How to Backup Galaxy S8You can follow the instructions to back up and restore your Galaxy S8 using Samsung Cloud, Smart Switch and Google account in this Galaxy S8 tutorial backup and restore.
Back up using Google account
You able to use your Google account to back up an Android device is an easy option, but you'll need to back up your photos and videos separately using Google Photos. Enable backup of your information to Google servers.
1. From a Home screen, tap Menu Apps > Gear Settings.
2. Tap Backup and reset for options:
- Back up my data: Enable back up of application data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers.
- Backup account: Select a Google Account to be used as your backup account.
- Automatic restore: Enable automatic restoration of settings from Google servers.
- When enabled, backed-up settings are restored when you reinstall an application.
Then go to Settings > Cloud and accounts > Backup and reset and double-check that "Back up my data" is enabled under the Google account section. The Samsung account section refers to Samsung Cloud, which we've already covered. This Galaxy S8 setting creates a list of apps installed on your device, various settings (such as wifi networks you connect to), and your homescreen layout. Back up your data to Google servers. You can also reset your device to Galaxy S8 factory reset as defaults.
Galaxy S8 Smart Switch
If you got Galaxy S8 problems or want to exchange for another device, you can use Samsung's Smart Switch app to transfer photos, videos, messages, and and settings to another Samsung device. The app should come preinstalled on any Galaxy devices. Smart Switch S8 does require you to have both devices present in order to transfer data, so if you process an exchange in store as the store representative to give you a few minutes to transfer content.
Syncing S8 data to the latest cutting-edge mobile device doesn’t have to be difficult. Samsung Cloud, a brand new service slated to launch with the release of the Galaxy S8, makes switching to a new phone or restoring an older device easier than ever before. With 15 gigabytes of Samsung Cloud storage available to Galaxy S8 users right out of the box, it’s never been more convenient to back up and retrieve data and applications. Transfer content from your old device to this device.
- From a Home screen, tap Menu Apps > Gear Settings.
- Tap Backup and reset > Open Smart Switch, and then follow the prompts.
Samsung S8 users have a backup option that works independently of USB cables. The service works continuously to back up native apps such as Calendar and Contacts, as well as select third-party apps, so users can start right where they left off on a new device. Samsung Cloud also ensures that users are never far from the data they need. If, for example, a user turns on Auto Backup for Messages on one smartphone, he or she can restore the backed-up messages later from Samsung Cloud on a secondary device sharing the same Samsung Account. In addition, Samsung Cloud is designed to also back up the home screen and user settings.
So in the event of a new purchase or the loss of a device, even shortcuts and layout settings can quickly be restored, helping users get back up and running on familiar footing. Samsung Cloud is built to be seamless while users sleep. When a user activates the Auto Backup feature, the device will automatically upload information to Samsung Cloud via a Wi-Fi connection every 24 hours, provided the device’s screen is off and it has been connected to a power source for at least an hour.
Galaxy S8 Tutorial Tips and Tricks
Perform Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge Sync, back up, or restore your device’s data using Samsung Cloud, or reset your device. You can also register and manage accounts, such as your Samsung account or Google account, and transfer data to or from other devices via Galaxy S8 Smart Switch.
Regularly back up your data to a safe location, such as Samsung Cloud or a computer, so that you can restore it if the data is corrupted or lost due to an unintended factory data reset.
S8 Samsung Cloud
You can manage the content that you want to store securely in Samsung Cloud. Check the usage status of your Samsung Cloud storage, and sync, back up, and restore your data.
On the Galaxy S8 Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung Cloud.
Cloud usage : View the amount of storage space you are currently using in Samsung Cloud and the amount of usage by data type. You can also delete backup data from old devices after restoring data.
Sync settings : Customise the sync settings of your data, such as contacts, calendar events, images, and videos.
Sync Multiple Devices in a Snap
Samsung Cloud also allows users to sync photos as well as content from apps such as Samsung Notes, Calendar and Contacts across their devices in accordance with their preferences. For instance, if a user turns on Samsung Cloud’s Contacts sync on two Galaxy devices with the same Samsung Account, any changes made on one device, such as creating or deleting a contact, will be automatically reflected on the second device.
Users can also now back up their photos and videos. With photo syncing activated, recently snapped photos will be uploaded and shared across connected devices, as long as the device is connected to Wi-Fi or a data network. Photos and videos are accessible via the S8 Gallery, and are updated to match the albums of the synced device. Users can also select specific albums to be synced, should they not want to transfer all images and videos across their devices.
Getting started is easy. From the device settings, select Cloud and Accounts, and then Samsung Cloud. The resulting screen will display sync, backup and restoration options. Customizing preferences is simple. Users simply toggle the native Samsung applications they would like to sync, back up or restore via the main screen and Samsung Cloud handles the rest, keeping their other connected devices in the loop.