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Have you reset your smartphone recently?

Asked by imrainmaker (7252points) 1 month ago

If so did you end up losing some data (other than apps) or were able to restore everything back?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Yes, I did last weekend. I have a rooted phone and mess with it a lot.

But I always start with a full backup, in case I don’t like the results of loading a different ROM. So when I was through messing around, I did so a Restore and got back to the status quo.

zenvelo's avatar

I updated the iOS on my iPhone 6 two weeks ago. Didn’t lose anything.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I’ve reset my Android phones, and I have two different phones and a small tablet. I use the built-in (Google) contacts, Gmail, and Dropbox. And I let Google Photos back up pictures automatically.

So the same data is available on all the devices, including desktops and laptops.

Where I have had a little difficulty is finding all the apps I want. When you link a new phone to your Google account, there is an option to automatically load your apps. But I like to take the occasion to remove unwanted cruft. I do a basic install and add the apps manually.

So before resetting a phone, I recommend making a list of your apps.

On Android you can see your apps at Google Play . If you have multiple devices, there’s a drop-down menu where you can pick a particular one.

filmfann's avatar

Last week I reset my wife’s phone without issue.

2davidc8's avatar

I just updated my iPhone to iOS 11.3 and had no problems. Nothing lost.

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