Always keep important stuff on your phone. Back up your phone before you erase the storage, do a factory reset, or upgrade to a new phone.
- Android Backup Service. Use your Google Account to automatically back up app data and settings including Wi-Fi passwords and files stored by certain apps. For details, see Android Backup Service.
- HTC Sync Manager. Use HTC Sync Manager to import music, photos, and videos to your computer. You can also sync locally stored contacts, calendar events, bookmarks, documents, and playlists to your computer. Likewise, HTC Sync Manager is a good alternative if you don’t want to back up your accounts, settings, and other personal content to the cloud. You can use it to create backups of your phone on your computer. For details, see HTC Sync Manager.
- Other backup options. Separately back up other data and file types if they’re not supported in HTC Backup and HTC Sync Manager. In some apps, you can back up data to the storage on the phone so you can easily restore them after a factory reset.
- Contacts. Save contacts and other personal data to your online accounts so you can just sync them when switching to another phone. If you have locally stored contacts in the People app, export them to the storage on the phone. See Back Up and Restore Contacts.
- Files. Manually copy and paste files by connecting your phone to your computer as a disk drive. You can also upload files to online storage and services.
Note: If you’re backing up data to the storage, don’t choose to erase the storage when you do a factory reset.