1. dbdmora's Avatar
    Hello, I transfer as many as Apps as I can to my SD card (external storage) from application manager to save space on my 32GB S7 Edge. I want to do a factory reset but I do not want to re-download each app again especially if they apps are stored on my SD card. What is the best backup software that allows me to backup my apps and data for those apps which allow me to restore from my SD card and not have to re-install them again from the Play Store.

    Thanks for your help
    11-02-2016 09:28 PM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    Smart Switch on a PC, or Samsung Cloud.
    11-02-2016 11:11 PM
  3. Anlcaliy's Avatar
    Connect on you Samsung and a computer by using cable, then you can transfer data from Samsung to the computer with a transfer tools ,like messages ,photos contacts and more,it allow you to backup data on the computer,
    11-03-2016 10:28 PM
  4. optimummind's Avatar
    Hello, I transfer as many as Apps as I can to my SD card (external storage) from application manager to save space on my 32GB S7 Edge. I want to do a factory reset but I do not want to re-download each app again especially if they apps are stored on my SD card. What is the best backup software that allows me to backup my apps and data for those apps which allow me to restore from my SD card and not have to re-install them again from the Play Store.

    Thanks for your help
    I use Helium + Samsung and Google's built-in backup functions.
    11-03-2016 10:31 PM
  5. dbdmora's Avatar
    I guess my question is, the apps i moved to my SD card will they still work or do I have to re-download them from Play store?

    Thanks
    11-04-2016 06:19 AM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    You need to redownload. In fact you may just want to uninstall and remove them from the SD card before doing the factory reset. The app isn't fully moved at all, but just a portion of it and the main execution files are still in the internal memory. You'll be severing the links by reseting the phone.

    Best way is to backup the apps to PC using Smart Switch and backup the data to Helium. If you restore the app backup from Smart Switch, you don't need to redownload. You could also try Samsung Cloud.
    11-04-2016 06:35 AM
  7. BLK ISF's Avatar
    I guess my question is, the apps i moved to my SD card will they still work or do I have to re-download them from Play store?

    Thanks
    I just went through this process for a replacement phone. Smart switch was ok, easy to use but did not address apps. Only calendar, phone logs, personal details that kind of thing.

    Using in built samsung account much better as it restoers apps so no, you dont need to download via play store however my understanding is that unless your phone is rooted, only the apps are restored, not the app data so many apps you'll need to setup again like logins etc
    04-09-2017 04:01 PM
  8. tuscanybay's Avatar
    ^^^ I concur with the above poster. This is not an iPhone. You can't do full encrypted backup with the oem software. The only way you do full backup with Android is to root first.
    04-09-2017 04:31 PM

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