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Android in-built backup to Google Drive: Can I retrieve some of the data, like SMS, myself?

Seems like it saves the data such as SMS/MMS on my Google Drive and encrypts the data with "the phone's screen lock". I guess one can the in-built feature to restore the whole data to the ...
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Cannot Save Any WhatsApp Data Including Backup to Gmail/Google Account

Recently I bought a new phone (phone Y) - originally, I had been using WhatsApp as a dual app on someone else's phone (phone X), with a number whose SIM card was on a different cellphone (Phone Z). I ...
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google drive backup and restore restore one app

I have a OnePlus 6t and factory reset it a few days ago because it was really slow (btw the problem is still not solved, also my fingerprint sensor doesn't work anymore, may be linked). I did my ...
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giving apps permission to drive or gmail

If you give mailsapps or filemanagers on Android (those with a few millions users and likely trustable) access to your gmail-account or google drive, do they in general store these data (mails/files) ...
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Can I restore a GDrive WhatsApp backup if I skip it?

I want to reset my phone and use a brand new WhatsApp for a bit, then later on uninstall/reinstall WhatsApp with the latest backup. Is this possible, or will skipping the restore cause the previous ...
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Any way to access Google Drive Backup?

I recently lost my phone and bought a new one. unfortunately I've bought one of those new Huawei phones that come without GMS. Now i still want to restore my google drive backup of my lost phone. I ...
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Google Drive: transfer files only over wifi keeps turning on

In my android version 7.1.1 mobile, I am unable to upload files to Google Drive over mobile network. I am not able to disable transfer files only over wifi field from the settings of Google Drive. ...
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Google Drive virtual folder on Android (mimic of PC Drive folder)

Is there a way to obtain a virtual path on android for Google Drive, so I can give this path to other apps and they would use it to auto-upload to Google Drive. A bit like using the path of the gdrive ...
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Can't upload files to Google Drive from ES File Explorer

I opened the Google Drive app and tried to upload files using ES File Explorer, but it said upload fails. It gave two options, upload in the normal Android way, and file way (if above fails). I tried ...
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How can I download a file with the Google Drive program directly to my phone's SD card?

I use Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10. How can I download a file with the Google Drive program directly to my phone's SD card? By default files are downloaded to my phone's internal storage.
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Google Drive stuck uploading files

Three days ago I was uploading 6 files to a Google Drive shared folder. It's not the first time I do that, but surely this time was different because not only the files weren't uploaded but also since ...
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Opening docx files in Google Drive viewer when other apps capture intent

I'd like to open docx files directly into Google Drive viewer. When another application like Epson iPrint or Termux is installed, I don't have other choice than those apps. When they're not installed, ...
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Restoring WhatsApp chat history either fom local backup or from Google Drive

I have my WhatsApp chat history backed up on Google drive till June 2017. After that I stopped the Google Drive backup. I have local Database backup file having data from August 2018 till today. ...
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Capture motion videos of the smarthone saved directly in Google Drive

I'm wondering if it's possible to save the video of my smarphone (Android) video surveillance camera directly in Google Drive. So far I found only method which allows to synchronize a shared folder ...
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Google Drive: Make Folder/All Files in Folder Available Offline

I'm using the Google Drive app on the latest Android system, Android 11. I can make files, specifically PDFs, available offline by long pressing and clicking Make Available Offline. Further, if I ...
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Migrating from broken iOS device, from iCloud Back-up

This webpage below explains how to migrate from an iOS device to Android. My problem is that the iOS device doesn't work anymore. Therefore it is not possible to use the procedure explained there. The ...
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How do I keep a .pdf open/quickly accessible

When I open a .pdf, such as a longer article, I'd like to keep it open, in the sense that it's available in the recent apps list. How do I do that? The problem in more detail: say I open article.pdf ...
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where is the location of google drive folder in android phone [duplicate]

Look for the location of google drive folder in an android phone, Realme v3 5g. Expect the location be something like "android\data\com.google.android.apps.books".
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Whatsapp Android: Protected Backup available?

Is the protected backup feature already available for the latest whatsapp android beta? I'm not part if the beta program so I don't know yet. For IOS it was announced in march. What about android?
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Cannot restore WhatsApp backup without Google Services

I'm migrating from a standard Google-enabled smartphone to a Huawei one, that does not have the Google Services installed. Anyway, I was able to successfully download and install WhatsApp from the ...
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How to sync a folder on Google drive to android

My workflow is as follows: Photos/videos from my camera's SD card are processed on a PC. Final photos/videos are auto synced between a folder on the PC and Google Drive using Backup and Sync. Photos/...
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Unable to get songs onto my phone without breaking them

All of them are in mp3 format and are perfectly playable on my PC. Here are the ways I tried. Connect both devices via USB. File transfer is enabled, I can see the filesystem of my phone on my PC. ...
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Why am I getting Google Drive notifications about strangers' documents?

