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Backup Data on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Backup on PC because of a slow phone?

I don't really have a problem, but I was thinking of making a backup of my Samsung Galaxy S5 and then reset it, because its becoming really slow. Any suggestions? I would like to make a backup on my PC.

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Use Kies to backup on the phone before you perform a hard reset. As a secondary backup, use Google for photos and contacts.

I have an SD card. How do I move all my photo folders to the SD card?

I have hundreds of photos on the SD card, but I also have hundreds in other folders. Can I move those folders to the SD card?

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ES File Explorer is one of the best ways to manage content on your SD card including adding content. That being said, SD cards get damaged all the time or corrupted as well as this still takes up space on your phone. Use an app like Google Photos which automatically backs up all of your photos and videos as well as has an assistant feature which creates videos and other fun things from your photo gallery. You will then be able to access them on any PC should something happen to your phone or SD card. As well as you can delete off your phone yet they will still be stored in the backup cloud storage.

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How to safely upgrade by switching to 8 GB to 32 GB SD card?

I have a Galaxy S5 with a 8 GB SD card with 5.0 update. I thought it would be a good idea to upgrade for more storage since I use my phone for both work and personal accounts and take lots of photos and videos. I want to switch memory cards without losing anything. I also have the 5.0 update. trying to find the best instructions to switch cards safely.

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  1. 1
    Put your S5 into Airplane Mode.
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  2. 2
    Go to Settings.
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    Then SD card and Phone Storage and select UNMOUNT.
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    Insert the SD card into your PC or use a card reader and copy the files to the PC.
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    Insert the new 32 GB card into your phone and choose FORMAT.
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    Choose UNMOUNT again after you have properly formatted (you may want to do some checks) and then copy the files from your PC.
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Since you take lots of photos and videos, consider using the Google Photos option mentioned in an above answer. This will really help if you lose your phone or it gets damaged somehow.

I want to reset my phone but I got a lot of files to transfer, one by one is just totally tiresome, just want to have a back up and have it back when my phone is OK?

I want to reset my phone but I got a lot of files to transfer, one by one is just totally tiresome, just want to have a back up and have it back when my phone is OK. I have tried: Copy one by one. I think it was caused by: My phone keeps on restarting so just want to reset it

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Unmount the SD card and copy to your PC. You could also try removing the SD card completely before a hard reset however, if something causing the restart loop is also on your SD card a hard reset will still need to be performed with the card.

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The above questions are from the following wiki...
Backup Data on Samsung Galaxy S5
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Samsung S5 complete transfer, Hi I have upgraded my mobile plan and because of this I have to have a new SIM card my question is; when I put my new SIM card in will I lose my existing texts etc? If so how can I transfer them so I can put them onto my new SIM? Does this make sense?

Hi, I have upgraded my mobile plan and because of this I have to have a new SIM card my question is; when I put my new SIM card in will I lose my existing texts etc? If so, how can I transfer them so I can put them onto my new SIM? Does this make sense?

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Swapping SIM cards will only delete what is saved to that SIM card. Use the ES File Explorer to move items to the SD card as well as put as much as you can in other helpful cloud backups like Google Photos, Google Drive, and Google Contacts. Even if you transfer just to the SD card, you will want to unmount and backup on your PC in the event that something goes wrong. If all else fails, when you get the SIM card, have one of your flagship stores from your cell carrier help you set up the new SIM.

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On my S5, I'm trying to copy contacts to removable SD card on phone. I followed these suggestions to import them and now I have duplicates some with repeated information from contact (i.e., notes)?

I would like to get my contacts off the Cloud and copy them to my PC, where can I revise them and import them back onto phone. Your instructions were great except I can only export them to "device storage" or "SD card." How can I copy them to PC and fix the duplicates and import them back onto phone?

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Go to Google Contacts on your PC after you sync the contacts to it, it will make it easy to edit and then once you sync Google on the S5 it will be the way you set the contacts up in Google Contacts on the PC. You can also export and import from Google Contacts on the PC.

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I cannot export contacts from my Samsung Galaxy GT 19000?

I cannot export contacts from my Samsung Galaxy GT 19000. I have tried: I cannot find the option import/export

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