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Help Google account vs Samsung account backup?


Android Enthusiast
Feb 26, 2013

Does a Google Account backup contain everything in a Samsung Account backup?

Is doing a Google Account backup enough or do I need to do a Samsung Account backup too?

Does Google Account backup Samsung Notes app data?

If you restore from a Google Account to your new Samsung phone, are you able to restore Samsung Notes app data, settings like clock alarms, keyboard options (and full list of the data that Samsung Account will backup seen below)?


"Content types that can be backed up using Samsung Cloud
Note: Individual files over 1GB will not be uploaded.

Backing up your data is a little different than syncing. When you back up, you save your device's files to the cloud, so they can be redownloaded later. These files won't automatically appear on your other devices unless you manually restore them. Syncing, on the other hand, automatically adds updated information to a device.

Below are some apps on your phone or tablet that support the back up and restore feature. We've also listed what kinds of data will be backed up from these apps:

Call logs: Call and message history

Clock: Alarms, world clocks, and timers

Apps: Installation files and app settings

Calendar: Events and tasks saved on your phone or tablet

Messages: Enhanced messages, multimedia messages, and text messages

Contacts: Contacts, email addresses, and business cards saved on your phone, tablet, or USIM

Home screen: Layout, wallpapers, and Samsung DeX settings (your default wallpapers won't be backed up)

Settings: Accessibility settings, ringtones, Samsung Keyboard options, Wi-Fi settings, and Always on Display settings (your default ringtone won't be backed up)

Voice Recorder: Saved audio clips recorded using the Voice Recorder app

Samsung Daily: Your personalized content preferences and settings
Note: Samsung Daily is only available on select phones, such as the S8. Newer phones use Samsung Free instead; however, this service cannot be backed up." source Back up and restore data or files on your Galaxy device https://www.samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00060517/
Back up and restore data or files on your Galaxy device https://www.samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00060517/
How to set up Google account on Samsung Mobile device? https://www.samsung.com/sg/support/...t-up-google-account-on-samsung-mobile-device/
How to set up and use the Google Accounts https://www.samsung.com/levant/support/mobile-devices/how-to-set-up-and-use-the-google-accounts/
How do I set up my Google account on my Samsung Galaxy device? https://www.samsung.com/ie/support/...y-google-account-on-my-samsung-galaxy-device/
How to create or remove the Google account on your Galaxy phone https://www.samsung.com/latin_en/su...move-the-google-account-on-your-galaxy-phone/
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google backups up anything related to google. it will not backup anything from samsung. a backup with smart switch backs up most data(not all) including google. having samsung account will sync up(backup to the cloud) anything attached to samsung....mainly samsung apps. samsung cloud i have never used. i only have used smart switch to backup and restore onto a new phone.
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