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Resetting phone- backing up contacts, photos

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mdball5, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. mdball5

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    I am doing a factory reset 2 which deletes everything including the SD card. My question is which information is in the google cloud and what do I need to save and the best way to do that? I basically only want to keep all my contacts and photos. Thanks
     

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    Contacts are sync'ed to your GMail account as long as you did not turn that option off. Photos will need to be physically copied off of your SD card to a hard drive if you plan on wiping the card. The default factory reset does not wipe the SD card, so I'm assuming you're doing this manually.
     
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    Lookout Mobile Security backs up your photos into their servers. If you're going to format the SD card, then yeah either physically copy them all to a PC or use Lookout (if you want to restore them to the phone again).
     

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