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Backup Data on Samsung Galaxy S5

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I need to make sure my data is backed up on my Galaxy S5. Where do I find it afterwards?

How can I make sure my data is backed up?

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Finding where your backups are stored depends on what method of backing up you choose to use.

If you're using the Google backup, your contacts, application data, passwords, and other phone settings are automatically uploaded to the cloud. This type of backup will only be retrievable when you re-download an application you previously uninstalled or when you log into your Google account on another Android device. As long as your phone doesn't give you an error message stating that the backup has failed, you can rest easy -- the backup is saved in the cloud. This is the same way it works with a Samsung account backup.

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However, you can backup your Samsung Galaxy S5 to your computer with Samsung Kies 3. This program, as stated in the VisiHow article below, will allow you to backup your photos, videos, music, calendar events, emails, and other settings to your computer. You can find a Samsung Kies backup by going to C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Samsung\Kies3.0\Sync. If there isn't a backup in this location, redo the backup process in Kies and check again. When there is a backup file in this location, it means that Kies has successfully backed up your data.

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No contacts option in Kies3...Kies2.6 had the contact option on the left?

Problem with data sync on Kies3

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How do I restore files to Samsung S5 note app?

Wife's phone acting up. Store says do a Hard Reset. Most stuff Google backed up. However, she had passwords on the Samsung Note app that came with phone. I backed up all folders to PC hard drive prior to reset. 3 entries now appear in the Note app that were stored on Samsung cloud, but most are missing. Now I can't find the files on the backup I made to PC. Any idea what file or format the files would be in? Thanks.

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I have lost all of my contacts on my Galaxy S5, and I don't want to pay 69 to retrieve them?

Help me! What can I do? Go and take it into AT&T?

If you have recently reset the smartphone, then adding the old Google account or Samsung account may help you with getting what you had back. To add both, use our tutorial on how to set up Google account on Galaxy S5. After adding your old Google account, repeat the tutorial and select "Samsung account" at step 7 to read your Samsung account. After synchronization, the contacts might be back unless you saved them in the memory of the phone.

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If you have had Kies on your computer and adding both accounts did not help, then check if your Kies has a back-up file. Connect your smartphone to your computer and launch Kies. Click "Back up/restore". Click "Restore data" in the middle and check if you have a saved back-up. Then, just click "Restore" to get everything back.

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The above questions are from the following wiki...
Backup Data on Samsung Galaxy S5

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How to Backup Samsung S5 to PC?

How does one backup a Samsung S5 to a PC?

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How do I export / sync the contacts on my Samsung S5 to my PC Outlook?

I had to remove the Microsoft Exchange account from Outlook and with that all my Outlook contacts were removed. I now have a Gmail account set up in my Outlook and need to get the contacts on my phone into Outlook. How do I do that?

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How do I get my Samsung Galaxy S5 to backup Memos and Tasks to My Samsung account?

Calendar, Contacts and Emails are automatically synchronized (live) through Outlook where I work. Memos and Tasks are not synchronized anywhere, so I would like a way to back them up regularly. My Samsung appears to be able to do this, but I'm not sure how.

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See more questions like this: How do I backup my S5 Backup to my Gmail account?

I have a problem with Sync Memo?

When I pressed on "Tap to sync now", after a few seconds, and without any error, I don't see any change on Last synced time (about 4 months ago)!

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I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, used to use Kies with S3 previously. I have loads of contacts and calendar entries, just wanted to make sure it is all backed up?

I assume this is all done through Google. Also: I seem to be going through data real quickly as I tether it to my MacAir, any suggestions?

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How do I backup my calendar on my old phone so then I can sync it to the new phone?

I have Galaxy Note2, switching to Galaxy S5. I want to take my calendar from Note2 and sync it to S5, so I don't lose anything.

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I couldn't succeed to back up my contacts, because I CHANGED MY Samsung ACCOUNT. What can I do?

How can I back up my contacts with a new Samsung account?

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How can I access the files that are synced to Google?

I erased photos and videos by accident I need to retrieve them

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Need to setup exchange email but have existing pop?

Switched to exchange online and want to connect phone but it says the account is already setup. So I want to back up the email and need to find the best way

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My Galaxy had a virus, I lost over half of my memos, only 26 I have. I need help to retrieve them. It's Very Important that I get them back. Can you help me please?

My Galaxy had a virus, I lost over half of my memos, only 26 I have. I need help to retrieve them. It's Very Important that I get them back. Can you help me please

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We recently changed phones. It turns out that on her old phone, my wife had put many dates just under "my calendar" on her S5, and not via her Gmail or Google account. So they aren't showing up on her new phone. Is there a way to export the old calendar from the old phone?

We recently changed phones. It turns out that on her old phone, my wife had put many dates just under "my calendar" on her S5, and not via her Gmail or Google account. So they aren't showing up on her new phone. Is there a way to export the old calendar from the old phone?

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How can I move synced info from one of my email addresses to another?

I have my phone registered to an old email address, and want to sync everything now to the one I use most Gmail. I don't want to lose any data which may be synced with my old email address. Is this possible.

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