Personal settings was backed up, how did it happen?

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    I just went to VZW store to replace my bionic, having freezing issues with it, and the guy swapped the phone with a new unit (transfer sim and SD card), boot it up, put my google account, phone picked up the signal, went to the main desktop/dashboard and my personal settings (like wallpaper and quick contacts that I setup from OLD unit) was moved/transferred to the new phone... Does the VZW backup assistant did that? Thought it only backs up contacts? Please enlighten me :)
     
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    When you first purchased the Bionic, it asked if you wanted to backup your phone (cloud service I believe). So once you signed into your account with the new phone it automatically started the sync to restore how you had your original Bionic.
     
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    Nice, so I should sync mine before exchanging it?
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    As long as you had it set to backup when you first signed it, it should sync automatically. To check if it is, go to settings, privacy settings. If you have a checkbox for "Back up my data" than you are set.
     
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    I don't know for sure, butI think it's a Google thing. When I fired up the Bionic for the first time, it somehow was able to "remember" the WiFi settings, Locale situations, browser bookmarks, and various login ID's that I had set up on the Droid1 phone that it replaced.

    I guess the "red eye" is not the only thing these phones have in common with Cylons...
     
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    I just want to make sure all the settings on the phone under settings gets backed up. Those are all the things that take the most time to setup/change.
     
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    When I got my replacement it didn't sync like yours. Is there a way to make sure it's on? I have everything checked for my google account sync under my accounts.
     
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    My second post shows how it should be done. But here is the info: As long as you had it set to backup when you first signed it, it should sync automatically. To check if it is, go to settings, privacy settings. If you have a checkbox for "Back up my data" then you are set.
     
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    What an interesting thought...maybe this is the beginning


    Sent from my ROOTED DROID BIONIC using DROID forums!
     
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    I enabled this on the unit I returned... I believe this one did the trick! Thanks
     
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