1. nonie's Avatar
    I want to do this before I swap phones.
    Never done one before.
    Is it difficult.
    Any thing I need to know?
    Besides getting photos I want before.
    09-03-2016 06:55 PM
  2. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I want to do this before I swap phones.
    Never done one before.
    Is it difficult.
    Any thing I need to know?
    Besides getting photos I want before.
    Oh first.. You should always use the Google Photos app to back up your photos. It is free unlimited storage and you can set it to back up automatically.

    First go to your settings and accounts, remove all your accounts.

    Then go back to settings and find your backup and reset and then go on and choose reset.
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    09-03-2016 07:09 PM
  3. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I want to do this before I swap phones.
    Never done one before.
    Is it difficult.
    Any thing I need to know?
    Besides getting photos I want before.
    Make sure to sync all your Google and Sammy stuff - contacts,etc. before you reset just to be safe.
    nonie likes this.
    09-03-2016 07:17 PM
  4. nonie's Avatar
    Oh first.. You should always use the Google Photos app to back up your photos. It is free unlimited storage and you can set it to back up automatically.

    First go to your settings and accounts, remove all your accounts.

    Then go back to settings and find your backup and reset and then go on and choose reset.
    Thanks.
    On the back up and reset
    all to default settings
    After doing all that.
    Then do factory reset?
    Just making sure. Lol.

    Then on new phone, just sync it?
    09-03-2016 07:46 PM
  5. nonie's Avatar
    Make sure to sync all your Google and Sammy stuff - contacts,etc. before you reset just to be safe.
    Thanks, I did see samsung backup, then do restore on new one?

    Just never done this and making sure.
    Rather ask before. 😉
    09-03-2016 07:49 PM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Who is your carrier?

    I'm also limited, my Note 7 didn't come in before the recall.. Post me a screenshot of your options.
    09-03-2016 07:50 PM
  7. nonie's Avatar
    Who is your carrier?

    I'm also limited, my Note 7 didn't come in before the recall.. Post me a screenshot of your options.
    Att

    Factory Reset-1472950544982.jpg
    09-03-2016 07:56 PM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Ok, the auto restore should be fine. I don't use it or back it up on mine.

    Also is there an option to back up your Samsung stuff? If you want you can't pick what to back up and then restore. I do text, clock, block list.

    Mine looks like this. My Samsung stuff is at the top.
    09-03-2016 08:00 PM
  9. nonie's Avatar
    Yes samsung acct was at top of mine also.

    So auto restore is not necessary?

    Just sync or restore on new phone?
    09-03-2016 08:07 PM
  10. Thelt2000x's Avatar
    Speaking of factory resets I did one and I lost my $20 Samsung gift card. Anyone know how to get it back?
    09-03-2016 08:10 PM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    For me.. That restore and back up (for Google) never did anything. It said it would back up my wifi, never did.

    Just have the sync under accounts turned on for your Google stuff and that keeps all your Google stuff backed up.

    With your Samsung stuff, go in the new phone and restore what you want to restore. I would do a manual back up of my Samsung stuff right before I reset though. That way you have the most current stuff to restore on your new phone. Your Google account you set what you want to sync.

    Then remove your accounts under accounts and go in and reset.
    09-03-2016 08:10 PM
  12. chyeo1979's Avatar
    Thanks, I did see samsung backup, then do restore on new one?

    Just never done this and making sure.
    Rather ask before.
    Interested to know too to since all of us are going to set up on a new phone soon. Will Samsung back up restore everything 100% identical (including layouts, settings) like when iPhone backup and restore with iTunes?
    09-03-2016 08:15 PM
  13. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I can't quote your post for some reason, nonie, but what I'm talking about is when you go into the accounts and you see Cloud and Accounts. There is a setting on each one to sync particular things. Some are set and sometimes some are not. Sync all things under each account - Google, Sammy, etc. so you get all stuff. Not a backup, this is different, and then when you get the new one DO NOT let everything auto populate. Do a factory reset from recovery before setting up, and then reboot and setup your phone.

    Make sure to quickly go into Google Play and turn off "Auto update my apps". You have to be fast with that. Then go setup the rest of your phone. After you setup everything except apps - either Google or Sammy or sideloads. You can start adding apps OR you can sync your Google stuff (no apps) and your Sammy stuff (no apps) via smart switch. Your phone will be super fast with little or no lag doing it this way. It's a pain to add apps one at a time, but it gives you a chance to go "what is that?" and only get what you know you need and watch for lag as you add things. If you get laggy look at which app you last loaded and check out what's going on with it. Sometimes it's nothing more than apps like Ammy music auto-downloading your music or Sammy downloading your synced SNotes. I forgot to uncheck Ammy Music.

    It is a beautiful, fast, well-appointed, sweet device that needs to be setup properly. It's easy to do and just takes a bit of time. You'll be rewarded in the end. Trust me. Been there, done that, and love this thing so much more than I expected - glass back, curved screens, and all (none of the three are to my liking). YMMV Enjoy!
    09-03-2016 08:18 PM
  14. souffoue's Avatar
    Great information. Thank you!
    09-04-2016 10:33 AM

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