Screenshot: Is this just a new form of spam or phishing technique, basically betting that I'll click on the notification and look at the document? I haven't looked at any of them yet, but it seems ...
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WhatsApp chat backup in Android backup on Google Drive

I recently broke my Google Pixel 3a and now I got a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S9, running on the same Android version, Android 10). Now I would like to restore my WhatsApp chats from my old phone. I ...
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How to restore a particular app's data from Google Drive backup?

I have hard reset my android phone and I have restored it from a backup in Google drive which was taken 2 days ago. Some of the apps are installed. There are however some system apps whose data is not ...
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I cant delete a google drive archive (pd: sorry for my bad english)

Ok so long time ago my google drive account was like ban so of course i cant use it but for some reason when i enter the google drive mobile app its appears some wierd photos i tried to delete but ...
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How to mount rclone on Android?

I had rclone mount my Google Drive on my Android 7 box with the Magisk module and Termux. But it has stopped working and now there's only an empty folder. This is the rclone log: 2020/06/03 07:33:54 ...
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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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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 to create a 'Google Drive' file or folder shortcut, within Google Drive, on Android? (see body of question)

On the web application for desktop this is accomplished by navigating to the file, clicking on it, and pressing Shift + Z. Is there a way to accomplish the same functionality on Android? Either ...
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How to remove/delete files from my shared folder in Google drive?

How can we remove or delete files from shared folder in Google Drive as I can't see any remove/delete option there. See the screenshot below: Here I want to remove ymusic-latest.apk from my shared ...
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Is it possible to delete a file through the Google Drive app?

In the Google Drive app, on its home screen, I get a list of files and a "3 dots" menu next to each file. When I open the menu, all of the options given to me are: Share Add to Starred Make available ...
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Google drive high data usage

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post... Yesterday, i opened Google drive to check and spreadsheet and everything looked fine. Today i see that this night Google drive has used about 600MB ...
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3 Questions regarding restoring the backup of whatsapp from Google Drive

My phone Lenovo K53a48 stopped working on the 7th of June. I have a backup of all my WhatsApp messages until the 6th of June on Googe Drive. I installed WhatsApp on an Xperia M2. After I signed in ...
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Does a Google Drive WhatsApp backup restore newer mesages?

Say I have backed up WhatsApp to Google Drive on some date X, then I uninstall it or format the device. On a later date Y, I reinstall WhatsApp and restore the Google Drive backup. Would the messages ...
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Whatsapp conversations following hack

So I've been incredibly stupid and allowed my whatsapp account to get hacked and am now locked out (after the hacker set up 2 step verification). I'm awaiting a response from whatsapp. My question is,...
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Restore LINE chat from Google Drive

I always back up all line chats regularly to google drive. When line is re-installed I tried to restore the chat but it says "No chat history backup found". Does anyone know how to deal with this?
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Drive sends an almost-daily "1 file is now available offline" notification

On my second device (Nexus 5), I keep getting the same notification from Drive almost every morning. When I click on it, the app opens its main screen without marking the file that I was notified ...
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A small app with a surreal name appeared on my phone. What is it?

There's this on my phone. You know what it is it is? This is the first time I've seen it.
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How do I access to my Whatsapp backup in Google Drive?

My phone was stolen and I was unable to reclaim my number from my telco. Therefore I'm not able to login to Whatsapp with my stolen number. There are very important messages and contacts that I have ...
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Cannot open PDF file using Google Drive app

My device is running on Android Oreo, and I have study notes as a PDF file on Google Drive (link to the file for testing), but I can't open it on Google Drive app. My file is not opening and it's ...
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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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How to check what file formats Google Docs app supports?

I went to All apps in the Settings app, and then when looking at one, for example, Google Documents, I was gonna disable it but I got to looking at the information on the app. It says, some defaults ...
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How can I save my old, important Whatsapp chat messages from automatic deletion when export doesn't go all the way back?

So, I just scrolled all the way back in a couple of chats and found that the earliest available message was mid-conversation. Everything before that is gone. It seems Whatsapp has been silently ...
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Google drive making extra local copy on phone

I tried uploading some large audio files recorded on my phone to Google Drive to free up space on my phone (Xiaomi A1). Almost immediately, I got memory insufficient warnings; apparently the Google ...
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Searching in a specific folder of Google Drive on Android

Since 2018 Google allows one to search within specific folders of Google drive. e.g. The answer here: In Google Drive, is there a way to search files located in a particular folder? But can I do ...
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Keep WhatsApp backup in Google Drive

In November 12th 2018 WhatsApp will be deleting old backups in Google Drive, and they will take no space in your Google drive. I don't mind my backups taking space in Google Drive, but I do not want ...
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Unable to restore from drive

I have an old phone (Asus zenfone) that makes regular backups on drive. If I log on drive from pc I see the backup folder. I need to restore data to my new phone (Samsung galaxy s7 edge). The new ...
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How to restore app data backups like logging in to a new device?

Basically, I have lost 60% of all my events in google calendar on both desktop and on android. I know there is a backup of the android app data from yesterday which should hopefully contain the events,...
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How to restore backup from Google Drive

I've a Sony Xperia Z tablet (SGP311) that has a specific setting to enable online backups. It reads (translated from Spanish): Back up application data, wifi passwords and other settings in Google ...