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Backup Data on Samsung Galaxy S5

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I do not have an Export to SIM card option?

My only choices are Import from USB, Export to USB or Import from SIM.

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If your Samsung Galaxy S5 is only displaying Import from USB, Export to USB or Import from SIM as options when you try to export your contacts to your SIM card, you have the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Verizon often blocks users from using features that other carriers allow their customers to use, and unfortunately, exporting your contacts to your SIM card is one of them. However, there are a number of applications available on the Google Play Store that allow you to use this feature. Here is a list of the most popular applications that enable this feature for your Verizon edition Samsung Galaxy S5:

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These applications will allow you to export your contacts to your SIM card. You will then be able to re-import them using the Samsung Galaxy S5's Import from SIM option, or you can use the application you download to copy them back to your phone, as well.

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How can I fix my phone to make SIM card detected?

I click the Factory Reset data in the setting of my Samsung S5, afterwards my SIM card cannot be read. How could I make my phone restore all my data and how can I make may SIM card detected.

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Only if you backed up your data will you be able to restore it again before the hard reset. If you enabled all of your data apps like contacts to sync with Google then you will be able to restore with Google. As for the SIM card not being detected:

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    Take the back off of your S5.
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    Remove the battery, SD card, and SIM card.
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    Clean the SIM card and blow forced air into the back of the S5 to remove any dust or debris.
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    Reconnect everything and then turn your phone back on.
    See if it finds the SIM this time.
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    If not, hard reset your device again.
    Your SIM may be corrupted which you would have to request a new one from your cell phone service provider.
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I don't have an option to export contacts to SIM card?

I want to make sure my contact information is backed up somewhere.

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Use one of the top solutions since you can't export to the SIM card. I backup everything using Google and it is a great option when switching phones. The best part is that if I sign in on another device using my Google Account, everything is there as well such as on the phone and my tablet.

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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.

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Backup Data on Samsung Galaxy S5

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I have a warning on my phone stating that the SD card is damaged?

How do I backup my contacts before I reformat the card. Then after reformat, how do I reinstall contacts? Thanks

First, go to Google Contacts on the PC to see if they are already saved there. What is not, go into your Contacts on your phone and in Settings of the app, sync with Google. If you saved contacts to the SD card, they might backup or not but it is worth a try.

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Are there any applications that you recommend using to backup SD card data from my phone to computer?

My phone is a Samsung S5 and my computer is a PC using Windows8.1

Access your SD card via Kies on your PC. Easy Backup & Restore is an Android app that works well if you do not want to go through the hassle of transferring to the PC and vice versa.

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?

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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    Put your S5 into Airplane Mode.
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    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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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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See more questions like this: How to copy the contacts from Mi4i cloud to SIM card?

Need help restoring my phone back to factory settings?

I downloaded the Hola Launcher App and at some point it gave me the option to set my phone to Negative mode (like a picture negative) and it turned EVERYTHING negative including my personal pictures. once I noticed that, I immediately tried to change it back. but I couldn't find the option again anywhere. So I uninstalled it and restarted my phone and nothing changed. I'm guessing that the only way to fix the problem it to restart factory settings. but I am just afraid my stuff isn't backed up

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Before you hard reset your phone, put it in Recovery Mode and choose Wipe Cache Partition and then Wipe Dalvik cache. Restart your phone again and see if it is back to normal. Sometimes doing this helps with app hang ups by residual cache even after an app is deleted. You can also back up in ways mentioned above before you hard reset.

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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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