Tips to backup all important data at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 including sms text message, phone contact, photos, videos, downloaded files and some other more. This is entry level smartphone which use Exynos 7884 processor with Super AMOLED screen 6.4 inches.  The internal memory is 32 GB with 3 GB RAM for multitasking. We will have many applications and data after use day by day. Please consider to backup all data before some bad troubles happen at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 like phone lost or stolen or broken or corrupt.



Login With Google Account to Backup Contact or Phone Book at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20

Phonebook or phone contact is very important at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20, we are recommended to take care about this contact because when our phone get some trouble, then we can not access this phone contact anymore. Therefore we need to backup our phonebook at safety location. Android by default have abilities to backup our contact to Google cloud server automatically, it will synchronize as long as we login to Google account. We have to make sure our phone already sign in with our personal Google account.

After sign-in with Google username and password, this phone by default will automatically synchronize or backup data to Google cloud server, so we will have 2 phonebook storage, one is at our SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 and the other one at Please check that address to make sure all data already backup at Google server.


Bellow are the steps to check that our SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 already backup:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY A20
  2. Open Menu Setting > Account & backup > Account > Google (or choose your Google email), make sure your Gmail account already setup
  3. If you need to add Google / Gmail account, then click Add account
  4. Please see at your account detail, and make sure the Sync account is ON


How to Backup Phone Book or Contact at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 Manually to SDCard Memory?

Beside having backup at Google cloud for our contact, we can also backup or export our contact or phonebook at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 using Export menu at Contacts menu.

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY A20
  2. Open applications: Contacts
  3. Choose all contact to backup: Contacts > Menu > Manage contacts > Import or export contacts
  4. Choose Export to storage / SD card
  5. The filename of exported file will be show to tell us where the exported file is
  6. Finish backup contact  SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 to memory card


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How to Backup Picture/Photo SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 ?

Photo also important to backup because with good camera quality at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20, we will have many important pictures or videos at our special moment. There are several option to backup our media like Photo / Pictures or videos to several location, the easier step is backup our media to external microSD memory card. But for this step we need to prepare our MicroSD card first and insert it into memory card slot at our SAMSUNG GALAXY A20.


Backup or Copy to External Memory Card:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY A20
  2. Open Home Screen
  3. Find and run File Manage / File Commander
  4. Choose Internal storage, we will see many  folders
  5. Press and hold one folder for select, after one folder selected, we will see menu at bellow
  6. Choose Select all at menu bellow
  7. Choose Copy (or move, but better use copy to reduce the missing files)
  8. Choose Menu > SD Card
  9. Choose the new folder that we want to copy that files
  10. Choose Paste
  11. Please make sure check manually at microSD folder that all files already copied

Backup or Copy to Computer:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY A20
  2. Connect SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 with computer using USB data cable
  3. Make sure computer can connect to SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 memory card (otherwise, try to slide down the notifications area from phone screen, choose to connect USB as media)
  4. If the computer already able to read SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 phone data, then use computer File Explorer to open the DCIM folders at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20, copy all folder or files to specific location at our computer
  5. If everything finish, please try to open all images from our computer to make sure all data already backup or export or copy without problem

Backup Photo / Videos of SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 to Google Photos:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY A20
  2. Make sure we have installed Google Photos applications from Google Play Store
  3. Open Google Photos applications from SAMSUNG GALAXY A20
  4. Choose Setting at Google Photos applications: Setting > Backup & sync (turn in on)
  5. At Backup & sync menu, please choose our Google backup account
  6. At Backup & sync menu, please choose Upload Size to High quality (free unlimited storage)
  7. By default the photos and videos will backup to unlimited Google Photos backup when our SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 connected to Wifi


How To Reformat Or Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 For Fix Troubles ?


Restore Procedure for SAMSUNG GALAXY A20

Restore Back Backup Contact From Google Account at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20

If we reformat or hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A20, all data will be removed or wiped, so we need to restore back all contact to SAMSUNG GALAXY A20. This is how to restore:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY A20
  2. Go to Menu Setting > Account & backup > Accounts 
  3. Add our Google or Gmail account
  4. In the first time, we can force Sync contact to restore Contacts from Google server to our SAMSUNG GALAXY A20
  5. Make sure Sync is on for keep synchronize our contact to Google cloud server


Restore Back Backup Contact From SD Card / MicroSD to SAMSUNG GALAXY A20

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY A20
  2. Choose Contacts
  3. Choose Menu from Contacts > Import Contact
  4. Choose Import from storage / SD card
  5. Choose the place that we can save our contact
  6. Choose Import vCard file


Restore Backup Photos and Videos from Google Photos at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20

  1. Install Google Photos to our SAMSUNG GALAXY A20
  2. Choose Setting at Google Photos applications: Setting > Backup & sync (turn in on)
  3. Login previous Google account to our Google Photos applications.
  4. Wait for several moment when our SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 connected to Wifi, then our photos and videos will be restored to our phone.



How to Backup and Restore SMS / Text Message at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20

There are some options to backup SMS / Text Message from our phone. We recommended to use and download SMS Backup & Restore applications from Google Play Store. We can backup all or specific SMS/conversations to phone memory (internal or external memory) or use cloud storage such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Please do the following steps to :

  1. Download SMS Backup & Restore from Google Play Store
  2. From menu inside this apps, please choose Back up now
  3. Choose what to backup at our text message
  4. Choose where to backup. We suggest to use Google Drive as long as we already have Gmail account to sign-in. We also can choose some other options for backup location like Dropbox or internal/external phone memory.
  5. We can choose to backup only once or every specific time


Restore SMS / Text Message at SAMSUNG GALAXY A20 :

  1. This steps only can work if we have followed above steps to backup SMS / Text messages using SMS Backup & Restore application from Google Play Store.
  2. Open SMS Backup & Restore application and choose from menu Restore
  3. Choose where the location we have backup before (Local phone memory or Google Drive or Dropbox), and choose to Login or find the Backup files from our phone.
  4. Choose what we want to restore from that backup files (Message or Phone calls)
  5. Choose Restore button.