Thanks to affordability of smartphones at the present, users changes their devices on a regular basis. However, everyone was in a win-win situation as Google regularly kept their data intact even after months of not using a devices. However, recently a Redditor found out in the hard way that all of the data from his older nexus 6P device was removed as he didn’t use the smartphone for a long period of time.
While the latest incident isn’t new, it comes via a thread on Reddit as he wrote, “Switching between Android installs is already a pain in the ass.”
“You have to manually save your SMSs if you want to keep them, many apps still don’t use Android backup and their settings wipe every time…but the apps that do back up are restored painlessly, which is always a relief during the process. Unless Google themselves deletes your backup first. Along with the dozens of Wi-Fi passwords I had stored, which is probably the worst part for me.”
As a result, if you are planning on switching from one device to another, you might want to check out that you have all of your data intact and will not be required to experience similar situations as others who lost their data completely.
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