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Default The built-in backup and restore

In setting, there is a backup and restore. It seems to suggest that application data will be backed up and restored upon re-installation of an app.

Does this actually work? My quick test seems to say no but maybe I am just not patient enough.

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In setting, there is a backup and restore. It seems to suggest that application data will be backed up and restored upon re-installation of an app.

Does this actually work? My quick test seems to say no but maybe I am just not patient enough.

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Doesn't work, and every time I have to wipe a non rooted phone I curse Google for not having a back up solution that works as seamlessly as Apple's.
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According to Google there is, but I refuse to believe it. Never once has it actually worked.

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Doesn't work, and every time I have to wipe a non rooted phone I curse Google for not having a back up solution that works as seamlessly as Apple's.
iOS doesn't restore app data either unless you do an itunes restore. Unless that's what you're talking about, then never mind.
 
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I think the problem is that Google provides an API and a framework for backing up, but apps need to use that API for their data to get backed up. I think for compatibility reasons, most apps do not implement this API. It truly sucks, and it's amazing there isn't some clean way to do this without rooting your phone.
 
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You can use ADB backup to back up most of the stuff on your device. As the other user pointed out, most apps don't use the built in backup. It can restore many things though, but often falls well short of a full device restore.
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