When we talk about backing up our Android devices, the Android power users go in for tools like Nandroid, Titanium Backup and the likes. They are pretty good as backup tools as well, but regular users usually get intimidated by these tools. If you are looking for an easy way to backup your device here’s an app just for you.
G Cloud backup is effortless and an automatic way to backup all your Android’s data to the cloud. No rooting or special requirements are needed for this app to do it’s magic. G Cloud backups your
- Call logs
- Apps settings
- Browser bookmarks and history
All you need to do is to install G Cloud on your phone and let it do the rest in the background. To use G Cloud you’ll need to create an account to get started. The free account gives you 1 GB of cloud backup storage for you to use. You can also opt for 10GB of storage for $0.99/month.
Since I usually backup my pictures to Dropbox, I went ahead and set G Cloud Backup to backup everything except docs, videos and pictures on my free account. 1GB is more than enough for all these settings. Once setup, the app keeps backing up your data to the cloud on a regular basis. You can change the backup time and other app options from the settings menu. to conserve your mobile data usage, you can also setup the app to backup data only when you connected to WiFi, make sure this setting is on if you plan to backup your images and videos as well.
The best part of the app is when you have to switch your phones (if you loose it or get a new one). All you need to do is to install G Cloud on your new phone and login,the app takes care of downloading all your data on the new phone and the new phone is setup and ready for use. Since call logs and SMS messages also are restored, the new phone continues where you left off on the older one. No sweat and missing messages or contacts this way.
G Cloud Backup is free to download on Google Play.