Tips to backup all important data at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8/S8 PLUS including sms text message, phone contact, photos, videos, downloaded files and some other more. There are several version of SAMSUNG GALAXY S8, but this information can work for all version of S8. We can find SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 with 64 GB or 128 GB internal memory. With this internal storage, we will have many important files or photos inside this phone. However, we have to take care all data inside this phone before something happen at such as corrupt or phone lost or stolen or broken.



Login With Google Account to Backup Contact or Phone Book at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS) 

Phonebook or phone contact is very important at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS), we are very recommended to take care about this contact because when our phone get some trouble, maybe 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 can synchronize as long as we already login to Google account. We have to make sure our phone already sign in with our personale Google account.


After doing login, the 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 S8 (PLUS) 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 S8 (PLUS) already backup:

  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 S8 (PLUS) 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 S8 (PLUS) using Export menu at Contacts menu.

  2. Open applications: Contacts
  3. Choose all contact to backup: Contacts > Menu > Export / Backup 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 S8 (PLUS) to memory card


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How to Backup Picture/Photo SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS) ?


Photo also important to backup because with good camera quality at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS), 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 S8 (PLUS).

Backup or Copy to External Memory Card:

  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 at Computer:

  2. Connect SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS) with computer using USB data cable
  3. Make sure computer can connect to SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS) memory card (otherwise, try to slide down the notifications area from SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS), choose to connect USB as media)
  4. If the computer already able to read SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS) phone data, then use computer File Explorer to open the DCIM folders at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS), 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 S8 (PLUS) to Google Photos:

  2. Make sure we have installed Google Photos applications from Google Play Store
  3. Open Google Photos applications from SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS)
  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 S8 (PLUS) connected to Wifi


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Restore Procedure for SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS)

Restore Back Backup Contact From Google Account at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS)


If we reformat or hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS), all data will be removed or wiped, so we need to restore back all contact to SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS). This is how to restore:

  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 S8 (PLUS)
  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 S8 (PLUS)

  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 S8 (PLUS)

  1. Install Google Photos to our SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS)
  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 S8 (PLUS) 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 S8 (PLUS)

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 S8 (PLUS) :

  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.


How to Backup and Restore using Samsung Backup Cloud for SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS)

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS) also have own backup tools inside this phone without need to download any applications. But we need to have Samsung Account to make this functions can work correctly. We will get 15 GB free cloud backup storage at Samsung server. Please follow this link to get more detail about how to activate and use Free Samsung Cloud Backup at SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (PLUS).