Most of the data present on your Android smartphone is automatically backed up by Google. It is crucial for you to which data is automatically backed up and the data for which you have to go for the manual backup procedure to keep the information safe. Creating backup is necessary because you never know when you will end up accidentally deleting a data which is essential to you.
What data does Android back up automatically?
Android smartphones come with Android Backup Service which is built by Google. By default, the data which is associated with Google services are automatically backed up by this service. It is important that you sync everything to make sure that you can gather the backed up data from anywhere that you want. These are the data for which Android automatically creates a backup for:
• Chrome Browser Data: If you use Chrome browser for surfing the internet, then you can be assured of the fact that a backup has been created. The pages that you save and the bookmarks that you create in Chrome Browser can be synched with your account.
• Hangouts Conversation: Hangout is the default messaging app for Google. Texts shared in Hangout can be accessed from your Gmail account. However, you have to make sure that you have not disabled chat logging in your Gmail account.
• Apps Downloaded from Google Play Store: Google keeps the data of the apps that you have downloaded from Google Play Store. Whenever you sign in to a new device through your Gmail account, Android will automatically tell you about the apps that you had installed earlier. You can then download and install the previous apps on your new device. All the purchased content from Google Play Store will also remain linked to your Google account.
• Data of Third-Party apps: Most of the apps, nowadays, provide you with the option of creating an automatic backup. They sync the app data with their web services so that you can access it whenever you want. But make sure that the app where you are storing your sensitive data has this feature of synching the data. Don't just blindly assume that a backup will be created automatically.
• Google Photos: To create automatic backups of your photos, you have to enable the backup option here. The images that you capture are stored automatically in Google Photos. You need to have an active internet connection to view these photos. You can also download these photos or choose them for offline viewing.
• Smart Lock Password Data: If you have enabled Smart Lock for Password in your Chrome browser, then your saved password in the browser will synch itself to Chrome browser of PC and phone and also with third-party apps like Netflix.
The list of data that is backed up by Android is way too long. However, now you can have a clear idea about the data for which you do not need a manual backup. Most of the apps on Google creates an automatic backup. Data from SMS messages, custom settings, security data, Bluetooth pairing, Google Authentication data has to be backed up manually. Now you can save your time and create backups of the data which is not automatically backed up by Android.!