I found an app that totally saved my life on this matter!
The app is called Activity Launcher and from this you can open Android Setup app (the one with Restore icon) and click on the activity CloudRestoreFlowActivity. The restore screen will show up and you can select a backup file you previously uploaded to Drive.
FYI, I use Mi A2 Lite with Android 9.0 ...
With the latest update to Google+ something changed in the Photos app. To ensure you are deleting the right pictures take the following steps:
Go into the Photos app
Click on the top left corner for the side menu
Scroll down to Folders and click on it
You will be presented with the different folders on your phone. Delete everything from there and check ...
As I just discovered, on a Note 8, screen lock seems to disable backup - including greying out the "backup now" button. Disable screen locking and everything works. Re-enable locking, and no backup. Kind of strange.
Some more info on Google backup. When I flashed a custom firmware it didn't restore the apps as I expected. In Settings -> Backup & reset it was showing "Backing up to debug-only private cache", and bmgr list sets gave no results.
I solved my problem by doing these steps in adb shell:
$ bmgr transport com.google.android.backup/.BackupTransportService
Go to Google Dashboard and sign in with the same Google account you used on your phone. Click the arrow next to Android to see a list of all your devices with backup data. At the bottom is a button, Delete backup data. This button deletes the backed-up data from all devices. There's no way to delete the data from a specific device.
If you want to delete not ...
You don't need to do anything. Every device using Google Backup with the same Google account keeps its own separate set of data. When you sign into your Google account for the first time after a factory-reset, the device will look through all the backup sets and try to pick the most recent one from the same device. It'll restore from that set of data, and ...
See Data backup overview. Since changelog is talking of Android 6 compatibility, it is referring to Android auto backup (see table).
Enabled by default. Apps can opt out by disabling backups.
Contextually, it implies Textra had opted out of back up earlier and now has it enabled.
There is no option for the user to choose which apps can be backed up or not. ...
You can use adb backup. You can specify the package name for backup a single app (for comprehensive details refer to Nikolay Elenkov)
adb backup [-f <file>] [-apk|-noapk] [-obb|-noobb] [-shared|-noshared] [-all] [-system|nosystem] [-keyvalue|-nokeyvalue] [<packages...>]
adb restore <file>
Note: some apps won't allow adb backup. even if adb ...
You can uninstall the "Google Photos Backup" from your device or simply sign out from the account in the Photos app. Then go to the web-version of Google Photos (photos.google.com) and delete the photos.
Go to photos.google.com and login using the Google account you're
using on your device.
Place your cursor over items you want to move to trash. At the top
I'm not a big "Cloud fan" (au contraire, I'm avoiding it wherever possible), so my suggested approach is a little different – though it should work with the cloud as well:
For a comparable task, I'm using FolderSync. It supports a load of protocols (FTP, FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, Samba/Windows Shares) and even Cloud services (OneDrive, Copy.com, Dropbox, Dump ...
Delete Device History
To delete the stuff backed up under Settings -> Backup & reset like saved contacts, the list of installed apps, saved WiFi networks, etc. go to Device History and select and delete the backups you want to remove. Or you can use the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner to view more Delete options to delete all backups.
Ok I think I cracked the problem. To perform one way backups from your android to the cloud:
Go to settings->accounts
Click on your gmail address(google account)
Un-click everything you do not want synced (2 way- to cloud and
Then Open the Photos app
Touch the menu button or icon and select Settings.
Touch Auto Backup and switch the toggle On.
As soon as you log back in to your Google account, your old apps should start reloading and their data restored. Of course, if you don't have your WiFi password, this is all happening over your cell data link, which could take a while. You might want to enter the password manually to make the process go more quickly & not consume your data usage.
You need to check whether there is another phone (in this case with the same model) that used the same account by going to Google Dashboard. From there select Android. The number of devices using the account will be shown and listed.
If there are 2 Samsung SM-J327A models, to differentiate between them, you can go here to use Find my device and compare the ...
I think you misunderstand what Google backup is and does, and it varies by Android version and app... I know this can be confusing but prior to Lollipop the only information backed up was system info (wallpaper, WiFi passcodes, etc) and Google info like contacts, calendar, notes, and stuff. Beginning with Lollipop, the installed apps (not their data) are ...
Please check the faq on the whatsapp website. The process is fairly simple.http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/android/27585377
Before beginning the Change Number process
Make sure your new phone number can receive SMS and/or calls and has an active data connection.
Make sure your old phone number is currently verified in WhatsApp on your phone. You can find ...
In general it should be enough to leave your phone on charge, with Wi-Fi available overnight to trigger backup.
Unfortunately, bug reports from users indicate that google have had issues for some time with backups not being scheduled. We might guess that these issues have either not been prioritised, have been too difficult to fix, have been fixed ...
Most of the contacts backup apps lack one feature or the other e.g. they don't backup high resolution photo when creating .vcf file. So I prefer CLI method to extract contacts data directly from database file using some scripting, but it requires root. That's how I do scheduled back up of my contacts without Google account.
The following script doesn't save ...
Q1:Are both apps using the same physical copy or are there two copies?
They are both the same copy. Both apps scan the location the photo is stored, and the location contains only 1 copy of the file. If you have 5 copies of the same file, in the same folder, both apps will show you 5 photos, not 10.
Q2:Is this a special arrangement between Google and ...
There seems to be no clear solution to this.
I have had to manually move the sub folders within DCIM to outside the DCIM folder using a file explorer so that I can later individually choose which folders should get backed up in Google Photos.
If you are going to switch phones to another Samsung brand in the future, use the Samsung backup.
If you switch to a different android phone manufacturer, then use Google backup.
However, there is no reason not to use both. All of the Google service stuff, to my knowledge, does not backup with Samsung, and vice-versa.
As for restoring apps and data, I do ...
WhatsApp has a nice FAQ article about their Google Drive backup functionality, so I'll refer to that below.
How can I move the new backups to my normal account? Will deleting the old account suffice?
No, you will need to configure WhatsApp to store backups in the new Google account you intend to use from now on. See the section called "Change to which ...
For Google back up, you can check these sites from your computer's browser. Google Photos, Google Contacts. If you have manually backed up a file to Google Drive, you can go to Drive.google.com . All data that you see on these sites are the only data that can be backed up to Google.
download it from here.....
then launch it from android setup from activity launcher
Google does not backup your whole Android device.
Only your apps, and, if you have a nexus device (< not sure), the app's data will be backed up. And if you turned on automatic camera backup in the Google Photos app, your photos are backed up, too
You can't download these backup from your PC or another device.
To restore it you have to login on a new/...
Yup. If your contacts were successfully synced with your Google Account you can easily move them to your new phone using the same Google Account. Any Android phone from any company can be used to restore the accounts synced with your Google Account.