1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    to be precise ,I have a lumia 730 and lumia 928 ,both running windows 8.1

    What i want is a separate backup created for lumia 928 & one for lumia 730 in single

    onedrive account .Backups according to device.
    11-12-2015 04:55 AM
  2. Ed Boland's Avatar
    [CODE][/CODE]You'll just have to take note of the date when you perform a backup on each device. Then when you go to restore a backup, you'll know which backup was for which phone.

    I agree, it would be handy to be able to rename the backup files.


    But yes, you could use several different phones. As long as they're set up with, and signed into the same Microsoft account, they'll save the backups on the same Onedrive.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-12-2015 06:58 AM
  3. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Thank you! I have two phones on the same account and have never thought of this.
    Ed Boland likes this.
    11-12-2015 07:04 AM
  4. 920Walker's Avatar
    Rename each device with a unique identity in Settings > About (forget exact setting in WP8.1) from the stock "Windows Phone". All PCs, tablets and phones using that account will show respective backups with associated unique user created IDs.
    RumoredNow and Ed Boland like this.
    11-12-2015 07:10 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If I remember correctly, You may have up to 5 devices on one Microsoft Account?

    They may be changing that in 10...
    Ed Boland likes this.
    11-12-2015 11:42 AM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Rename each device with a unique identity in Settings > About (forget exact setting in WP8.1) from the stock "Windows Phone". All PCs, tablets and phones using that account will show respective backups with associated unique user created IDs.
    Yep. I name all my devices:

    RT1520
    RThdLTE
    RT2520

    Like such and stuff. I always know what backups I have on OneDrive.

    Don't forget to clear old devices out of your profile and purge old backups.
    Ed Boland and 920Walker like this.
    11-12-2015 11:43 AM

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