4 Tools to Backup your Mobile Phone

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mobile-backup.jpg We have covered ways to backup emails, wordpress blogs, Firefox settings, computer files …. all but mobile phones. So it’s time to introduce some services to backup your mobile phone, i.e. contacts list, calendar entries, text mesages, browser bookmarks, phone settings, notes etc. As usual, all listed services are free or come with a dececnt free account option.

(1) Mobical – Simple and straightforward over-the-air mobile backup and restore service to automatically backup mobile address book, calendar, settings, bookmarks and notes online. Mobical supports pretty much all modern handsets and can be accessed from any web-enabled device. You can edit contacts, add appointments, and save notes online and it will sync added changes with your handset. Similarly, all on-phone edits will be synced with the web copy. Simple and convenient.

Mobical - Backup mobile address book and calendar.

More details @ Mobical: Backup Mobile Contacts and Calendar

(2) Bloove – Online mobile contact manager and backup tool. Edit address book contacts, add speed dial settings, make calls, and send SMS messages rite from your browser. Any changes made on the web are automatically synchronized with your mobile and vice versa. Supports only Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones. It’s also quite low on data usage and consumes only about 20 Kbytes per hour in idle mode.

Bloove -  Backup your Mobile Contacts

More details @ Bloove: Contact Manager for Your Mobile

(3) ZYB – Update: The service is no longer available: ZYB provides an easy way to backup and synchronize your mobile phone’s contacts, pictures, text messages and calendar events online. Unlike the above two, ZYB is a mobile networking platform that allows you to connect with friends, share pictures, exchange free messages, and follow-up on updates rite from mobile.

ZYB-ultimate companion for your mobile phone

More details @ ZYB : BackUp Your Mobile Online

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(4) Anywr – Anywr is a web-based contact manager and calendar that offers free contacts and calendar backup functionality. Plus you can use to import contacts from your Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, and Gmail accounts and sync them with your phone’s address book. For fulll feature list check out Anywr review on MUO directory.

Anywr - Backup your mobile address book online
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Comments (21)
  • Chris

    @Trisha
    “Really dislike the idea of having to install a software; also would never use a service that cost me money when there are others that are free.
    Also had some serious doubts when looking at some privacy policies”

    Free services are only free because they use YOU and YOUR datas ! Otherwise there is no magical way of doing money based on nothing. Advertising can pay some, but its sometimes not enough to pay the BEST services…

    I’d rather pay for a good service, but I WANT PRIVACY ! No way I’m gonna feed my personal stuff, SMS, pictures and all to a company abroad (I am not in USA, which explain the increased need for privacy maybe !). No way I will let all those data fly through cyberspace without encryption.

    I can’t imagine that this topic was not covered here, this is stunning !

  • Tim

    Still no joy after ages of trawling through backup software offerings: I do NOT want to backup calendar and SMS – I want to backup the phones settings like bluethooth connection details, SMTP email settings etc.

    It seems crazy to me that manufacturers like Sony/Ericsson etc don’t provide a way of going this…

  • Trisha

    I just had a look at most of the services,
    here’s what I think:
    Really dislike the idea of having to install a software; also would never use a service that cost me money when there are others that are free.

    Also had some serious doubts when looking at some privacy policies:
    Mobical e.g. might send you spams, Bloove collects personal information and details as do Anywr and Mobyco.
    Doesn’t sound pretty convincing to me; really wanna be the only one having access to my data.

    My opinion on the services mentioned above:

    -Mobical: seems to work with almost all phones, but the way the contacts are displayed looks pretty dated to me

    – Bloove: like the Skype-like call function; only works with Nokia and Sony Ericsson though which really sucks

    -Zyb: nice design, but I read that it is in Vodafone hands now and can be used only with one phone type…:(

    -Anywr: really like the basic functions, but sync works only with the 4 mentioned E-Mail accounts…:(

    -sabidu: looks like the winner to me: all the basic functions you need. Easy sync process and compatibilty with Outlook. Clear design, contacts are not doubled during sync, and no collecting of personal data!

  • janneluu

    3GMobile SMS + Contacts Backup
    http://www.3gmobiletool.com/download.html
    It could help you transfer your windows mobile sms to txt files or other backup file and save them in your pc.

  • Mark

    (imobiletool.com/windows-mobile-backup-suite.html) iMobileTool Windows Mobile Backup Suite 2.10

    Requirements: Pocket PC,Windows Mobile 2005,WM5,WM6

    Key Features:

    * Backup SMS Messages for windows mobile into txt file or .sms backup file and save onto your computer
    * Restore SMS Messages from a .sms backup file
    * Support customized sms backup
    * Support all SMS default folders (Inbox, Outbox, Drafts, Deleted, Send) and custom folders.
    * Restore SMS from the .sms backup file
    * Export your contacts into txt file or .cbf backup file format and save onto your pc
    * Backup both sim card contacts and outlook contacts
    * Backup contacts’photos and ringtones
    * Edit contacts info on computer directly
    * Set photos and ringtones for contacts on computer
    * Restore contacts from the .cbf backup file
    * Support unlimited contacts and SMS backup/restore.
    * Support VGA,WVGA.
    * Fast backup and restore speed
    * Easy to use

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