To avoid losing your valuable text messages, pictures, contacts, application data, game saves etc. you need to perform back ups. Back ups can sometimes become confusing and tedious. That's why I have created this tutorial - How to back up your HTC Wildfire S.
There are several methods to back up your HTC Wildfire S and some back up certain stuff and some don't:
1) Back up your settings, contacts, apps, calendar, and emails.
This is the simplest way to back up your phone. Simply go to Settings > Privacy and make sure Backup my settings is selected. Then go to Settings > Accounts and Sync > Gmail and select every option there is. Now when you restore your phone, or even move to another android phone - your settings, contacts, apps, calendar, and emails will all be there; as long as you use the same gmail account.
2) Back up Text Messages (SMS)
To back up your text messages, download this app entitled "SMS Backup & Restore" it lets you backup your text messages, view your backed up text messages, e-mail a text message backup to yourself and much more. Plus, it's free.
3) Photo Backup
To back up your photos, I recommend you drag and drop them to a hard drive or USB device, or use ASTRO File Manager.. To drag and drop them to a PC, simply start HTC Sync, then plug in your HTC Wildfire S and set it to "disk drive" mode. Copy the DCIM folder to a hard drive or other storage device that you will have access to if you ever need it. To email it to yourself. Simply view the photo on your phone, then click Menu > Share > Email.