Backup & restore: Samsung Galaxy Avant

Learn how to back up and restore apps, contacts, photos, and data on the Samsung Galaxy Avant.

 

 

 

Back up apps

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under USER AND BACKUP, tap Backup and reset.
  4. You must be logged in to a Google account to back up your apps. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Tap Backup account.
    2. Tap Add account
    3. Follow the prompts to log in to or to create a Google account.
  5. If necessary, tap Backup my data to select the checkbox.
  6. If necessary, tap Backup account to select the checkbox.

 

Back up contacts

 

Back up contacts to your Samsung or Google account

  1. From any home screen, tap Contacts.
  2. Tap the Menu icon.
  3. Tap Merge accounts.
  4. Choose one of the following:
    • Google
    • Samsung account
  5. Tap OK to merge device contacts with contacts from Google or Samsung account.

 

Back up contacts to your SD card

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under APPLICATIONS, tap Contacts.
  4. If necessary, tap Contacts to display > All contacts.
  5. Tap Import / Export.
  6. Tap Export to SD card.
  7. Review the file name for the contact list on the pop-up message.
  8. Tap OK to confirm export.
  9. A message flashes at the top of the screen indicating the contacts will be exported.

 

Back up media & pictures

 

From phone

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap My Files.
  3. Under LOCAL STORAGE, tap Device storage.
  4. Tap the Menu icon located at top-right to expand the drop-down menu.
  5. Tap Select.
  6. Locate the folders containing the desired media and picture files.
    • Pictures you capture using the Camera app are stored in the DCIM folder.
    • Media files are usually stored in Notifications, Downloads, or other file names.
  7. To the left of the desired file or folder, select the check box.
  8. Repeat as desired.
  9. Tap the Menu icon located at top-right to expand the drop-down menu.
  10. Tap Copy.
  11. Tap SD card.
  12. If necessary, navigate to and tap the desired folder.
  13. Tap Paste here.

 

From computer - PC

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device..
    3. Select the Media device (MTP) checkbox.
  3. On the computer, click Open device to view files.
  4. Navigate to the desired files on your computer:
    • The Card icon is your SD card.
    • The Phone icon is your device's internal storage.
  5. Drag and drop the files into the desired computer folder.
  6. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

From computer - Mac

  1. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Navigate to samsung.com/kies.
    2. Click DOWNLOAD FOR MAC OS.
    3. Follow prompts to download the Kies software.
  2. Connect the USB cable to the phone.
  3. Connect the USB cable to a computer's USB slot
  4. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device.
    3. Tap Media device to select the checkbox.
  5. On your computer, open Kies.
  6. Inside Kies, click the Back up / restore tab.
  7. If necessary, click the Backup tab.
  8. Next to Music and Photo, select the check box.
  9. To back up all of your files, select the Select all items checkbox.
  10. Click Backup.
  11. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

Restore apps

  1. If necessary, log in to your Google and/or Samsung accounts.
  2. From the home screen, tap Settings.
  3. Under USER AND BACKUP, then tap Accounts.
  4. Tap Google if contacts are backed up to Google account.
  5. Tap Samsung if contacts are backed up to Samsung account.
  6. Tap your email address at the top of the screen.
  7. Tap Sync all.
  8. Tap the Back key.
  9. Tap the Back key again to return to the USER AND BACKUP section.
  10. Tap Backup and reset.
  11. Under BACKUP AND RESTORE, select or clear the following options:
    • Back up my data.
    • Automatic restore

 

Restore contacts

  1. If necessary, log in to your Google and/or Samsung accounts.
  2. From the home screen, tap Settings.
  3. Under USER AND BACKUP, tap Accounts.
  4. Tap Google if contacts are backed up to Google account.
  5. Tap Samsung if contacts are backed up to Samsung account.
  6. Tap your email address at the top of the screen.
  7. If necessary, select the Sync contacts checkbox.
  8. Tap Sync now.

 

Restore media & pictures

 

From phone

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap My Files.
  3. Tap All files.
  4. Tap SD card.
  5. Tap the Menu icon located at top-right to expand the drop-down menu.
  6. Tap Select.
  7. Select the checkbox next to the files your media or pictures is stored on.
    • Pictures are usually stored to a DCIM file.
    • Media files are usually stored in the media file.
  8. Tap the Menu icon located at top-right to expand the drop-down menu.
  9. Tap Move.
  10. Select Device storage.
  11. Tap Move here to move to the main phone memory.
  12. To move files to a location other than the main phone memory:
    1. Tap the folder name or tap Create folder.
    2. Tap Move here.

 

From computer - PC

  1. Connect USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device..
    3. Select the Media device (MTP) checkbox.
  3. On the computer, click Open device to view files.
  4. Navigate to the desired files on your computer:
    • The Card icon is your SD card.
    • The Phone icon is your device's internal storage.
  5. Drag and drop the files into the desired phone folder.
  6. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

From computer - Mac

  1. Connect the USB cable to the phone, then to a computer.
  2. If necessary. follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device.
    3. Tap Media device to select the checkbox.
  3. On your computer, open Kies.
  4. Inside Kies, click the Back up / restore tab.
  5. If necessary, click the Restore tab.
  6. Next to Music and Photo, select the checkbox. If available, select the checkboxes next to any other categories you would like to restore.
  7. If you would like to restore all of your files, select the Select all items checkbox.
  8. Click Restore. If necessary, follow any additional prompts.
  9. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.