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How to Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/S5

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sophia L yad at
March 10,2015

Why should Back Up your Phone Data?

Samsung has released Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on August 2 an event in New York. The Galaxy Note 7 joins the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and brings the popular S-Pen device back to for users.The Samsung smart phone is one of the most popular Android mobile phone,like Samsung Galaxy S7,S7 Edge,Galaxy S6,S6 Edge,S5,Note 7, A9/A8 and Galaxy J2/J5/J7.When you upgrade your old phone to Galaxy S7 or Note 7,you may need to back up and restore data from Galaxy devices with Samsung Kies or other thid-party Android backup & restore tool.

Every rooting,Android OS upgrading,reset factory setting may erase all data and settings on your Samsung Galaxy phone,as we all know contacts, phone numbers, text messages, photos, videos are very important for everyone.However,it’s very necessary to make a back up before root or brush your Samsung phone,Samsung data backup and did not imagine so difficult,please keep reading as below,we talk about some common backup method most frequently used.

backup and restore samsung galaxy s7,s6

We must to backup all data from Samsung phone to computer to avoid any data loss when you reset factory, root it for high privilege, flash a ROM or upgrade to a new phone. Whatever strikes you to backup Samsung data to computer, the most important thing is how to backup and restore everything from Samsung Galaxy S5. This article shows you how to backup sms, contacts, apps, music, video, photos and restore to Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/S5 directly.


Backup and Restore Data from Samsung Galaxy S5/S6/S7

Once lost data or deleted files on your Samsung Galaxy S5/S6/S7,how can you restore lost data from Samsung Galaxy phone? Sometimes you may lost data due to rooting or upgrading the android device. No matter what happen,you still have chance to restore Samsung lost data,including  contacts, text messages, music, video, photos, whatsapp messages, document and other files.


    Part 1: Backup Contents from Galaxy S5 to PC with Android Data Manager

    Part 2: Backup and Restore Samsung S5 Data with Phone Transfer

    Free Way: Google™ Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy S5

    Part 3: Recover Lost or Deleted Data from Galaxy S5 Directly

Part 1: Backup Data from Galaxy S5 to Computer with Android Data Manager


backup Galaxy S5 with Android Manager

To transfer contacts, text messaes, photos, videos and other files from Galaxy S5 to PC, you can try this Android Data Manager. With this Android Data Manager tool, you not only can transfer photos, videos, music files to computer for backup,but also allows you to backup contacts, SMS on your Galaxy S5/S6/S7 to the PC easily.And then you can restore them back to the Samsung devices with this manager tool.

Download the Android Data Manager at first:

Download Win Download Mac
Step 1. Connect Samsung Galaxy S5 to the computer

First all all,please connection between Galaxy S5 and then computer by using a USB cable or Wi-Fi. This Android Data Manager will recognize Galaxy S5 immediately. Then, your Galaxy S5 will show up in the main window.
Note: At present, Wi-Fi is only available when you use the Windows version – MobileGo for Android.

Transfer files from Galaxy S5 to PC
Step 2. Backup Data from Samsung Galaxy S5 to PC

In the left-hand column, respectively click "Music"/"Videos"/"Photos" to show the music/video/photo window. In the corresponding window, select your desired songs/videos/photos. Click "Export" and then browse your computer until find a place to save the exported songs/videos/photos. Then, save these files.

copy data from Galaxy s5 to PC
To transfer contacts from Galaxy S5 to computer, you can click "Contacts". In the contact window, choose the contacts you want to transfer. Then, click "Import/Export" > "Export selected contacts to computer" or "Export all contacts to computer". In the pull-down list, choose "to vCard file".
Note: With Android Data Manager (Windows), you can also copy contacts from Galaxy to Outlook, Windows Address Book, Windows Live Mail.

backup and restore samsung s5 data

To move SMS from Samsung Galaxy S5 to the computer, you can go to "SMS". After selecting your wanted SMS, you should click "Import/Export" > "Export selected SMS to computer" or "Export all SMS to computer". Navigate to the destination where the SMS will be saved. Then, move the SMS to it in .txt or .xml format.

backup files from galaxy s5 to pc
By clicking "Apps", you get the app window. Choose the apps you want to copy. After that, click "Export" to save the apps to your computer.

restore data back to Samsung Galaxy S5


Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy S5 with Phone Transfer


transfer galaxy s5 data with phone transfer

To backup data from Samsung Galaxy S5 to computer and restore them back to your Galaxy S5 or new Galaxy S7,S6,Note 7 again. We also recommend you this poweful and useful Phone Data Transfer,with this software you can backup app, contacts, SMS, call logs, calendars, music, video, photos from your Samsung Galaxy S5 to computer easily and smoothly.What’s more,it work well with Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy 4/3/2, Samsung Galaxy Note 4/3/2,ect.
For Mac users, you can try Phone Transfer for Mac, which lets you backup text messages, contacts, apps, video, photos, calendars, music and call logs from Samsung Galaxy S6/S5 to Mac with a single click.

Free download the Phone Transfer (Win & Mac) and have a try:

Download Phone Transfer for Win Download Phone Transfer for Mac

Back up Data from Samsung Galaxy S5 Smart Phone

Step 1.Run the Phone Transfer
When you see this window, tap the light blue section, "Back Up Your Phone”in the lower right corner.

backup samsung galaxy s5 data
Step 2.Plug Samsung Phone in and Begin to Save Data
The process bar will tell you how it is going when the device is connected. In the middle, you are allowed to choose from "Contacts”, "Text Messages”, "Call Logs”, "Apps”, "Photos”, "Music” and "Videos”. The ones that you think are important should be selected. When that is done, "Start Copy”. At the end, press "OK”.

