Tips for backup SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 contact or data or photo with safe step. After using SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 for specific time, of course we will have many contact and important data inside this phone. It is always recommended to do backup data continuously to prevent data lost when our phone broken or the worst think when the phone stolen and away from us. Here the solution for backup our important data at SAMSUNG GALAXY S3. This Backup and Reset Contact and Photo steps are available for Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 or I9305.



Login With Google Account to Backup Contact or Phone Book at SAMSUNG GALAXY S3

Contact is the most important data in our smartphone, therefor we need to always backup all data. Android can be synchronize directly to Google account. When the first time setup SAMSUNG GALAXY S3, we will ask to login with our Google account or Gmail 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 S3 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 S3 already backup:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY S3
  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 S3 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 S3 using Export menu at Contacts menu.

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY S3
  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 S3 to memory card



How to Backup Picture/Photo SAMSUNG GALAXY S3?


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 S3.

Backup or Copy to External Memory Card:

  1.  Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY S3
  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 S3
  2. Connect SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 with computer using USB data cable
  3. Make sure computer can connect to SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 memory card (otherwise, try to slide down the notifications area from SAMSUNG GALAXY S3, choose to connect USB as media)
  4. If the computer already can read SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 phone data, then use File Explorer to open the DCIM folders at SAMSUNG GALAXY S3, 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 S3

Restore Back Backup Contact From Google Account at SAMSUNG GALAXY S3

If we reformat or hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY S3, all data will be removed or wiped, so we need to restore back all contact to SAMSUNG GALAXY S3. This is how to restore:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY S3
  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 S3
  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 S3

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY S3
  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


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