How long does it take for your apps to backup from your google account on a new phone?


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  1. Aaron Kester

    Aaron Kester Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I've been told that all your apps are atached to your google account and that if you get a new phone once you enter that all your apps will return to your phone. So I had to get a replacement droid and I'm wondering how long it takes cause I entered my google account and it hasn't started doing anything app wise. I got my contacts back instantly but no apps from my old phone have returned. Will it just kinda randomly start doing it?
     

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  2. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Well-Known Member

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    I had to do 3 resets on my N1 after doing various manual froyo updates - in each case the apps restored within 10 minutes or so and a 'restore complete' notification popped (this was using a wifi connection). How reliable it is I'm not sure, but for me only on the last reset did all 72 apps restore successfully.
    I also use the AppBrain app and website to manage my apps in case of future issues.

    HTH
     
  3. Aaron Kester

    Aaron Kester Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well mine has been going for a few hours now and all it's added is the few apps that I payed for, no free ones. Anyone else take that long to get all their apps?
     
  4. Aaron Kester

    Aaron Kester Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Its been about 6 hours now and I still don't have any more apps. Is this normal?
     
  5. CodeMonkey

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    Sounds like no restore -

    Do you have the options in the Privacy menu checked (Backup my data, Automatic restore)?
     
  6. DROIDdidME

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    I was always under the impression that you had to manually go back and download all the apps that you didnt pay for. All the paid ones will be in the market and under your downloads they'll all say 'purchased'...to backup the free ones though you can use Astro file manager or App Brain!
     

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