How to Backup Apps on Non-Rooted Android Phone
By on November 4th, 2011

iOS device users can use iTunes to backup the applications and games installed on their phone or tablet. Windows Phone users can do the same using the Zune app. However, Android users don’t have a tool or an app via which they can backup their applications, unless they have rooted their phone. If rooted, users can simply use Titanium Backup app to backup all their apps.

The problem is that not every Android user would like to root his or her phone since rooting voids the warranty of the phone, and sometimes it can be a tedious process as well.

However, non-rooted Android users can partially backup all their apps and games using MyBackup Pro. The app can backup all the user-installed apps, media files, games and much more. It is also capable of backing up call logs, messages, system settings, and keyboard dictionary etc. as well.

Sadly, it can only backup the APK file of an app, and not its data. This means that all the data of the app like the game progress, any app settings etc. will be lost when the backup is restored.

One nifty feature of MyBackup Pro is that it can backup all your apps and media online as well. While this might consume a lot of mobile data, it might come in handy for some users.

Here is how you can backup apps using MyBackup Pro on your non-rooted Android handset-:

  1. Download and install MyBackup Pro from the Android Market.  The free version of the app requires root access and will not work on non-rooted phones. Non-rooted phone users need to purchase the pro version of MyBackup app for $5.
  2. Upon starting the app, users will be asked to enter their email ID and a new password for their online data backup account. Enter all the required information, and press done.
  3. If you want to backup your apps, select the Backup option, and then select the Applications & Media option if you want to backup all your apps or photos. If you want to backup your System data like Call logs, messages, phone settings, phone dictionary etc. then select the ‘Data’ option.
  4. Select where you want to save your data backup – On your phone’s SD card or on the cloud.
  5. Now, in the next dialog box that comes up, select all the apps and or photos you want to backup and then press Ok. MyBackup Pro will then backup all your selected apps and or media files.

That’s it! Now you can restore your apps using the Restore option in MyBackup Pro anytime you want.


Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at

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