1. noor khan1's Avatar
    hy folks.

    i am using htc 8x which is windows 8 phone. but i am not aware of the backup.
    does it store the applications, music, contacts and messages and email automatically somewhere?
    if yes let me know where it is saved?
    does it need any software like itune (in case of iphone)?
    01-17-2014 09:26 AM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    In settings - under backup - turn on text back up, turn on photos back up and turn on app+settings back up.
    Backing up your stuff | Windows Phone How-to (United Kingdom)
    01-17-2014 09:28 AM
  3. noor khan1's Avatar
    thanks for help. would you please tell me where the data is stored. i have turned on these options from the very first day. i just want to be sure whether it really works or not
    01-17-2014 09:36 AM
  4. xenogodusa's Avatar
    If you have the HTC 8x then there is a link in the backup settings that tells you what gets backed up. For reference purposes it's basically this link

    Back up my stuff | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

    But the summarized info is this:

    -Backups get stored on a Microsoft cloud system.
    -New backups made will replace the previous backup
    -There are 3 backup types (App List+Settings, Text Messages, Photos and Videos)

    -App list+settings will do the following
    *It will backup what apps were installed but it will not backup the application data (so it will reinstall the application for you, but it will not restore any application data from that app)
    *Phone settings (things like: call history, theme color, accounts setup on your phone, internet explorer bookmarks, lock screen. Photos implies contact images)
    *Personal music and custom ringtones on the phone does not get backed up (found this out after I restored my phone last night, a backup had been made before doing the FDR)
    *Call records get backed up
    *Windows Live ID contact list might get backed up (Not 100% sure since I use my own exchange server for these kinds of things, but if call records get backed up then contact list might)

    -Text Messaging
    *Backups of SMS and MMS messages (it will restore what messages were present at the time the backup was made)

    -Photos and Videos
    *Photos and videos taken are copied to Skydrive (but you have to manually delete any photos/videos from skydrive if you do not want them anymore)
    Last edited by xenogodusa; 01-17-2014 at 06:11 PM. Reason: typo correction
    01-17-2014 03:59 PM

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