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Galaxy S4 Restore after Factory ResetSupport


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  1. mikebanks385

    mikebanks385 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I had two Galaxy S4s and I gave one to my friend. Prior to giving him the Galaxy S4, I decided to factory reset the phone (in settings backup and reset). The thing is, I dont remember if I unchecked all the backup options (automatic restore and backup my data) prior to the factory reset. I also dont remember if the backup settings were enabled on the device during the time I used it. The problem is that I did the factory reset and everything but when the device restarted after the factory reset, I didnt touch anything and left it as is then I brought it to my friend. Now Im scared that all my texts and emails may have been restored after the reset which I hope did not happen. I had some very important personal information on that phone. Do you think the texts and emails could have been restored or I would have to put my google account information in the phone for it to be restored?
     

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  2. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome to Android Forums mikebanks385! :)

    The settings, apps, etc; would only be re-sync'd to your account if you, or he/her, signed in with your gmail account and password.
     
  3. mikebanks385

    mikebanks385 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you very much ironass you really put my mind at ease. I was really worried that he could read all my texts,emails and other sensitive info. So if I understand correctly, after device is wiped out in factory reset, it will restart as if I just bought it brand new out of the box with nothing saved? And if I would want to restore all my texts and emails, I would have to enter all my google information again and if I don't nothing will be restored right?
     
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    ironass Well-Known Member

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    Your texts will not be restored but once you have sync'd with your email account/s, they will be restored.
     
  5. mikebanks385

    mikebanks385 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks. It seems like there are several ways of backing up texts. Are text backed up through Samsung account, Gmail sync or Google Cloud?
     

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