Is it possible to backup and restore Start Screen?

MBY

Member
Mar 5, 2014
203
4
18
Visit site
Way back in April there was a post on W(P)C that said that backing up and restoring the start screen would be possible in WP 8.1. Does anyone know if this feature is present? How do you access it? Can you use together with hard-resetting your phone? And is it useable with the 8.1 DP (which I'm currently on)?
 

Microsoftjunkie

New member
Jun 19, 2012
1,624
0
0
Visit site
Re: Backu and restore Start Screen

Yes its present in DP/wp8.1. To use that feature, make sure all of your sync settings are on and then do a backup. Hard reset the phone and once you enter your MS acct, select the backup you just performed.
 

nasellok

New member
Dec 3, 2012
357
0
0
Visit site
I am interested in this - but without a hard reset - anotherwords - I want to just backup the layout of my tiles, and background. I am contemplating an experiment with the #TileArt app, and re-configuring my start screen, but if I don't like it, id really want to be able to just restore my tile layout, and not have to go through a full hard reset / restore. Does anyone know if this is possible?

It is basically like having multiple desktops - multiple start screen layouts, etc. Say, im in the mood for a red theme, or I want to have my family photo in the background, or if I want transparency, or no transparency. There should be a way to easily restore start screen layouts - can an app be made to do this, is this a system possibility?
 

mjperry51

New member
Jul 1, 2013
468
0
0
Visit site
I am interested in this - but without a hard reset - anotherwords - I want to just backup the layout of my tiles, and background. I am contemplating an experiment with the #TileArt app, and re-configuring my start screen, but if I don't like it, id really want to be able to just restore my tile layout, and not have to go through a full hard reset / restore. Does anyone know if this is possible?

It is basically like having multiple desktops - multiple start screen layouts, etc. Say, im in the mood for a red theme, or I want to have my family photo in the background, or if I want transparency, or no transparency. There should be a way to easily restore start screen layouts - can an app be made to do this, is this a system possibility?

You cannot RESTORE just the Start Screen.The only opportunity for a System Restore is after a hard reset.
 

gMaesterUK

New member
Jun 29, 2014
563
0
0
Visit site
I can confirm that a backup does include the Start Screen, as I competed a HARD reset yesterday and nearly everything came back as was (all except AMEX app & game saves :crying:)

I'm running Win8.1 Update 1.

G.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Forum statistics

Threads
323,710
Messages
2,244,265
Members
428,106
Latest member
Akashdeep3469