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PSA: Find your phone backups in Google Drive

2017-02-03, 23:14 PM

After a recent FDR, I was surprised at how much data was restored (AFTER Google Play reinstalled apps - like app login info, settings, and such).  While looking in Google Drive, I found where it stores phone/device, and therefore app data, backups.

 

Swipe from left, and look in the overlay menu.  You'll see an item labeled "Backups".  Tap that, and voila, you can view your device backups and apps that support Google services backup.

 

Pics here: 

 

 Hope that helps!

(and yes, I have a 100GB Google Drive plan that I pay for)

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Re: PSA: Find your phone backups in Google Drive

2017-02-07, 1:45 AM

Great PSA Jason; thanks for the info. 

 

Funny how one can see something so many times, and never actually realize it is there... 

 

 

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Re: PSA: Find your phone backups in Google Drive

2017-02-07, 2:34 AM
Thanks Jason.
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Re: PSA: Find your phone backups in Google Drive

2017-02-08, 1:51 AM

wrote:

Great PSA Jason; thanks for the info. 

 

Funny how one can see something so many times, and never actually realize it is there... 

 

 


It's on the PC/Web now too.

 

Actually, I don't think it's been there that long... I looked back at some screenshots I had in Photos' and there is no "Backups" folder prior to early January of this year. I can't pinpoint a date, but it's there now and it wasn't in some screenshots I have from the first week of January. 

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Re: PSA: Find your phone backups in Google Drive

2017-02-08, 3:40 AM

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wrote:

Great PSA Jason; thanks for the info. 

 

Funny how one can see something so many times, and never actually realize it is there... 

 

 

Actually, I don't think it's been there that long... I looked back at some screenshots I had in Photos' and there is no "Backups" folder prior to early January of this year. I can't pinpoint a date, but it's there now and it wasn't in some screenshots I have from the first week of January. 


Well, I suppose that might account for why I've never noticed it before... At least that's my story, (and I'm sticking to it). :smileywink:

 

 

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Re: PSA: Find your phone backups in Google Drive

2017-02-08, 5:01 AM

Looking back at my history, articles on this feature started appearing around December 7th.

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