1. marklyn's Avatar
    Recently had my S9 phone stolen (it was locked!) but when I got my new S10, Google restore didn't restore quite everything (ie: settings/screens) but did restore new versions of the same apps I had.
    So I'm curious if anyone out there has a good backup/restore strategy to restore screens, settings, wifi/bt, app data, etc.
    My thought was to use Samsung restore first to get everything back including app data but read mixed info that app data isn't included anymore from Samsung cloud backups.
    I'm looking for a solution that restores everything back as much as possible. Checked a few 3rd party apps but none seem to be comprehensive to include app data, home screens, etc.
    Also, is there a way to back up specific data folders on my S10 to the samsung cloud? (ie: tasker folder, download folder, ringtones folder, etc.)
    09-04-2019 09:56 AM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Google doesn't back up app data, either. Best method is Smart Switch and then Helium to back up/restore app data. That's the method I use
    09-07-2019 11:44 AM
  3. marklyn's Avatar
    Google doesn't back up app data, either. Best method is Smart Switch and then Helium to back up/restore app data. That's the method I use
    Do you use Smart Switch and do regular backups then after restoring use helium just to restore data for apps you restored?
    09-07-2019 12:29 PM
  4. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Yes, I use SS and Helium solely for app data
    09-08-2019 04:33 AM
  5. dendron01's Avatar
    Google doesn't back up app data, either. Best method is Smart Switch and then Helium to back up/restore app data. That's the method I use
    Does Helium still work? Mine won't connect to Google Drive anymore.
    09-08-2019 08:21 PM
  6. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    Does Helium still work? Mine won't connect to Google Drive anymore.
    I was wondering the same thing.
    09-09-2019 05:49 AM
  7. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    i save to the phone and copy the backup to my PC ready to transfer back after the reset
    09-15-2019 04:41 PM
  8. chanchan05's Avatar
    Google doesn't back up app data, either. Best method is Smart Switch and then Helium to back up/restore app data. That's the method I use

    Does Helium still work? Mine won't connect to Google Drive anymore.
    I don't know for Pie, but it definitely will not work on Android 10 because Helium is just a shell for the ADB backup/restore, which has been removed.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/com...ed_in_android/

    https://issuetracker.google.com/issu...0390#comment29
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    09-15-2019 04:55 PM
  9. dendron01's Avatar
    I don't know for Pie, but it definitely will not work on Android 10 because Helium is just a shell for the ADB backup/restore, which has been removed.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/com...ed_in_android/

    https://issuetracker.google.com/issu...0390#comment29
    Still works (for now, Pie) but only backing up to local disk or SD card.
    09-15-2019 04:58 PM
  10. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    09-15-2019 05:05 PM
  11. marklyn's Avatar
    I don't see where it backs up app data/settings.
    09-15-2019 06:05 PM
  12. silv3r4sh's Avatar
    Still works (for now, Pie) but only backing up to local disk or SD card.
    Thank you kindly, shall try it as well
    12-22-2019 08:07 AM
  13. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Google Drive app will show this: S10 best backup/restore solution: Samsung and/or Google?-screenshot_20191222-084824_drive.jpegS10 best backup/restore solution: Samsung and/or Google?-screenshot_20191222-084802_drive.jpeg
    12-22-2019 08:51 AM

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