The tablet computer, a cross between a computer and a smartphone, is arguably of the most important new age device. One of the most popular tablet operating systems is Android with a wide variety of tablets available from a number of different manufacturers. While there are many different Android tablets, there is one thing all users should be doing, backing it up.
Hereâ€™s three different methods you can use to backup your Android tablet.
Method 1: built-in backup
If your tablet is running Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), you can backup tablet settings and application data to Googleâ€™s servers by opening Settings, scrolling down toPersonal and selecting Backup & reset. If you canâ€™t find Personal, open Settings and scroll down to Privacy. In both windows, select Backup my data. Your data will be stored on Googleâ€™s servers and if you select Automatic Restore, your tablet will automatically restore data when you instruct it to do so e.g., during a factory reset.
Method 2: use a third party app
For many, the built-in backup is enough, but, there are some users who want a more robust option, or would prefer to backup their data onto a hard drive. To do so, you can use a third party app like MyBackup Pro, which allows you to backup both applications and data. The data is stored on your tablets SD card, or on a server. When you need to restore your device, reinstall the application and press Restore. This option is also referred to as local backup.
Method 3: cloud backup
If youâ€™re not too picky about your applications, but are more worried about documents you could back them up using a cloud service like Google Drive or Dropbox. These services sync with your tablet and will store important documents in the cloud, giving you access regardless of the device youâ€™re using. To use these apps, first install them and then go to Settings followed by Accounts and sync. Tap the program name to be given upload options.
Itâ€™s recommended to, at the very least, use method 1. For maximum effectiveness, use a combination of all three. If youâ€™re unsure of which method you should be using for the Android tablets in your company, please contact us, we can help.