1. commonman's Avatar
    A backup/restore question. I have three phones A, B, C. A (most recent PREVIOUS phone, Samsung s8+), B (old phone, Samsung s7), C (new phone, Samsung s8 actuve). I have restored the backup from A to C using my Google account and plan to continue this method. I have found legacy data residing on B that I wish to port to C (contact, sms, downloads, audio, apps). If I backup B will the restore to C overwrite data or will it simply add the data from B to C rather than overwriting the data currently on C? Thanks for working on my puzzle?
    03-15-2020 04:44 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Which devices you have , and how you doing the back ups , through cloud,sd card ,manufacturers tool?
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    03-15-2020 07:08 PM
  3. commonman's Avatar
    Hi,
    Thanks for your assistance. I have updated my post to include answers to your questions. I am a member of the forum. Looking forward to any assistance that you may provide.
    03-16-2020 11:12 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi,
    Thanks for your assistance. I have updated my post to include answers to your questions. I am a member of the forum. Looking forward to any assistance that you may provide.
    Sorry about the invite lol, so how are you doing the back up?


    Edit : fixed it
    03-16-2020 11:48 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Why don't you use Samsung built in cloud back up or smart switch? Much more things you can do over Google's back up
    03-16-2020 11:56 AM
  6. commonman's Avatar
    I will try that. Now, back to my question.....does a restore completely overwrite previous data. I wish to keep my current data and ADD additional data from another phone source. Can I ADD without OVERWRITING? My best analogy would be like synchronizing. Yeh, that's what I want to do....synchronize my phone with another phone. Can it be done?
    03-16-2020 06:17 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I will try that. Now, back to my question.....does a restore completely overwrite previous data. I wish to keep my current data and ADD additional data from another phone source. Can I ADD without OVERWRITING? My best analogy would be like synchronizing. Yeh, that's what I want to do....synchronize my phone with another phone. Can it be done?
    If you use a otg adapter with cable between phones should add data not remove existing data
    03-16-2020 06:30 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    But if you do what I I mentioned between Samsung phones it will work flawlessly , I have pretty good experience in this
    03-16-2020 06:31 PM

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