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Screenshots: Keep your Android device backed up with these five apps

Introduction

Most Android users already enjoy a solid backup plan--whether they know it or not. Because the device is connected to a cloud account, much of the data is already backed up. Couple that with using a Gmail or IMAP email account, and email backup is just an account setup away.

But there are still bits and pieces of your device that may not get backed up. For example, the built-in backup process doesn’t collect your phone-stored contacts, your SMS or phone history, some app data, or files stored on your device. When you have backup needs that default Android can't cover, where do you turn?

Here are five free apps that can easily pick up the slack.

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About Jack Wallen

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and Linux.com. He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website jackwallen.com.

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