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Top Android Backup Apps

Smartphones are a major part of our daily lives. In fact, it might be likely that you use your smartphone more than your computer or laptop. And while you might already be backing up your main computer, have you also considered the need to back up your Android device?

Take a moment to think about all the important data that is stashed on your smartphone or tablet. Photos you’ve taken, messages you’ve received and your contact list are just a quick example of things that you should be backing up.

With that in mind, it’s time to take a look at some of the best Android apps available for download from the Google Play Store.

{{|Titanium Backup}}

Titanium Backup is one of the most well-known backup apps and for good reason. Titanium is capable of backing up everything on your device, including your personal and app data. You can restore everything at once or do it per app. The only downside is that usage of this app requires your phone to be rooted, but this is to ensure that it can backup important and otherwise inaccessible administrator files.


Helium doesn’t require your phone to be rooted, so this is a great choice for those who are wary of that process. The focus of Helium is backing up the data of all your apps. You can choose specific apps to backup or select individual ones. You can also create groups of apps that you want backed up a continual basis. The app is available for free, but there’s also a premium edition that offers more features including the ability to schedule automatic backups and the support of cloud services such as Dropbox and Google Drive.

{{|Easy Backup & Restore}}

If it wasn’t clear from the name of the app, this is an easy backup and restore utility that offers a wealth of great features. Not only can it backup app data, but it’ll also handle things like your messages, calendar, bookmarks and contacts. You can create automatic backups straight to your SD card, email or cloud storage account. It’s being updated all the time; if you’re looking for a great backup app, you can’t go wrong here.

{{|CM Backup}}

CM Backup is developed by Cheetah Mobile and will back your mobile data up to their cloud. You get 5GB of free storage with your account, but you can expand this by paying for more. The app will backup contacts, call logs, photos, bookmarks and more. If you’re happy for your personal data to be stored in the cloud then this is a good choice, but be wary of the data limits and the fact that your information isn’t being stored locally.

{{|Mobile Backup & Restore}}

This app is developed by the folks by Avast (the anti-virus software) and automatically backs up your Android data on whatever interval you specify. The free version can backup things like messages, photos and contacts, with the paid version expanding that list to include music, videos and apps. If you’re looking for a backup app from a reputable source, this one from Avast is a great option.


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