How To Backup & Restore Apps, Contacts, Media and Pictures For Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20+ / S20 Ultra

Samsung recently revealed a range of new Galaxy Phones for the year 2020. Among those to steal the show were the Galaxy Z Slip and the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

The Galaxy S20 will have three variants: the 6.2-inch Galaxy S20, the 6.7-inch Galaxy S20 plus and the 6.9-inch Galaxy S20 Ultra. The prices of these phones start at $1000, $1200 and $1400 respectably. Of the three variants, the S20 Ultra has the most advanced camera setup. The difference between the three variants respectively are:

The Samsung Galaxy S20:

This is the most basic S20 model in the lineup. It will come with a 6.2 inch OLED display. The resolution of this smartphone is Quad HD. The three cameras on the back will be of 12MP+64MP+12MP and the camera in the front will be of 10MP. It will run with an Exynos 990 processor chip. The RAM of the phone will be either 8GB or 12GB, depending on the variant which you are purchasing. It will come with an internal storage of 128GB. The battery will be 4000 mAh which is considerably good. It is rated IP68 water-resistant. There will be an optional 5G variant available as well. The phone will start from a range of $1,349.

The Samsung Galaxy S20+:

This is a variant which is a grade above the base model S20. It will come with a 6.7 inch OLED display. The resolution again will be Quad HD. There is no difference in the back and front cameras except that there will be an added ToF Feature on the back camera. Again, it will run on an Exynos 990 processor. The RAM variant will depend on you whether you purchase the 8GB or 12GB variant. The internal storage will come in two options of 128GB and 512GB. There will be an increased battery size of 4500 mAh. The phone will be IP68 water resistant naturally. A 5G model is again an option that you have to take whether you want to purchase that one or not. It will start at $1,499.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra:

This is the best and most powerful variant in the series of S20. It will come with a 6.9 inch OLED display. The resolution will be the same – Quad HD. But there is a huge difference in the back cameras. The back cameras will be 108MP+48MP+12MP+ToF. If you are wondering about the front camera, it will have a 40 MP camera. The phone will run on Exynos 990 processor only. There will be two RAM variants available for you to choose from – 12GB and 16GB. The internal storage again will come in two options – 128GB and 512GB. If you are thinking about the battery, the battery is again upgraded to 5000 mAh, which means your device will run for a long period than usual. The phone is IP68 water-resistant. It will be 5G only and it will start from a price of $1,999.

All of the three smartphones have some great features and that is why they are priced this high. It is hard to determine if paying almost $1,999 for a smartphone is worth it or not, but one thing is sure that the quality you will get will be high.

Instructions on How To Backup & Restore Apps, Contacts, Media and Pictures For Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20+ / S20 Ultra:

To Back up apps:

From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
Tap Settings > Accounts and backup >Backup and restore.
Tap Back up my data and tap the slider on to back up any account data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers.
Tap the Automatic restore on to restore backed up settings and data when re-installing applications.

To Back up contacts:

From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
Tap Settings > Accounts and backup> Backup and restore > Back up data.
Tap the services you wish to back up, then tap Back up.

To Back up contacts to SD card:

From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
Tap Contacts > Menu > Manage contacts.
If necessary, tap Contacts to show > All contacts.
Tap back into Settings > Manage Contacts > Import or Export contacts > Export >SD card.
Review the file name for the contact list on the pop-up message.
Tap Export to confirm export.
A message flashes at the top of the screen indicating the contacts will be exported.

To Back up media & pictures:

From phone
From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
Tap Samsung > My Files >Internal storage.
Tap the Menu > Share.
Select the content you want to backup, then tap Share.
Select the location you want the content to be shared with. Once selected, a progress bar will appear until complete.

To back up From computer (PC or Mac):

Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from here.
Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
If necessary, follow these steps:
Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
Tap Connected as a media device.
Select the Media device (MTP) check box.
On the computer, click Open device to view files.
Navigate to the desired files on your computer:
The Card icon is your SD card.
The Phone icon is your device’s internal storage.
Drag and drop the files into the desired computer folder.
When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

To Restore apps:

This is done automatically upon the next time you sign into your Google account.

To Restore contacts:

This is done automatically upon the next time you sign into your Google account.

To Restore contacts from SD card:

From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
Tap Contacts > Menu > Manage contacts.
If necessary, tap Contacts to show > All contacts.
Tap back into Settings > Manage Contacts > Import or Export contacts > Import > Select FROM location > Select TO location > Import.
Review the file name for the contact list on the pop-up message, then tap OK.
A message flashes at the top of the screen indicating the contacts will be imported.

To Restore media & pictures:

From phone
From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
Tap Samsung > My Files > SD card > Menu > Edit.
Select the checkbox next to the files your media or pictures is stored on.
Pictures are usually stored to a DCIM file.
Media files are usually stored in the media file.
To move files to the main phone memory, tap Move >Internal storage >Move here.
To move files to another location, tap the folder name (or tap Create folder), then tap Move here.

From computer (PC or Mac):

Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from here.
Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This may take a few minutes.
Open Smart Switch on your computer and allow it to make the connection.
If necessary, follow these steps:
Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
Tap Connected as a media device.
Select the Media device (MTP) check box.
On the computer, click Open device to view files.
Navigate to the desired files on your computer:
The Card icon is your SD card.
The Phone icon is your device’s internal storage.
Drag and drop the files into the desired phone folder.
When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

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