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  1. rortt's Avatar
    For those of us who are coming from the ancient land of simple cell phones....

    Is there a way to use Verizon's Backup Assistant to copy over contacts in your existing cell phone?
    04-27-2010 08:22 PM
  2. armoks's Avatar
    yep the backup assistant will work on the incredible I used it today, in the instructions that come with it, it recomends doing the BA
    04-27-2010 08:24 PM
  3. Strygun's Avatar
    04-27-2010 08:52 PM
  4. sum spicy rice's Avatar
    nice! ill have to remember this for tomorrow
    04-27-2010 09:09 PM
  5. rortt's Avatar
    Thanks for the replys. I thought I was going to be hosed on this as they say Backup Assistant doesn't work on Android. I guess it still doesn't, but exporting from the My Verizon site is just as easy. Again, Thanks.
    04-27-2010 11:00 PM
  6. moosc's Avatar
    they say backup assistant will work the incredible..
    Thanks for the replys. I thought I was going to be hosed on this as they say Backup Assistant doesn't work on Android. I guess it still doesn't, but exporting from the My Verizon site is just as easy. Again, Thanks.
    04-28-2010 05:41 AM
  7. tsailor1's Avatar
    Why would use the backup assistant from verizon if all your contact info is backed up in the cloud at google?
    04-28-2010 06:45 AM
  8. gotroot801's Avatar
    Why would use the backup assistant from verizon if all your contact info is backed up in the cloud at google?
    It's gotta get there somehow first...
    04-28-2010 06:59 AM
  9. Strygun's Avatar
    A point of clarification: BackupAssistant doesn't work on Android phones. The reason I posted it is because VZW gives instructions for people going from OTHER phones TO an Android phone. It involves backing up your info to VZW's account, then exporting that in a CSV file and importing it into your Google contacts.

    Edit 4/28 7:30pm: According to another user, BackupAssistant is available on the Incredible, but, not having one with me (yet), I can't verify that. Suffice it to say that the original instructions on VZW's website will work, regardless of the fact that there may/may not be a BackupAssistant app for Android.
    04-28-2010 09:23 AM
  10. rortt's Avatar
    I just used Backup Assistant on the Incredible. Worked like a champ! I thought Backup Assistant wouldn't work either, but it is under "Sync and Accounts". Accepting the disclaimer, punching in my pin, and then it downloaded all of my contacts.
    04-28-2010 03:57 PM
  11. agarrett527's Avatar
    Simple and dumb question: Is Backup Assistant free to use for VZW? I tried the Google Sync function for when I pick my phone up tomorrow and it was having some issues syncing my Storm 1.
    04-28-2010 03:59 PM
  12. Mitch R.'s Avatar
    I see no need for backup assistant with android as all contacts are stored within your gmail account.
    04-28-2010 08:31 PM
  13. Strygun's Avatar
    Simple and dumb question: Is Backup Assistant free to use for VZW? I tried the Google Sync function for when I pick my phone up tomorrow and it was having some issues syncing my Storm 1.
    yes, BackupAssistant is free on VZW.
    04-28-2010 10:21 PM
  14. seanrinva's Avatar
    The point is to use BackupAssistant to get the contacts to the phone first...once on the phone, remove BA.

    I see no need for backup assistant with android as all contacts are stored within your gmail account.
    04-29-2010 05:37 AM
  15. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    Yes Incredible has backup assistant on it. Downloaded old contacts earlier.
    04-29-2010 06:00 AM
  16. tmatt's Avatar
    stupid question, where is the Backup Assistant on the Incredible, i cant find it...
    04-29-2010 11:18 AM
  17. jwright's Avatar
    Backup Assistant DOES work on the incredible - it is easy to set up and syncs well.
    The problem is now I cant get it off the phone.

    Settings - Accounts & sync - Backup Assistant
    will take you to the BA settings but there is no option to uninstall.

    I tried removing all the BA entries in my phone, but still couldn't remove.
    Any ideas?

    thanks
    04-30-2010 12:23 AM
  18. b8b's Avatar
    I tried removing all the BA entries in my phone, but still couldn't remove.
    Any ideas?
    Please help. I don't need it to run, can't turn it off, it seems to be making dupes.
    05-01-2010 01:17 PM
  19. trmoney24's Avatar
    The point is to use BackupAssistant to get the contacts to the phone first...once on the phone, remove BA.
    How do you remove backup assistant? seems like once you activate it, it will not go away. i don't see the point either if you are using gmail contacts sync.
    05-01-2010 09:33 PM
  20. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I haven't activated it, but if it's like any of the other accounts you should be able to go to settings > accounts and sync > backup assistant and click remove account.
    05-01-2010 09:41 PM
  21. jwright's Avatar
    you should, but you can't....................................

    jason
    05-02-2010 03:15 AM
  22. xLwoodx's Avatar
    im trying to figure out how to stop it. i hope some one figures it out.
    05-02-2010 03:44 AM
  23. trmoney24's Avatar
    I haven't activated it, but if it's like any of the other accounts you should be able to go to settings > accounts and sync > backup assistant and click remove account.
    it doesn't let you remove backup assistant. the only way i could do it is to do a factory reset, and then when i set it up again, i skip backup assistant. now when i go to PEOPLE, menu, VIEW, Phone now shows 0 and all my contacts are under google, which is what i want. and now when i go to PHONE, i only see 1 copy of all my contacts while i am searching. now if i could only get rid of facebook contacts in the PHONE view.
    05-02-2010 01:33 PM
  24. Strygun's Avatar
    now if i could only get rid of facebook contacts in the PHONE view.
    That's easy.

    People>Menu>View>Uncheck facebook
    05-02-2010 02:02 PM
  25. sectachrome's Avatar
    I found Backup Assistant under Applications where you normally go to uninstall apps, and hit force stop, dont know if thatll do anything. I also changed BA to update late at night between 12am and 6am. 99% of the time my phone will be charging during those hours so I dont have to worry about it draining the battery for no reason.
    05-02-2010 02:45 PM
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