Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy S8
Edited by Jay
Smartphones get put through their paces on pretty much a daily basis. They get tossed around, dropped, left places, and take quite a bit of abuse over the course of their lives. Even in a heavy-duty case, smartphones can still be subjected to a fair bit of punishment. That's why regularly backing up your mobile device should be a priority, especially if your entire life is on it. The Samsung Galaxy S8 makes backing up restoring painless and straightforward. Users can backup up their Galaxy S8 with a Samsung account, a Google account, and also to a computer (PC or Mac).
It's not just damaging or losing the device we need to worry about, sometimes a bad app or tweaking mistake can have us performing a factory reset. If this situation presents itself, having a recent backup of your mobile device is extremely useful. Let's face it; nobody wants to go back and manually add all their contacts, bookmarks, apps and preferences. That's why being familiar with backing up the device is unquestionably essential. Even if you're lucky and your phone never really sees any severe damage, a backup is still handy for when you change devices.
In the following tutorial, we'll go through the steps on how to backup a Galaxy S8 with a Samsung account, Google account, and by copying files/folders to a PC. For this article, we used a Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android Nougat.
Back Up Galaxy S8 to Samsung Cloud
Back Up Samsung S8 to a Google Account
Back Up S8 to a PC
- 1Connect your device to your computer using the appropriate USB cable. Once connected, swipe down from the top edge of the screen to access the notification panel.