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  1. kokiangel's Avatar
    Just a FYI, if you are using the new ADW 2.0 you can follow the same steps with the same success. No need to add another launcher or app to your phone.
    And thank you for the wonderful workaround! I would have been stuck with Verizon's measly option were it not for you wonderful, brilliant folks.
    09-06-2016 12:57 AM
  2. wcupk's Avatar
    once I use link sharing to upload photos to samsung cloud how do i view them or restore them back to the phone?
    09-06-2016 09:51 AM
  3. tntlassiter's Avatar
    I have the icon on my home screen, but how do I get my stuff to backup to it?
    09-06-2016 10:19 AM
  4. jmk32's Avatar
    I had the same problem. Then i read on XDA that if you have any apps disabled you to enable them, reboot your phone and then do the backup of apps. It worked perfectly for me. To bad we have to disable, enable and disable for this process to work.
    This worked for me. I couldn't get a complete backup on Samsung Cloud until I enabled the half dozen or so apps I had disabled. Just did a backup twice in a row without any problems. Thanks for the tip! This will be very handy now that we have to exchange our phones soon.
    09-06-2016 12:50 PM
  5. pmendu's Avatar
    Why Samsung Cloud when Verizon is offering 25GB cloud space right?
    09-06-2016 12:56 PM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I really hate how carriers do this, if its there then why do they have to hide it, just leave it as an option for consumers to use the carrier's or Samsungs
    gogoplata1980 likes this.
    09-06-2016 01:00 PM
  7. Christopher Gilliam's Avatar
    I really hate how carriers do this, if its there then why do they have to hide it, just leave it as an option for consumers to use the carrier's or Samsungs
    Verizon did it cause they want you to use their service that gives you 1/3 the free storage that Samsung does of course you can buy more space for a nice price
    09-06-2016 01:06 PM
  8. larry1014's Avatar
    Why Samsung Cloud when Verizon is offering 25GB cloud space right?
    Verizon gives you 5GB cloud and will not backup apps. Samsung cloud will backup apps and 15 GB.of space.
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    09-06-2016 01:15 PM
  9. Christopher Gilliam's Avatar
    You only get 5 gig of free space with Verizon Samsung gives 15 free
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    09-06-2016 01:19 PM
  10. pmr5019's Avatar
    Is anyone else seeing that the scheduled backup feature isn't working? I set mine up back when the OP first posted and today I checked that is the last time it back anything up. And I've only used 5.28mb of my 15gb allotment. My appts toggle says backup failed. Something isn't working right with mine.
    09-06-2016 02:07 PM
  11. TabGuy's Avatar
    Nope, but thanks. It still gets to 78% backup of the apps and just freezes. Then gives me the error. I'm giving up on this one.
    Same here. Always stops at 76%. After enabling apps it worked.
    09-06-2016 04:06 PM
  12. TabGuy's Avatar
    I saved everything including my apps, so it says. But how is it that everything only takes 22.42mb of 15 gb? I have some apps that are larger than 22mb alone.
    09-06-2016 04:16 PM
  13. vmmatty's Avatar
    Is anyone else seeing that the scheduled backup feature isn't working? I set mine up back when the OP first posted and today I checked that is the last time it back anything up. And I've only used 5.28mb of my 15gb allotment. My appts toggle says backup failed. Something isn't working right with mine.
    Same problem here. I've basically given up and assume that the scheduled backup requires a service that the Verizon model either doesn't have or is not set to run. I do periodic backups manually and will do one more before I replace this Note 7 for another through the recall.

    The only way to stop this kind of thing from happening is to complain to Verizon and Samsung. Doubt it'll do much good but we should make our feelings known.
    09-06-2016 09:08 PM
  14. quedawg09's Avatar
    Thanks for the post. I used QuickShortcutMaker and it worked fine. I was wondering if anyone could locate and do the same for the Device Maintenance tools that were removed by Big Red. I would be interested in these tools add I really dislike going through My Verizon. Thanks again.... hope to read an update on this soon.
    09-14-2016 11:19 PM
  15. magicspeller's Avatar
    Thanks so much for finding this! I've been looking for a good way to do a complete backup before turning in my phone for the recall. I can't do a PC backup because I can't connect to either of my PCs. My Note 4 would never connect and neither will the Note7. I've spent the last three evenings chatting with Samsung Support, all to no avail. It looks like Samsung Cloud might be a good alternative.

