Step by Step Backup For Android Photos & Videos

Windows Based Backups

  1. Before you start, make sure you have a USB cable with a port connection on one end for the Android phone and standard USB on the other end of the cable that will be used for the PC
  2. Make sure you have an available USB port on your PC. If one is not available, you may have to unplug one of your existing peripherals.
  3. IMPORTANT: FIRST Insert the Android cable end into the port and then insert the USB cable end into your PC
  4. The phone screen should pop up with a USB connection icon at the top of the screen in the alerts bar
  5. Swipe or scroll down to the connection type and then select USB
  6. Select ‘Turn on USB Storage’. This will allow the USB storage on your Android to be accessed.
  7. Your computer will recognize the Android as another drive and will appear on your computer screen. The Android will be treated in the same way as any other additional drive.
  8. You can use the same copy-and-paste method that you would use normally on your PC when transferring files.
  9. Be sure that you have a folder on the PC that is available for the photos/pictures/video. If no folder is available, create a new folder and name it. Double check to make sure it is available on your PC to transfer files into.
  10. Go to the photos/pictures/video section of the Android
  11. Right click on the photo/picture/video you want to copy and click on Copy
  12. Go to the folder on your pc where you want the pictures saved
  13. Right click on the folder and click on paste. Double check to make sure that the correct photo/picture/video has been copied over.
  14. If you have multiple pictures/photos/videos, you should be able to go to the photos/images on your Android and as you click on the first one, hold the CTRL key down and go to the next photo. The photos/video you want to copy will each be highlighted to copy.
  15. When you are done, go back and be sure to double check your final destination location to ensure that all have been copied over
  16. IMPORTANT: When you have completed your copy function, disconnect the cable end from the Android phone unit first, then disconnect from your PC. If you disconnect improperly you may experience problems with corrupted files.

MAC OS Based Photo Backups

  1. Before you start, make sure you have a USB cable with a port connection on one end for the Android phone and standard USB on the other end of the cable that will be used for the MAC.
  2. Make sure you have an available USB port on your MAC. If one is not available, you may have to unplug one of your existing peripherals.
  3. IMPORTANT: FIRST Insert the Android cable end into the port and then insert the USB cable end into your MAC
  4. The phone screen should pop up with a USB connection icon at the top of the screen in the alerts bar
  5. Swipe or scroll down to the connection type and then select USB
  6. Select “Turn on USB Storage’. This will allow the USB storage on your Android to be accessed.
  7. Your computer will recognize the Android as another drive and will appear on your computer screen. The Android will be treated in the same way as any other additional drive.
  8. You can use the drag-and-drop method that you would use normally on your MAC when transferring files
  9. Be sure that you have a designated location on the MAC that is available for the photos/pictures/video. Create one if you don’t already have one in place. Double check to make sure it is available on your PC to transfer files into.
  10. Go to the photos/pictures/video section of the Android (for movies – make sure that all of your movies/videos are in the ?ovie folder’ on your Android
  11. Right click on the photo/picture/video you want to copy and ?rag’ the image to the new location. Double check to make sure that the correct photo/picture/video has been copied over.
  12. If you have multiple pictures/photos/videos, you should be able to go to the photos/images on your Android and as you click on the first one, hold the CTRL key down and go to the next photo. The photos/video you want to copy will each be highlighted to copy. When you ?rag’ them over – all of the pictures should be copied over.
  13. When you are done, be sure to double check your final destination location to ensure that all have been copied over
  14. IMPORTANT: When you have completed your copy function, disconnect the cable end from the Android phone unit first, then disconnect from your MAC. If you disconnect improperly you may experience problems with corrupted files.