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Have you reset your smartphone recently?

Asked by imrainmaker (8370points) April 20th, 2018

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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