Retrieve Google backup data

I was following this guide to retrieve my Google account data etc., on my new Fairphone 2. The guide says:
1.Turn on your Fairphone 2
2.A prompt from the Google setup wizard will ask you to enter your Google Account details
3.Log in to your Google account
4.The wizard will ask if you want to restore all your data. Confirm

But that part of the wizard didn’t work for me, since I didn’t have a second device/other smartphone to do it from. So how can I otherwise retrieve my Google account data?
I hope that what I wrote makes sense :slight_smile:

Most of that data will live in Google’s cloud. As soon as you logged in to your Google account, Android can access that data.

To manage your remote backups those are on Google Drive (free 15 GB cloud storage, though shared with e.g. Gmail) available at

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There it is, thanks.
But how do I restore the backup on my Fairphone?

My workaround was to restore factory data (or what’s called in English), and start the welcome wizard once again. This time I managed to restore my old data.
So now I’m curious to see, how much is restored. I’m a lazy guy, so I would think it’s great if it’s restore all the data, even down to my exact app- and widget placements :slight_smile:

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I have FP2 for almost half a year and it has been a pain. I did not do much positive advertisement for FairPhone since everyone kind of laughs at me - because of a multitude of HW and OS issues. At some point I had to send the phone to factory and it was replaced with a new one. In the meantime, I was using another device (not FP2) and now I want to go back to FP2.

  1. I was able to backup older FP2 to google drive
  2. I was able to restore from most recent FP2 backup onto my spare Huawei phone with Android. It was readable, all app were there, all my preferences, even the most recent chats on dating apps.
  3. Then I did backup of Huawei on google drive after a month of usage.
  4. New FP2 has arrived - so I have tried a restore on it. Impossible! The only option that phone gives me in set-up wizzard was to restore from month old FP2 backup - but not from fresh Huawei backup. Why??? I checked on google drive and the backup from Huawei is there. FP2 just does not see it or ignores it.

If other Android phones have no issues restoring Fairphone backup, why does Fairphone have issues restoring other Android backups?

A month of my work on phone is lost!

Then, I attempted restore at least from that month-old FP2 backup … some apps did not restore, some restored without data, some restored in a way, that Google Play Store see them installed, but they are not listed among apps in the “dotted menu”, so I cannot drag-n-drop them on desktop.

Is there any sensible ways how to fix this?
Is there a way how to restore apps one-by-one, additionally (after general restore) from selected Google Drive backup - somehow?

Guys, this is not a special feature, but a basic functionality for the most undemanding smartphone user!

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