How To Backup Samsung Galaxy S II GT- I9100 Using Samsung Kies
If you are planning to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S II or if you just want to make sure that you always have a backup of your smartphone’s data, you can always perform a full or partial backup with the use of Samsung Kies. I do a regular backup of my Samsung Galaxy S II with Samsung Kies, most especially whenever I update my smartphone’s firmware. And I will share with you how easy it is you can backup all of your smartphone’s data such as your messages (SMS and MMS), call logs, phone contacts, schedules, memos, music, photos, videos, and other miscellaneous files. I just downloaded my Samsung Kies from Samsung UK (link here). There’s a version for Mac OS and for Windows OS platforms.
Now to begin with, once you have successfully installed Samsung Kies on your desktop computer you can now start it from the Start menu. Click on Start -> Samsung -> Kies -> Samsung Kies.
Then once the applications starts up, connect your Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100 in the USB port of your desktop computer with the use of your USB cable. Let your Samsung Kies application detects your smartphone – you’ll know it’s connected when your Samsung Kies shows the connected device.
Once everything is setup, click the Back up/Restore tab then you can select which of the following you wanted to backup. I have selected all (Select all items) for a complete backup. Then click on the Backup button once you’ve finally decided which to backup.
Now you have to be very patient when you’re performing a full backup because the duration of the the whole process depends on how big your data is. Especially if you have a lot of videos and photos then expect that it will take a while. So you have to ensure that the connection of your Samsung Galaxy S II with your desktop computer is well secured when you backup your data to avoid doing the whole thing all over again.
Wait until the backup process finishes off before you unplug your device from its connection to your desktop computer. You will know that everything’s completed once you see the message from your Samsung Kies like the image below. By this time, you can now click on Complete and then unplug your Samsung Galaxy S II.
This process will not include making a backup of your installed Android applications.