How to Backup Android Apps on Computer (PC&Mac)?

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Android OS has attracted more and more customers due to its perfect functions and openness. In the Android phones world, we can easily share interesting files and favorite apps with others without any limitation. However, few people know how to copy all the apps from their Android phones or Android tablets to computer for backup.

Does it the same as what we do on the media files like photos, videos and music files? Of course not! To transfer apps from Android device to computer for backup or future use, you need the help from third-party tool.

The Best Android Apps Backup - Android Assistant

With the help of an additional app like Android Assistant, moving apps from Android phone or Android tablet to computer is not a tough thing any more. Android Assistant is an easy-to-handle tool to help you transfer not only apps, but also contacts, text messages, call logs, photos, videos, music, books and more files from Android devices to computer with several clicks. Also it helps you manage files on Android effectively.

You can choose to selectively transfer the Android files after preview to computer, or effectively back up Android files category by category. It supports almost all Android devices, including Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG, Huawei and so on. It can even download, install and uninstall various Android apps for you.

To backup Android apps on computer, you can follow the simple steps in the below. Now, you should download the free trial version of the Android Assistant on your PC or Mac first to get ready.

Method 1. Selectively Transfer Apps from Android Phone/Tablet to Computer

Using the "Export" button of the Android Assistant, you can freely preview the applications installed on your Android phone, select the apps that you want to back up and back up the app(s) by simply clicking "Export" button. Now, please follow the steps as below.

Step 1. Connect Android device to computer

Run the Android Assistant on your computer and connect your Android phone or Android tablet to the computer through USB data cable. For the first time you connect your Android phone to the computer, you will be asked to enable USB debugging on your Android phone, simply follow the onscreen guide to do it for successful connection. What to do if Android phone fails to connect via USB? >>

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Then the program will detect the device and show it in the primary window, with all the phone data displayed on the top menu in categories. You might see the Apps category is on the top.

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Step 2. Backup Android apps on computer

Click on the "Apps" tab on the top menu, you will see a list of installed Android apps on your phone showing in the program interface. To backup apps from Android to computer, you just need to select the apps you want and click the button of "Export" button above to choose a folder on your computer to save the selected and exported Android apps.

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By the way, if you need to install apps to your Android phone, you can directly click "Install" button of Android Assistant, browse and download the apps from Internet and confirm it to install onto your Android phone directly. If you want to delete apps from your Android phone, simply tick off unwanted apps from the app list and click "Uninstall" button to complete the task.

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Method 2. One Click to Back Up Android Apps to Computer

To effectively back up files on Android phone or tablet, the Android Assistant also offers you the powerful 1-Click Backup & Restore feature to make it more efficient. With this feature, you are enabled to transfer Android files to computer category by category, so you don't need to select the apps if you need them all. Also it is more convenient to restore the backup files to your Android phone after that if needed. Now, let's see how to make it.

Step 1. Go to Super Toolkit after connection.

After having your Android phone recognized by the program, please switch to "Super Toolkit" section at the top of the interface. Then you might see the "Backup " and "Restore" buttons here.

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Step 2. Back up apps from Android to computer.

To backup Android apps, please click "Backup" option, choose the contents you want to backup, i.e. "Apps" and anything else. Then choose the file location you want to store the Android app backup file on the computer, and click "Back Up" button. Thus the Android app will be backing up and stored on your computer immediately.

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By the way, after backing up the Android data, if you need to restore backups to Android phone, please click "Restore" button from the Super Toolkit. Later, just select a backup file from the backup list, check "Clear data before restoring" option if required, and hit "Restore" button to start restoring Android app backup file to your Android device right away. Learn more about how to backup and restore Android data. >>

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