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Today I have been researching a bit about the Android backup options (Since I have seen some people having to lose all their data due to ICS serious bugs).

From now, I prefer to use native options, such like the "default" option or the adb backup -all command.

But my question regards to the regular way. It's to say, I enable the Settings->Backup->Backup my data option (on ICS). Now I would like to check on my google account preferences when the data was last backed up and maybe what data is safe.

I'm not sure if that's possible, but does anyobody know it?

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I believe one's best recourse would be to undertake a nandroid backup as well as use an app like Titanium Backup. Even if one isn't rooted, I believe that's a far more efficient and overall better way of backing up one's device. –  Sparx Apr 16 '12 at 14:42
    
I agree with sparkx. I had to restore my phone, so I restored it using a nandroid backup, but it wasn't working right, half my apps wouldn't open, half my settings were missing, and the apps that did open didn't work correctly. So I flashed the Stock ROM back on and restored my apps from a Titanium Backup that I did and that worked pretty well. (Although not perfectly, some of my apps still won't work right. Like Swype and TextPlus) –  Mark Kramer Apr 17 '12 at 8:40
    
I should probably follow @Sparx advice, but well, having two backups is safer than one, besides, AFAIK, for a proper Titanium backup you need your phone rooted. –  mdelolmo Apr 17 '12 at 9:03
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I went to https://www.google.com/dashboard/b/0/ and found the section labeled "Android device"; that had a link labeled "More data stored about this device". Clicking that opened a popup window that showed a disappointingly short list of apps that had backed up some of their data: just some of the built-in apps from Google.

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Mine doesn't even have anything under Android Devices :/ –  Ben Brocka Apr 16 '12 at 16:59
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That was exactly what I was looking for, but I agree, the list is not complete at all. –  mdelolmo Apr 17 '12 at 7:39
    
@mdelolmo: The list shall be complete, but this is a feature that is be provided ('requested') by app's developers. Unfortunately few apps use (provide us) this feature integrated with google backup (look how it works: goo.gl/ABvsS) –  Luciano May 27 '13 at 19:40
    
More about how backup feature works (behind the scenes): goo.gl/nZXhp –  Luciano May 27 '13 at 19:47
    
This is really off-topic, but: for android developers who'd like to back up more data than what Google's backup service provides, ericsink.com/entries/announcing_zumero.html looks interesting. I've never used it; I'm just passing the link along. –  offby1 May 27 '13 at 23:47
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