Helium - App Sync and Backup

Helium - App Sync and Backup


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.

*Heads up: Helium will not work with the Android L Preview. adb backup is broken, and will be fixed before release. On the bright side, it seems there is active work happening on that feature, and more features being added (widget state backup and restore).*

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
https://github.com/koush/support-wiki/wiki/Helium-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

Note: Helium is NOT available to Motorola devices. This is because Motorola phones have a bug that break Android's backup mechanism. Until this is fixed by Motorola, Helium will not work on those Androids. You can download Helium manually here:
http://download.clockworkmod.com/apks/Backup.apk
If you find that Helium *does* work on your Motorola Android, please notify me.

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):
http://www.clockworkmod.com/carbon

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

Recent changes:
Fix that Google Drive up real good!

Sorry for the bugs. Feel free to contact support if your Drive issues are not resolved.
Add to list
Free
85
4.3
User ratings
33840
Installs
1,000,000+
Concerns
3
File size
5254 kb
Screenshots
Video of Helium - App Sync and Backup Screenshot of Helium - App Sync and Backup Screenshot of Helium - App Sync and Backup Screenshot of Helium - App Sync and Backup Screenshot of Helium - App Sync and Backup Screenshot of Helium - App Sync and Backup

About Helium - App Sync and Backup
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.

*Heads up: Helium will not work with the Android L Preview. adb backup is broken, and will be fixed before release. On the bright side, it seems there is active work happening on that feature, and more features being added (widget state backup and restore).*

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
https://github.com/koush/support-wiki/wiki/Helium-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

Note: Helium is NOT available to Motorola devices. This is because Motorola phones have a bug that break Android's backup mechanism. Until this is fixed by Motorola, Helium will not work on those Androids. You can download Helium manually here:
http://download.clockworkmod.com/apks/Backup.apk
If you find that Helium *does* work on your Motorola Android, please notify me.

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):
http://www.clockworkmod.com/carbon

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

Recent changes:
Fix that Google Drive up real good!

Sorry for the bugs. Feel free to contact support if your Drive issues are not resolved.

Visit Website
User reviews of Helium - App Sync and Backup
Write the first review for this app!
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Yesterday 12:33 PM
Worth it! Saved my life Omg thx so much
A Google User
Yesterday 11:19 AM
Cloud backup works again
A Google User
Yesterday 11:18 AM
Worked good for a Galaxy S3, but But the desktop side won't detect a OnePlus One, and my work blocks the website, so it doesn't do me much good.
A Google User
Yesterday 4:23 AM
Awesome app
A Google User
Yesterday 1:41 AM
Easy, pretty fast. Went as planned, backed up many apps at a decent speed, restoring some at the moment going fairly quickly. Restore is fast but with default option you must download apps from play store.