Android M app data auto backup will make device switching less of a hassle

Android M app data auto backup will make device switching less of a hassle
Switching, upgrading, or resetting an Android smartphone is often a daunting task. Not because you will lose your essentials, such as contacts or pictures, no – Google has long taken care of keeping those safely tucked under the cloud's protective cover. But having to reinstall and rearrange all the apps you are using is a chore, to say the least. Well, that little problem may soon be a thing of the past.

Among the many new user experience-enhancing features that Android M is about to bring, there is an Auto Backup for Apps. Much like the name suggests, this should allow apps to save all their data to Google Drive, which should ensure that if a user needs to replace or upgrade their device, their new handset would be restored to a similar condition as the previous one.

The feature will be automatically active for all apps – developers need not worry about updating their software with any additional code. Of course, should the user desire to opt out of auto app backup, the system would allow that.

A neat little touch that was, some would say, long overdue.

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8 Comments

1. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

good.

7. waddup121 unregistered

great.

2. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Been waiting for this feature for years. It's about time

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

How about the "other" files like documents, midi,...basically non media files? How do you back them up as easily'?

8. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Have you ever heard about cloud storage? Gdrive, One, Dropbox or Box? You can restore them from there if it is not a heavy manual task for you.

4. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Seriously, add this feature to the poll. It's about time.

5. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It's way overdue.

6. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Haaaallelujah, Haaaallelujah.......

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