[clug] How to Retrieving Android Backup from Google?
jeffm at ghostgun.com
Sat Apr 19 19:33:08 MDT 2014
Robert Cohen wrote:
> Well, for a start, I think you need to explain what you mean by
> "backed up his android phone to gmail".
> I'm not aware of google provided mechanism for doing this.
> I googled, and the only hit I got was a paid app called "backup to
> gmail" from cpedia mobile.
> If thats what your referring to, I suggest you contact cpedia support.
This is a standard feature of the shipped system image. I don't have
their phone in front of me hence this answer is based on my phone which
is slightly different. Under settings, there is a "Backup & Restore"
sub-menu. The first option under this reads,
Back up my data
Back up app data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers
Ticking this option enables the next setting,
Went not already set this option will bring up a dialog box,
Set backup account
+ Add account
Selecting "Add account" will bring up the "Add a Google Account"
activity. As I said the foregoing is based on my phone where these have
not been set. On my friend's phone these have been enabled for a while
and the account being used is listed under the "Set backup account".
This should mean that there are a number of backups of the phone's data
on their servers. The reason I initially highlighted GMail was that the
account used is a gmail.com account. Whether this means it's actually
backed up as part of their GMail service or located else where I can not
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