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How-to HTC Desire 530: Back Up App Data, Contacts & Media Files

Discussion in 'HTC' started by DustenRust, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. DustenRust

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    Back Up App Data:

    1. Open the apps drawer
    2. Launch “Settings
    3. Scroll to “Personal” and tap “Backup and reset
    4. If needed, tap “Backup account” > “Google account
    5. Tap “Add account” and sign in with the Google account you want to use for the backup
    6. Enable “Back up my data” and “Backup account

    Back Up Contacts on a Google or Samsung Account:

    1. Make sure your phone is connected to an active Wi-Fi network
    2. Open the apps drawer
    3. Launch “Settings
    4. Scroll to “Personal” and tap “Backup and reset
    5. Tap “Backup accounts
    6. Choose “HTC account” or “Google account
    7. To allow the account to perform automatic daily Wi-Fi backups, enable “Automatic Backup
    8. To back up contacts manually, tap “Back up now

    Back Up Media Files on a Windows Computer:

    1. Connect the Desire to your PC via USB
    2. Swipe the “Status” bar down on the home screen and enable “Media device (MTP)” / “File transfer (MTP)
    3. On the computer, launch the File Explorer
    4. Use the Explorer to locate the desired media files on your phone
    5. Copy the files and transfer them in the desired backup location on the PC
    6. After the transfer is done, eject the phone storage via system tray and safely disconnect the device from the USB connector

    Back UP Media Files on a Mac Computer:

    1. Establish a USB connection between the HTC device and your Mac
    2. When prompted, enable “Media device (MTP)” / “File Transfer (MTP)”, or enable the option from the “Notification” area
    3. Open the File Finder on the Mac and locate the media files on the phone
    4. Copy the files and transfer them in the desired backup location on the Mac
    5. Once the transfer is done, eject the phone storage by dragging its virtual drive from the desktop and drop it into the “trash can"
    6. You can now safely disconnect the phone from the USB cord
     



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