Backup old phone data before switching to a new phone

Backup Phone Data

In the smartphone era, everyone often uses smartphone to remember contacts’ phone numbers, send messages, take photos, record videos, listen to music, write notes, etc. Your phone contains more personal data than you may realize. You would be heartbroken if your phone was lost, stolen or broken, and all your pictures, text messages, contacts, an other valuable data were gone. To prevent that disastrous scenario happens, you’d better backup up your smartphone as often as possible.

By backing up your smartphone, you not only ensure that your data is protected in the event of theft or damage, but also that you can make a smooth transition when upgrading devices. No matter you are an iOS user or an Android user, Apple and Google respectively provides free tools to backup your smartpone data. Also, you can use other third-party software to backup your important data, such as MobileTrans, which is an excellent tool for phone switchers.

For Apple iPhone users

For Apple users, you can backup your iPhone data using iCloud or iTunes.
If you’re using iCloud, it can automatically back up your iPhone content. Use these steps to turn on iCloud Backup:
1. Tap Settings > iCloud > Backup. If you’re using iOS 7 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
2. Tap iCloud Backup to turn it on.
3. Tap Back Up Now.

For Apple users, you can backup your iPhone data using iCloud

If you’re using iTunes, you can use below steps to backup your iPhone data on computer.
1. Make sure your computer has the latest version of iTunes.
2. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
3. Choose iPhone device > Summary > Back up

For Apple users, you can backup your iPhone data using iTunes

For Android phone users

Google can backup your Android phone data to the cloud with your permission. To allow this, go to Settings > Backup & Reset, and then tap “Backup My Data” and “Automatic Restore.” With these settings in place, your contacts, system settings, apps, calendar, and e-mail will be restored whenever you set up a new Android phone with that same Gmail account.

Set up a new Android phone with that same Gmail account.

Backup iPhone/Android phone with MobileTrans

The MobileTrans offers an efficient way to backup your smartphone data to computer. With it, you can easily backup the data on your iPhone, Android phone, or Nokia (Symbian) phone to PC or Mac computer, keeping all the important data safe and secured. When necessary, you can restore backups created by MobileTrans, Samsung Kies, iTunes library, or BlackBerry Desktop Suite, etc.

The MobileTrans also allows you to transfer contacts, text messages, call logs, calendar, photos, music, video and apps between iPhone, Android, Nokia (Symbian) phones and BlackBerry. That means, you can directly transfer important data from one phone to another.


Support Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP; Support Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan.

Backup iPhone/Android phone with MobileTrans