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How to Backup and Restore Android on Mac Computer

By Carrie Murray, Tuesday, January 16, 2018

There are many Android backup tools for PC, or even the Android backup software without computer such as Helium Backup program, but to backup Android on Mac, the options are very limited. This post is going to show you how to back up photos, contacts, messages, videos, etc. on Android to Mac to prevent data loss. In the future, if you lose data on Android device because of factory reset or whatever reasons, you can always restore the Android backup from Mac to get back your data. In addition, you can also backup Android and then restore to a new phone.

See also: Five Best Android Backup Software You Should Never Miss

Here we will use FonePaw Android Data Backup & Restore, an Android backup software for Mac to back up and restore Android device on MacBook Air/Pro, iMac. It can back up Android to Mac in two modes:

Selectively back up contacts, call history, photos, video, messages, audio, documents (DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF, HTML, ZIP, RAR) from Android device to Mac;

One click to back up everything on an Android phone or tablet to Mac.

Extra Features

  • Encrypt the Android backup files with a password to enhance the security of your data.

  • Before restoring a backup, you are allowed to preview the Android data on Mac to make sure this is the backup that you need.

  • Create a small-size copy of Android data on Mac so that the backups won't take much of space.

The backup software supports data backup from Samsung, LG, HTC, Pixel, Moto, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi and more to Mac. Android 8.0 to Android 2.3 are supported. 

Download the free version of FonePaw Android Data Backup & Restore on Mac. Actually, there is also a Windows version for your to go through the Android backup to PC.  

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How to Back up Android to Mac

After you download and install the FonePaw Android Backup & Resotre on your MacBook or iMac, just launch it and then follow the steps below to transfer Data to computer from Android.  

Step 1 Connect Android Device to Mac 

Open the Android backup software on your Mac and use a USB cable to connect the phone you need to back up with Mac, for example, back up Samsung S9.

Step 2 Allow USB Debugging

Once it is connected to Mac, the phone will give you a notification to allow USB debugging. Tap OK. If you don't see the notification, follow the guide to enable USB debugging on your phone.

Allow USB Debugging

Step 3 Select Backup Modes 

To copy everything from your Android phone to Mac, choose One-click Backup and select a folder to save the backup. A backup file will be created.

Select Backup Modes

But if you only need to back up photos, contacts, etc., click Device Data Backup and continue with the following steps.

Step 4 Select Data to Backup 

Tick the data that you need to back up to Mac. If you need to encrypt the backup, check Encrypted Backup and enter a password. Click Start.

Select Data to Backup

Tip: It is important to remember the password because you will need to enter the password when restoring the backup.

Step 5 Backing up Android data to Mac 

The program will begin to back up data on your Android phone to Mac. Wait patiently until the progress bar reaches 100% and you'll be able to backup Android data without rooting. 

Backing up Android Data to Mac

How to Restore Android Backup from Mac

1. Selectively Restore Android Backup

Step 1 Run Android Data Backup & Restore on your Mac and connect your Android phone to the Mac.

Step 2 Click Device Data Restore and you'll see all your Android backups on the Mac.

Step 3 Select a backup according to the backup data and device name and click Start.

Select Backup to Restore

Step 4 All data and files in the backup will be displayed. View the data, select those that you need and click Restore to transfer the data from Mac back to your Android phone.

View Android Data on Mac

2. One Click to Restore Android Backup

Step 1 On the program, select One-click Restore.

Step 2 The program will begin to restore backed up data to the Android phone.

If you need to back up an Android phone to PC, Android Data Backup & Restore is also available on Windows computer.

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