Originally Posted by Freedom55
Is there an app to backup all the files on my new phone (address book, pics, etc.) like the backup program for a computer or are they saved automatically on the SIM card?
I use a program called Titanium Backup
. I currently use the free version, but I plan on getting the paid version for $6.49 because it offers more features.
The program allows you to back up the various apps and data to Drop Box, Google Drive, or the SD card. It also allows you to keep a number of versions of each backup and allows you to restore the version of your choice.
Since I have an inexpensive phone, the internal memory is very small, and I am constantly getting low on memory even though I have a large SD card installed. Titanium lets me move "user apps" onto the SD card and run them from there.
You may not know it, but apps that come with the phone (system apps) (Maps for example) are never allowed to be removed from the phone. Every time you update the app, both the original and updated version are taking space on the phone's memory. Titanium backup let's you integrate updates to system apps so that they don't continue to take up more storage space with each update. Titanium also lets me convert system apps to normal apps so that they can also be moved to the SD card or deleted.
I should warn you that the phone needs to be rooted to use Titanium, but after doing the research and downloading the required tools, that only took about 2 minutes.
I don't worry much about losing the phone contacts since they are synced automatically from GMAIL, and my calendar events are synced from Google Calendar. There are also apps to keep your photos synced with Google's Picasa, and finally I always have my music stored on my NAS so that I can listen to it on any device in the house, so no fear of losing that on the phone.