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Google backup is pretty amazing, imo

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by darrinaltman, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. darrinaltman

    darrinaltman Well-Known Member
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    I had a Sprint Hero for about a month (little less) and then a Moto Droid for the same time. When I got the N1 yesterday and I signed in with my gmail account and it said it was synching my info and I thought that was my email and contacts but it also installed all of the apps I had installed on my Droid and it even put the background picture for wallpaper which is not a standard wallpaper. Today I opened the Finance app and figured I would have to input my portfolio info but no all of my stocks are listed. I am extremely impressed. I dont feel the need for any backup apps.
     

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  2. gentlefury

    gentlefury Well-Known Member
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    And this is why I don't plan on switching from a google phone for some time.
     
  3. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Well-Known Member
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    Hmm. I had a Droid and nothing copied over for me... Contacts, calendar & email, but that's it.
     
  4. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member
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    Ok. How did you get it to do that?
     
  5. RellikZephyr

    RellikZephyr Well-Known Member
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    +1...

    mine backs up contacts and the like but not apps

    RellikZephyr
     
  6. darrinaltman

    darrinaltman Well-Known Member
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    When you set up phone for the first time it asks you if you want to backup on Google.com. You have to select yes. Once the first setup is done Im not sure how to enable that if you didnt at first. Must be somewhere in settings. I also think this is a 2.0 option only, so it saved my Droid apps and settings and transferred to N1. It also saved my bookmarks! The amazing thing to me again was the wallpaper it setup from a picture I downloaded on Droid.
     
  7. ManMythLegend

    ManMythLegend Well-Known Member
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    I selected no...Not sure what it backed up.

    Is there a list somewhere ?

    User dictionary/alarms would be darn useful.
     
  8. darrinaltman

    darrinaltman Well-Known Member
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    for me what I noticed it saved:

    wallpaper choice
    apps installed
    bookmarks
    user dictionary
    portfolio
     
  9. ManMythLegend

    ManMythLegend Well-Known Member
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    Nice.

    Now how to turn it back on lol.
     
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