1. c613m's Avatar
    Might be a stupid question, but coming from iPhone / iTunes where everything would backup as soon as I plug it into my Mac... is there a way to do a daily backup of my phone? So if something happened, I wouldn't lose my data?
    05-06-2013 01:03 PM
  2. derande's Avatar
    if you're rooted, use Titanium Backup for apps or do a Nandroid backup to create an complete image of your current system.
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    05-06-2013 01:15 PM
  3. c613m's Avatar
    if you're rooted, use Titanium Backup for apps or do a Nandroid backup to create an complete image of your current system.
    I'm not rooted. And not really sure I plan too. Not until I learn more. Is there no other way?!
    05-06-2013 01:26 PM
  4. cheeta186's Avatar
    Does Carbon backup Helium work? Or is that something that is specific to Nexus devices? I will post the link below if you wanted to check it out, it also does not require root.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...51bGwsMSwyLDNd

    EDIT: I suck at spelling. Fixed it.
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    05-06-2013 01:43 PM
  5. djshackman's Avatar
    HTC has a built-in backup setting that uses your Dropbox account (and gives you ~25 GB free). It's under settings. If it's set to Google, click on Google, and it should give you the option to use your HTC account.
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    05-06-2013 01:49 PM
  6. c613m's Avatar
    HTC has a built-in backup setting that uses your Dropbox account (and gives you ~25 GB free). It's under settings. If it's set to Google, click on Google, and it should give you the option to use your HTC account.
    Oh cool, that'll work for now! Mine was set to Google, obviously I'll use Dropbox instead. Thanks!
    05-06-2013 01:55 PM
  7. livetoride4666's Avatar
    HTC has a built-in backup setting that uses your Dropbox account (and gives you ~25 GB free). It's under settings. If it's set to Google, click on Google, and it should give you the option to use your HTC account.
    Depends on the carrier for the 25gb for free. I use AT&T so I am not eligible for the free storage, unless you know of a way around that.
    05-06-2013 01:58 PM
  8. Son Nguyen's Avatar
    HTC has a built-in backup setting that uses your Dropbox account (and gives you ~25 GB free). It's under settings. If it's set to Google, click on Google, and it should give you the option to use your HTC account.
    What if we leave it on Google? Does that mean we have a back up of our phone on Google? Is it a complete backup with pics, video, text messages and apps?
    05-06-2013 02:18 PM
  9. Tiago Silva's Avatar
    you guys could try this:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ackup&hl=en_GB

    No Root required...
    05-06-2013 02:29 PM
  10. djshackman's Avatar
    Depends on the carrier for the 25gb for free. I use AT&T so I am not eligible for the free storage, unless you know of a way around that.
    I wasn't aware it was carrier-dependent. Sprint gives the extra space, but I don't know of a way around it... Sorry.
    05-06-2013 03:26 PM
  11. MikeDubC's Avatar
    I use google to backup all my contacts.
    Dropbox for my photos and files
    Lastly, Carbon for game save files( no root needed)
    05-06-2013 03:33 PM
  12. tewest86's Avatar
    HTC's built in app is the best. It backed up all setting and apps to dropbox for me. The only downside is that you have to choose either/or to backup to. You have to choose either HTC's backup or Google's. Cant choose both.
    05-06-2013 05:17 PM
  13. aviatordoc's Avatar
    Google's BU is crap. It does not restore any settings or even all of the playstore apps. Other than contacts (which has its own quirks) nothing else is reliable. Which is really a shame.
    I have another question. If rooted and got wiped, then recreated everything from sratch to where you want it. Now you have Ti BU/HTC both of which can do it on the cloud. Will installing a new ROM like the HD, then restoring from cloud, just bring back all your settings without wiping the new ROM ? I hope its clear what I am asking?
    05-06-2013 05:34 PM
  14. MikeDubC's Avatar
    HTC's built in app is the best. It backed up all setting and apps to dropbox for me. The only downside is that you have to choose either/or to backup to. You have to choose either HTC's backup or Google's. Cant choose both.
    As nice as that is, since I have to pick one, I much prefer backing up to Google as I switch phones every few months(although I have a feeling I am keeping my one for a long time!).

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 2
    05-06-2013 08:27 PM
  15. aaronlam54's Avatar
    Will either Google or HTC backup save text messages? Or is there a manual way to back text messages up?
    05-06-2013 09:38 PM
  16. Hush Martin's Avatar
    How do you switch it to back up to HTC?? I'm on ATT and I don't see any other option.
    05-06-2013 09:47 PM
  17. sfla99's Avatar
    How do you switch it to back up to HTC?? I'm on ATT and I don't see any other option.
    Go to App Store, download HTC backup install follow steps


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
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    05-06-2013 10:13 PM
  18. Hush Martin's Avatar
    Go to App Store, download HTC backup install follow steps
    Oh for ***** sake. Can you tell I'm an iPhone convert yet? All this is supposed to be EASY for us babies used to being fed with the silver spoon.
    05-06-2013 10:19 PM
  19. Son Nguyen's Avatar
    Go to App Store, download HTC backup install follow steps


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    I wonder why AT&T didn't include this app from the start? Even in the description, it says that HTC Backup is preinstalled on all HTC One's except for AT&T's.
    05-07-2013 02:06 AM
  20. StuartGW's Avatar
    HTC's built in app is the best. It backed up all setting and apps to dropbox for me. The only downside is that you have to choose either/or to backup to. You have to choose either HTC's backup or Google's. Cant choose both.
    But beware HTC backup doesn't cover everything. In particular it doesn't backup app data or ever some apps.
    10-06-2013 08:17 PM
  21. prissysox's Avatar
    For sms back up go into app settings. Choose to backup out of backup/restore.
    I usually email myself the backup. Then download it to new phone and restore.

    As for HTC backup it is preferable over Google and has made me very happy. It makes it so much easier when I have to reset or replaced phone.
    Sent from my HTC One using AC Forums mobile app
    10-06-2013 08:35 PM
  22. EverNap's Avatar
    HTC backup worked surprisingly well for me, except for the fact that it didn't restore app data. I just signed into my HTC/dropbox account when booted into a clean phone, and the phone automatically downloaded the apps one by one, arranged shortcuts on my home screen and even restored my wallpaper and ringtones ( i think)
    10-07-2013 09:59 AM

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