1. wms3's Avatar
    I have my Tablet set for Automatic backup/restore via Google. But what exactly does this mean? If I had to reset my tablet, what, exactly, would be restored? Thanks!
    11-13-2012 12:30 PM
  2. extraclass's Avatar
    If you do a full RESET on your Tab, Most of your information will be restored in a matter of minutes. The same if you drop and break your Tab. You purchase a new Tablet and most of your stuff will be restored. You will have to log in to GOOGLE to start the process!

    Your Calendar and Phone list and most of your apps will be restored! Not sure what else.
    11-13-2012 01:59 PM
  3. wms3's Avatar
    thanks, I was hoping that was the case
    11-13-2012 02:07 PM
  4. extraclass's Avatar
    I found this online. Hope it helps! But I also found some articles that said it does not always work completely!

    Android Backup/Restore service backs up and restores specific data with a Google Account on an Android phone running 2.1 (Eclair) or higher. The data is stored on a remote "cloud", and provides a restore point for application or device settings once the same Google Account is signed into on a phone.

    If you replace your phone, you can restore the data you've previously backed up, the first time you sign in with same Google Account you used previously on a backup. If you uncheck this option, you stop backing up your data to your account, and any existing backups are deleted from Google servers.

    Some third-party applications may also take advantage of this feature, so you can restore your data if you reinstall an application. If you installed and used the application previously on this phone or on another phone, your setting will be restored as long as you sign in with the same Google Account that you backed up your settings with. Backing up settings can be elective, and it is best to review the application description to check if it is supported.

    Some of the settings that are backed up/restored:


    Wi-Fi network identities and passwords
    Spelling dictionary
    Latin IME settings
    NFC settings
    Most of what is visible in the Settings User Interface, with the exception of settings that are not applicable to all phones (e.g. APN definitions) and settings that have security implications (e.g. USB debugging enabling or lock pattern).


    Some Gmail settings
    Calendar settings
    Browser settings (including bookmarks)
    Play Store data
    Some apps may use the backup service to maintain their own settings when you moves between phones. This is purely opt-in by developers, and generally not viewable what is backed up

    Some of the settings that are NOT backed up/restored:


    Lock Pattern
    USB Debugging Enable/Disable setting
    CDMA or GSM Network configuration
    11-13-2012 08:39 PM
  5. wms3's Avatar
    thank you!
    11-13-2012 10:34 PM

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