Good afternnon to you all, I hope its ok to post this query here please. I'm an android phone user, the wonderful Galaxy S2 to be precise. My neighbout has a galaxy ace handset, and unfortunatly it was lost over the weekend, and it had all her contacts, photos etc, she's got a new handset now anyway.
Now my query is this is there a way to store all the data on an android handset on the cloud, i.e, back it up so that if ones fone is misplaced, and I then get a new android handset, I can sybc BACK ALL my contacts, picures, apps, etc please??
This was just a thouhg, as I my galaxy handet has so much information like contacts, family pictures, apps etc......so is there a way to do this please??
I've just signed up for Google Drive, which gives me 5Gb (I think) of storage on the cloud. With the Drive software installed on my PC and on my Android phone, I can access the files from either device.
It seems to be quite basic -- it simply installs a new folder called "Drive" on your device, and anything you save, or copy, into that folder can be seen, and used, by your PC and phone. You can get extra capacity for an annual charge.
I don't think its worth trying to save apps because you can always reinstall them direct from the Play Store (as it's now called).
There is also My Phone Explorer which is a really good bit of freeware. It was originally developed for Sony Ericsson phones but later opened up to include Android phones (It works on ALL Android versions from 1.6 upwards). I've used it for years and it's an excellent program. I've never used Samsung Kies, so have no way of comparing the two, but it works great on my HTC Desire and lets me both control my phone through my pc (When connected, obviously) and also I can do full back ups of all contacts, files, photo's, apps etc.