    BTW, I not only have Gallery backup missing, but Contacts, as well. And am I the only one having problems backing up documents? I checked everything and did a manual backup, and it shows a last-backup time for everything but documents. If I go to the first screen, it displays the error message saying the backup failed.

    I also tried unchecking everything BUT Documents and doing a manual backup. It shows 0% complete and that never changes.

    I'm only using 14 MB of my 15 GB. Does anybody have any ideas about why this might be happening?
    09-15-2016 10:32 PM
  16. SaladMaster's Avatar
    Working perfectly.. at least backing up..Have to see if restore works when get replacement..thanks alot!
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    09-16-2016 04:55 AM
  17. credo's Avatar
    Will the Samsung cloud restore the app folders that I created my home screen?
    09-16-2016 08:59 AM
  18. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    I saved everything including my apps, so it says. But how is it that everything only takes 22.42mb of 15 gb? I have some apps that are larger than 22mb alone.
    I can't speak for anything but the APPS - the APPS aren't saved, only the app settings. If the backup is used for a restore the apps will still have to be dl again, but on the install the app will adopt the settings you had and any in app purchases/permissions that you had.

    Peace. Alan
    09-16-2016 10:37 AM
  19. souffoue's Avatar
    I used QuickShortcutMaker to make the home screen shortcut. The added the shortcut as a Task in the Task Edge Panel. Doing this allowed me to delete the home screen shortcut.

    Very nice!! Thanks to all!!!
    Great tip - thank you! I am new to Android and this is all so foreign to me. Love this forum - I am learning so much!

    ETA: When I go to my Tasks Edge Panel and try to add the shortcut - it isn't an option?? My only options are: Calendar, Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Internet, Messages, My Files, Phone and Samsung Notes
    09-16-2016 08:18 PM
  20. jamesrick80's Avatar
    The cloud may be the reason the note 7 lags
    09-16-2016 08:22 PM
  21. the real batman's Avatar
    I did this just so I have the option of restoring when I exchange my phone this week. Just tested restore on my texts and it works. I'm hoping that restoring the home screen settings etc. won't cause my new device to lag so we'll see. It is absolutely despicable that we've got to go through all of these extra steps so Verizon can push their crappy alternative. The sad thing is that I think the time for Samsung to put their foot down and demand the same autonomy that Apple gets is gone now in the wake of the recall. They should have pushed for it while they were riding all that S7 momentum. Anyway thank you guys for this workaround, it's a nice option to have.
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    09-17-2016 03:27 PM
  22. TheMiz's Avatar
    I am on the Samsung loaner ( G-S7 Edge) Where is the Samsung Cloud on the Edge ? I DL'd QuickShortCuts but can't find it.
    09-18-2016 10:59 PM
  23. WyDave's Avatar
    Thanks for finding the hidden cloud.

    I exchanged My Note7 for the S7E loaner.

    So my question is, will this work to give us better control of the battery that Verizon blocked?
    09-20-2016 09:23 AM
  24. WyDave's Avatar
    Has anyone tried Degoo? It's an app that I found that is FREE, and gives you 100GB, FOR FREE.
    calicocat2010 likes this.
    09-20-2016 10:21 AM
  25. calicocat2010's Avatar
    So apparently that's not just Verizon. I'm on AT&T, and I tried out the OP's steps, and the user who said to Enable apps in PDP, turn OFF Auto Back up, Then do it manually. IT's working now, but oh man what a PITA! I'm going to forget to keep enabling PDP files before doing a backup.

    *Update -- Nope not working. Keep getting the "failed to back up data" error message.
    09-21-2016 12:46 AM
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