1. healinginfluence's Avatar
    I'm a new Samsung 5 owner. What is the best way to back up apps and settings so if I get a new Samsung phone I won't have to re-create my settings and download my apps again? I found Kies and backed up on my Mac. Is that reliable? Is there a way to do it in the cloud like Apple's iCloud? I just switched from t-mobile to Verizon and had to re-create my settings and download my non stock Google Apps again and that was time consuming. 

    My S5 isn't rooted and I don't plan to root it.
    06-02-2014 10:57 AM
  2. ExtremeNerd's Avatar
    I'm a new Samsung 5 owner. What is the best way to back up apps and settings so if I get a new Samsung phone I won't have to re-create my settings and download my apps again? I found Kies and backed up on my Mac. Is that reliable? Is there a way to do it in the cloud like Apple's iCloud? I just switched from t-mobile to Verizon and had to re-create my settings and download my non stock Google Apps again and that was time consuming. 

    My S5 isn't rooted and I don't plan to root it.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ikdutta.backup
    Helium is actually a good start. It can back up to your computer or from device to device. It works well while we currently don't have root (or for those who don't want it)
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    06-02-2014 12:04 PM
  3. sjaduae's Avatar
    I'm a new Samsung 5 owner. What is the best way to back up apps and settings so if I get a new Samsung phone I won't have to re-create my settings and download my apps again? I found Kies and backed up on my Mac. Is that reliable? Is there a way to do it in the cloud like Apple's iCloud? I just switched from t-mobile to Verizon and had to re-create my settings and download my non stock Google Apps again and that was time consuming. 

    My S5 isn't rooted and I don't plan to root it.
    Kies is not as bad as some make out but if you restore to a different/new device not all apps will restore directly even if you save apk's using other apps as a backup they do not all restore and you still have to use google store purchases to restore

    You will be surprised how well you know your device and get it back in shape very quickly Kies dose most of the hard work including alarms and ringtones etc
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    06-02-2014 01:45 PM
  4. healinginfluence's Avatar
    Thank you. That's good to know.
    06-02-2014 02:27 PM
  5. AZgl1500's Avatar
    install Verizon Cloud from the Play Store

    use Kies 3.0 to make image backups of your phone... that way if something gets really mucked up, you can restore it to the current state. Passwords, apps, data, all of it.
    healinginfluence likes this.
    06-02-2014 07:46 PM
  6. Nowmuphy5's Avatar
    Ok thank you
    11-17-2015 07:01 PM
  7. ironass's Avatar
    11-17-2015 07:13 PM

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