Well, many of us have a Nokia mobile and some of us have a Symbian S60 series mobile. The good thing about using a Symbian S60 Mobile is the ability for you to upgrade the firmware all by yourself. Upgrading the firmware would erase all the settings, messages and contacts on your phone. So, before I guide you through upgrading your phone, I’ll first teach you how to backup your phone using Nokia PC Suite.
Select your model from the list displayed on that page and download the version of Nokia PC Suite. Once downloaded, run the installer and complete the installation. You may be asked to restart your computer.
On restarting, Nokia PC Suite will open the Connection Manager that will guide you through connecting your mobile phone.
Select the instructions on screen. You can choose your connection depending on if you have a cable or bluetooth. I recommend a cable since the transfers are much faster.
Once connected, open up Nokia PC Suite and select Backup which is the very first icon
Hitting Backup opens up the Nokia Content Copier application. The Nokia Content Copier is an extremely powerful application that will allow you to quickly backup your phone contents and restore them if necessary. You’ll see a window like in the screenshot below. It tells you the last time you made a backup which in my case was yesterday.
Simply hit Backup from the main window and you’ll be displayed with a list of sets that you can backup as shown in the screenshot below. You can optionally choose to backup User files from a memory card, however, if you have a large memory card, this will simply inflate the size of the backup and take much longer to create it.
Simply Hit next on this screen and you’ll be prompted for a location to save the backup file. We’ll leave it at the default and hit Next.
And, now we wait while the software backups all the files, images, videos, messages, bookmarks and settings and stores them safely on your computer.
That’s it. You now have a backup that you can run to in case of an emergency, or when you accidently delete contacts or messages or in case you upgrade the firmware of your phone. Stay tuned, for that’s next Monday 🙂