung cloud backup login to access its main interface.

There are three sections, which are cloud usage, sync settings and backup and restore. You can turn to certain part to manage your Samsung data.

Choose Samsung Cloud backup

Step 3. Backup and restore Samsung data to Cloud

You can adjust the Samsung sync settings first by switching options below. Later, click "Back up my data" on the bottom. Trigger those items you want to back up. Hit "Back Up Now" to get a Samsung Cloud backup without delay.

If you have created a Samsung backup, just hit "Restore" to restore Samsung backup to your Samsung phone.

Backup and restore Samsung data to Cloud

In this way, you need to enable Internet connection on Samsung phone, and bear the fact that all your existing data will be replaced with the backup.

Want to get rid of all the limitations? Just take the nest way.

Way 2. Best way to backup and restore Samsung files

Apeaksoft iOS Data Backup & Restore is the best alternative to Samusung Cloud backup.

Android Data Backup & Restore

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One-click backup from Samsung phone to computer without Internet.

Restore data with keeping all the existing data safe without overwrite.

Encrypt backup to protect your privacy.

Work for Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4, Note 9/8/7/6, etc.

Step 1. Open Android Data Backup & Restore

Download and install the Samsung backup app on your Windows or Mac computer. Click "Android Data Backup & Restore".


Step 2. Enter Samsung backup mode

Click "Device Data Backup" to optionally backup Samsung to your PC or Mac. Otherwise you can also tap "One-click Backup" to make a copy of your entire Samsung device.

Enter Samsung Backup Mode

Step 3. Enable USB debugging of Samsung

Connect Samsung to your computer, and then tap "Start" to scan the Samsung phone thoroughly.

USB Debugging

Step 4. Select the type of Samsung data

When the Samsung is connected, choose the data type to backup including contacts, messages, call logs, gallery and other media types.

Choose the Data Type

Step 5. Backup data from Samsung

Tap "Start" button to transfer selected files to your computer. It takes several minutes to back up a Samsung phone.

Backup Data from Samsung

Step 6. Restore Samsung backup

After your backup is done, you can still run this software, connect your Samsung phone (original and new phone are OK) to computer to restore Samsung phone.


With mentioned solutions above of how to back up a Samsung phone, you can backup and restore Samsung phones with ease. You can backup Samsung phone with Samsung Cloud backup via Wi-Fi but restored data will be erased. Surely, the best way is to use Android Data Backup & Restore to backup and restore in simple clicks without overwriting files.

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