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3 Steps to Copy/Backup Android Data to External Hard Drive

Updated on Apr 09, 2019 by Tracy King to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
This article shows you how to copy and backup Android data to external hard drive, USB or other devices within 3 simple steps. If your Android phone internal or external memory is full, follow to see how to free up Android storage space by copying or backing up Android to external hard drive now.

How to copy Android data to external hard drive to free up storage space

"I'm using Nexus P6 and it's nearly full recently, reminding me to clean up files all the time. I'm thinking that if I can copy or clone the Android data such as photos, videos or documents to an external hard drive, I can free up quite a lot of internal and external space on the phone then.

I don't want to sync my files to Google Drive. And I don't want to take too much time copying and pasting files to the external hard drive. If you have a faster and more secure way to help me back up and copy Android data to the external hard drive so to free up storage space, please let me know. Thank you."

If you are having the same need as the above case, don't worry. The best backup software for Android - EaseUS Todo Backup will help.

Download Android data backup software for help

The best Android backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup supports you to effectively backup Android data to external hard drive or other storage devices within 3 simple steps. 

It's 100% free to back up or clones Android data to external hard drive with this software. You can directly download it here to install on your PC and then follow below steps to copy and backup Android data so to free up storage space now:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo Backup and choose "File Backup".

choose file backup

Step 2. On the "File Backup" window, you can choose almost every type of files from many directories via the "User Defined" mode, but it's even faster using the "File Type" mode when you only back up some specific file types such as documents, pictures, videos, music and so on. So, use the proper way to choose the target files you want to backup.

choose files you want to backup

Then add the plan name or text description to the file backup and then choose a backup location.

To backup files to an external hard drive, click "Browse..." in the "Destination" area.
Expand the "Computer" and choose the external hard drive you've correctly connected to the computer. Click "OK".

choose external hard drive to backup files

Also, if you're interested in getting more backup features, go and find them by clicking "Schedule", "Image-reserve strategy" and "Backup options".

schedule file backup

Step 3. After settings were all made, click "Proceed".

After this, you can remove or delete the backed up files from your Android phone so to free up more valuable space by then.