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What does android/google back up automatically?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JoeHockey, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. JoeHockey

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    My son's droid got stolen last weekend and when the replacement arrived on Monday we went through the activation process and were shocked when everything but the pictures and music that was on the sd card in the old phone came back automatically! So my question is...how did this happen? What does the droid backup on it's own?:thinking:
     

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    google backs up dled android apps and purchased ones. Also you contacts are backed up into google contacts. anything on your old sd card will of course not come back and neither will populating your home screen and what not.
     
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    and you don't get back any of yourtext msgs
     
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    its not really new technology, my sidekick did it when i went from the sidekick 2 to the sidekick 3 and my blackberries have done it a bit too. it is COOL as hell though
     
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    you get your calendar back as well. you do get your apps back but they'll be fresh without any of your previous settings or data
     
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    you also get back wireless settings.

    i.e. You have a wireless router at home and use it for wifi. When you turn on wireless on the device it obtains the IP address and password and will automatically reconnect.

    I think your previous wallpaper is restored also.
    At least when I'm flashing roms and have to sign back into Google it puts my last used wallpaper back on the screen. Even if I had removed the picture before flashing.
     

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