Best way to back-up evo
So I love my new EVO but my battery life stinks. I have tried all the tricks...turned everything off and still only get abot 5-6 hours before a charge is needed with moderate usage. I want to try a Hard reset and start from scratch. My contacts and stuff are all backed up on Gmail but is there a way back up everything else (apps, settings, texts, etc...) This is one feature I miss from my old Pre days. And yes I have ordered a second battery but 5-6 hours is still not enough even with two batteries.
On a side note I love the phone. I just ordered a extra battery, cradel, 32gb card, barely there case, and a boxwave screen protector so I am all in. Thanks for any advice you can throw my way.
- 08-10-2010, 08:58 AM #2
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Does MyBackup Pro restire phone and applications settings?
I did a back up and restore using MyBackup Pro 6 this past weekend. I had to manually change my settings and manually eliminate duplicate contacts. My applications acted as if I just installed them for the first time and needed to input settings. Is there a way to restore phone and app settings in MyBackUp Pro?
By restoring contacts, and recreating my Exchange Activesynch account, I ended up with duplicates. Should I NOT have restored email, contacts, and calendars and just recreate the Exchange Activesynch account?
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Uncheck Enable always on mobile network. Turn on IM programs.
After upgrading to froyo, my battery life was 7 hours the first day because I forgot to change those settings (again, since I had those disabled on 2.1).
After I changed it, I was back to 30-40 hours. For example, today is an extremely heavy use day (for me). I used my phone about 5 hours today for talk while on WiFi and still receiving emails and playing games, and sending lots of personal email between meetings. I'm at 40% battery life. Normal usage is a day and half. Light usage is 2 days.
I don't need IM. Why? Text me if you need a hold of me on the phone. For emergencies, I do log into gtalk or msn if I need to find someone and I'm without my computer, but otherwise it doesn't auto-login.
- 08-10-2010, 04:32 PM #13
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it sounds like starting from scratch would be the way to go for you. and I don't mean just restoring everything from your backup. I mean just sync your gmail contacts and then install one app a day and go from there to see whats causing your poor battery life. even with my moderate use of social apps and texting and some web, i get 15hrs out of it.
Well I did what dpg suggested and hard reset without backing up apps and the only apps i didn't reinstall was jewels and AP mobile (which i had set up for manual update.) As of right now my battery is at 20% after being off the charger for 18 hours with moderate to heavy usage....way better battery then yesterday. Thanks a bunch!
- 08-11-2010, 09:55 PM #15
Great! MyBackup is exactly what I needed cause I too am planning on doing a factory restore yet I would still like my SMS, MMS, Call Log, etc. data. My battery has been pretty crappy and I'm sure it's because of apps not optimized for Froyo.
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I have the same issue, 1-2 bars at my new Apt...sometimes none. I got my Airwave in the mail today but guess what....its not getting a signal either. Just attached the external GPS antenna hopefully that does the trick. My battery life was very good today too.
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