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How to Backup Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/10e to PC or SD Card

author Carrie Murray
date Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Before factory reset Galaxy S10, S10+, 10e, it is a must to have the phone data backed up to PC or an external memory card. Even you don't have to reset the S10 phone, it is also necessary to back up the phone to prepare for potential data loss.

Therefore, here we'll cover 3 ways to backup and restore Galaxy S10, S10+, 10e: back up Galaxy S10 to PC, back up Galaxy S10 to memory card, and back up it to Samsung Cloud.

1. Backup Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e to PC

Rather than dragging and dropping files from the phone to your computer, there is a better way to back up Samsung S10 to PC: using a professional data backup tool - FonePaw Android Data Backup & Restore (opens new window), which supports Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e, Galaxy Fold backup to computer.

The FonePaw backup software lets you back up photos, videos, contacts, messages, call logs, audio, documents on S10 to a computer. You can choose to back up all data on S10 or only a specific type of data. When you are done, a backup file(.bak) of small size will be created on your computer, which you can restore to your S10 later.

The S10 backup can be encrpted with password by FonePaw Android Data Backup & Restore.

Step 1 Download and install FonePaw Android Data Backup & Restore on your Windows or Mac computer.

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Step 2 Launch the program. Connect your Samsung S10, S10+, S10e to computer with a USB cable.

Connect S10 to Computer

Step 3 Click Device Data Backup and select photos, videos, contacts, etc. that you want to back up from S10. To back up the whole device, click Select All.

Select Device Data Backup

Select S10 Backup Data

Step 4 If you want to encrypt the S10 backup file on your computer, tick Encrypted Backup. You'll need to create a password for the S10 backup and the password will be needed when you try to restore the S10 backup back to its device, so always remember the password you created.

Encrypt S10 Backup

Step 5 Click Start and the program will start to making a backup of the S10 device. You'll know that the backup is complete when you see the following window.

S10 Backup Complete

To restore data back to S10, S10+, S10e, click Device Data Restore and open a backup of your S10 device. You can view the data inside the backup and restore all or part of the data back to your Samsung device.

Preview Backup on Computer

2. Backup Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e to External Memory Card

If you have an microSD card inserted in your Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10e, you can back up the phone to the SD card with Smart Switch app on your device. By backing up your data on SD card, the backups won't take up the internal memory space of your S10 and you can restore the backup after resetting the S10 device.

Step 1 Open Smart Switch on your S10, S10 Plus, S10e.

Step 2 Tap the microSD card icon in the top right.

Step 3 Tap Backup and select the data you want to back up: contacts, messages, calls, photos, videos, music, documents, apps, etc.

Step 4 Tap Backup button to start backing up data from S10 to SD card. The app will show the time left to complete the backup.

Back up S10 to SD Card

With a OTG cable, you can also back up Samsung S10/S10+/S10e to a USB drive by using Smart Switch. To restore the S10 backup from SD card, open Smart Switch, tap Restore. Only the latest backup can be restored.

3. Backup Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e to Samsung Cloud

Like its predecessor S9, S9+, Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e can be backed up to Samung Cloud with your Samsung Cloud. Here is a tutorial on how to back up to Samsung Cloud (opens new window). You should have a stable network connection to back up S10 to Cloud. Also, every account has only 15 GB free storage space on Samsung Cloud. If you don't want to back up S10 to Cloud storage, make a backup on computer or external storage space instead.

There are multiple ways you can use to back up Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e. It doesn't matter which way you use. The only important thing is to have your S10 backed up regularly to prepare data loss that may happen in the future.