Lenovo is now the world’s biggest PC maker. People know Lenovo computers better than its mobile phones. Since the acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Lenovo plays a more and more important role in the smart phone market and the Android family. In an earlier guide, we discussed how you can transfer data from Samsung to Lenovo mobile phones. Since then we have received many inquiries about this issue. It may be a good sign that many Android phone users are switching to Lenovo. Today we will walk you through the easy steps to back up Lenovo and restore Lenovo phone from backups. Both Lenovo backup and restore are extremely easy as long as you have the right tool for the jobs, even for the first time users.
We suggest you this Mobile Transfer software. This phone backup tool is extremely easy to use with clear layout and intuitive design. Even those who come to it for the first time can easily back up their phone in couple of minutes. You never know the backup of mobile phone can be this easy. We already domenstrated how you can back up Android phones using this tool. If you are using other mobile phones, such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, Motorola, iPhone, Nexus, Sony, Huawei, ZTE, Acer, you can go back and check out previous linked guide. Lenovo users can now download the Android backup & restore software and follow below instructions to back up the phone. This guide applies to almost all major Lenovo phone models, such as Lenovo Golden Warrior S8, Lenovo A916, Lenovo A850, Lenovo A850+, Lenovo S8 S898T, Lenovo A806, Lenovo Vibe X S960, Lenovo A816, etc.
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How to back up Lenovo mobile phone?
Run the Lenovo backup software on your computer, you will get a screen like below. From the home page of this tool, you can find different modes, such as phone to phone transfer, restore mobile phone, back up mobile phone, erase data from mobile phone.
Click the “Back up your phone“, you will be taken to the Lenovo backup interface. Follow the on-screen tips to connect your mobile phone to computer through USB cable. The Lenovo backup software will automatically detect your phone connection and access your storage space. See below screenshot.
Now you can see what the Lenovo backup program has found on your mobile phone. You can find and back up content such as contacts, phone numbers, text messages, call logs, calendars, photos, videos, music, apps. Choose the data you like to back up from Lenovo to computer. By default all supported file types will be selected, so you can simply click the Start Copy button to back up Lenovo phone or all the personal data on it to your computer. If you do not like to make a full backup of Lenovo device, you can disable those files you do not want to save to computer. You can also disable the backup of those data without any change. For example, if you did not record any new videos on Lenovo, you can simply deselect videos to avoid back up the same old data again. Also most apps on your mobile phone may not need to be backed up at all, as you can go to the Android market or Google Play store or other sources to download the latest version any time you like.
How to restore Lenovo mobile phone?
The Lenovo restore works the other way round. It simply import those data back from your computer to mobile phone. And it is equally easy as well. To restore Lenovo backups to the phone, go back to the home page of the above Mobile Transfer software. This time you should go to the “Restore from Backups” section, you should then find all available backup sources can be restored to Lenovo mobile. For example you can restore Lenovo from MobileTransfer backups, restore Lenovo from iTunes backup, restore Lenovo from iPhone backup, restore Lenovo from iCloud backup, restore Lenovo from Samsung Kies backups, restore Lenovo from BlackBerry backups, etc. In the first half of this Lenovo backup & restore guide, we have showed you the steps to back up Lenovo phone using the Mobile Transfer. Thus you can click to restore Lenovo from Mobile Transfer backups.
A list of all available backups will be listed for your choice. Select the copy of backup which has the data you want to restore included. Then the Lenovo restore software will read this backup file and tells you what content and how many of them are in your backup file. Select the file types you want to restore to your Lenovo device, and click the Start Copy button to restore Lenovo mobile phone from the backup file.
Additional Lenovo Data Restore & Recovery Tips
The above Lenovo restore method requires you have already backed up the data. Otherwise it can’t restore Lenovo properly. If you can’t find the file you want to restore or did not back up the Lenovo phone’s data in the first place, you should use a Lenovo data recovery program for this. For instance, you can refer to this guide to recover deleted photos and videos from Lenovo phone. This solution helps you restore Lenovo data without perior backups. It is not only media files. Follow this tutorial, you can also get back your lost messages, contacts and other important data on the phone. Refer to this link to recover lost text messages on Lenovo, just another tutorial you can check out.