Back up Files from Galaxy S5

backup and restore data on galaxy s5

Note: Compared with the first program, this one can do it with SMS, call logs and apps.

Restore Data Back to Galaxy S5

If you have backup data to computer before,after finishing rooting or upgrading your Samsung mobile phone,you can use this Phone Transfer to restore data back to Samsung Galaxy only 1 click. Let’s teach you how to restore Samsung Galaxy S5 data from backup.

Step 1.Choose "Restore From Backups
When your mouse is on the icon, there will be six options, which are "MobileTrans”, "iTunes”, "iTunesMusic”, "Kies” and so forth. That is to say, you can utilize the files created by other software, even Samsung Kies. We may tap "MobileTrans” here.

Step 2.Take One of the Samsung Backup Files
On the left, your documents will be listed. Check one of them. (You can use the most updated one according to the time under the names.) And then, file types are still to be chosen. But, only the ones that you have saved are operable.

Restore Contacts SMS back to Galaxy S5

Step 3.Get Started to Transfer Files
Press the button "Start Copy” and all is easily finished. You can tick "Clear data before copy” if in need.

Restore Data to Samsung Galaxy S5

Our tutorials end here. Both, as I have said, are easy. Yet, I prefer the second because it is more user-friendly and offers more file types. Anyway, choose the one that suits you most. Good day!

Google™ Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy S5

Step 1.From the Home screen, tap the "Apps" ico on Galaxy S5.
Note:These instructions apply to Standard mode only.

Step 2.Tap Settings.
Step 3.Tap Backup & reset.
Step 4.Tap Back up my data to enable or disable.
Note Enabled when a check mark is present.

Step 5.Tap Backup account.
Step 6.Tap the appropriate account.
Step 7.Tap Automatic restore to enable or disable.
Note: Enabled when a check mark is present.

backup and restore samsung data


Part 3: Recover SMS,Contacts,Photos Data from Galaxy S5

If you haven’t backup data to computer or Macbook before,once lost data or deleted files on your Samsung Galaxy S5,how can you recover data from Samsung Galaxy S5?

recover data from galaxy s5

Android Data Recovery
, which allows you easily recover contacts, text messages, photos, videos and other data from Samsung Galaxy S5.

Free download the Android Data Recovery and start to recover galaxy S5 lost data:


Tips: Android Data Recovery also can help you retrieve data from all Android Samsung devices,such as Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/S4/S3/S2, Samsung Galaxy Note 5/4/3/2/6, Galaxy Ace,Galaxy A 9/8/7/5/3,ect.

Restore Data from Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android Data Recovery:

Step 1: Stop Transferring Data or Upgrading your Samsung once Lost Files
Once your Android data was lost, remember not to operate your Android phone or update anything. Otherwise, your backup file will be overwritten and what you deleted accidentally can not be extracted back any longer.

Step 2: Connect your Samsung S5 to the computer
After you installing and luanching the Samsung recovery software on the computer, you will be able to see the main window below. Then please connect your Samsung phone to the computer via a USB.

galaxy s5 data recovery
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your Samsung S5
If your Samsung device isn't detected by the program, you need to enable USB debugging on your phone. Check what Android OS is your Samsung and then choose the right way to open USB debugging follow below steps:

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
4) For Android 5.0 or newer: Tap "Settings" > "About Phone" to tap "Build number" seven times for "You are now a developer!" signal. Then, move to "Settings" > "Developer options" to turn on "USB debugging"

Restore Data from Samsung Galaxy S5
Different types of Android files can be chose to be scan, it will, with no doubt, save your time. If you lost almost every type of Samsung data, you can tick "Select all" to have all your Galaxy data scanned.

Recover Deleted Data from Galaxy S5
Step 4: Analyze and Scan your Galaxy S5 for the deleted files
Once your Samsung is detected, the program will ask you to click the "Start" button to start analyzing your phone's data.

Restore Deleted Files from Galaxy S5
After the program finishes analyzing process, it will prompt you turn back to your device again to accept and tap on the "Allow" button to permit the program to scan the lost contacts, SMS, photos and videos on your Samsung device.

Retrieve Data from Samsung Galaxy S5
Note: Before starting, please make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged.

Step 5: Preview and restore lost files from Samsung Galaxy S5
After finishing the scanning process, a list of recoverable files that have been found from your Samung will be shown. In addition, there will be a preview window of files where you can preview the contacts, SMS and photos from Samsung device. Marck those you want and click "Recover". You can selectively save them on your computer.

recover sms from galaxy s5

Recover deleted contacts from Galaxy S5

Retrieve Contacts from Samsung S5

Recover deleted photos from Galaxy S5

Recover deleted Pictures,Videos from Galaxy S5

Step 6: Back up Your Galaxy S5 Contents to Protect Them
You can try to back up your Android data frequently to prevent your Android phone data from losing.

Free download the Android Data Recovery:


Well done,only 6 steps of how to recover deleted data from Samsung Galaxy S5,you also can follow the same steps to recover data from S6/S6 Edge/S4/Note 4/5/3 , is it easy and wonderful?

Read More Use Guide About Samsung Galaxy S5 Recovery&Transfer:

How to Recover Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S5

How to Recover SMS from Samsung Galaxy S5

Transfer Contacts from old Samsung to Galaxy S5/S6

Transfer Data between Samsung Galaxy and iPhone 6/6s

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