If you, or your kids, are addicted to Minecraft PE you might know the frustration that comes when you have to move to a new device or you have to reset your tablet but there are a few easy apps to help you backup your Minecraft PE worlds. Here’s our quick list of 3 apps to backup Minecraft PE on Android. It’s worth noting that these techniques can be used to backup any folder on your Android device.
Note: Minecraft PE keeps your worlds in the /sdcard/games/com/mojang/minecraftWorlds folder which can easily be accessed from any file explorer tool or from the apps below.
1. Autosync for Google Drive
Autosync comes in two flavours; Free and Pro. The Free one is ideal for most Minecraft worlds and it’s only real limit is that it can only back up one folder and it will only backup files up to 10mb in size which for most creative worlds seems fairly reasonable. You can set your Minecraft folder to back up at fixed intervals such as every hour and your folder is mirrored in your Google Drive. Because your folder is mirrored it’s more suitable for keeping a copy of your worlds ‘just in case’ rather than having a series of point-in-time backups of your folder.
2. ES File Explorer
The old-faithful ES Explorer is another great option. ES Explorer allows you to connect to any number of Cloud storage providers and easily copy files and folders to them manually. There’s no automatic scheduled backup so it’s not suitable for set-and-forget type of backups, but it’s easily one of the most friendly tools to use if you want to backup Minecraft, or any other data, before wiping your device.
3. FolderSync Lite
FolderSync also comes in two flavours – can you guess what they might be? – and the Lite is going to be more than capable of backing up your virtual worlds. FolderSync supports the full range of Cloud providers, just like ES File Explorer, so wherever your storage is located you should be good. There’s a wealth options in FolderSync Lite including scheduled syncs, notifications, allowed WiFi networks and much much more.
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