6 Methods to Backup and Restore Your Samsung Galaxy S10/Note 10

2023-05-11 00:00:00/Posted by Kitty Parkerto Android Backup Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Over the years, most of the emails I received from users have complained that they accidentally deleted or lost important data from Samsung phones. That's why I have repeatedly emphasized in my previous articles why we need to know how to backup and restore Samsung mobile phone data to and from a computer on a regular basis. Today, people store almost all important information on their phones, such as contacts, messages, calendars, photos, notes, and more. Once the information is lost, it will cause us a lot of trouble.

However, most people are still not very clear about the correct steps of backup. Don't worry, this article is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to share with you 6 practical and simple tips for Samsung backup and restore.

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Method 1. Samsung Backup and Restore via Android Backup & Restore (1-Click!)

Looking for the best way to do Samsung backup and restore? Just look no further than using MobiKin Backup Manager for Android. It is a professional Android Backup and Restore utility that can help you easily backup Samsung Galaxy S10/S10e/S10+/S9/S8/S7/S6 to PC or Mac and later you can restore the backup file to Samsung phone or any other Android devices. You can selectively back up data from Samsung to computer or back up your whole Samsung phone with one click.

Main Features:

  • Back up and restore Samsung phone on your computer smoothly with one click.
  • Recogize your phone via USB connection or WiFi connection.
  • Overall phone data types are supported, including contacts, SMS, call logs, photos, videos, music, apps, etc.
  • Works well on 6000+ Android devices, including Samsung Galaxy S20/S10/S10e/S10+/S9, Note 9/8/7/6, etc., as well as HTC, LG, Sony, Google, OnePlus, Motorola, Huawei, Xiaomi and more.

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How to use Android Backup & Restore to back up and restore Samsung:

Step 1. Once you download and install the software successfully, please launch it. Connect your Samsung phone to the same computer via USB or WiFi. Enable USB debugging on the device if needed. Then, your device will be detected by the program and you can see the primary interface of the program like below.

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Step 2. Choose "Backup" option from the main interface and you can see different data types on the interface. Please choose the ones you'd like to backup and customize an output folder to save the backup data.

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Step 3. Click on the "Back Up" button to start the transfer process. Wait for a moment and you will be notified that the data backup has been complete.

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Step 4. To restore the backup copy to your Samsung, you can click on the "Restore" button on the interface as following with your Samsung phone connected.

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Method 2. Samsung Phone Backup and Restore via Assistant for Android (Video Tutorial Attached)

If you want to further manage these mobile phone data while backing up and restoring Samsung data, then MobiKin Assistant for Android is your best choice. In addition to fully or selectively backing up and restoring Samsung mobile phone data, it can also manage and edit your contacts, text messages, multimedia files, install and uninstall apps, and more.

More Features:

  • Backup and restore Samsung phone to your computer effortlessly.
  • You can preview before backing up and restoring Samsung data.
  • Backup and restore file types: contacts, SMS, call logs, photos, videos, music, apps, etc.
  • Flexible enough to support 6000+ Android devices, including the latest Samsung Galaxy S10/S10e/S10+, as well as HTC, LG, Sony, Google, OnePlus, Motorola, Huawei, Xiaomi and more.
  • It also provides Mac version: Assistant for Android (Mac).

Please download the program by clicking the download button below and then follow the guide to use it to backup and restore Samsung phone.

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Step 1. Download and launch Assistant for Android

After downloading and installing the program on your PC or Mac. Launch it and and connect your Samsung device to the computer via the matching USB cable. Once connected, it will be detected by the program successfully.

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Step 2. Choose data backup from Samsung phone to computer

From the primary interface of the program, you can navigate to the top menu to choose the "Super Toolkit" option. The next window will show you two options - "Backup" and "Restore". Just click the "Backup" option and all the contents on your Samsung Galaxy that can be backed up are listed here.

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Step 3. Backup Samsung data to computer

In this step, you can choose the file types to backup, such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, apps, etc., and select the path where you want to save these files on your computer. Finally, you can click on the "Back Up" button to start the Samsung backup process.

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Step 4. Restore data to your Samsung phone

When you want to restore the backup file to your Samsung phone, you can also go to "Super Toolkit" and choose "Restore" option. Select the file types you want to restore to your Samsung phone and click the "Restore" button.

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Video Guide: How to use the best Samsung backup and restore software?

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Method 3. How to Backup Samsung Galaxy and Restore via Google Backup and Restore

For some reason, you need to reset your Samsung device to factory settings. But before that, you can use the Google Backup and Restore service to back up important files such as photos, videos, contacts, account passwords, browser bookmarks, and other custom settings. After the backup is complete, you can also use it to restore the backed up data to each application.

Step 1. On the main screen of your Samsung phone, select the Apps Applications icon.

Step 2. In the Apps tab, select Settings.

Step 3. Select the "Backup and Restore" option.

