June 12, 2013 8:54 am

Backing up your Nokia Asha

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Phones like the Nokia Asha 308 have the ability to store a staggering amount of data – from your valued photographs, to personal phone numbers, to videos and music files. It means you stand to lose a lot more if you ever lose your phone, however, so it’s vital that you back up your files. Read on to find out how.

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Click on Settings, and scroll down to Sync & Backup. Click on ‘Create Backup’, and you’ll get the following message:

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With this in mind, it’s also worth making sure your Nokia Asha has plenty of battery life before you start.

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You’ll be able to back up a range of different files, ticking the options you want to save, including: Settings, Contacts, Messages, Bookmarks, Calendar, Files and Apps & Games. 

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When you’ve selected the types of files you want to backup, click the tick at the top right corner of your Nokia Asha’s screen. This will create a backup that’s stored on your microSD memory card.

If you’re not saving files to a spare memory card, it makes sense to copy your backup to a computer. To do this, connect a USB cable and tap ‘Mass Storage’ on your Nokia Asha. The memory card will then appear as a folder on your computer – open it and copy the ‘Backup files’ folder.

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Your files are stored in the ‘Backup files’ folder on the memory card. If you ever need to restore the backup, simply click on ‘Settings’, ‘Sync & Backup’ and tap ‘Restore Backup’.