Backup is extremely important in this modern era, when all of you data including pictures, contacts, messages, notes and everything is present inside your smartphone. Accidents don’t ask before coming. There are conditions when a person can not access his data that is present inside the phone. Like if you broke your phone screen and its locked with a passcode you will never be able to access your data even if you connect your phone to your pc using a USB data cable. Another reason of losing data can be a software or operating system fault which can only be fixed by either factory reset of by flashing ROM. In either case you lose all the data present inside your phone. So Its Great to always keep backup of your data either on cloud or if you don’t want to avail expensive cloud storage. You can always save your data on your PC. In this guide we will talk about how to backup Sony Xperia on Windows PC without root.
Using this guide you will be able to backup following types of data from your phone to your PC:
- Contacts and call logs
- Text messages
- Media files such as music and videos
- Photos and images
How to Backup Sony Xperia on Windows PC
There are number of apps that provide this feature to make backups of your data on your PC or cloud. Company stated or their official software is always best. In this guide I will be using Xperia Companion application to backup Sony Xperia on Windows PC.
Before moving forward you will have to download the following software on your PC
Once you have downloaded the above software. Connect your Xperia phone to your Windows PC and it will automatically detect your phone.
- Now on Xperia companion software. Locate Backup and restore and under the tab you will see start button click on it.
- Now you will see option of Backup. Click on it.
- Now select what type of data you want to save on your PC as your Xperia phone backup.
- After selecting the data types, click on next button.
- Now Wizard will ask name for the backup file. Enter Name or let me be as prespecified name and click Next.
- In a while your you will get notification of successful backup of Sony Xperia on Windows PC.
How to Restore backup from Windows PC to Xperia Phone
Now lets move to what to do when you want to restore backed up data to your phone from your Windows PC. It just takes few easy steps to restore data back to your phone. If unfortunately you have lost your data from your phone or you have performed factory reset. you can use the below steps to get back data from the backup that you stored in your pc.
- Make sure your PC has already installed Xperia Companion software.
- Now connect your Sony Xperia phone to your Windows PC.
- As you connect your phone, Xperia Companion will open up. If it doesnot opens up on its on. Open it yourself.
- Now under the tab of Backup and Restore click on the Start button.
- Now you will see option of restore click on it.
- Select the backup file.
- Specify which files types you want to restore on your Xperia phone.
- Click next and it will take few minutes to restore backup on your phone.
If you have any issues or queries regarding how to backup Sony Xperia on Windows PC. Let me know in the comments. You can also give us feedback regarding your experience with Xperia companion for Xperia phone.