1. David Rosen's Avatar
    So I know I can use Helium if I really want to (and probably will at least back up with it just in case), but if I have all my apps backing up with Google, but don't restore it all when getting a new phone... Will it restore on an app by app basis when and if I do decide to install an app from the Play Store that I used to have?

    Thanks

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    08-26-2015 10:14 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think that's what the "Automatically Restore" option is for in ​Settings>Backup & Reset.
    08-27-2015 01:26 AM
  3. David Rosen's Avatar
    I think if Automatically Restore is checked, it will just start downloading EVERY app I had on my old phone and I don't want that. I just want to one by one download a handful of the apps I had, and for the ones that I do, I want it to restore the data as well...
    08-27-2015 12:57 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The description for the Automatic Restore option says "When reinstalling an app, restore backed up settings and data." I also used to think this setting would cause all apps to be reinstalled after a reset, but that description makes it sound like it's talking about when you reinstall any app on your own.

    I know that apps often start automatically reinstalling after a factory reset--I wonder if that happens regardless of the Automatic Restore setting (i.e., it's a function of your logging into your Google account--I've never tested this out). In any case, if you don't want apps to automatically reinstall after a reset, I usually suggest going straight to the Play Store after the Setup Wizard is done, go to My Apps, and tap the Stop button if anything is downloading.
    David Rosen likes this.
    08-27-2015 05:55 PM

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