1. AC Question's Avatar
    After restoring from backup on Nexus 7 thru 'Factory Data Reset', only apps restored. Can data be recovered from the backup archive used by Google Store?
    04-24-2015 08:41 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! This is what is backed up, according to the support page:


    • Google Calendar settings
    • Wi-Fi networks & passwords
    • Home screen wallpapers
    • Gmail settings
    • Apps installed through Google Play (backed up on the Play Store app)
    • Display settings (Brightness & Sleep)
    • Language & Input settings
    • Date & Time
    • Third-party app settings & data (varies by app)


    Notice what I bolded--for 3rd party apps, whether or not they backup data using the Backup & Restore option is dependent on the app. The problem is that there's no easy way to tell, and devs almost never advertise this. If you want to backup app data, use Helium.
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! This is what is backed up, according to the support page:


    • Google Calendar settings
    • Wi-Fi networks & passwords
    • Home screen wallpapers
    • Gmail settings
    • Apps installed through Google Play (backed up on the Play Store app)
    • Display settings (Brightness & Sleep)
    • Language & Input settings
    • Date & Time
    • Third-party app settings & data (varies by app)


    Notice what I bolded--for 3rd party apps, whether or not they backup data using the Backup & Restore option is dependent on the app. The problem is that there's no easy way to tell, and devs almost never advertise this. If you want to backup app data, use Helium.
    04-25-2015 08:25 PM

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