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.