It's my first rodeo with a smart phone, it's an Android Flip5g. I've just read all kinds of rationale about why some app config or user data cannot be backed up, some of it makes sense but only in cases of paths outside user-God's reach and control (clouds and other such horrors). First of all, user-God is the one person who can decide what to do with changes that user-God has made, including config changes and data which are user-God's work and property. I don't know what the score is on this so think of the statement as more of a question. Secundo, if any app does not let a backup be made of any part of the whole then that should invariably and up-front be made known to user-God so that user-God can decide whether to grant that app space on the device at all or under what conditions. I just read (elsewhere) about this and would first want to know which apps on my device involve such limitations, where and how can I find out? Are such apps flagged in any way as they certainly should be?