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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GregwGA, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. GregwGA

    GregwGA Newbie
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    I am getting another Samsung Galaxy S7 as a result of the charging issues that I am having with the current S7 that I have. Is there anything I need to do (like backup) to get the pictures, mustic, apps, contacts, etc to come over to the new phone. I am currently on Verizon and am staying on Verizon. The last time I switched phones , some things didn't port over, like pictures, music, etc., but I was also switching carriers the last time I switched phones
     



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  2. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    Install a backup app and save your data.

    Super Backup : SMS & Contacts - Android Apps on Google Play

    make sure you backup up everything to the SD card, and choose the option to "Share" and put a copy on Drive/PC/Email ( your choice )

    I used my SD card plus email....
    you can't store the apps thru email, but you can put them on the SD card.

    go to Play store on your phone, and open up the Options, and make sure they are being backed up on Google Play.... then when you update the phone, or just replace it, everything will download automatically and it will be just like it was before.

    Now, do you want to copy all the Home Screens?

    if you do, install https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher

    and tell it to "backup" share to SD card and also to email....
    that way, once the new/restored phone is booted up, you can wait for it to download all of the apps from Google Play.

    then once that has finished updating, then you open your email and find the message that you labeled "NOVA backup" and click on the attachment.

    in about 2 minutes, all of your home screens will restored exactly like you had them before.

    I do this all the time, creating a new backup after a new app is installed.

    I have a Galaxy S5 phone and then bought a Note 4 phone. After the Note 4 updated all of the apps, I opened up email, clicked on the NOVA message and then the attachment.

    2 minutes later, the new to me, Note 4, was working exactly like the old S5 phone was. pain free
     
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  3. GregwGA

    GregwGA Newbie
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    [QUOTE="AZgl1500, post: 7568126, member: 417717"
    go to Play store on your phone, and open up the Options, and make sure they are being backed up on Google Play.... then when you update the phone, or just replace it, everything will download automatically and it will be just like it was before.
    [/QUOTE]

    When I go to PLAY STORE on my phone and click the 3 horizontal lines in the upper left corner, I don't see OPTIONS, I see SETTINGS but the settings don't say anything about backing up apps
     
  4. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    it does not "backup the apps",
    it keeps a list of the ones you have installed.

    then when a new phone, or reflashed phone is booted up,
    all of the apps that you had installed will be downloaded and installed.

    it will take a good long while, be sure you are on WiFi and have the charger plugged in.

    and yes, it is "Settings"
     
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