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March 11, 2015
I have had my Note 5 for almost 2 years and plan to keep it. It is already set up with Verizon Cloud and I have One Drive and Google Drive on it. I am so confused. I watched #101 just now and wonder if there is a way, other than factory reset (which I guess you would recommend) where I can get ONE plan to back up and store my stuff. I still, also, have TWO gmail accounts which I need to make ONE and get rid of the other and move my Blog from one to the other. So you see how confused I am with way too many options. I suppose the best way is do a phone reset and start over. Your thoughts?
Confused in Las Cruces
Although a Factory Reset is good to clean up the phone and give it a new lease on life, it’s not really necessary for your issue. Most of your issues are cloud/account related, not specifically phone related.
Verizon Cloud: The main problem with Verizon Cloud is that it backs up everything by default and only gives you 5GB of space for free. So, it will soon be telling you that you’re out of space and need to buy more. No, you don’t. Because – if you are using Google Photos, you don’t need Verizon Cloud to be backing up your photos. You can go into Verizon Cloud settings and turn that off. Here’s a little video to show you how …
OneDrive and Google Drive – if you have Windows 10, you may be using OneDrive on your computer – the app on your phone is a good thing. See episode 100!
Google Account: If you have two accounts for a reason – it’s OK, just be clear on what goes into each account, and make sure you’re logged in to the proper account. I agree, I find that too confusing. To move your blog to another account takes a couple of steps. I’m going to call your current blogger account google account #1, and the account you want to own your Blog I’ll call Google Account #2
- Logged in to Blogger with account #1, go to Settings, Add Authors
- Add google account #2 as an author and send an invite
- Log in to Gmail with account #2 and accept the invitation – that account is now an author on the blog
- Log back in to Blogger with Account #1 – go to settings, Add Authors and change Account #2 from Author to Admin
- From now on you can use Blogger with Account #2