- 10-24-2012, 08:00 PM #1
Naturally, most of us are excited about the launch of WP8 and the new models and am sure many of us will rush out and get them.
But, will MS make this easier for us than at present.
The Zune backup is laughable, you only backup when you get a software upgrade and you can only restore to the original phone, not a replacement (if original was faulty say) or upgrade.
I know there are a few very useful workarounds at present, but none I believe allow you to restore a backup to another device. A backup being different of course to a sync to the cloud / Zune / PC.
I am running Win8 preview and expect to upgrade to the release version next week. I believe Zune is being replaced as well.
Question:- Is MS going to make this transition easy for us with WP8, Win8 & Zune replacement??? Damn hope so!
- 10-25-2012, 09:00 AM #9
- 10-25-2012, 10:07 AM #10
Contacts will synch easily. Then you will have to spend an hour or so manually merging them (it will list twitter,facebook, live (and also outlook which is just dumb as he.ck) and multiple emails separately).
You will lose everything else.
- 10-25-2012, 10:39 AM #11
I don't see a big issue with this. Maybe I just manage all my info differently. All my mail and contacts are in Outlook.com and my Exchange account at work. Both of those setup in seconds and I have access to all my contacts. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, SkyDrive, etc also setup in seconds. The only thing left is apps and I wouldn't want them all re-installed.
I would like to have a full backup option for apps if switching from a WP8 to another WP8 device.
10-25-2012, 04:37 PM #12
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Well, the transition from WP6 to WP7 was terrible. They did not support the Windows Backup program (I forget the exact name now, but it was the official windows phone backup program) with WP7. So, whereas my WP6 device had everything backed up from contacts, email, txt messages, etc, none of that mattered because WP7 couldn't restore the backup.
Of course, with WP7 all contact info is backed up/sync'd with your hotmail/live/outlook account automatically. However, you still lose txt messages and any app specific data, etc.
- 10-25-2012, 04:39 PM #13
- 10-25-2012, 05:55 PM #15
Using Outlook.com I believe you can link all of your contacts there once and adding it to a phone keeps the links.
Of course people might not want to link their Outlook.com together with FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. I am loving it now though. Set it up once and never again.