However, if you wish to backup your phone data including contacts, calendars, applications, configuration and settings, then you should use Sprite Backup. My colleague Nate has written about the previous version (5.1) in this article. The newest version out is Sprite Backup 6.1 and it looks like the quality continues to be high.
As soon as I installed the cab file onto my phone it lets you use it for a number of days as a trial or, if your have your authorization number, just type it in and you are set to go. See the animation I made from screen grabs. It let me pick out exactly which files I wanted backed up, where I wished the Backup to be stored and then proceeded to do the deed! There’s no screen grabs of the actual backup because it resets the phone. It creates a Temp folder in the saved location (the storage card in my case). And the backup file is an exe – compressed and self-extracting so I can restore my phone data at any time. If your phone has Windows Mobile 6 then you can take advantage of the WM6 storage encryption feature. Now you can backup to an encrypted SD card.
Written by Cecilia