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How to Back Up Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+/S7/S7 Edge

As a user of the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge or S6 Edge+, have you ever wonder if there is any way to back up your phone to protect the personal data better? Data is easily damaged or deleted as a result of a wrong operation or the ROM flashing. In this case, this article will offer you two ways to back up the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+, together with a way to let your Mac computer detect your Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge or S6 Edge+. Then, the whole article will be divided into three parts below. I will use the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge by the way of example.

Part 1. To back up the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge via the built-in backup tool

The built-in backup tool on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge can help you back up the SMS, MMS, contacts, call logs, calendar, pictures, and apps and store the backup files on the SD Card on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Step 1. On the home page of your Samsung Galaxy S6, tap Backup app.

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Step 2. Click on the “Data” option on the backup tool.

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Step 3. Choose the data items that you want to back up. You can choose the SMS, MMS, contacts, call logs, calendar and pictures. Just check the items that you want.

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Step 4. Click on the “Back Up” button at the bottom of the screen. And then name the backup file.

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Step 5. Find the backup file on your SD Card. The save path is Phone\ct_backup\backup_all.

Step 6. To back up the apps, you need to go back to the backup tool and click on the “Application” option under the “Data” option. Choose the one that you want to back up and click on the “Back Up” button at the bottom of the screen.


Part 2. To connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to your Mac as a flash drive

The Mac is not able to detect the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+, so you need a third party application to help you. The Android File Transfer is recommended, and the tutorial is followed.

  • Step 1. Download the Android File Transfer on your Mac computer and install it.
  • Step 2. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to your Mac computer while the Android File Transfer is working. And then the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be detected as a flash drive.
  • Step 3. Go to the “Computer” option, and enter into the flash drive. Then you can see the contents of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge on your Mac computer. The contents include audios, videos, movies, pictures, etc.
  • Step 4. Now, you can drag and draw the data files to your Mac computer.

Part 3. To back up the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge via third-party tool – dr.fone – Android Backup&Restore

So, is there any way to back up the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge / S6 Edge+ which is available both on the Windows and the Mac computer? Well, the answer is yes. You can adopt the dr.fone – Android Backup&Restore.

The dr.fone offers two different versions, both for the Windows computer and the Mac computer. You can just choose the compatible version for your computer. As for the data supported, you can back up the SMS, contacts, call logs, calendars, music, video, photos and apps with this application. Here is the tutorial for you.

Step 1. Download and install the dr.fone on your computer.

Get dr.fone – Backup&Restore (Android)

Step 2. Launch the dr.fone and then Click “Backup&Restore“.


Step 3. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to your computer with a USB cable. And then on the primary window, you can see the screenshot of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, with some detailed information of it.


Step 4. On the middle box, you can see the contents of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge listed. Check the items that you want to back up.

Step 5. Click on the “Backup” button to start the backup process.

Try dr.fone – Backup&Restore (Android)

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1 Comment
  1. Jack Dempsey says

    I am planning on buying a Samsung Galaxy S8. I currently have a S6 edge. I would like to Backup all my data to my PC then transfer it to the new S8 phone. Will this work for me?

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