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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tibadoe, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. tibadoe

    tibadoe Lurker
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    Have a backup question for Android Note users. I am a current iPhone user so I am used to iTunes doing it all for me. Now I am thinking of switching over to a Note 4. I have never used a Android device so take that into consideration - total beginner.

    From what I have read on this forum and on the web there is no all-in-one backup built in - is that correct? I want to keep contact info, texts, songs, and pretty much all the app data backed up and current.

    I see MyBackup Pro mentioned quite a bit but not sure that it will back-up all data for me. Does this program back up the entire app itself or the data - or both? Or do I need something else. I'm kind of confused!?!?
     



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  2. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

    Hi

    If you use your google account as its designed to be used (you dont have to) then most things are backed up:

    Contacts - google account - save contacts as google contacts (rather than phone contacts or on SIM). They are then backed up to google and are not lost should you lose your phone.

    photos - set to back up to G+ which is linked to your google account (or you could use dropbox)

    data files - save to "drive" which comes with your google account 15Gb free.

    music - save to "play music" - you can upload a lot of your own music to here as well as buying
    more. The paid version gives unlimited access.

    Texts/SMS - google does not back these up automatically. This is the one thing you really need a backup app for (such as mybackup pro). There are many apps that will do this available in the playstore (googles version of the appstore)

    As with everything in android, there are many ways to do the same thing - lots and lots of choice - but if you stick with google initially, its a good start and you can then refine how you acheive what you want later.

    If you use the google services, its all available on any device with a browser so long as you know your login details.

    Hope this helps

    Roger
     
  3. nsa_sailor

    nsa_sailor Android Enthusiast

    Verizon Message+ syncs your messages across devices. It's available for iphone and android, so that will back up your messages.
     
  4. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert

    don't rely on google to back up and restore all your apps as for some reason it doesn't. Does most, not all.

    I've used Mybackuppro from android to android but seems you can't save the backup to Drive. It also backs up the entire app rather than just the title/apk allowing it to be reinstalled from Play.
     

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