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Can I restore apps and settings from Google backup later?

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 ...
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How to back up Google Keep data

Use Google takeout and select only Google keep. It will export in the format as shown: Compress it any format you want,with the tool of your choice. I use MiXplorer, which can compress in the formats ...
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When does google backup stop waiting?

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. ...
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How to prevent an app from sharing its data with Google?

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. ...
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How to delete photos ONLY from google photos backup?

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 ...
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Transfer Android app with offline data to NEW PHONE without ROOT

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|-...
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Are these two different phones listed in Google Drive's Backups?

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 ...
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Can I manually download my wifi settings to my Android device from my Google account?

It is possible to recover Android settings through bmgr. List your sets using bmgr list sets Example output: 36df6csd30288e33 : phone 3c559c36e65a9b49 : tablet Now you can restore com.android....
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When does google backup stop waiting?

TL;DR 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 ...
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How to backup contacts to Google from Samsung devices which don't export vcf file?

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 ...
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Google's backup service: what is it for?

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 (...
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Unable to restore backup of Whatsapp (switching phones only)

That account was set up 7 years ago and on that phone (S7) 4 years ago. In a different country. With different phone number. It was working just fine until now, and only just now I realized that the ...
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How do I create fast backup of camera photos to cloud storage

You can try this app. It can instantly upload taken photos to Google Drive or Dropbox. There is option in settings to upload using cellular data.
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Is it possible to backup without root?

adb backup should work at least on some apps. Test it for example with a simple tea timer or stopwatch app those apps should not disallow backup. If this does not work the backup function on your ...
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Can I restore apps and settings from Google backup later?

download it from here..... https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/android-setup/android-setup-1-0-290634092-release/android-setup-1-0-290634092-android-apk-download/download/ then launch it from ...
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What actually gets backed up, how many times?

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. ...
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Google photos uploads everything from DCIM folder

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 ...
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Use Samsung or Google account for automatic backup?

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 ...
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Google Photos backs up only cover photo from burst mode photos

Follow below step Open the Google Photos app. On top left side click three line button. Goto Setting. Tap on Backup & Sync. Now tap on Back up device folders. Select the folders you want a ...
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Remove Whatsapp backup from Google account that is no longer used

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? ...
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Can I access my Google Backup and or my HTC Backup on my PC?

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 ...
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Is there any way to check the backup that android does?

If you have Google Drive on your Android device then open it and go to Backups. Tap on the device's name you're interested in to see what's been backed up and when - App data, Call history, Device ...
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