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device back up - which account does it go to?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rockhammer, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. rockhammer

    rockhammer Newbie
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    when i select "back up my data", which google account does it back up to? my device is sync-ed with multiple accounts. can i choose a specific one to back up to?

    thanks
     



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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Welcome to AF! :)

    It should be the account you set the handset up with, the gmail account you entered after turning the phone on for the first time.
     
  3. rockhammer

    rockhammer Newbie
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    Thanks.

    Would I be able to see the data backed up from a pc then?
     
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    What data are you looking to see? It should back up your contacts with the gmail account so they'll be visible when you access the account via a PC.

    It will also backup/associate the apps you've installed to the gmail account so that were you to factory reset, get a new phone, you'd be able to install them again etc.

    I'm sure it does settings too, like WiFi configs etc, but you don't get to see any of that stuff.

    Are you referring to photos and stuff on the SD Card?
     
  5. rockhammer

    rockhammer Newbie
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    I am trying to find a way to verify by logging into the google account from a pc that the back up data is actually there, AND not in some other google account that I also sync with the device.
     

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