Is this true about Android?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by A.Nonymous, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member
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    I heard that Google backups up your settings and configuration on your phone to the cloud so that if you replace your phone and get another Android phone that as soon as you log into it your new phone will have the same settings as your old one. It doesn't seem believable to me. I know Google keeps track of what apps you've purchased, but I can't believe that they keep track of your free apps and all of the settings of each app. Am I wrong here?

    Dang it. I just realized I'm in the wrong forum. Please move or delete. Apologies to all.
     

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  2. Anthony1

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    Partially wrong, yes.

    It will automatically back up your Google contacts and calendar, so that will automatically synced to a new phone.

    Apps, on the other hand, are a mixed bag. It will remember which apps you've bought, but you'll have to download them again (for free) It doesn't remember your settings though.

    Free apps. It seems to remember some and not others. Generally, you can back up free appps with a backup app and restore them pretty quickly anyway.
     
  3. A.Nonymous

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    I haven't seen any backup apps that work without root though and certainly no cloud backup apps. My e-mail and contacts are automatically synced with the cloud. So are my photos. If I drop my phone in a lake can I kiss all my custom settings in my apps goodbye?
     
  4. beezy

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    I believe that cloud backups was something that was talked about at the Google io thing a few months back and it was being put in to a future software release.
     
  5. lexluthor

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    Good post. There have definitely been some people spreading false information that settings are backed up to the cloud.

    I didn't think so.
     
  6. barry99705

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    So far, every time I've flashed a new rom, the apps I install from the market will automagically download to the new system. Might take a while(about 30 minutes), and don't go to the market until they do, or they won't.
     
  7. A.Nonymous

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    But the configuration, scenes, wallpapers, etc.... doesn't come back?
     
  8. Bundy

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    I thought I read that a full backup utility was going to be part of FroYo?
     
  9. Anthony1

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    You do not need root to back up free apps. Only copy prtected paid ones.

    That's interesting. When I flashed to my current rom I went to the market to redownload some stuff, and several of the apps had 'Automatic' next to them. I wondered what that was.
     
  10. muzicman0

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    all my apps come back after a wipe, and a lot of settings (IE: my WIFI settings are restored, with no interaction from me, but my ringtones are not).

    mm0
     
  11. A.Nonymous

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    Are there apps that will back up my free apps then to the cloud? Not necessarily the app I guess, but the settings inside the app.
     
  12. Anthony1

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    Not sure. Sorry, I haven't looked in to it that much because it's not something I really need.
     
  13. lexluthor

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    For the people who are getting apps and some settings re-loaded automatically, what phones aer you using?
     
  14. gwlaw99

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    Astro file manager can back up apps without root.
     
  15. balders

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    My Backup Pro can back up apps and settings online or to the sd card. You are then able to restore form either backup.
     

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