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Questions tagged [google-backup]

For questions concerning the backup made to Google servers (which you are asked for on device initialization: "Do you want to backup your data to Google?")

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Transfer Android app with offline data to NEW PHONE without ROOT

I've purchased a new phone and have transferred most of the data from the old device to the new one using various means. There is one app, however, that does not have account login, so I cannot save ...
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What actually gets backed up, how many times?

Say I have a photo A taken by the phone camera. It is stored somewhere, but can be seen in the stock Gallery app as well as the Google Photos app. Q1:Are both apps using the same physical copy or are ...
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Google photos uploads everything from DCIM folder

So in my Redmi Note 7 Pro, the screenshots and screen recordings all go in a subfolder inside DCIM folder. Photos (app by Google) simply uploads everything in the DCIM folder. I have tried this, but ...
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Android (9) Pie's native “Back Up” to google drive grayed out

Android Pie has a native manual back up to google drive. After I turned off the back up and turned it back on, the back up button is grayed out. Since then I Re-added my google account on my phone ...
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How to restore data from Google Drive?

My Samsung Galaxy SGH-T99 broke recently. I can see the backup of my data on Google Drive. I will not repair the device and want to restore my data. How can I do that? Please provide guidance.
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Google Drive backup not showing

I switched phones a while back but just noticed that even if im logged in with the same google account, I am not able to access my previous phone's backup. These are the backups in my GDrive: I need ...
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On a multi-user Android device, when Google Backup runs, whose data will get backed up?

If it's enabled, Google Backup does two things. A) It runs "key/value backups", maybe once every few hours, and it stores the data in the Android Backup Service. B) It runs "Android Auto Backups", ...
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Why do I have enter all my logins on every app on a new Android phone?

I've just got a new OnePlus 6. It's installed my apps from my old phone but every one is asking for my login.I have loads and remembering the logins will take ages. On websites Chrome remembers this, ...
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Use Samsung or Google account for automatic backup?

On my Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0 I'm logged into both a Samsung account and a Google account. Both of these offer cloud backup and data synchronisation of settings and documents, but I'm ...
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When does google backup stop waiting?

I enabled google backup on my galaxy S8 this morning. Photos synced in a few minutes, but all other items ("App data", "Call history", "Contacts" etc) have a message under them reading "Waiting to ...
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How does Nokia automatic backup work on the new Android One devices?

My girlfriend recently got a new Nokia 6.1 device with Android One. Her last device got damaged and data was lost so I'd like to make sure this one is optimally backed up. I'm used to backing up my ...
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Prevent google backup of contacts?

I have Google backup turned off permanently, however my contacts are still backed-up somewhere to Google cloud. I discovered that yesterday from another device that offered me to recover my contacts ...
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Google Photos backs up only cover photo from burst mode photos

When I take picture on my Moto G5 Plus, I long press in my Camera app to get multiple photos. From what I have read, it is called burst mode. The photos are stored in the /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/...
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Restoring Android apps and settings on new redmi 4 from backup not possible

I used to use a Samsung Galaxy S5 and now switched to a Xiaomi Redmi 4. I have backup'd my phone settings and app settings to my google account. However, when I initialize my new phone, there is no ...
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Google apps restore option not showing up after factory reset

My phone is a Redmi Note 3. Due to some device issues, the service centre guy had to reset the software. I had my data backed up before that. But later, I when I did the factory reset myself hoping to ...
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Notification images appear in Google Photos backup

Why are images that appear in my notifications starting to appear in my Google Photos? How do I stop it?
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Pixel 2 can't start: How to retrieve photos and videos?

I've used a brand-new Pixel 2 since just a month ago but it's now stuck with the com.android.phone has stopped error (similar to the one here). I'm trying to retrieve my ~1000 photos and ~5 videos ...
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Can a Google/Samsung backup be restored if the account holder is not logged in?

I am concerned about security on an old phone that I have given away, after resetting it. Smart lock won't make any difference, as it only applies to my home location.
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Restore apps from backup on Google Drive

I have a backup of my old phone I can see in my Google Drive app on my new phone. How do I backup/restore all the apps from this backup? From searching, it looks like this should have been an option ...
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Combining two single sim phones (backup) into one dual sim phone

Is there any method of combining the Android backups from two mobile phones when I move from two single sim phones to a dual sim phone? I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running my UK contract SIM, and a ...
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Restore Pixel C backup

I had a Pixel C, which I backuped (System -> Backup -> ...). I can see that backup (1) in Google Drive. After the Pixel C died I now have a new Pixel C and would like to restore that Backup (1). When ...
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How to access google drive app backup data manually?

Since there is no way to restore app data from google drive's automatic backup outside of first setup (which has come and gone), is there a way to manually access and download the files for manual ...
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Do phone's sync or back up their notes?

