Make this a regular habit and you’ll have a more complete back up of everything on your mobile phone, ready for you to download on your replacement device or new upgrade.
Your Android will automatically upload your photos and videos to your Google Photos library when you:
Your Google Account comes with 15GB of storage but don’t worry, you can also back up your Android phone photos using:
Back up your documents, images, videos and audio files to Google Drive:
Your Android should be doing automatic backups, so your settings, WiFi networks and passwords, and display preferences are saved to your Google account. To check this is happening, go to:
To manually back up your data and settings:
If these steps don’t match your mobile’s settings, find out what to do using our how-to guides from Virgin Mobile phone support.
So you don’t lose everyone’s number when you change phones – which happens if you store them on your phone or SIM card – you should back up contacts:
Check they’re saving to Google Contacts
Apps from Play Store are synced with Google, so when you sign in on a new mobile, you get the option to restore your apps. No need to back up your phone’s email or calendar, they’re already stored in the cloud, ready for you to access using the Gmail or Google Calendar app on another device.
When you link your iPhone to a Google account, you can save your contacts to your email account as well as sync your Google email and calendar to your phone.
Linking your Android phone with your Google account allows you to back up all of your important data as well as sync your calendar to your phone.
The easiest way to move your phone contacts to your computer is using the iCloud or iTunes.
There are two ways to transfer Android contacts to a computer.
One way of moving your contacts from one place to another is to export them from your phone in the form of a VCF file. This kind of file can be used to transport your contact list to multiple different devices, including importing them into a new phone.
With a windows phone, you can export your contacts in the form of a CSV file to easily move your contacts from one device to another. To do this, complete the following steps.
If you lose your contacts for any reason, you can use this file to transfer your contacts to a Windows phone.