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PhoneBackup Help

PhoneBackup is an extremely simple app to use. It simply backs up your SMS, Call Logs and Contacts to a csv file on your sdcard.
The csv file is human readable so you can extract or modify the information in it.
PhoneBackup integrates with Cloudpipes which allows you to transfer this file onto Dropbox whenever you want.

Backing up:

On the Backup panel, simply select the items you want to back up and press Backup Now.
The files are stored in the location specified in Settings. You can easily change this location from the Settings menu.

Restoring:
On the Restore panel, simply select the items you want to restore up and press Restore Now.
The files are read from the location specified in Settings. You can easily change this location from the Settings menu.
Please see limitations if you have any problems.

Scheduling:
The scheduler uses Cloudpipes to schedule the backup and to upload it to Dropbox. You can select which items you want to backup and how frequently you want to schedule the backup. Pressing ‘Create’ will create a new pipe in Cloudpipes that triggers the backup. Pressing ‘Remove’ will remove any previously created pipes from Cloudpipes. However, the scheduling panel does not maintain state, therefore if you want to see whether a pipe/schedule is already created you need to see that in the Cloudpipes Pipes screen (the pipe will be called ‘PhoneBackup’.
Limitations:
– Restoring multiple times
When restoring your contacts, on the first restore all the new contacts are created. However, if you try to restore again over the first one, it may create some duplicates. Normally the app has some duplicate detection abilities, however contacts that are created without a name for .e.g a contact that only has a phone number or email address cannot be detected. Therefore sometimes duplicates are created, and you should try not to restore multiple times.

– Scheduling
If you want to use scheduling you need have Cloudpipes installed since PhoneBackup uses its scheduler.

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