NOTE: This guide is a follow-up to "Samsung Galaxy Express 2: Back up Data". If you wish to learn how to back up your data first, please visit the link provided.

Restoring Applications:

  1. On your device, log onto your Google account
  2. While on the home screen, press "Menu"
  3. Tap "Settings" and go to the "Accounts" tab
  4. Tap "Google" and select "Sync all"
  5. Press the "Back" button and tap "Backup and Reset"
  6. Check / Uncheck "Backup my data" and "Automatic restore"

Restoring Contacts from the SD Card:

  1. Open the "Contacts" app
  2. Press "Menu" and select "Import / Export"
  3. Tap "import from SD card"
  4. Browse for the desired vCard file and import the contacts

Restoring Contacts from a Samsung or Google Account:

  1. Press "Menu" while on the home screen
  2. Tap "Settings"
  3. Go to the "Accounts" tab and select either "Google" or "Samsung"
  4. Tap your "email address" located at the top of the menu
  5. Mark the "Sync contacts" check box and tap "Sync now"

Restoring Media Files from Your Device (SD card):

  1. From the home screen, tap "Apps"
  2. Open "My Files" and tap "All files" > "SD card"
  3. Navigate to where your media files are stored
  4. Tap and hold the file that you wish to restore, and select "Move"
  5. The phone will display all available memory locations. Select one, or go to a different location or create a new folder
  6. Tap "Move here" once in the desired location

Restoring Media Files from Your Windows Computer:

  1. Using the USB cable, establish a connection between your smartphone and PC
  2. Drag the "Status" bar down and tap "Connected as a media device", then mark the "Media device" check box
  3. When the auto-run window appears on your computer, click "Open device to view files using Windows Explorer". Otherwise, navigate manually to your phone's storage
  4. Open a new Windows Explorer window and locate the backed up files stored on your computer
  5. Copy the files and paste them onto your phone's storage
  6. When the transfer is complete, safely disconnect your phone from your PC (click the USB icon in the system tray)

Restoring Media Files from Your Mac Computer:

NOTE: Kies must be installed for this method to work

  1. Connect your Express 2 to your Mac via USB
  2. On your smartphone, drag the "Status" bar down and tap "Connected as a media device". Also, check the "Media device" option
  3. On the Mac, open Kies
  4. Click the "Back up / Restore" tab in Kies
  5. Go to the "Restore" tab
  6. Click the check boxes associated with the "Music", "Photo" or any other categories of files that you wish to restore
  7. Click "Restore" and follow any additional prompts as they appear
  8. Once done, safely disconnect your smartphone from your Mac

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