Helium - App Sync and Backup

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    Helium - App Sync and Backup

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    Published: 2014-07-02, by .

    Sync and backup your unrooted Android to the cloud or your SD card

    • Cloud/SD card backup
    • Sync data across Android devices
    • No need for rooting your device
    • Requires use of Desktop program
    • Many permissions

    "Backup to the future"

    Concerned about what might happen to all your apps and data should your Android ever bite the dust? Helium is your syncing and backup solution. No need for rooting, either - Helium works on any Android device.

    Run Helium on your desktop and connect your Android to your computer to give the app the leeway it needs to work its magic. You'll be able to select whether you want to backup to the cloud or to your SD card. You can also sync your data with any of your other Android devices, regardless of whether they're on the same network. Schedule regular backups, and rest easy that your data is safe and sound.

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    Janel Appszoom logo

    by Janel , Appszoom

    Jul 02, 2014


    Helium is the missing app sync and backup solution for Android.
    Helium does NOT require root. All Android users can use Helium to backup and sync Android applications.

    Helium lets you backup your apps and data to your SD card or cloud storage. With Helium, you can sync app data from your other Android devices-- even if they are not on the same network. Set up backup schedules with Helium, and never lose data again.

    Helium Setup
    1. Install Helium on Android
    a) Root user? You're done!
    2. Install and run Helium Desktop (link below)
    3. Connect Android to computer.
    a) You may need to set your USB Connection Mode to "PTP". (Nexus 7, Nexus 10, etc)
    4. Helium on Android should now be enabled.

    Support Wiki

    Helium (Free) features:

    Backup and restore to SD card
    Backup and restore from PC

    Helium (Premium) features:

    No ads
    Automatic Backup schedules
    Android to Android sync
    Cloud backup and restore
    * Dropbox
    * Box
    * Google Drive

    b>Note: Some Sony devices have issues with Helium. This includes the Xperia S and Xperia Z. Sony has *disabled* backup on these devices completely.

    Helium Desktop Installer (non-rooted users):
    Chrome browser user? Try the Chrome app:
    Not a Chrome user, or want the desktop installer?

    Why do you need so many Permissions?
    Contacts - Backup call log and sms
    SMS - Backup call log and sms
    Accounts - Backup and restore from Drive
    Phone State - Uniquely identify phone for Android to Android sync
    Read Logs - Debugging and bug reports
    Wifi - Make sure scheduled backups only happen on wifi

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    Users comments for Helium - App Sync and Backup

    An Trần

    by An Trần

    Jan 11, 2018  |  "Poor"

    Stupid app

    jerad fong

    by jerad fong

    Jan 11, 2018  |  "Poor"

    Did not work with mi mix and mi mix 2. Windows 10 x64 detects both phones while in ptp but helium refuses to detect the phone in ptp.

    C White

    by C White

    Jan 11, 2018  |  "Poor"

    An amazing pain in the @$$ to get working. Have fun!

    Marios Patrikidis

    by Marios Patrikidis

    Jan 10, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    Perfect. Only thing I don't like is that you need to connect to pc, so that it is activated, every time. Would love to have restore on the go, without activation.

    Nikolay Pystin

    by Nikolay Pystin

    Jan 10, 2018  |  "Good"

    Перестал работать как обновился до Android Oreo. Гелиума нет в разрешении на установку приложений, поэтому и не работает. Исправьте пожалуйста ?


    by surferdjnj

    Jan 10, 2018  |  "Good"

    Needs better directions. Use youtube, watch xda Dec video, refer to awesome comment describing changing back to my mode before copying folder