- 05-09-2010, 12:24 PM #2
- 240 Posts
All you have to do is log into your Google account with the new phone and everything will synch automatically. Once you finish doing this, go to the Market and check your downloads and see if there are any paid apps that haven't downloaded and download them. But Google saves everything to your Google account and so you don't actually have to do anything.OG Droid > Moto Droid 3.
- 05-09-2010, 09:40 PM #4
It will back up all the paid apps, they will show in his marketplace, the free ones will not though. Sometimes its a good way to clean up the phone, I often times forget some of the free apps that I had, because I never used them, so they dont end up getting downloaded again.
- 05-09-2010, 09:41 PM #5
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- 05-10-2010, 12:44 AM #10
If you go into your google account settings theres an option to back up settings with google. Also for when you log into your account and are downloading your free apps again make sure you don't rotate the phone because that will cause it to load the apps again and the free ones will be gone. What you should do is back up your apps with astro file manager and that way you'll know what you have.
- 05-10-2010, 11:48 AM #11
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Question on Insurance
I am curious to hear from anyone who has had their Droid lost or stolen (or broken)...what is your experience in getting the replacement? How long did it take and what was the total cost?
Maybe I am just being paranoid. I am very careful. But I'd like to know what to expect just in case it happens.
(I assume everyone who has a Droid is also on Verizon...so we all have the same insurance options?)
Ok, so this sucks. My brother is transferring all of his data to the new Droid but the apps data is not coming over, even with an app like My Backup Pro. For example, his notepad app is blank. There Must be a way to transfer everythingggg, otherwise every new phone will be a pain in the ***! Any help or is signing into your Google account the only way? Because while that transfers contacts, downloaded apps are left in the dust.
- 05-13-2010, 09:06 PM #14
My droid even backed up the wallpaper! lol
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- 05-14-2010, 07:40 AM #19
Well dats yer problem right der!
- 05-15-2010, 11:34 PM #20
- 15 Posts
If you want to back up your apps, go to the market and download Astro File Manager. After you install it, tap the menu button on your phone. Press the tools button and then press "Application Manager/Backup". After it loads, tap the check box in the upper right area of the screen to select all apps. Hit the "backup" button on the left side of the screen and all of your apps will be backed up on your SD card.
I copied the file from the phone to my laptop so I always have my apps if the phone becomes unusable or lost.
To restore your apps, install Astro File Manager on your new phone. Menu to "tools", then "backup" like before. At the top of the page will be a tab "backed up apps". Select it hit the check box and then "install". You're back in business.
- 05-16-2010, 08:07 AM #21
What the ****. I just had to factory reset my phone because of an issue and I just signed into my Google account and I have to re-download all of my apps. Ok, that's fine, but all of the apps data is gone! What the hell? Even my ringtones are now different. I have to fix everything. When I had my Blackberry, everything could be restored. WTF Google?