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Backup Data on Samsung Galaxy S5

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I want to backup my Samsung Galaxy S5?

I would like to backup my phone before I get a replacement. I have had iPhone prior to this phone so I am not sure what to do

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You'll be best served by downloading a dedicated app like G Cloud Backup and using that to back up the files on your device. It will allow you to save a backup to your SD card or to the cloud, giving you options for how you want to save and retrieve your data.

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I would like to backup my new S5 to my PC?

Sales person installed an app killer after I complained about poor battery life to determine if background apps were the source of issue. Have uninstalled the app killer going to do a Hard Reset on the phone.

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Can I back up from my Galaxy S5 to my computer?

I lost my phone recently and now have a Galaxy S5 but lost all my info and contacts. Am I able to back up to my computer? What is the the best way to back up info?

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The best way to back up contacts on your Samsung Galaxy S5 is to back them up to Google, or to back them up to your SD card, and then import them to your computer. To Back Up to Google:

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    Go to Settings
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    Open Account and Sync
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    Log into your Google Account
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    Tap Sync Contacts
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    Wait for the process to complete
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    To back them up elsewhere, select 'More'
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    Then select 'Export', and use the vCard format.
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    You can save them to your computer or SD card.
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To Back Up to your SD card:

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    Open your Contacts
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    Select 'Import/Export' fro the pop up menu
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    Choose 'Export to USB'
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    Data will be backed up to your SD card, in the vCard format
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    From there, you can copy them to your computer via USB cable
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I am trying to back up my new Galaxy S5 to the computer, hopefully. Do not know what I am doing?

Loaded Samsung Kies. It says to connect you must set connection mode to media device MTP and I can only do it on the device. how do I do this?

It is only needed to be done within your Galaxy, just to be sure, you need Kies3 to recognize your S5. Download it and install, then set the connection of your mobile to MTP, while connecting, Kies will recognize it and install the needed drivers, you have to wait until those drivers are installed. You can download Kies from Kies3

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Backup Data on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Trying to back up contacts from S5 onto my computer?

When I plug in the S5, the computer thinks all I want to do is import pictures (since that is what I usually do). What do I need to do to make a backup of all my contacts on my computer?

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Why did my cloud contacts backup fail?

My S5 did update today and restarted and I keep getting the notification cloud contacts backup failed. What does this mean?

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I I keep getting cloud backup failed on my phone contacts after the latest operating system upgrade?

See above. I was also asked to enable Verizon text voicemail which I didn't want to do but there didn't seem a way around installing it if you wanted the message to stop. I don't think it ever installed correctly.

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Backing up contacts for viewing?

I am trying to backup my contacts list so that I may access it by other means than just my phone. What do you suggest?

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Transferring contacts from mobile to PC?

Hi I have a works phone and may be having to get a new phone shortly, I need to copy all the contacts from the Samsung S5 (I think) to my PC, I won't know what may or model the new mobile will be, but I need to be ready

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Can I export more than 250 contacts to my SIM card?

Can I export more than 250 contacts to my SIM card

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Can you change the way your contacts are saved?

The Galaxy S5 asked me how I wanted to save contact info. I thought you could save contacts a couple of ways. Anyway I selected to save to my device I would like to change it. How do I change it?

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I want to transfer photos from my phone to my computer?

My phone is running slow and I can not access my contacts or recent call within my phone

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How to transfer data from Galaxy S5 to laptop when the screen is dark?

Hi. My S5 cracked and turned dark. How can I manage to transfer data from my phone to laptop ?. I have tried: Downloaded Kies

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I just started reading it to see how to do it. Verizon told me to connect to computer and follow the instructions?

My phone keeps shutting down and the keyboard comes up to text and as soon as you try to touch it the keyboard goes away.. I have tried: Verizon told me to reset after saving everything on my phone. I think it was caused by: Not sure

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How can I save voicemails to an email or something, I don't want to lose them?

How can I save voicemails to an email safe where I won't lose them.. I have tried: Just saved in the phone but I seem to lose them after a period of time, my mom has cancer and I have been saving those messages and now almost all are gone?. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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Hi, my phone has a problem and is being collected by a courier tomorrow and he is swapping it for a brand new one. I want to make sure I can save all my contacts and things, there seems to be too many options of how to do this! help! its a Galaxy S5?

Backing up contacts etc to swap onto a new S5

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