Regular backup of your digital data should be done to keep your data safe. Android itself comes with backup and restore option that we already discuss at Best Android Tips. However, not all people love to share their private data over internet, no matter the service is provided from internet giant like Google. If you are on the list or for some reason you prefer to have your backup data in your local storage media then the below list of apps can help you.
We only select apps that not require root access as we believe most of the reader reading this article yet to root their devices. If you have a rooted android phone then use either Titanium Backup or Ultimate Backup. Both this app have premium version, however they do provide free version which is good enough. The free version of Ultimate Backup don’t require root access but the free version is less powerful when you think about restoring your data.
We also not willing to list tons of Android apps that help you backup data, instead we sharing apps that do certain task that other listed app can’t do.
SMS Backup & Restore
A simple to use app that back up and restore your phone’s text messages. The backups are saved in XML format right on your device’s SD card. You can schedule automatic backups or backup your messages anytime you wish. The app give you choice to select conversation that you want to back up. As it save data in XML format, you can view saved data in your PC. Here you should note that this app can only back up and restore text massge and not MMS (Picture/Audio/Video) messages. [Play store link]
App Backup & Restore
With the help of this app you can easily backup installed apps to SD card. Both single and batch backup mode supported. The app can also restore apps from SD card. Only negative is, it can’t backup the data of apps (mostly because this feature require root access). Some additional feature is quick uninstalling, backup market links for protected apps, sort apps by name, install date and size. Auto backup and multi version backup feature are there too. [Play store link]
APN Backup & Restore
APNs are settings to connect to the internet with the mobile connection. No matter you using android default backup feature or not but you should backup your APN before doing any type of factory reset as even Android default backup feature need internet connection before it sync all your previous stored data. This app work fine till Android version 3 but starting Android 4 the app can restore APN using it normal interface as starting with Android 4.0/ICS, 3rd Party apps don’t have access to write APN settings. You can use Titanium Backup on a rooted phone to restore the APN backup. [Play store link]
Call Logs Backup & Restore
As the name says, this app can backup and restore your Call Logs. Very useful data in any case because Android only keeps history of 500 calls. Using the app interface you can backup your data in SD card in XML format and can also restore it by tapping on Restore option. [Play store link]
You can backup SMS, MMS and Call log entries with a single app called SMS Backup + but the app don’t save data in your SD card but on Gmail.
The above listed apps we believe is enough to backup necessary data locally which can later be restored using the app interface.