1. Dukins's Avatar
    I have been on an iphone 6s+ for awhile and totally have a brain cramp on how to back up my S7Edge data to Note 7. I previously used MyBackup Pro but it doesn't seem to back up the data along with the app but merely the .apk. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you kindly in advance.
    08-11-2016 10:42 AM
  2. LeoRex's Avatar
    Try Helium Backup... it's done by the Carbon Backup people and should do app data along with the app itself.

    Man.. these devs have to start getting off their collective butts and incorporate the new backup API Google introduced with Android 6.0... that backs up app data along with the application, storing it in a hidden container inside yout Google Account. But that's a topic for a different day.
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    08-11-2016 11:21 AM
  3. bertsirkin's Avatar
    Why not use Samsung Smart Switch?
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    08-11-2016 11:49 AM
  4. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Try Helium Backup... it's done by the Carbon Backup people and should do app data along with the app itself.

    Man.. these devs have to start getting off their collective butts and incorporate the new backup API Google introduced with Android 6.0... that backs up app data along with the application, storing it in a hidden container inside yout Google Account. But that's a topic for a different day.
    Oh? Continue. I wasn't aware of this.
    08-11-2016 12:00 PM
  5. hugg727's Avatar
    Why not use Samsung Smart Switch?
    I agree, the reviews on SSS are good and Sammy even gives you the adapters to to the transfer via a cable. I have used Helium in the past, it was good but not 100%, nothing is. I am going to try smart switch from my Moto X Pure to the Note 7
    08-11-2016 12:01 PM
  6. Dukins's Avatar
    I didn't think smart switch backed up data for apps. I knew that it backed up contacts, pics, messages, apps,etc. but not data for the apps. Hopefully all go as planned.
    08-11-2016 12:15 PM
  7. dsignori's Avatar
    Doesn't Google Play Games do a lot of this too for the gaming?
    08-11-2016 12:21 PM
  8. LeoRex's Avatar
    Oh? Continue. I wasn't aware of this.
    Helium Backup? Or the new backup system that Google introduced..

    But the latter... yeah... Back when 6.0 was introduced, Google also rolled out a new backup API. This augmented the app restore you are offered after you do a factory reset. So when Google backs up your phone's status, it also will back up any app data, up to 25MB per app, into a hidden container in your Google account (hidden away in Google Drive). When the app restores after you log in for the first time, it sucks down app data along with the stuff like your wifi config, etc. The aim here is to make the restore complete... where you will get all your config, apps and app data you had before the reset.

    Now, the problem there is that Google can't force apps to use the API... well, they COULD force a dev to incorporate it as a condition to getting the app approved into the Play Store... but it is up to the app devs to use the API. If they all did, then if you got a new phone and logged in, it'd ask you what you want to restore, and you could end up with everything you had on your old phone (sans the external data like your downloaded junk, pictures, any ringtones you added, etc).

    Now, I am hoping that with more and more phones getting 6.0 and above, devs will finally start to use the new API... right now, other than Google, there aren't many apps that use it. Which is a shame... between this and the Google Play Games stuff, there is no reason for an app's data to get lost on a reset...
    08-11-2016 12:58 PM
  9. LeoRex's Avatar
    Doesn't Google Play Games do a lot of this too for the gaming?
    Yes... if a game adds that function... and the user either logs in or configures Games to auto-login any new game that supports it.
    08-11-2016 12:59 PM

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