Has anyone used anything other than Google to backup Android phone
Has anyone use Wondershare MobileGo or MobileTransfer? Do you know
the difference between the two? They give you 4 days to decide if
you like it, before you have to pay, and I can't tell if I like it.
On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:51:28 AM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
I was using one of the free backup apps. Then a while back I had to
wipe and restart the phone, so I lost it and never put it back.
It backed up stuff to wherever you wanted it to go, including email.
That's about all I care about and that doesn't change much for me
these days, so the old backups are still good. For pics, I have
Dropbox on the phone that automatically uploads and syncs pics
with my desktop, so those are always backed up.
On Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:47:24 -0700 (PDT), trader_4
On the old phone, which is the one I have to get the data off of,
there is so little memory I haven't been able to install any apps. The
ones I mention above install in the PC mostly, although I think they
put something small in the phone.
After I posted I kept working and while I was able to back up the
contacts, photos, one video, and app data, it was all put in one .bak
file. So I separated each category and backed them up, but when I
looked inside the contact file, there was nothing legible. and when I
used 7-zip, which apparently extracts files even when they aren't in
compressed files, it wanted a password, which Wondershare hasn't given
me and hasn't made any reference to.
So it seems like it is just for copying to anotehr phone, which is
something they push. But they also refer to backing up, even though
they don't say how. Aspects of their webpages are the vaguest, most
confusing I've ever seen.
On Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9:45:12 PM UTC-4, Micky wrote:
Can you clarify what kind of backing up you're talking about?
It sounds now like you're talking about transfering data from one
phone to another, which is a bit different. To do that you could
probably use a USB cable, assuming you know what you need to move
over and it's in the same format. Another kind of backing up is
to have an app that automatically backs up your phone, in various
ways, to either the cloud, or sending you an email with a file that
has your contacts, to synching with your PC and cloud using Dropbox,
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