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Now that it has become common to be with a smartphone than without, it raises the question of the safety of our storage and applications. In just a small gap of 2-3 years, smartphones have taken over the population much faster than laptops ever did. They are similar to minicomputers that store most of our information but in pockets. We have videos, pictures, and apps that are important to save since we depend so much more on our smartphones. Even contacts are equally important that hold email and other social application information besides phone numbers to keep the communication in a smooth flow, whether work or personal.
So, what happens if it gets lost, stolen or some unpredictable stuff makes you suffer more than a hard disk crash used to? We need to safeguard against such a possibility and thankfully, there are backup apps that are available for the Android smartphones that will save us from reaching tether’s end. We have backup apps for both PC and microSD cards but these days, online storage and cloud computing seems to be the first choice for obvious reasons.
As we know, the cloud computing has won over many from professional to personal users. Dropbox, Google Drive and other alternatives are available for saving the pictures, videos, and documents for future use while saving space on the smartphone and under better security than smartphone’s internal or external storage.
So, what are the best backup applications for Android smartphones then?
G Cloud Backup
It offers to backup messages, contacts, applications, and other important data that can be easily restored when required to other smartphones. It requires you to make an account to access and gives 1GB space, which they increase if you invite friends to the service.
Carbon Backup(Helium - App Sync and Backup)
So, what if you don’t have Internet access? We need to save the files and applications but that does not always have to be on the Internet especially since we don’t know when we may not be able to access our server backups. Carbon backup app helps in saving the files and other important stuff on the SD card or PC to be able to restore at any time.
This is one super app in all its modesty yet quite good when it comes to creating backups of our files. It offers to backup at intervals and let’s us schedule as to when we want our date to be backed up. It can save to the SD card or we can send it to our Gmail accounts.
My Backup Pro
This may not be free like the others but it does provide with premium features that may not be available in the free ones. It is even more secure than the other ones as it requires you to sign up with a PIN number besides the usual password. You can backup, restore and manage the data like photos, music, videos, contacts, and apps.
Titanium Media Sync
Unlike its ancestor, rooted Titanium Backup, this one offers customizable options for backup and especially when it comes to folders. You can backup the folders, apps, and other data and it does not affect carrier plans too much and the battery isn’t consumed a lot. But then, it is always best to backup with access to Wi-Fi, right?
So, we have these backup applications that do help us from the misery of loosing our data rather than the smartphone itself. Some are free and some need to be bought. And there are more available but right now, these are mostly famous ones. Most of the conversations now happen on smartphones and we are in need of constant access to emails and IMs besides playing games. When mobile phones came into the existence, our dependency was still considerably less and now as we can see all that has changed. And that makes it very clear that we need to take precaution to make sure whatever data we have is saved somewhere else in case a calamity befalls on our dear smartphones.
This article is contributed by Sunasra Manzur, who is a blogger and has cashback shopping website which provides product comparison with the cashback option. You can follow him on twitter @sunasra.