Questions tagged [backup]

Use this tag if you have issues with backups (of apps, settings, documents) on your Android device. As this is a quite generic tag, please use a more specific tag if applicable, for example 'nandroid', 'titanium-backup', 'clockwork-mod'. For restoring your backups, 'restore' is the more appropriate tag. Check the full tag wiki for more details and hints.

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Lost phone & all notes (my book). Are they in Google Backup?

Wrote my life's memories on NOTES for the 2nd time. Last time, I switched from (lost) Huawei to Xiaomi and thought they were not restored because of that. This time, I restored my Redmi 10C data, ...
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How to back up and restore Keys Cafe and My Stickers?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and migrating to a new Z Flip5. I spent a week setting up the Keys Cafe with specific tags on 100s of images that enable me to see pop-up suggestions of memes in my ...
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Website shortcuts on the homescreen are gone on Android 11 - how to restore them?

I lost all my website shortcuts on the homescreen on Android 11. I didn't know of this bug due to which all web shortcuts on Android can suddenly disappear at any time. How to get the shortcuts or the ...
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WhatsApp doesn't restore chats from backup

Samsung A54, which had WhatsApp installed with two phone numbers, broke down. Google Drive contains backups of both the phone itself and WhatsApp chats (size 3.1 GB). I'm trying to set one phone ...
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Does Android automatically back up the old/original data after a factory data reset?

I have been continuously having problems with my device being compromised, and even after a factory reset, the problem still persists. If an Android device is not instructed after a factory data reset,...
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Whether data recovery after flashing custom ROMs needs a copy of eMMC as a whole

The common guide for Android data backup and recovery is to make a copy of userdata, while I noticed that after flashing CM ROM all my devices (Oppo Find 7 MSM and Meizu Meilan2 MTK) contents of /dev/...
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How do you extract an .ab file to .tar?

For 2 days, I've desperately been trying to recover a very important, accidentally deleted text conversation from Message+. Let me say, I know NOTHING about tech! After trying questionable softwares ...
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Cloning a Xiaomi Note 10s

I had been assaulted twice in the last 6 months, looked into the barrel of pistols and had a guy wielding a knife in front of me. Their goal was to take my phone off me. I had more money in my pocket ...
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How do I restore just one app's data with adb?

I used adb backup -f DailyBeanBackup.ab com.bluesignum.bluediary and it made a backup file and I want to try restoring it but when it asks for my password it says This will replace any data currently ...
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How to back up OSMAnd favourites using ADB?

First attempt to back up favourites to my PC after enabling USB debugging and connecting the phone to the PC: Open OSMAnd+ 4.6.11 Click the hamburger menu Click Settings Click Export to file Expand ...
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Login into a phone with broken screen using adb

I have a Android 10 phone with broken screen (it doesn't display anything and doesn't react to touches) that has ADB enabled. It boots (probably to the lockscreen) as I can see it in adb devices and ...
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Adb backups save no data

I want to reinstall the OS on my OnePlus phone running Android 12. Before I do that I would like to backup some of my apps which don't store their data in the cloud. The phone is not rooted, so I have ...
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Configure ZArchiver app to continue operation on error & write log file

I use Samsung Galaxy S10+ on Android 12. In the phone, a 256 GB SD card is plugged in. A USB hub is connected to the USB-C OTG of the phone. In a USB-A, the USB stick is plugged in. For the target, I ...
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Recover WhatsApp chat history using crypt14 file

I tried to restore WhatsApp chat history using the crypt14 file following the steps on the WhatsApp page (https://faq.whatsapp.com/6181521285295518/?helpref=hc_fnav&cms_platform=android&cms_id=...
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Is Android backup no longer able to back up SMS and MMS for G Suite users?

I am using G Suite legacy and recently around October 2023, I discovered that my SMS and MMS were not backed up in the Android backup provided by Google One. On a Gmail account, backups work normally ...
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How to back up Google Keep data

How do I back up my Google Keep data? Is there a way I can download everything in one single large .tar.gz tarball or other contiguousing and compression format? Thanks.
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TWRP - Backup Failed with Error Code 255 - CreateTarFork () - Samsung Galaxy S20+ Ultra

I have a fresh Nov/Dec updated ROM Build for my Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G986B). Since it's a fresh clean ROM with all necessary apps and the performance of my phone is seamless, I want to create a ...
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Create a complete backup of the Whatsapp "Media" folder by deleteing all the .nomedia files in all the subfolders

WhatsApp stores all sent and received images, documents, and videos in the following file structure: Internal memory >> Android >> Media >> com.whatsapp >> Whatsapp >> ...
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Create a complete backup of the Whatsapp "Media" folder by deleteing all the .nomedia files in all the subfolders [duplicate]

WhatsApp stores all sent and received images, documents, and videos in the following file structure: Internal memory >> Android >> Media >> com.whatsapp >> Whatsapp >> ...
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How to access photos and videos stored inside Google Photos "Locked Folder" using adb?

I would like to take the backup of all photos and videos stored inside google photo's "Locked folder". I use adb to pull out files from my android. And i would like to seemlessly pull media ...
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Nandroid backup/restore alternative(s)?

I'm running Android 13 on a device for which there is no TWRP nor OrangeFox recovery module: it's a Pixel 7 Pro. I'd like to perform the equivalent of nandroid backup/restore, and I'm wondering if ...
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Double backup and migration for Iphone

I am about to migrate from a Xiaomi Mi6 to an Iphone 15. I have a regular whatsapp installed on the Mi6. Its backup is configured to Never backup on Google Drive. However, I do have data in an old ...
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How to restore Contacts from a filesystem backup?

