With the increase in the use of smartphones, the data stored on your mobile phones has seen an exponential rise. You store everything on your smartphones, right from a mobile number to media files and grocery lists.
The more the data, the more difficult it becomes to handle. You are under the constant threat of losing a chunk of data or the entire data. There are many ways for backup and sync available for Android-based smartphones. However, there are software tools designed for this purpose to manage your data and organize the apps on your Android devices.
MobiKin Assistant for Android is an all in one tool which allows you to backup all the data on your Android phones and also manages the apps, media, contacts, and messages for you. We have tried the free and paid version of the MobiKin Assistant for Android for our One Plus 6T device and noted down honest feedback below. The pros and cons addressed below can help you decide whether to opt for this tool or not.
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Using MobiKin Assistant for Android as a Device Manager for Android
You can download MobiKin Assistant for Android from the Official site. You have the option to choose between Windows and Mac versions for download. We installed and reviewed the Windows version of the software.
Installation and User Interface
After downloading the MobiKin Assistant for Android, you just need to follow the instructions on the installation wizard to install the tool. The instructions are straightforward, which makes installation easy, even for a non-tech-savvy person.
The User Interface is plain and simple. The buttons and icons on the UI are self-explanatory with the image used for it. However, as some icons do not show a label when you hover over them, people who are not used to such icons may find it difficult to understand the purpose of these icons.
The software is ad-free, which makes it cleaner. The ads just don’t pop-up from anywhere, even in the free version of the software.
You need to enable USB debugging on your Android device to connect it via cable. MobiKin Assistant for Android tool assists you in entering the USB debugging mode when you connect your phone via cable.
You need to choose your Android version to get clear instructions to enter the debugging mode.
Trial and Paid Version
The trial version of MobiKin Assistant for Android allows you to only scan and preview the data on your Android Mobile phone. If you wish to use all the features provided by the MobiKin tool, then you need to purchase a license.
The subscription for a single PC starts from $29.95 USD per year to $39.95 USD for a lifetime. You can check your device compatibility with the MobiKin Assistant for Android software using the trial version and only then opt for the paid version.
MobiKin mostly supports all the Android devices having Android version 2.0 and higher. MobiKin has listed all the supported mobile phones under the ‘Tech Spec’ section. If you don’t wish to download and check the tool’s compatibility with your Android device, then you can check out the list provided by developers.
Connect Device via WiFi
MobiKin Assistant for Android allows you to connect the Android Device to the Windows PC via WiFi. You no more need cables to access your device via MobiKin Assistant for Android tool.
The interface clearly highlights Connect via WIFI button; you need to click on it to connect your device and then download the MobiKin Assistant for Android app on your mobile, as mentioned by the MobiKin tool.
Scan the QR code shown on the screen from the app which you downloaded on the Mobile.
With MobiKin Assistant for Android, you can capture your Android phone’s screen and save it on your computer.
To use this feature, you need to connect your device via a cable. Screen Capture does not function when you are connected to the PC via WiFi.
Backup, Restore, Add or Delete Contacts
You can backup (Export) selected contacts or entire contact list in CSV, HTML, VCF, Outlook, BAK, and XML file formats. MobiKin Assistant for Android allows you to restore (Import) contacts from VCF, Outlook, BAK, XML, and JSON file formats.
You can Add and Delete the contacts via MobiKin Assistant for Android, and the change will be immediately reflected in your contact list. After adding a new contact; you need to refresh the contact list in MobiKin; otherwise, the newly added contact won’t be visible.
The window opened while adding a contact will not close even after you are done adding a new contact, you need to click on the cross button to close it.
Install, Uninstall and Backup Apps
You can install and uninstall apps via MobiKin Assistant for Android. Whenever you uninstall apps, it is immediately removed from your phone. In case you wish to install apps via MobiKin, you need a .apk file for it.
We recommend using the Google Play Store to install your apps. It is an easy, secure, and better way to download and install the apps on your device.
You can export all or selected apps in apk format and save it on your PC using MobiKin Assistant for Android.
MobiKin Assistant for Android allows you to send, delete, export (backup), and import (restore) your messages.
You can send a message to anyone, all you need is a mobile number and the text to be sent. The mobile number can be imported from the contact list if it is saved.
You can export the messages in the same file formats as contacts while you can import messages only from BAK, JSON, and XML file format.
To use the delete function in messages, you need to make MobiKin as the default messaging app on your Android device. Later, you can reset the default messaging app on your Android device using the Reset button on the MobiKin tool.
Functions over Media Files
You can add, delete, and backup all your media files like music, photos, books, and videos using MobiKin Assistant for Android. The media files will be exported in the original file format.
MobiKin Assistant for Android allows you to move your images among the folders already present on your device.
Pros of MobiKin Assistant for Android
- Clean and Simple User Interface
- One tool to manage all your data on the Android device
- Allows you to connect two phones at one time
- Can send messages using MobiKin Assistant for Android interface
- Allows to capture mobile screen
Cons of MobiKin Assistant for Android
- The free version has severe limitations, but you can definitely use it to see if MobiKin Assistant works for your device and whether it offers all the features you need.
- The Android app needs to be sideloaded and is not available on the Play Store.
- The MobiKin Assistant service runs separately from the app in the background. It does not stop when you exit the app and you need to force stop it manually.
- Screen Capture doesn’t work when the device is connected via WiFi
MobiKin Assistant for Android is a one-stop tool for managing your Android device. MobiKin Assistant for Android can be useful to someone who does not want to sync their data to the Gmail account or has problems backing up the data using Gmail. It is also a useful software to make complete, regular backups of your smartphone.
MobiKin Assistant for Android is an easy-to-use tool. The instructions are clear enough to guide a non-tech-savvy person with backup and restore. As such, we can recommend it for you to try out if you are looking for such a software.
Also, since they offer lifetime licenses, we’d recommend getting that one instead of the yearly license to get the maximum value from this software.