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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Android phone does not recognize that there is a backup in Google Drive

I have backed up my phone (LG G7 ThinQ) to google drive and I am trying to restore my app data. The problem is that when I go into the settings app under the backup and restore option, it tells me ...
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Does google contact sync also sync the sim card or does it just sync the contacts stored on the phone?

So I have this old Galaxy S5 phone that that I'm upgrading to a samsung a51, and I'm also getting a new SIM card that keeps the phone number but doesn't keep the contacts. Do i need to do something ...
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Can i recover my google back ups

My husband linked his and my phones, soon after that the Motorola g7power just stopped doing anything, except get on the home screen!! From there all of the apps take us to a pattern pin screen, and ...
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When does a Google account automatically backup on a Samsung Galaxy S6?

I need to backup my phone (Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 7.0) using Google Drive but there is only a toggle in the phone settings saying 'Back up my data'. This is on but there is no indication ...
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Is there a way to reset my Android Google sync data?

I've been using Android since the days of Froyo (Android 2.2). My data would get synced normally using Android's Google sync feature. I am not sure whether there has been of fundamental change in the ...
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How does one restore data to phone from Google drive?

I backup my data from my Android phone to Google Drive. I then performed a full factory reset. I was given the option to exchange data with another phone, but not restore from Google Drive. When I go ...
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How can I clear the “Auto Backup” data to get a clean install?

When I delete and then later re-add an app, the app doesn't start "clean". Instead it "remembers" things from the last time the app was installed, which I do not want. I have tried settings > (...
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Google Drive device backup not visible on new device

I've got a new Samsung Tab S5e. I'm trying to restore the app data from another device. I've done a backup on the old device and I can see the backup on the new device in Google Drive. However, when I ...
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How does Backup to Google Drive work?

What apps and apps data is backed up? Some apps may use large amounts of storage, how does android decide what to backup?
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How do I create fast backup of camera photos to cloud storage

One of my friends have taken some photos which were deleted by some elements by forcibly taking their mobile device and deleting them. So I searched for ways (including app searches) for fast backup ...
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How can I automatically backup a specific directory in the file system?

One of my apps places all user-generated data in files in a particular directory on the file system and I'd like to back it up to Google Drive. I can obviously do it manually but I'd like to have it ...
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How to recover data from 'forgotten' internal storage Android 6.0 SD card

A few months ago the SD card on my Android 6.0 phone stopped being recognized. I tried data recovery programs, not knowing the files were encrypted, and being very confused, failing in my effort. I ...
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Are these two different phones listed in Google Drive's Backups?

The following screenshot is from Google Drive's Backups. SAMSUNG-SM-J327A backup Apps: 30 apps Call history: 94 KB - Last backup: Oct 13, 2019 Device settings: 4 KB - Last backup: Oct 14, 2019 ...
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Is it possible to backup without root?

I tried restoring a TWRP backup of my Pixel 3 and it ended up putting my phone into a bootloop. I downloaded the latest factory image and reflashed (not knowing the latest version bootloops when ...
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How to backup contacts to Google from Samsung devices which don't export vcf file?

The Contact apps that ships with Samsung devices does not seem to have a function to reliably backup all contacts on the phone and SIM storage to Google accounts. Is there any third-party app that'd ...
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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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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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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?...