Is there a way to shut off the backup assistance plus? This is the first phone I've had that used the plus part of backup assistance I guess it's for pictures music media stuff. EVERY time I add a pic or delete it goes thru w/ an arrow n my notification bar that it's backing it.... AND while this is sorta neat I don't like the idea of backing up my media all the time and it has to wear on the battery. I tried to in settings of the app to unchecked all them and it still happens. I WAS ok w/ saving my contacts but the rest of it I don't like as much. I've always backed up my own media in other ways. ANYBODY got any clue how to turn it off or maybe even un install. I'm not even seeing that options.
it might be something you set. I disabled back up assistant but could not disable the plus one, I did skip over the setup for back up assistant when I first turned the phone on and nothing backs up on my phone, I also disabled the verizon apps one so maybe that is the one controlling the back up?
If you go to your Verizon account online, you'll find that there are free backup assistant related features listed with your account. I removed all three of them from my account to see if it would make a difference.
I skipped the initial setup, and then disabled the following apps:
Apps, 1.28 mb.
Backup Assistant Plus (one of the two,) 0.00 b
Color (VZ subsidized app) 4.43 MB
SNS (has a FB logo, not for me) 1.27 MB
Sync Service (the red verizon-looking logo) 0.93 MB
V Cast Tones, 632 KB
VZ Navigator, 3.38 MB
Yahoo Finance and Yahoo News
I don't get any prompts. I DO remember that I turned Backup Assistant on when I first got my Droid X, and there was NO way to deactivate it. I had to do a factory reset to get rid of it. It pulled in dozens of years-old contacts that I didn't need anymore.
Well I ended up factory wiping it.. And trying not to sign in & then it kept prompting me over and over...& I guess it's hooked to one of my email accounts also. I did my best to set it up again and it still did it. WIPED AGAIN THEN I went online and fixed features on my account disabled the free Backup Asstiance plus on my line & fixed all my contacts that are old anyways on there. I messed w/ the disabled stuff in the app manger & then I went to my contacts to back them up hoping the plus part didn't kick in. AND long story short so far so good I think it was the going online and taking off the Backup Asstiance plus free 500mb service that worked tho. GOTTA love the bloatware of Verizon Ugh!
I noticed this was super annoying too (even though the settings appear to suggest that it will only try to sync once, between midnight and 6am, it does it for every photo). I did a disable on the first app (of the two listed) and the second app i force closed and then wiped data. Since then no more stupid little cloud icon. I havent had to reboot my phone so this might undo my hard work but who knows. I am seriously considering rooting it just to delete some of those junk APKs out.
yes exactly if it did back its up only once a day then I wouldn't be so annoyed by it, well I would but it's only be on my phone once a day to remind me. This way it's on there EVERY time I do anything. I'd still suggest going online to your account and unchecking the "free" features. It may of been the wipe and that, that worked for me.
This is what I did. I have called Verizon and had them shut off the feature. They did. They told me to turn off the phone and then restart it and that would make the backup assistant go away. I did and it was still there.
So I did a hard reset and skipped everything that had backup assistants name on it. I used my Google account to restore the device. It seems to have worked.
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