Table of contents
To keep the phone rolling smoothly, from time to time a classic data backup and factory reset are necessary, but it’s important not to forget what to save before hitting the red button. These are my checklist and importing workflow.
- export extensions configuration and settings
- Espanso config
- Export apps settings
- OSMAnd+ favorites and settings
- WiFi passwords
- important messages
- archived messages
- global backup
- important WhatsApp audios
- Contacts (if not synced)
- Two Factor Authentication App
Transfer files #
I use ADB to transfer any file or folder from my Android device to my Mac, and this is how I do it.
Firstly, connect the phone to the computer.
Open the terminal and move to the
platform-tools folder (I keep in
Then, check if the two devices are connected correctly by running
navigate in the phone’s directories
./adb shell ls -al
once the path of the directories which contain the content that has to be copied on the computer has been noted, execute:
./adb pull /path/in/phone /destination/path/on/computer
And it’s done. This is how simple, neat, fast, and powerful this process is.