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Avast! Mobile Backup Regularly Backs Up Your Android to Google Drive

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Avast! Mobile Backup Regularly Backs Up Your Android to Google Drive

Android: There are plenty of great ways to back up your Android phone, but the new Avast! Mobile Backup makes it easy for anyone to do scheduled backups of their apps, settings, and data, and then sync all of that information to the cloud where you can quickly use it to set up a new phone.

Backing up your Android phone isn't difficult, but the best tools require root access in order to get all of your apps and settings, and to do automated, regular backups that can run when you're not looking. Avast, on the other hand, doesn't require root, and works just as well on Android phones as it does on tablets. You'll need an Avast account to use the app, and once you're logged in the app will prompt you to connect it with Google Drive, where most of your data will be stored. From there, the free version of the app lets you back up call logs, SMS, contacts, and photos. If you want to back up music, video, or apps (which pretty much everyone will want to do), you'll need to upgrade to a premium account in-app for $2/mo or $15/yr.

By default, Avast runs once per day, but you can adjust the schedule as you see fit, or even schedule it for off-hours. You can even PIN-lock your data so you have to authenticate before you can restore to a new phone or tablet.

Avast! is our favorite free antivirus tool for Windows, and the team behind it just released what may become our new favorite backup tool for Android. Titanium Backup is still king, but it is getting a bit long in the tooth. If you're looking for something new to try that also makes cloud backups super-simple, it's worth a shot.

Avast! Mobile Backup is free at Google Play, but like we mentioned, to get any real use from it you'll need to shell out for the in-app premium upgrade. You can grab it from the link below.

Avast! Mobile Backup (Free, $2/mo or $15/yr Premium) | Google Play

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