This video will show you how to quickly backup any Android phone to PC. It includes the following:
- Android ADB Interface
- Android File System
- File Transfer
- Transfer Troubleshooting
How to Backup Files from Android to PC
Google Drive has implemented a way to backup your photos and videos to the cloud, which is very secure but has a cost associated with how much storage you require. Another way of backing up your Android is by transferring the files directly to your PC storage, or to an external hard drive.
One of the good points of using an Android device is that you can backup Android files directly to your PC and transfer files back and forth across the platforms without the use of 3rd party software like iTunes (for Apple devices). To access your phone’s files and folders on your PC, the use of a Micro-USB or Type-C cable, which usually comes with the phone, is required. Follow the steps below to backup android phone to pc.
Using a USB cable is the easiest way to backup Android to a PC:
- Connect the phone to a PC with a USB cable.
- On your Android’s screen, you will get asked which media transfer protocol to use. Select “Media Transfer Protocol”, or “Transfer Files” to initiate the data connection between the 2 devices.
- On your PC, open up File Explorer and locate your phone by clicking on “This PC”, then open up your device.
- Once inside the phone’s storage directory, you can view any files on the device. Photos and videos are usually stored in the “DCIM” folder inside of the phone’s root directory.
- If you are looking for a recently taken screenshot, you will have to look for the “Screenshot” folder which is found in the “Pictures” folder.
- If you are looking for photos and videos that have been downloaded from the web, you will usually find them inside of the “Downloads” folders.
- Once you’ve acquired your files, simply select them and copy or drag them to your PC.
- You’ve now created an Android backup.