I have just got a replacement phone. I backed up all my data with google and GCloud, and then claimed on the insurance to get a new phone. However after restoring all the data to my new phone, I ...
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Transfer multiple google accounts to a new device

I have several google accounts for different games, work and personal. I have 2 new devices on Android 7.0 Nougat. I would like to know how to transfer then all to the new devices without having to ...
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Remove Whatsapp backup from Google account that is no longer used

Last week I tried to move my Whatsapp account to a new phone. For some reason it didn't want to restore the backup, even if I moved the backup file manually. It turned out that the file was encrypted ...
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Cannot find device to restore google data and settings

I am trying to restore my google account on a new device but it cannot find any of my previous devices under "Restore your apps and data from one of these devices" I verified that my old devices have ...
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Does whatsapp backup media on Google Drive?

I linked my Google drive account with whatsapp for backup. They give the impression that all accompanying media including video and images gets backed up too. You can back up your chats and media to ...
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Can I access my Google Backup and or my HTC Backup on my PC?

On my old HTC One X+ (android 4.2) I've enabled both the htc backup and google backup via android's backup and restore. Now I see that HTC's backup has completed and googles too, but is it possible ...
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Google's backup service: what is it for?

I don't understand the goal of Google's backup for Android devices. I always thought that the automated backup was used to make sure that if anything happens with my device, I won't lose my data. In ...
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How to delete photos ONLY from google photos backup?

I backed up some photos in my android device to Google Photos. I want to un-backup them. I want them to stay only internally on my device. But if I delete photos from the app it deletes them also from ...
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Can I restore apps and settings from Google backup later?

When setting up a new device, Android offers to restore apps and settings from Google Backup. If I'd like to do it later, is it possible to do? Or is the setup the only time you have access to this ...
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KeyChain/KeyStore Backup

Is it possible to backup (local or Cloud) the keys from the keychain/keystore? I know the KeyChain is a system daemon which provides secure key storage. The keyStore will provide app-specific key ...
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how do i change my whatsapp number without losing chat history

Is there any way that I can restore my chat history, especially chats with a personal contact, when I change my number? I have important messages. I am using Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. Though, my phone is ...
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Android M Auto Backup with multiple devices

https://developer.android.com/preview/backup/index.html How does the new Android M Auto Backup feature work when you have multiple devices using the same Google Account (e.g. phone and tablet)? Does ...
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Auto restore doesn't work

I just switched from a Nexus 4 to Moto X 2nd generation this morning. I had backup ON on my nexus 4. When I added my account on the new phone I expected all the apps and related data to get restored ...
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Google+ Auto Backup does not upload older photos. How to reset?

I began to use Google+ Auto Backup for the photos, and I silly used the full quality option. So when I run out of space, I decided to switch back to standard quality, so not to use the allocated space....
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How can I delete backed up Google+ photos off of the phone?

How can I delete backed up Google+ photos off of the phone? I know Flikr has support for this, and I don't think there is a way to do this natively with Google+, so is there a 3rd party app or utility?...
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how to recover the back-up data from google account?

I backed-up my passwords and data from phone on to my google account. Then reset the device. how can i recover the saved passwords?(specifically wifi password)
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adb v backup & restore

Two ways to back up apps are adb (for example, adb -apk -noshared -all) and backup/restore (settings - backup % reset - Backup my data, also known as google backup). What's the difference? Is one ...
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Recover deleted SMS message using Google Backup?

I use Android 4.4.4 & XPeria Z3. Google auto backup service is turned on. Recently I deleted my SMS messages and now I want to recover one particular SMS. Is it possible via Google Backup? If ...
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Where can I find my Android backup?

Where can I find my Android backup in my Google account? What is the name of my android backup in my android device?
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How can I restore all my backed up data?

I wiped my old phone and got a new one today, and on my old phone I had all of Google's back-up options turned on, but it didn't sync any of my app data when I installed the apps on my new phone. ...
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Why will google+ auto backup not work on my wireless network?

It appears that my pictures will not back up to google+ unless I allow the sync service to use my mobile data and disable wireless. However, when back on my wireless, syncing just locks up, saying "...
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How to revert phone to state before last-but-one factory reset?

Two days ago I found my non-rooted Nexus 5 in my pocket asking me which language I like. It looks like it has been factory-reset, and I suppose that one of my corporate accounts has reacted on ...
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Google+ auto backup jams up my WiFi network

For months I tried to track down a ping issue (high ping; disconnect & reconnect my router; low ping for about 20 minutes; high ping again). Turns out, thanks to this answer, it was the Google+ ...
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Missing Google BackupTransportService in Cyanogenmod 11

Google backup seems not to be working on my Nexus 4 with CM11 (snapshot M9). I've the Google Apps installed (gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip), but when I try to list the transports, here's what I get: $ ...
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Galaxy s3 backup contacts google play [duplicate]

How can I get my contacts backs from my galaxy s3 when the LCD doesn't work and the screen is pitch black ?
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Does Google Backup “phone home” even when disabled?

I was just giving viaProtect a try, and stumbled upon this: viaProtect Screenshot showing "phone-home" activities (click image to enlarge) As you can see in the highlighted area, SystemBackupService ...
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Deleteing photos from device but still have them in the backup (default Google+)

I've been looking all over for a proper explanation of how to delete photos from the device (nexus 5) to reclaim some space, while being sure that the pictures are still in the Google+ backup. ...