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    Backing Up Apps:

    1. Tap "Apps" while on the home screen
    2. Tap "Settings" and scroll to "User and Backup"
    3. Tap "Backup and reset"
    4. To back up your apps you need to be logged in to a Google account. If necessary, tap "Backup account" > "Add account" and follow the on-screen instructions to create or log in with a Google account
    5. If necessary, mark the check boxes next to "Backup my data" and "Backup account"

    Contact Backup

    Backing Up Contacts using a Samsung or Google Account:

    1. From the home screen, tap "Contacts"
    2. Tap "Settings" > "Merge accounts"
    3. Select to back up your contacts on a "Google" or "Samsung" account
    4. Tap "OK" to merge the contacts stored on your device with your account

    Backing Up Contacts on the SD Card:

    1. Make sure the SD card is inserted
    2. Tap "Apps" from the home screen
    3. Tap "Settings" and swipe to "Applications"
    4. Tap "Contacts"
    5. Tap "Menu" > "Import / Export" > "Export to SD card"
    6. Make sure you remember the file name before tapping "OK"

    Backing Up Media Files

    Using Your Smartphone:

    1. Ensure the SD card is installed on your device
    2. Tap "Apps" while on the home screen
    3. Launch "My Files"
    4. Swipe to "Local Storage" and then tap "Device storage"
    5. Tap the "Menu" icon at the top-right area of the screen
    6. Tap "Select" and locate the folders containing the desired media files. NOTE: pictures taken with the Camera app are generally stored in the "DCIM" folder. Other folders of interest are "Ringtones", "Downloads" etc.
    7. Mark the check boxes associated with the files / folders you wish to back up
    8. Tap "Menu" > "Copy" > "SD card"
    9. Navigate to the desired backup folder
    10. Tap "Paste Here"

    Using a Windows Computer:

    1. Connect the smartphone to your PC using the USB cable
    2. Swipe the "Status" bar down while on the home screen
    3. Tap "Connected as a media device" and mark the "Media device (MTP)" check box
    4. From the "AutoPlay" window on the computer, click "Open device to view files"
    5. Locate the files you wish to back up, stored on your phone. The "Card" icon represents the SD storage, while the "Phone" icon stands for the internal memory
    6. Copy the desired files and paste them in the backup location on your computer
    7. After the transfer completes, safely disconnect your smartphone from the PC

    Using a Mac Computer:

    NOTE: You can skip the first 2 steps if Samsung Kies is already installed on your Mac

    1. On your Mac, visit Kies
    2. Click "Download for Mac OS" and follow the on-screen prompts to download and install Kies
    3. Connect the Galaxy Alpha to your Mac via USB
    4. If necessary, swipe the "Status" bar down and tap "Connected as a media device" > "Media device (MTP)"
    5. Launch Kies on the Mac
    6. From Kies, click the "Back up / Restore" tab
    7. Click the "Backup" tab
    8. Mark the check boxes next to the type of media files you wish to back up, such as "Music" and "Photos". (Alternatively, tap "Select all items" to back up all of your files)
    9. Click "Backup"
    10. Once the process is complete, eject the Alpha's storage from the Mac and safely disconnect your smartphone

    See More: Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Back Up Personal Data

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    Brenton Chevin
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Back Up Personal Data

    I saw a really easy video about backing up photos from the phone itself

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