5 Ways to Backup Samsung Contacts, Messages and More Data to PC or Mac

Lisa Ou

Oct 30, 2019 / Posted by Lisa Ou

It is a nightmare if you lost important data stored in your Samsung phone. What to do if your phone is stolen or not responding? To keep your Samsung data safe, you had better backup Samsung Galaxy and other models in advance. Backing up Samsung is also a good way to free up space. If your Samsung phone runs out of storage space, you can access those Samsung files from other devices.

Here is the complete tutorial to backup Samsung to Windows, Mac, external hard drive, cloud, Android, iPhone and more devices. You can read and choose the workable way to backup Samsung phone to any digital device you like. 

5 Ways to Backup Samsung Contacts, Messages and More Data to PC or Mac

Part 1: Flexibly Backup and Restore Samsung Data

It is easy to transfer videos and images from Samsung to PC for backup via USB connection. For Mac users, you need to install Android File Transfer to backup files from Samsung to Mac. But how about some non-transferable data types? Is it possible to backup Samsung contacts, messages, call logs and more? Luckily, FoneLab for Android is the best Samsung backup and restore app you are looking for.

You can selectively backup and restore any Android data without data overwritten. Almost all Android phones and tablets are supported here. The one-click backup and restore feature is also powerful. You can quickly save your Samsung phone data to the computer in case of data loss or deletion. Moreover, you can restore Samsung backup with the built-in preview window smartly.

  1. Backup and restore data from Samsung to computer selectively or completely.
  2. Preview phone data in detail before restoring.
  3. Choose from contacts, messages, call logs, gallery, videos, audios and documents.  
  4. Support Android 2.3 and later versions.
  5. Cause no data loss during Samsung backup and restore.

Free download, install and launch the Samsung backup software. Plug your Samsung smartphone to the computer via a USB cable. Choose Android Data Backup & Restore in the left pane.

connect android device

Click Device Data Backup to flexibly backup Samsung phone to PC or Mac. Well, you can select One-click Backup to backup all Samsung files too.

choose android backup restore

Choose which file type you want to make a copy. Now you can backup Samsung Galaxy S10 and more to your computer.

backup android

Part 2. Use Smart Switch to Backup Samsung to PC

You can create a backup from your old Samsung to a new phone or computer via Smart Switch too. it is a Samsung device manager app available for PC, Mac, iOS and Android. Just make sure your Samsung runs Android 4.3 or later.

Download and install Smart Switch on your computer. Use a USB cable to connect Samsung to the computer. Tap Allow on your phone to trust the computer.

Once your Samsung phone is detected, you can see the device information on the computer screen. Click Backup on the bottom left of the Samsung Switch.

Use Smart Switch to Backup Samsung to PC

Wait for a while to backup Samsung phone to PC with Smart Switch. You can click Check backup items to see the Samsung backup file.

backup android with smart switch

Part 3. Selectively Backup Your Samsung phone to the Computer or Phone

Actually, you can use FoneLab HyperTrans to transfer data from Samsung to Samsung, iPhone, Android, PC and Mac too. You can move data from your old Samsung to any other device by using the Android file transfer software within clicks. The built-in contact manager is awesome when you backup Samsung contacts.

  1. Transfer files between Android and computer, including images, music, videos, contacts, messages, ringtones, etc.
  2. Add, delete, change contact name, address, number, emails and more within the contact manager.
  3. Support various popular mobile phones, like Samsung Galaxy S10, HTC, HUAWEI and more.
  4. Fully support Android 8.0 and earlier.

Launch the file transfer software. Plug Samsung into the computer. You can see the information of the connected device in the main interface.

connect samsung to pc

Choose the certain file type in the left pane. The program will scan your Samsung device automatically.

scan device

Double-click on the file to preview details. Click + on the top toolbar. Now you can mark before the file you want to backup to PC.

choose file to transfer

Set the destination folder to save the transferred Samsung files. Later, click Select Folder or Open to backup a Samsung phone to computer.

save transferred data

Part 4. Backup and Restore Data with Samsung Cloud

If you have no extra external hard drive for Samsung backup, you can backup and restore data with Samsung Cloud too. The cloud service can be accessed via your Samsung account. Be aware that files larger than 1GB are not available in the Samsung backup cloud.

Open the Settings app on your Samsung phone. Choose Accounts and backup. Tap Samsung Cloud in the list.

Choose the backup file type from calendar, contacts, phone, clock, home screen, apps, settings, messages, music, voice recorder and documents in different formats.

Tap Backup to start making a backup on Samsung. When the Samsung backup process finishes, tap Done to exit.

backup with samsung cloud

Part 5. Transfer Files from Samsung to Your Computer via Samsung Kies

Kies is short for Key Intuitive Easy System. Thus, you can upgrade firmware, backup, restore and transfer data within Samsung Kies on PC and Mac. Both the wireless connection and USB connection are supported here.

Download and install Samsung Kies app. Connect Samsung to your system with a lightning USB cable.

Head to the Back up/Restore section. Click Data backup and choose the file type to backup.

Click Backup on the top right corner. The program will start backing up Samsung data to PC. Finally, click Complete when Samsung backup completed.

Samsung Kies

These are 5 proven ways to backup Samsung to PC, Mac or elsewhere. You can keep your data safe by making Samsung backups regularly. Thus, even though you delete files on phone by mistake, or you switch to a new phone, you can still access those essential files.

Most phone backup tools allow users to backup and restore Samsung of the certain file type only. If you want to get back one or two files, it is kind of time-wasting to restore Samsung from the entire backup completely. Well, you can fully customize the entire Samsung backup and restore process via FoneLab for Android and FoneLab HyperTrans. Want to get more interesting features? Just free download and have a try right now!

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