How to Backup and Restore Data by Sony PC Companion?

For Sony users, have you ever been upset by data loss in the past time? If you do, have you ever stopped to find out a way to avoid this kind of situation? Fortunately, Sony PC Companion, which is a free software developed by Sony corporation to manage and organize Sony smart phone and tablet, is able to fix that problem for you. With it, you can backup and recover contacts, call logs, messages, calender, settings, music, videos, images, etc from Sony Xperia Z5/ Z3/ Z2/Z1/C5/C4/C3/M5/M4/M2/E4
/E3. In the mean time, the main steps for Sony backup and restore will be displayed at below with full specifications.

Part One: Sony Xperia Backup with Sony PC Companion

1.Download and install Sony PC companion at your computer.
2.Connect Sony device to PC via USB cable.
If you are having problems to connect Sony phone or tablet to computer, check out this guide: Connect Android to PC
3.Find out “Backup&Restore” at Sony PC companion home page, then click “ Start”.

Sony Xperia Backup with Sony PC Companion

4.Tap “Backup”, and select data genre that you want to backup. Such as messages, calender.

Sony Xperia Backup with Sony PC Companion

5.After choosing, click “next’. Wait few minute for Sony PC Companion to retrieve device’s file system information.

Sony Xperia Backup with Sony PC Companion

6.Opt the data folders you want to backup. You can select folder stored at internal memory or SD card. After selection, click “ Next”.

Sony Xperia Backup with Sony PC Companion

7.Set the backup file name to help better finding. Then click “Next”. Sony data backup will start immediately.

Sony Xperia Backup with Sony PC Companion

Part two: Sony Data Recovery with Sony PC Companion

After backup, you can restore backed up files at any time without worrying data loss.
1.Connect Sony device to computer. Locate “Backup&Restore” at Sony PC companion interface and click “Start”.
2.Choose backup file that you want, then click “Restore”.

Sony Data Recovery with Sony PC Companion

3.Select the data genre that you need to restore, such as messages. Click “Next”, it will take a while for Sony PC Companion to retrieve device’s file system information.

Sony Data Recovery with Sony PC Companion

4.After preparation is down, click “next”. Then the program will start to restore.

Sony Data Recovery with Sony PC Companion

After restoring, disconnect Sony device, then turn off your device. At last turn on your device, you will be able to view the restored data.

Warning: Do not amend your device’s content during backup and restore process, as modification will cause backup and restore failure.

If you need to restore without backup, you are suggested to apply third party software-Android Data Recovery Mac.

Hints:
Besides backup and restore data from Sony phone and tablet, Sony PC companion has several features that you can not ignore.
1.Transfer data between Sony and other mobile device, including iPhone.
2.Transfer data between Sony device and computer.
3.Manage all of your data at Sony device.