How to back up any smartphone

Posted by Chris Leckness on Nov 27, 2009

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Don’t get me wrong, Gizmodo puts out some good opinions, reviews, scoops, and all but they’re not really known for putting out “guides”. I am glad they are out of the stage of publicizing any sex related gadget that they could find though and doing stuff like the post I am going to mention here. Anyhow, today I found a really interesting sounding post over on Jason Langridge’s blog. This post goes over how to do a back up on Windows Mobile, Android, Palm WebOS, Symbian, Blackberry, and iPhone. Most that have smartphones running one of those operating systems probably already know how to back up their phone, but this handy guide is still quite helpful.


You back up your computers, or at least know that you should. But what about your smartphones? They carry massive amounts of personal data, and are subjected to life-or-death situations on a daily basis. Here’s how to back them up:

You don’t have to use a smartphone for more than a few weeks to amass a staggering amount of stuff on it, from text messages and phone numbers to personal settings and photo libraries. And as with your laptop or desktop, a significant portion of this stuff is stuff you want to keep, whether you know it or not. And cellphone backup isn’t just a matter of keeping copies of data that you consciously archive every day, like contacts, photos and notes—it’s about keeping copies of information that you didn’t even know you wanted. How many times have you needed to dig through an old text message conversation? Referred back to your received call list to recover a number you didn’t save? In a lot of ways, your smartphone is more closely tied to your personal identity than your computer is. So, people: back it up. You’ll feel better.

Head over to Gizmodo for all the details.

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Chris Leckness is a Microsoft MVP, Mobile Devices and a member of the exclusive focus group, Mobius. Chris has been a big time supporter/user of Windows Mobile since the Dell Axim days when it was Pocket PC 2002. Chris loves Zune, but also owns 3 iPhones too. His personal blog is chris.leckness.com.

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