Step 4. In the Backup account field that pops up, fill in the appropriate account. You can also change your account to choose a Google account.

Step 5. After completing the above steps, all selected data on the device will be backed up to Google Cloud.

Step 6. If you want to restore the backup file to your phone, you can go back to "Backup and Restore" - "Settings" on your phone and log in with the same Google account you used when you backed up.

Step 7. Once the login is successful, you will see the history of the backup. Now you have the option to restore data and settings from your backup history.

Method 4. How to Backup Samsung Phone and Restore via Samsung Kies

You can also use Samsung's official tool, Samsung Kies, to implement Samsung backup and restore. Although it only supports a subset of Samsung devices, as long as your phone can be recognized by it, you can use it to back up your phone data to your computer and then restore it back to your Samsung phone.

Part 1: How to Backup Samsung Data to Computer with Kies

Step 1. Download, install and launch the Samsung Kies on your computer.

Step 2. Plug your Samsung Galaxy phone in the computer via a USB cable and wait until it is detected by Samsung Kies.

Step 3. Once connected successfully, choose "Backup & Restore" option from the program interface and click "Data backup". Samsung Kies divides phone data into two categories: Personal information and Content. The former includes contacts, messages, call logs, memo, planner and the latter includes videos, music and photos.

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Step 4. Select data you want to backup, or you can tick all the data. Then, hit the "Backup" button at the top-right corner to kick off the backup process.

When the backup process is completed, you can check the media files on your computer directly. But for personal information like call logs and messages, you need to install specific software to open them.

Part 2: How to Restore Samsung Phone Data with Kies

Step 1. Turn to choose "Restore data" option from the left side bar and Kies will automatically load the backup files you have made. Here, in order to facilitate Kies to search for backup files, we strongly recommend that users do not arbitrarily modify the path of the backup file.

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Step 2. Tick off the content(s) you want to restore and hit on the "Restore" button to start the recovering process. Once the restoring process is finished, you can check the data on your Samsung phone.

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Method 5. Samsung Galaxy Backup and Restore via Smart Switch

You can also use Samsung's another Samsung backup app - Smart Switch, to backup and restore Samsung phones. The app is available in two versions: mobile version and PC version. If you want to transfer data between two mobile phones, then you are suitable for the mobile version. The topic of this article is backup and restore, we chose to use the PC version. Here are the specific steps:

Part 1: Back up Samsung Galaxy Smartphone via Smart Switch

Step 1: Download and install Smart Switch on your PC. Launch it and use a USB cable to connect your Samsung phone to the computer.

Step 2: Smart Switch will detect your Samsung phone and show it on its main interface. Just like the picture below:

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Step 3: Now, click on the "MORE" button from the top right corner and choose "Preferences" from the drop-down list. Then, select the content that you want to save from your Samsung phone and click "OK".

backup and restore samsung with smart switch

Step 4. Click the "Backup" button on the Smart Switch screen and the backup process will begin at once.

Part 2: How to Restore Samsung Galaxy Smartphone with Smart Switch

Step 1: Once the Smart Switch detects the connected device, click "Restore" from the main screen.

Step 2: Smart Switch will restore the most recent backup to your device automatically. If you want to restore from other backup record, you can click "Change data to restore".

Step 3: Just click "Restore Now" and the restoring process will start. Once the process is complete, you can disconnect your Samsung device.

Method 6. How to Backup and Restore Samsung Phone via Samsung Cloud

Part 1: Backup Samsung Phone Data to Samsung Cloud

Step 1: Unlock your Samsung phone and touch Apps - Settings - Backup and reset option from the home screen.

Step 2: Choose Back up my data option and press SIGN IN to log into your Samsung account. If you don't have a Samsung account, you have to create one.

Step 3: Choose the contents that you want to backup and enable Auto back up by touching the slider.

Step 4: Press on BACK UP NOW to complete the Samsung Cloud backup process.

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Part 2: Restore Backup Data from Samsung Cloud to Samsung Phone

Step 1: Choose the option of Restore.

Step 2: Select the contents that you want to restore and press on RESTORE NOW to restore the selected files to your Samsung phone. Please note that after the restoring process, some data on your Samsung phone would be deleted.

Final Words

Backup is the most effective way to ensure mobile phone data security. Above, we have listed all the solutions for how to backup and restore Samsung phones. I believe you can now easily back up and restore your Samsung phone. The best way to compare these five scenarios is to use MobiKin Backup Manager for Android. Its one-click backup and restore feature allows you to back up and restore with a single click and does not overwrite the source files.

If this article is useful to you, please share it with others who need it.

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Kitty Parker
Kitty ParkerSenior Editor
In 2018, Kitty Parker graduated with a B.S. degree. After getting technical article writing training, she participated in MobiKin Team. She has spent years testing, studying, and writing professional articles on fields such as Android Backup, Android Recovery, and App Management. Proficient in creating diverse content, she regularly shares posts on social platforms to help those in need.
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