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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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Deleteing photos from device but still have them in the backup (default Google+)

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 ...
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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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Google Backup: Multiple devices using the same account - what happens on Restore?

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", ...
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How do I cleanup all information backed up from my phone?

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, ...
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How can I disconnect a phone from Google's data backup service?

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 ...
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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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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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Deleteing photos from device but still have them in the backup (default Google+)

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 ...
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How do I cleanup all information backed up from my phone?

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 ...
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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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Deleteing photos from device but still have them in the backup (default Google+)

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 ...
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how to recover the back-up data from google account?

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 ...
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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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How do I change my WhatsApp number without losing my chat history?

Please check the FAQ on the WhatsApp website. The process is fairly simple. Before beginning the Change Number process Make sure your new phone number can receive SMS and/or calls and has an active ...
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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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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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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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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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how to recover the back-up data from google account?

I think, This can help you : Open your device's Settings menu. Under "Personal," touch Backup & restore. Check the box next to "Automatic restore". Back up or restore data on your ...
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Where can I find my Android backup?

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 ...
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old phone contacts and e mail

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 ...
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