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You've bought a brand new Android phone and you've begun taking pictures, making videos, sending messages, and more. When your phone runs out of memory, what do you do?
The best way to free up space on your device is to back up your data. To do this, you need to have installed an application that syncs between your phone and a PC. For Android phones, this is no simple matter due to the variety of models and phone manufacturers.
Below is a list of popular applications for syncing between a PC and an Android phone:
Which flavor of Android?
Not all Android phones run the same operating system version. In addition, each phone manufacturer has its own application that allows the "phone to talk to the PC". As a result, it's really important to know what brand your device is.
If your phone is a less well-known brand, such as an LG, locate your installation CD or browse the manufacturer's web site for the sync application - assuming the manufacturer has a web site, that is!
Samsung Kies is the official Samsung synchronization application. It works with all Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, S3, S4, Galaxy Ace and Galaxy Mini phones.
You download and install the Samsung Kies app on your PC and connect your phone using a USB cable. The application lets you transfer music, photos, videos and other files from your mobile phone.
You can also back up copies of your most important data such as your calendar, SMS messages, notes, and more.
In addition, some phones let you update your Android version using Samsung Kies.
Kies Air is an app for your Android phone or tablet. Basically, Kies Air copies files between any Samsung devices you own.
To synchronize data with your PC, just use a Wi-Fi connection, launch the Kies Air app and copy the code generated by the app into your PC browser.
From there, from there you can very easily copy images, videos, music and more.
LG PC Suite is the official LG application for managing and synchronizing the contents of your mobile device. The program is very straightforward and lets you easily copy everything you want from your LG device to the PC.
The cool thing about LG PC Suite is that the first time you run the program and connect your phone, a step-by-step wizard teaches you how to carry out the most important tasks.
All your content appears in an organized way that makes sense and is easy to manage.
Although HTC phones are not as popular as some, HTC Sync works with HTC Sensation, Evo, Wildfire, Desire, Desire S, Z and other models of HTC phones.
The HTC Sync interface is very intuitive and makes it easy to synchronize data between your phone and your PC.
All content to be synchronized is divided into categories: contacts, notes, calendar, photos and music. Select one or more categories and the items are copied. It's that simple!
Which application do you use to sync your Android data with your PC?