Tips for backup SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 contact or data or photo with safe step. We have 2 options when buying SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 for internal memory which have 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory capacity size. After use this phone for several months usually we will have many important data. We always suggest for all SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 doing backup for all important data to safe our data when something happen at this phone.  This Backup and Reset Contact and Photo steps are available for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F / G900I / G900M / G900A / G900T / G900K / G900L / G900S.



Login With Google Account to Backup Contact or Phone Book at SAMSUNG GALAXY S5

Having many contact at our SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 will be important to backup at safety location. One important thing that we use Android that we can synchronize our contact data to Google account, what we have to do is make sure our phone already sign in with our personal Google account.


After doing login, the phone by default will automatically synchronize or backup our data to Google cloud server, so we will have 2 phonebook storage, one is at our SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 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 S5 already backup:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY S5
  2. Open Menu Setting > Account > Google , 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, and make sure the Sync is ON

How to Backup Phone Book or Contact at SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 Manually to SDCard Memory?

Beside having backup at Google could for our contact, we can also backup or export our contact or phonebook at SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 using Export menu at Contacts menu.

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY S5
  2. Open applications: Contacts
  3. Choose all contact to backup: Contacts > Menu > Contacts to display > All contacts
  4. Choose Menu > Import / Export
  5. Choose Export to SD card
  6. The filename of exported file will be show to tell us where the exported file is
  7. Finish backup contact SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 to memory card



How to Backup Picture/Photo SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 ?

Photo also important to backup because with good camera quality at SAMSUNG GALAXY S5, we will have many important pictures for special moment. There are several option to backup our media like Photo and Pictures 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 S5.


Backup or Copy to External Memory Card:

  1.  Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY S5
  2. Open Home Screen
  3. Find and run My Files
  4. Choose All Files
  5. Choose Menu > Select all
  6. Choose Menu again
  7. Choose Copy (or move, but better use copy to reduce the missing files)
  8. Choose extsdcard
  9. Choose the new folder that we want to copy that files
  10. Choose Paste here
  11. Please make sure manually at microSD forder that all files already copied

Backup or Copy at Computer:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY S5
  2. Connect SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 with computer using USB data cable
  3. Make sure computer can connect to SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 memory card (otherwise, try to slide down the notifications area from SAMSUNG GALAXY S5, choose to connect USB as media)
  4. If the computer already can read SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 phone data, then use computer File Explorer to open the DCIM folders at SAMSUNG GALAXY S5, 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



Restore Procedure for SAMSUNG GALAXY S5

Restore Back Backup Contact From Google Account at SAMSUNG GALAXY S5

If we reformat or hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S5, all data will be removed or wiped, so we need to restore back all contact to SAMSUNG GALAXY S5. This is how to restore:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY S5
  2. Go to Menu Setting > Account > Google 
  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 S5
  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 S5

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY S5
  2. Choose Contacts
  3. Choose Menu from Contacts
  4. Choose Import / Export > Import from SD card
  5. Choose the place that we can save our contact
  6. Choose Import vCard file