How to backup Samsung Galaxy S7 to PC and Restore it?
Learn the easy process of Samsung Galaxy S7 backup and restore data like apps, contacts, photos, videos, music, call logs, and more.
Looking for a reliable way to backup and restore your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S5 phone? If you are planning to perform a factory reset or erasing all data of your mobile phone, it is always critical to make sure the phone data is backed up in a safe place. Then you can restore all the files you’ve saved to your phone or the new one you recently bought.
To backup all the data on your Samsung Galaxy phone, Samsung’s Smart Switch application should be your first choice. Then read on the following content to learn how to use Smart Switch to backup Samsung Galaxy S7 to PC/Mac and restore anytime you need.
How to use Smart Switch to Backup and Restore Galaxy S7 Smartphone?
Smart Switch is free for you to back up the data and apps from your Samsung Galaxy smartphone to a PC or Mac and restore virtually all of them to your new Galaxy device. Then we’ll show you how to use Smart Switch to backup and restore Samsung Galaxy S7.
To start with, you should check Switch Smart Support to see which kind of data can be transferred and make sure the type of data you want to transfer is supported by Smart Switch.
Step 1. Download Smart Switch, install and launch it on your PC/Mac
By clicking the download link, go to the Samsung support page, download the Smart Switch installer by clicking the link at the top-right of this page. Once finished, double-click to begin the installation process.
Step 2. Backup Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge to Computer
To start with Galaxy S7 backup and restore, firstly you need to back up content from Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge to your PC/Mac.
- Connect your Samsung Galaxy phone to your computer via a USB cable.
- Click MORE from the main screen of Smart Switch, select “Preference” check the box before the items such as contacts, messages, photos, music, wallpapers, calendar, memos, videos, call logs and bookmarks you want to backup and click OK to confirm.
Back to the main screen, click “Backup” to start transferring the content from your Galaxy S7 to computer. Wait for a while, it may take several minutes for the backup to be completed.
Step 3. Restore data to Samsung Galaxy S7
After factory resetting has been done, you need to restore all content you’ve backed up to your Samsung Galaxy phone. The way of backup and restore via Smart Switch desktop is the most safe way to reset your Galaxy phone without losing data.
- Open the Smart Switch on your computer, connect your Galaxy S7 or other device.
- Once the new device is connected, the Smart Switch screen appears. Click Restore.
- Smart Switch will automatically show you the backup file you recently created. You can change to a different backup by clicking “Change data to restore” select the backup file, now click “Restore” to begin restoring process.
That’s the whole process of Samsung Galaxy S7 backup and restore with Smart Switch desktop application. The way is extremely important for you to reset your Galaxy S7/S6 without losing any data.
Although everything seems to be wonderful and great with this application, many users are reporting numerous problems with Samsung Smart Switch not working. If you can not solve the Smart Switch troubleshooting, try to use other way to backup and restore your Android phone or tablet. That’s might be more quick and effective.
Mobile Transfer: Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy S7/S6 Edge
Android Backup & Restore is a multi-functional application that enables you to backup and restore Galaxy S7 with a easy click. It is a shareware anc charges $19 for one-year license. For Android users who cannot use Samsung freeware to perform transfer, backup and restore, they can choose this more easier desktop software.
Step 1. Launch and connect your Galaxy S7 phone
After launching this Android Samsung Backup & Restore on your computer, select “Backup & Restore” among all functions.
Connect your Samsung Galaxy smartphone to PC or Mac with USB cable. To detect your Android device successfully, you should make sure you have enabled USB debugging mode on the phone. For Android 4.2.2 or above versions, a window will pop up on your Android phone asking you to allow USB Debugging. Please tap on OK.
Then click “Backup” option to open the backup window.
Step 2. Transfer data from Galaxy S7 to computer
Now select file types such as contacts, SMS, apps, music, videos, photos, call logs and calendars, then click “Backup” button to make a quick and safe backup of your phone with the data you’ve selected.
Step 3. Restore backup file to your device
From the primary screen of mobile transfer, click “Restore” button. This software will show all your Samsung Galaxy phone backup files you’ve made, select the most recent one you want to restore, and click View next to it.
Otherwise, this Android backup and restore software also supports restoring phone data from iCloud or iTunes backup.
Step 4. Preview and restore the backup file to Android phone
Here you can view each file in the backup. Check the files you need and click on Restore to begin restoring Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge from backup.
Note: Please keep your Galaxy S7 phone connecting during the restoring process.
There’s a third way to backup and restore Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/S6 Edge via a Mobile Manager program. You can check the detail process by visiting: Backup and Restore Android Apps and Data with a Click operation.