Dell’s Cyber Monday in Julysaves you up to 50%!
  1. msxbox's Avatar
    Not sure how many people would also think this would be a handy feature but i own soon three Windows Phones (within a couple of weeks) and wish to be able to backup and restore them separately from each other using the same Microsoft Account,

    it would be great having this support added or maybe account alias's for our microsoft accounts for example ??????1@hotmail.com, ??????2@hotmail.com, ??????3@hotmail.com....i have added a uservoice suggestion to vote on at the following link...

    Please could we have backup/restore support for multiple Windows Phone 8 handsets using the same Microsoft account €“ Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone
    03-27-2014 04:19 PM
  2. Curtieson's Avatar
    Obviously the features for a true 'backup' are not there yet and we will be getting that is WP8.1 ...but my Microsoft Account ALREADY has a different profile for all my Windows Phones. Every time I set one up I had a new entry. I used a Red 920 for a week before I sent it to my sister, and when I finally got my Yellow 920 it created a new phone entry on my profile.
    msxbox likes this.
    03-27-2014 04:22 PM
  3. msxbox's Avatar
    Obviously the features for a true 'backup' are not there yet and we will be getting that is WP8.1 ...but my Microsoft Account ALREADY has a different profile for all my Windows Phones. Every time I set one up I had a new entry. I used a Red 920 for a week before I sent it to my sister, and when I finally got my Yellow 920 it created a new phone entry on my profile.
    not sure on this as I have just logged in to my second windows phone and when i login to Windowsphone.com it now says my phone is a nokia lumia 520, but i always use my lumia 820 as my main phone, it doesn't support more than one phone it seems, unless I am missing something... :( p.s i am looking forward to the Windows Phone 8.1 update too, wish it were here now, some awesome extra features :)
    Last edited by msxbox; 03-27-2014 at 07:13 PM.
    03-27-2014 04:41 PM
  4. msxbox's Avatar
    not sure on this as I have just logged in to my second windows phone and when i login to Windowsphone.com it now says my phone is a nokia lumia 520, but i always use my lumia 820 as my main phone, it doesn't support more than one phone it seems, unless I am missing something... :(
    sorry just spotted on Windowsphone.com you can switch between phones it mentions other phones on the main drop down window once logged in thanks for the info, also though if I backup my lumia 820 data, then backup my lumia 520 data i don't want to have to worry about using the correct backup each time as i don't believe there is a way (according to ms support) to identifiy which backup is which unless you note the time of backup everytime.....anyone have any ideas :(
    Last edited by msxbox; 03-27-2014 at 07:10 PM.
    03-27-2014 04:47 PM
  5. msxbox's Avatar
    its it just me or does anyone else have more than one windows phone in use?
    03-28-2014 05:53 AM
  6. ratsttam's Avatar
    When you go to restore, it asks which profile you want to restore. So choose the 520 profile for the 520, the 820 profile for the 820. Pretty simple, but there isn't really any documentation about it.
    msxbox likes this.
    03-28-2014 06:45 AM
  7. juanitoriv's Avatar
    its it just me or does anyone else have more than one windows phone in use?
    I bounce between 3 different 8Xs.. All named and back up differently.
    msxbox likes this.
    03-28-2014 07:07 AM
  8. msxbox's Avatar
    I bounce between 3 different 8Xs.. All named and back up differently.
    thanks I hadn't tried it yet, its pretty bad that Windows Phone Support couldn't advise me of this shows how much some of them know, Thank you all very much..
    03-28-2014 09:47 AM
  9. juanitoriv's Avatar
    So very welcome!! If they're the same model, name them while connected via USB. Windows Phone app, File Explorer or even Media Player, I think, will all fit the bill. I honestly came across that by poking and prodding one day. Don't forget, support lines are, generally, staffed by underpaid & just barely trained folks stuck on top of each other in call centers thinking about their next smoke break.
    Curtieson likes this.
    03-28-2014 11:47 AM
  10. msxbox's Avatar
    So very welcome!! If they're the same model, name them while connected via USB. Windows Phone app, File Explorer or even Media Player, I think, will all fit the bill. I honestly came across that by poking and prodding one day. Don't forget, support lines are, generally, staffed by underpaid & just barely trained folks stuck on top of each other in call centers thinking about their next smoke break.
    lol yes so true about the support, Some are good and helpful though, but many are like you mention, p.s i have one lumia 820 and two lumia 520's so that extra tip you gave will be handy thanks again..
    03-28-2014 12:15 PM
  11. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Again, very welcome. You should just need to rename one of the 520s to keep it all neat and proper. Oh, BTW, I used to be one of those CSRs (for Sprint & DirecTV), so I can speak from experience about many former coworkers. 8)
    msxbox likes this.
    03-28-2014 12:34 PM
  12. Curtieson's Avatar
    Yep, had the same deal with the two 920s I mentioned earlier. They just keep popping up as another Lumia 920...so I went in and renamed them by the colors they were :) Easy enough to remember!

    And it doesn't matter WHAT job you are in, there will always be people that hate it and are just there for the paycheck and it shows!
    msxbox likes this.
    03-31-2014 10:34 AM

Similar Threads

  1. 8.1: When will Verizon roll it out?
    By Oliverspin in forum Windows Phone 8.1
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-10-2014, 12:41 PM
  2. Updates on Windows RT
    By Luke Praeuner in forum Microsoft Surface 2
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-27-2014, 07:42 PM
  3. Halo Spartan Assault gets an epic mobile Windows sale next week, plus a Steam release
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-27-2014, 04:10 PM
  4. Microsoft and Dell enter new patent deal for Xbox, Android and Chrome
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-27-2014, 03:50 PM
  5. Maunfacturer has case for a certain 'Nokia Lumia 1820'
    By undulose in forum Upcoming & Rumored Phones
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-27-2014, 03:15 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD