Backing Up Applications:

  1. While viewing the home screen, press the "Menu" key
  2. Tap "Settings" and tap "Backup and reset" under the "Accounts" tab. NOTE: You need to be logged in to your Google account in order to back up applications. If you need to add one, tap "Backup account" > "Add account"
  3. Optionally, mark the check boxes associated with "Backup my data" and "Backup account"

Backing Up Contacts to a Samsung or Google Account:

  1. From the home screen, tap "Contacts"
  2. Press the "Menu" key
  3. Select "Merge contacts"
  4. Choose either "Merge with Google" or "Merge with Samsung"
  5. If required, log in with your Google or Samsung account

Backing up Contacts on the SD Card:

  1. From the home screen, open "Contacts"
  2. Optionally, press the "Menu" key > "Contacts to display" > "All contacts"
  3. Press the "Menu" button and tap "Import / Export"
  4. Select "Export to SD card". Optionally, rename the backup file as you desire
  5. Tap "OK" to confirm

Backing up Media Files Using Your Smartphone (SD Card):

  1. Tap the "Apps" icon located on the home screen
  2. Tap "My Files "> "All files"
  3. Select "Device storage". NOTE: if you wish to backup all your files, press "Menu" > "Select all" and skip to step 6
  4. Browse the files containing your media files. NOTE: media files are stored in "Notifications", "Downloads" etc, and pictures captured with the camera are found in the "DCIM" folder
  5. Mark the check box located to the left of ever file / folder that you want to backup
  6. Press the "Menu" icon located in the upper-right corner
  7. Select "Copy" or "Move" (Moving files do not create duplicates)
  8. Select "SD memory card" and if necessary, navigate to the desired folder
  9. Tap "Paste here" (or "Move here", depending on the case)

Backing up Media Files Using a Windows PC:

  1. Connect your smartphone to your computer via USB
  2. Drag the "Status" bar down and tap "Connected as a media device", then mark the "Media device" check box
  3. On your computer, when the Windows Explorer window pops-up, click "Open device to view files using Windows Explorer". (If the auto-run does not start, access the device's storage directory manually)
  4. Navigate to the files / folders that you wish to backup
  5. Copy the files and paste them in the desired location on your computer
  6. Once the transfer is complete, safely disconnect your smartphone (click the icon in the system tray)

Backing up Media Files Using a Mac:

  1. If necessary, use your Mac to navigate to and download > install Kies software for Mac OS
  2. Use the USB cable to establish a connection between your phone and Mac
  3. Drag the status bar on your handset, and tap "Connected as a media device" > "Media device"
  4. Open Kies on your Mac and go to the "Back up / restore" tab
  5. Click the "Backup" tab
  6. Mark the check boxes associated with "Music" and / or "Photo". Optionally, mark the "Select all items" check box to back up all the files
  7. Click "Backup"
  8. Once finished, safely disconnect your device from your computer

See More: Samsung Galaxy Express 2: Back up Data (Apps, Contacts and Media Files)