Selecting the content to back up

You can back up the entire phone contents or selected content types. The content types available depend on the phone model that you are using.

Possible content types include:

  • Contacts from the phone memory. If you have contacts stored on the SIM card only, first copy them to the phone memory to include them in the backup. For detailed instructions, see your phone’s user guide.

  • Calendar and notes. If you later want to restore phone contents to the same phone model that was originally backed up, note that both calendar and notes are restored irrespective of which of these two content types you selected during the backup. Only when importing phone contents to another Nokia phone model, you can select to import either calendar or notes, or both.

  • Messages (text messages, multimedia messages and emails).

  • User files from the phone memory, hard disk or memory card depending on what is available in your phone. User files include images, videos, music and user documents. Large files may slow down the backup process. To avoid this, delete any unnecessary files from your phone, for example, files that you have previously saved on the PC.

  • Settings. The settings available depend on the phone model that you are using. Typical examples are applications, the radio and profile settings.

  • Internet bookmarks.



Copyright protections may prevent some images, ringing tones and other content from being copied, modified, transferred or forwarded.

To select what to back up

  1. From the list of content types available, select what you want to back up.

  2. Click Next.



If PC Suite support is missing from your phone, messages cannot be processed before you have installed the required support on your phone. For detailed installation instructions, see the section Installing PC Suite support.

See also:

Defining where to back up

Selecting the content to back up