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Contacts and Backups

February 16, 2011 2 comments

I have had A LOT of people ask me if they will lose their contacts or calendar appointments if they do a factory reset on their phone or flash a ROM.  The answer is no.  If you remember when you first went to an Android device that you had to make a Google account.  Now that you have a Gmail account all of your contacts and calendar appointments will be saved.  However I have seen people who do not have ALL of the contacts in google/gmail that are on their phone.  When you add a  contact it will ask you if want to use just the phone or put it on your google account.  ALWAYS put it on to your google account.

Here is what you can do to check and make sure.  Log into your google account from your computer.  Once inside of Gmail check and make sure that the contacts on your phone match up to those inside your contacts. If you will also open up your calendar you will notice that the appointments match which are on your phone.  You are also able to put an event into your gmail calendar and it will come up on your phone calendar.  This usually takes anywhere from 2 to 20 minutes based on reception.  If you are in a “roaming area” it will take longer.  This article should clear up some of the questions of loosing your contacts and calendar appointments.

Any questions feel free to post!

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Categories: Android 101, How-To