This post is going to be extremely helpful for android users who keep testing new custom ROM’s . This post is in-fact targeted for such users. We are going to talk about how anyone can backup their system application. You might be wondering what system application is, so worry not as we are going to explain it down.
What is Android System Application
The pre-installed software that comes with the Android operating system is known as system applications. These applications offer the fundamental functions and services that the Android system needs to run properly. The phone dialer, messaging app, camera app, calculator, clock, file manager, and settings app are a few examples of Android system apps. These applications are made to operate in the background and support the effective and efficient operation of the operating system. Since Android system apps are a crucial component of the operating system, they cannot be removed from the device without rooting it.
Process to backup Android System Application
- Download and install ES File Explorer from the Google Play Store or click here.
- Launch ES File Explorer and click on the three horizontal lines located at the top left corner of the screen to open the menu.
- From the menu, select “App Manager” and then click on “System App” to view a list of all the system applications installed on your device.
- Select the system application you want to back up and click on the “Backup” button located at the bottom of the screen.
- Choose a location to store the backup file. You can choose to store the backup file in your device’s internal storage or on an external SD card.
- Wait for ES File Explorer to create the backup file. This process may take several minutes, depending on the size of the application.
- Once the backup is complete, you will receive a notification. The backup file will be saved at the location you selected earlier.
- To restore the backed-up system application, go to the “App Manager” section of ES File Explorer and click on the “Restore” button located at the bottom of the screen.
- Select the backup file you want to restore and click on “Restore.”
- Wait for the restoration process to complete. Once it’s done, the restored app will appear in the app drawer.
Some of you might be wondering why we used ES File Explorer. We used it because of its ability to perform multitask, deleting system files, casting media and many more.
Note: Some android might detect ES File Explorer as harmful app but it isn’t. We have scanned this application through Avast. Since we have already talk about how to backup android system application, now let’s talk about how can we restore them and why and when to restore them.
Why and when to restore
When a device malfunctions, data is lost, or a system app is unintentionally removed, you can restore Android system apps. You can save time and effort by restoring a system app from a backup rather than having to reinstall and configure it. It’s crucial to remember that restoring a system app won’t restore any data that was lost before the backup, so it’s advised to periodically backup your system apps to prevent any data loss. Also, if you restore a system app to a device with a different operating system version, it might not operate, thus it’s crucial to confirm that the backup file and the device are compatible before restoring.
Things To Remember
- Regular backups: To prevent any data loss, it’s crucial to routinely backup your Android system apps. To create a backup of your system programs, you can use a backup app or a file explorer.
- Check compatibility: Verify that the backup file is compatible with the operating system version of your device before restoring a system app. The restoration might not succeed if the backup file is incompatible.
- Restore only system apps: Make careful to only restore system apps when you restore apps, never user-installed apps. User-installed software may interfere with backup restoration and cause compatibility problems.
- Follow the correct restoration process: Many backup apps may have different restoration procedures, so be sure to use the one that applies to your backup app of choice.
- Be persistent: Depending on the size of the backup file and the number of apps being restored, the restoration procedure could take some time. Thus, exercise patience and let the procedure run its course.
That’s it for now. If you have any suggestions, please do let us know using comment section.