1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    So I just bought a L1520. Great phone, hardware software combo but I was disappointed to find out that Microsoft automatically uploads your contacts to the Live account you sign in on the phone. For me, from a privacy perspective that's a complete no no. I would prefer to do local backup's on my PC or Mac.

    Does anyone have any idea if Microsoft will give us this feature (which is basic and every other phone OS / platform offers it as of now) or will they force us to give them our contacts to build a nice and compact database for you know who.

    10-12-2014 04:12 PM
  2. blue1k's Avatar
    I have a 1520 too. My contacts aren't backed up to my MS account. I don't have backup turned off. You can easily turn it off in settings>backup

    When you set up the phone it asks if you want backup turned on.
    10-12-2014 04:35 PM
  3. Wam1q's Avatar
    Microsoft doesn't use your Outlook contact info for advertising or anything... You shouldn't be concerned with privacy with Outlook contacts. You may read the detailed privacy policy if you wish. (BTW, I find the contacts sync very useful--It wirelessly keeps contacts in sync with my two Windows Phones and a Windows 8.1 PC--without worrying about somebody building a profile of me like Google)
    blue1k likes this.
    10-12-2014 04:35 PM
  4. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    One solution, though overkill for most people, is a local Exchange server.
    10-12-2014 04:43 PM
  5. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    they already know anyway, as well as the carriers. Might as well have a decent backup.
    10-14-2014 10:43 AM

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