Backup Galaxy S5: 4 Easy-To-Follow Methods You Can Do: Released last April, 2014, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a bar type form-factor measuring 5.59 (L) inches x 2.85 (W) inches x 0.32 (T) inch. It weighs in at a mere 5.11 oz. It has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED multitouch capacitive touchscreen display capable of displaying 16 million colors. The smartphone’s screen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (432 pixels per inch density) made from Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs Android KitKat (Version 4.4.2) but is upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It has Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz user interface.
Under the hood, the Galaxy S5 has a Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Krait central processing unit (CPU), powered by a Qulacomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801. An Adreno 330 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) handles all the intensive graphic renderings for the smartphone.
The mobile has 2 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) and either 16 or 32 gigabytes of internal memory. It also has a dedicated MicroSD expansion slot which supports up to 256 gigabytes of external memory.
The Galaxy S5 sports a 16 megapixel (MP) back-facing camera with LED Flash, phase detection autofocus and an aperture of f/2.2 – good enough to get those memories captured in vivid details. This primary camera can shot videos at 3 settings : 2060@30 frames pers second (fps); 1080p@60fps; and 720p@fps.Additional features of this primary camera include:
High Dynamic Range (HRD) capability
The front-facing camera though is rated at 2 MP with an aperture of f/2.4. It can take 1080p videos @30fps. It also supports dual video call.
For connectivity, the Galaxy S5 has the following:
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, Hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct
BlueTooth V4.0, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Enhanced Data Rate (EDR), Low Energy (LE) and aptX
The smartphone has a removable 2800 mAh battery which can last up to 390 hours of standby time, 21 hours of talk time and 67 hours of music time.
The mobile phone comes in charcoal black, copper gold, electric blue and shimmery white.
Now that we have a clear view of the smartphone’s specs and capabilities, I shall show you how to backup Galaxy S5 data using 4 easy methods.
Backup Galaxy S5: 2 Easy-To-Follow Methods You Can Do
There are lots of ways to backup your mobile’s data but for this article, we will discuss 2 easy ways to save your data. We will use a portable device (SD card) and PC to create a backup of your files.
Method 1: Backup Galaxy S5 Using An SD Card
You will need a large capacity SD Card for this procedure especially if you’ve got plenty of photos, music and other data on your device. Follow the instructions below to make a backup of your data to the portable device.
Insert the SD Card into your smartphone’s SD Card slot.
If the SD Card is not formatted, a prompt will appear asking if you want to format the card (yes, of course!).
From the Home Screen, touch Apps.
Choose File Explorer or My Files.
On the screen, look for the “Local Storage” and find and tap “Device Storage”.
Find the “Menu” icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Tap it to show the drop-down menu.
Here you must choose all the files and folders you want to backup.
Choose all of them by ticking then checkbox to the left of the files/folders.
Select the “Menu” icon and then choose “Copy“.
Tap “SD Card“.
Create a new folder or select an existing folder on the SD Card where you will paste the file you previously copied.
Select “Paste Here” to backup your file.
Very easy, right? Now let’s proceed to the next method.
Method 2: Backup Galaxy S5 Using A PC
For this next procedure, you will need your laptop or PC to backup your data. Make sure that USB debugging is enabled in the “Developer’s Options” for this method to work. Follow the instructions below to do this.
Using the USB cable that came with your phone, connect your device to your PC.
Your smartphone will be detected by your Laptop/PC and will automatically install the device drivers for your mobile.
A window will pop up on your Laptop/PC. To view the files, click “Open“.
Two storage devices will be detected by your Laptop/PC, Card and Phone. Choose “Phone” which is the internal storage of your gadget and where your desired files to backup are located.
Choose all the files from this storage device and select “Copy“.
Now go to your computer’s hard drive, create a new folder or select a folder where you want to back up your files.
Click “Paste Here” and you’re done!
Disconnect your Galaxy S5 from your Laptop/Computer.
See how easy it is to backup Galaxy S5? Now you can watch the video below to see how the process is done.
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