I make filesystem backups of /data/ and am trying to restore my contacts. Contacts appear to be stored in /data/data/user_de/0/com.android.providers.contacts/, specifically its database/contacts2.db. ...
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How to navigate and interact with a HUAWEI P30 Lite with a broken screen using an external keyboard

I have a HUAWEI P30 Lite with a broken screen, and I'm attempting to save my data. I've connected an external USB keyboard and mouse, as well as inserted an SD card for backup. However, I'm ...
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Create an exact image of the internal storage

My relative lost all her photos by clicking on "format data" on her Realme 7 recovery menu (the one popping up at startup when holding together the volume down and power button - found out ...
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Lost old MMS images; can't find in Google Photos

I have years-long Google Messages text threads that have many, many photos. I've changed phones a lot, and the images have always been retained in the threads. I believe I have always selected the ...
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Backing up Google Drive files to a file on a USB key

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I would like to back up my Google Drive files in their entirety to my USB key. How can I do this from the Google Drive app, if possible. If not how can ...
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Backup.ab - Java NumberFormatException Error

I got an ab file with adb from my phone's notes folder. Which I can not access without root. I am trying to convert it to the tar file but cmd gives me this error in the picture. My command was ; ...
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Manually backup and restore individual Bluestacks instances?

I am looking to see if anyone has successfully figured out a way to manually backup and restore Bluestacks instances. I am not asking about Bluestacks backup and restore capability as this does not ...
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How to backup WhatsApp chats including voice notes

There are plenty of questions addressing WhatsApp backups but none seem to work for me. Even trying the built in options isn't working at all. Using export chat without media only goes back to ...
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How to backup/restore specific apps for new phone?

I'm switching from OnePlus 6 to Nothing Phone and just want to backup some (from some apps not all apps) app data without root access. What are my options? I've read several articles but their ...
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Get a list of unreadable files using ADB

I'm trying to make a backup of a dying SD card on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8. I tried using adb pull, better-adb-sync, and other tools. The problem is that, not all files are readable because of the bad ...
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Data backup in recovery mode?

My Samsung a51 is broken and for some reason I can't turn it on, download mode is not available, only recovery mode. It has quite a lot of important data, mostly pictures. Is there a way to make a ...
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Creating a backup partition on Android

It would be lovely if I could manually allocate a portion of space to create a partition for backup that's separated from the other partions that gets wiped or replaced when flashing a custom rom so ...
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Whatsapp backup recovery [duplicate]

I am trying to get an old backup from one phone to another the problem is the phone from which am trying to get the back up from got stolen I still have access to all my accounts like Google Drive so ...
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Can't restore /data (non-gsi)

Redmi 7A (Pine). Some LineageOS ROM was working for years, but I decided to update Magisk via the app, that was a big mistake... The system failed to boot so I backed up only /data without /data/media ...
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Saving a complete MMS with images and text

I have a Moto G Power (Android 10). I get great MMS with GIFs and words. I can save the GIF easily. Is there a way to save the entire message (GIF and text)? Google only backs up the attachment, not ...
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Delete photos from WhatsApp backup

I had recently painstakingly deleted lot of unwanted WhatsApp photos from my gallery to save storage space. But unfortunately WhatsApp has again restored all those photos (probably from backup). How ...
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How to open backup.ab

i got a backup.ab file with password. I'am looking for how to open it for 1 month but i still couldnt open it. I really need help can anyone tell me how can i open it please explain it with step-step
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How to download all photos from Google Photos into device?

I wanted to do a factory reset. I made a backup of my device using "Setting" → "Accounts and backup" → "Google drive" → "Back up data" → "Back up now" ...
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Is it possible to back up data in this situation?

I want to backup data from my phone currently in bootloop The current situation: phone - LG V40 ThinQ Android Pie rooted with Magisk unlocked bootloader USB debugging enabled fastboot mode working (...
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Backup specific WhatsApp Chat to Google Photos

Any way to backup specific WhatsApp Chat's media (a group's media) to Google Photos? I can only see WhatsApp Images folder in GPhotos. I can't see any other way to do this. Any suggestions are ...
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How can I restore my SMS messages from google drive or samsung cloud backup?

My previous phone is damaged. I have created backups to Google Drive and Samsung Cloud. I see that Messages are backed up to both cloud services, but I cannot access the content of these backups. How ...
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Nandroid Phone Backup Using TWRP for ROM Hopping

I want to switch ROM for testing purpose. Before that I want to make a NANDROID backup of current ROM so that if anything goes wrong with the new ROM, I can restore the backup to remain at the same ...
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WhatsApp giving error message "unable to back up" (Google Drive)

My WhatsApp has been giving me trouble for a long time regarding backups. It started a couple of months ago when I pressed back up now and I received an error message saying "unable to back up&...
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Export accounts from Microsoft Authenticator

I have Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator. I want to move both off my main phone and onto two backup phones, mainly in case my main phone is ever lost or stolen. Walking around with all ...
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How do I back up the WhatsApp backup that is on Google Drive?

How do I back up the WhatsApp backup that is on Google Drive? If I go to WhatsApp - Settings - Chats - Chat backup, it tells me the Google account that my backup is at and the size. And if I go to ...
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Moving andorid secure folder between sd cards

I needed to upgrade my sd card size for my phone and have ~4-5k files in my android secure folder. I backed everything up to my laptop and then pushed it onto my new sd card. The copying got ...
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Why can't banking apps be backed up and restored?

Last night, I messed with the system and lost everything. Had to wipe the phone and do the whole ceremony that comes after. But the worst part was not restoring every single app, or restoring the ...
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How to access WIFI passwords in android backup?

I have backups from my previous android phone in my Samsung Account as well as in my Google Account. I do not want to restore the entire backup to my new phone, I just want to read the passwords ...
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