1. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    Ok, how's this.

    For starters I do not have a Microsoft account of any sort. I've never downloaded a single app. My phone is in no way synced with ANYTHING. I keep data toggled off 98% of the time. I do not belong to any social sites, have any cloud accounts, nothing of the sort. I use my phone for talking, texting and occasionally browsing once in a while and that's all. I check my email via it's website (not set-up via the phone) a couple times a week if I need to when I'm out and about.

    So a few months ago I switched back to Android after having used my 640 and 640XL for a few months. And planned on selling them. I returned the 640 XL back to stock, choosing the correct procedure, the one that supposedly erases everything and warns you before you go through with it. I wont go into why, but I actually did this twice, a few weeks apart. I ended up cracking the screen on my Android phone and started using the 640 XL again for the last two- three months. Low and behold out of nowhere... three pictures from July of 2015 are all of a sudden in my gallery!!! These pictures were actually deleted long before I ever even reset my phone! I'm not a picture taker, I've probably only taken 50 pictures total since I had the phone. I only had two pictures in the gallery for the last couple of months until last night when all of a sudden the other three showed up... months after I restored the phone (two different times) to factory default.

    Any ideas?
    04-12-2016 04:52 PM
  2. T Moore's Avatar
    Do you have an SD card on the 640? Resetting does not automatically erase the card.
    Derausgewanderte likes this.
    04-12-2016 05:26 PM
  3. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    Nope. No SD card. Thanks for replying.
    04-12-2016 06:06 PM
  4. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    This gives me the willies about selling the phone now.
    04-12-2016 06:07 PM
  5. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Um...they don't work without a Microsoft account of some sort?

    And at some point you had photo backup enabled (probably by default before you noticed) so it went to Onedrive in your account.

    Does not compute...
    04-12-2016 06:54 PM
  6. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    I do not have a one drive account, no Microsoft account, no any account tied to the phone. No phone backup enabled since there is nowhere to back it up to. I have a yahoo mail account, that's it and it's not synced to my phone. I can't even download apps if I wanted to, because you need an account to download from the store. The fact it does not compute is why I'm posting! lol.
    04-12-2016 09:35 PM
  7. psiu_glen's Avatar
    If you go to Email & Accounts in Settings (maybe just Accounts, depending on version), does it show any accounts?
    04-14-2016 07:36 AM

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