Normally, my phone dies and I buy a new one and have lost the data from my apps.
This time, I thought it had died and ordered a new one, only to discover that the old one still lives, but let's go with how how to prevent losing data when a 'phone dies ...
I am aware that Google will update some stuff, if I let it, but that would be a last resort, as I am not a google fan.
Also, that approach misses apps not installed via the play store and other app data , so I am looking for a complete solution.
I keep my contacts on my SIM, so that's them covered (although it limits what get's stored - can't associate an email address, for instance). I also transfer my SD card from 'phone to 'phone, but am worried that if I have to reinstall an app on the new phone then it might overwrite the existing data with a new, empty data file.
I am looking for something that I can run periodically that will backup all non-system data, and let me restore it later. I understand that I can't just clone everything & restore, because of device drivers, etc, so is there something that says "ok, Android, all that stuff is yours, so I will copy the rest"?
O/s = Windows or Linux; preferably gratis, but I would pay up to $50 (preferably with lifetime updates) for an app that will do this, and do it simply.
If none exists, I guess that I will ask on Android Enthusiasts which files the o/s needs & copy the rest.