I need to send in my phone for a repair. The phone still works normally, so I like to backup all my phone specific data (SMS, whatsApp messages, app settings, account settings (contacts and calender sync), ...) and wipe the phone before I send it in.
I read Full Backup of non-rooted devices - but the question is basically from back in 2012 - and so is the most upvoted answer (
adb) which also disclaims "This solution will not back up and restore contact, SMS or calendar information" which makes it seem rather half-baked to me. (sorry.)
Also, Android 6 has a built-in backup, I'm just totally unsure how well that works. (And what app stuff it does or doesn't backup.)
settings > backup&restore > more > manual backup > (sdcard)
Here's what the backup (to SD card) confirmation looks like: (sorry German)
So what did it actually backup (seems like SMS are included / bullet Gespräche") and how can I verify that?
How do I check whether some app settings are included or not?
Can I be confident to get that stuff restored to the factory reset device once it is returned from repair?
Android Version is shown as 6.0.1