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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 ...


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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.


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You can use adb backup. You can specify the package name for backup a single app. 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 backup is allowed, cache is not included. ...


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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 ...


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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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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 ...


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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 ...


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