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Fri Dec 20, 2019, 09:46 PM

Android questions (phone)

Is this the correct forum?

I need to understand some things about backup, restore and sync.

Recently had to do a factory reset. Debating whether to just go with a clean slate, or to invoke the backup. Every other time I've restored, it seems only some things restore, but some things I really wanted were lost.

So now I want to thoroughly understand it all. Anyone here fancy themselves an expert willing to help?

My questions will likely be very specific. I need more than just generalized info. No computer available, only two Android phones.

TIA

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intrepidity Dec 2019 OP
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #1
intrepidity Dec 2019 #3
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #5
OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2019 #2
intrepidity Dec 2019 #4
OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2019 #6
bluedye33139 Jan 2020 #9
ManiacJoe Dec 2019 #7
bluedye33139 Jan 2020 #8

Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 09:52 PM

1. I know some things, I could root your phone and flash a rom

It's been awhile, though. There are several apps that will back up your device better than what comes factory with it.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:26 PM

3. Rooting is in my list. Maybe now's the time to learn.

My questions are things like: if I have multiple Google accts, what are pros/cons of sync.

Historically, with computer, I was extra cautious about everything. Then I had to suddenly migrate to phone only, and I gave up and just let factory settings go. It's just a whole rabbit hole thing you know?

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:57 PM

5. I do understand.

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Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:04 PM

2. There are problems with Backup and Sync with Android 10.

My Pixel 3A XL won't back-up now....last time I checked.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:27 PM

4. Still on 9...

but good to know, thanks

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 12:16 PM

6. I read about the problem and checked my Pixel 3a XL a few weeks ago.

At that time, it wasn't backing up my files. Just rechecked and Google Back-up is now working.

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Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 06:59 PM

7. Ask your questions and see what answers you get.

The lack of a computer does make things more difficult.

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