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How to Backup from Windows Phone to Computer

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Athryn Mitchell

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To prevent data from losing accidentally, you can choose to back up your Windows Phone. In the previous article, we've show you how to back up your Windows phone with OneDrive. Today, what I'd love to show you is an easier way to do backup of your Windows phone – backup from Windows phone to computer with Phone Transfer.

Phone Transfer is not only an excellent program allowing you to transfer files between phones, but also a useful backup tool for Windows phone users. Multiple data types including contacts, photos, music and videos can be backed up to your computer with merely few steps. No matter you use Lumia 930, 640, 630 or 535, you can back up them to computer with Phone Transfer.
Phone Transfer – back up Windows phone to PC

This program can totally satisfy your need if you want to transfer data from Windows phone to computer. The tutorial below will show you the steps.


Step 1 Download Phone Transfer and Connect Lumia to PC
First of all, download Phone Transfer by clicking the download button above. Then, you will be asked to connect your Lumia to the computer via USB cable. Then, you will see the interface below and choose the light blue option "Back Up Your Phone".
Primary Window of Phone Transfer

Step 2 Choose Data Type to Back up
Then, you will be shown the screenshot below after your Windows phone get detected. As you can see in the middle of the interface, contacts, photos, music and videos are supported to be backed up to your computer. You can choose the data type you want by ticking the box next to them and simply click "Start Transfer" to back them up to your computer.
Back Up Data from Windows Phone to Computer
Step 3 Backing up Windows phone
Now, the blue process bar will show you the progress of backup process. What you have to do is to have a cup of coffee and wait for the end of the process.
Backing up Data from Windows Phone to Computer

After the backup process ends, there will pop up a result window showing you how many contacts, photos, music and videos are backed up. You can click "OK" to finish it.
Back up Data from Windows Phone

Step 4 View Backup File on Your Computer
If you want to check the backup file you just made, you can click "Open Folder" as shown in the previous folder and you will be led to the folder where your backup files are stored.
View Backup Files from Windows Phone

That's all you have to do to back up your Windows phone to computer. You just need several steps: Connect Windows phone to the computer, choose data type and back up. If you have faced any obstacle while backing up your Windows phone data with Phone Transfer, please feel free to contact us. We will spare no effort to help.




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