How to Setup Fully Automated Backup in Android

How to Setup Fully Automated Backup in Android

August 2, 2018 By kirsten

    Automated Backup is necessary for your android phone. Maybe, you have lost, broken or bought a new android smartphone or tablet. So, you will be left tensed when you won’t have any of your important Contacts, Emails, Messages, Data and Photos. But the tension is over now. Now, you can setup fully automated backup in your android devices.

    In android, Google brought the feature to sync calendars events, contacts, Drive documents, Gmail settings and other accounts settings. Then, it can be restored to another android device.

    Best Ways To Setup Fully Automated Backup in Android:

    There is nothing makes me happier, if I have backup of everything like Contacts, Games, Texts and Photos. With the help of Google you can configure automated backup for everything that you have on your smartphone. Let’s know it without wasting any time.

    Enable Google Backup & Restore:

    All the data including your favorite games, Contacts, Browser, Gmail, Music, Photos, even the passwords of your Wi-Fi and the device settings can be synced by Google. So, all these data and files get saved to Google’s server and can easily be restored when you bought a new phone.

    Enabling Google Backup is few taps away. Let’s know it.

    • Go to Settings of your phone.
    • Scroll down and navigate to Accounts.
    • Select “Google Account”.
    • Now, turn on beside everything you want to sync.

    Under Settings make sure to tick/toggle on beside Backup & Reset. Enabling Backup & Reset will automatically backup almost everything like WiFi password and device settings. But remember you need Android 5.0 at least or higher version to enable it.

    Photos & Videos Backup:

    Photos are amazing memory that help us to live every moment of past. So, no one wants to lose them. Our next step is how to automated backup photos. To able this feature you must have Android 2.2 or higher version. You can save all of your photos and videos uploading in Google Photos App.

    • Go to Google Photos App. (If you’re using it for the first time, it may ask you to sign in).
    • From the left panel open Settings menu.
    • Click on Back up & Sync and enable it.

    Now, when you’re on WiFi / Data plan, it will continuously upload all the photos and videos you have on your device.  Google Photos is a free android’s built in app that allows you to upload photos with 16 megapixels resolution and videos with 1080 Full HD. If the photos and videos are higher sized then Google will automatically resize the resolution. But, lower resolution will be uploaded as their size.

    Third-Party Photo Backup Apps:

    There are also many dedicated backup apps for photos and videos. You can use them for free.


    Dropbox can be the best alternative app for regular backup of your photos. It lets you automatically upload existing photos to the cloud. But, the number of videos and photos you can store on Dropbox depend on file size and the available space of your Dropbox account.

    • Open Dropbox and go to Settings.
    • Enable Turn on Camera Upload.

    So, every time you capture a photo or video that will be uploaded to the Dropbox regularly. But, you get only 2 GB in the free version. So, if you want to have more space of 1 TB then you can go for the paid version Dropbox Pro at the cost of $9.9 per month.

    Amazon Photos:

    Amazon Photos is similar to Dropbox. It lets you automated upload unlimited photos and videos to Amazon Cloud Drive through your handset.

    There are also some third party photo backup apps like Photobucket Mobile to upload your regular clicks. There are also some third-party apps like Flickr Companion and Picasa Tool which don’t automatically upload photos but you have to upload them manually.

    Backup Files:

    Files can’t be automated back up like photos. You have to do it manually. You can backup your important files to Google Drive.

    • Open Google Drive.
    • Click on the “+” button with a circle around it at the lower of the screen.
    • Click on Upload and select files you want to upload in Drive.
    • Now, once you upload the files, you can access them from your Google account via Drive.

    You can also save files to Dropbox.

    • Open Dropbox and click on action button at the lower-right corner of the screen.
    • Click on upload files and click on the files you want to backup.
    • That’s it. They are ready access later from your Dropbox account.

     SMS Backup:

    Some text messages are so much important. Only you know the importance of them. Taking screenshots of them or write down them is not always possible. There’s an app called “SMS Backup +”. It lets you save all the text messages of your phone to the Gmail account labeled as SMS. You can save MMS and call logs. You restore call logs and SMS on your phone. But, MMS can’t be restoring on your phone. I hope future updates will fix this issue.

    Other Third-Party Apps to Automate Backup & Restore:

    Google Play Store has many backup and restoring apps. One of them is Easy Backup & Restore.

    Easy Backup & Restore:

    You can get this app from this link. You can simply backup your phone’s SMS, MMS, Call Logs, Contacts, Calendar events, dictionary and many more. Even it can saves all the data for the rooted device and only saves the APK files for non-rooted device.

    Titanium Backup:

    Titanium Backup is a free app. It beats all the capabilities of other backup & restoring app. But, this app requires root access on android device. It has auto schedule backup feature. So, you can schedule how often you want this app to backup your android device. Android backup files will automatically sync to the cloud storage such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

    In Conclusion:

    You can choose what’s the best way to fully setup automated backup & restore your android device. So, you won’t have to feel any regret of losing your phone’s data if you moved to a new phone or something happens to your phone.