How To Backup the Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

Your phone is a treasure trove of important data. Your photos and videos, contacts and conversations all deserve to be backed up. But what’s the best way to do that on a Galaxy S9 or S9+?

How To Backup the Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

The good news is there are many different backup methods. You can back things up on your computer or a microSD card. If you use a third-party Cloud app, it may have an option for phone data backup.

But let’s look into the options that let you store your data online using the Samsung Cloud.

Data Backup Using Samsung Cloud

Here is a step-by-step guide to accessing the online storage space that comes with your Samsung Account.

  1. Go Into Settings
  2. Select Clouds and Accounts

Clouds and accounts will give you direct access to your Samsung Cloud. You can also reach this through your Samsung Account, which we will demonstrate later.

  1. Tap on Samsung Cloud
  2. Check the Available Space in your Samsung Cloud

Your Samsung Account comes with 15 GB of free storage. It may be necessary to go through your Samsung Cloud on occasion and delete old and unnecessary data.

  1. Check the Sync Settings

This makes sure that all your data is synchronized across all supported devices. Most importantly, it keeps your photos and your contacts in sync.

  1. Tap on Back Up My Data

This is where you send backups directly to your Samsung Cloud. You can make backup happen automatically.

So what kind of data can you back up? Here are a few examples.

  • Apps

You can back up the apps that you’ve downloaded. This option also saves your app settings as well as any app-specific data.

  • Contacts and Messages

Backing up your contacts list is a very good idea. You can also upload your SMS and MMS messages to the Samsung Cloud.

  • Settings

You can save your phone settings. This includes your Wi-Fi information, ringtones, preferred layouts, wallpapers, and widgets. If you have to reset your phone, you’ll be able to easily restore your settings.

  • Gallery

Making backups of your photos and videos keeps your memories safe and lets you free up space on your phone.

Data Backup Using Samsung or Google Account

There’s another way to access the Samsung Cloud. Or you might prefer to use a different online storage option. Here is a step-by-step guide to using your Samsung Account or your Google Account to store your data online.

  1. Go Into Settings
  2. Select Clouds and Accounts
  3. Select Backup and Restore

When you enter Backup and restore, you have two accounts to choose from.

  • Samsung Account
  • Google Account

Whichever option you go for, you will be asked to enter your account name and password. Once you’ve signed in to your account, give permission for data backup.

Your Samsung Account stores your backups on the Samsung Cloud, while the Google Account option uploads your data to your Google Drive. Many users prefer to go with Google Drive, as it’s easier to sync across your phone, laptop and other devices.

A Final Thought

Using Cloud storage makes everything far less stressful. There is no way you can lose your valuable data if something happens to your phone.

One thought on “How To Backup the Galaxy S9/S9 Plus”

Gary Frankston says:
what if I dont want samsung cloud or google drive? can I back up to another cloud service?

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