How to Backup your Data on Windows 8 Phone

Microsoft promises the sustainability of your data through its exciting new feature embedded into Windows 8 for mobile devices. This feature offers to synchronize your apps, settings, messages, photos, and videos by automatically uploading them to cloud storage. The mechanism is followed to keep all this stuff alive, even if your phone goes dead or lost.

The foremost solution which is always encouraged is checking your PC primary healthiness and restoring any discrepancy that perhaps is bringing about the disturbance:

  • Step 1 : Download Systimizer – PC Cleaner Tool (Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7 & XP)
  • Step 2 : Click “Scan” to find Windows issues
  • Step 3 : Click “Fix” to eliminate all troubles

Described below are the details of stuff that can be backed up and their applicable procedures.

Back Up your Apps and Settings

Windows 8 phone allows you to back up your installed apps and desired settings considering some uncertain risks. You can easily retrieve these back on a new Windows phone, and avoid to jump from the beginning. To get started, please follow the given instructions.

  • Go to the Settings from your App list or Start interface
  • In the list of settings, choose backup settings
  • On the next screen go for the first item stating app list + settings
  • Move the slider to turn on the automatic backup process

This option backs up diverse stuff for you including your list of applications, call history, theme color, accounts, internet explorer favorites, speech settings, lock screen settings, location settings, and more. Please notice that the automatic backup requires your phone to be connected with internet. Moreover, backup saves only apps and not the data associated with them.

Back Up your Text Messages

With this feature, you can create your own archive by keeping up thousands of messages without a threat of losing them. Turn on your automatic backup and save your SMS and MMS messages to cloud storage without any trouble. Start now by following these measures.

  • From Start, go to the Settings
  • In the list of settings, select backup settings
  • On the next screen go for text messages backup settings
  • Move the slider to turn on the automatic backup process

Please note that your phone should always be connected to the internet while saving newly received messages. In order to delete any message from the archive, just be connected and delete the message from your phone. It will automatically be deleted from cloud.

Back Up your Photos and Videos

You must have gone through a situation of losing media files, once, and it must have been mourning. Do not be careless this time, and start backing up your photos and videos immediately. Your Windows phone offers to do all by itself on just a twitch. Review the formula as under of getting it done.

  • Tap the Settings tile from App list
  • Among various settings, choose backup settings
  • On subsequent display, tap photos
  • Tap to choose Good quality or Best quality under both Photos and Videos categories

A connection to Wi-Fi network is recommended to upload good quality videos and best quality photos and videos. The option Good quality uploads media with resolution that covers less storage capacity on SkyDrive, while Best quality uploads media with highest possible resolution.

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