Android 2.0 introduced a feature that lets you backup your apps and their settings to the “cloud.” Normally this feature is accessible by going to
Settings > Privacy and checking
Back up my settings.
Unfortunately, it seems that many HTC phones hide this setting. If “Privacy” doesn’t appear in your settings then use this trick to get there.
- Settings > Search > Searchable items
- Enable “Settings”
- Goto the “Home” screen
- Search for “Privacy”
- Check “Back up my settings”
It’s just too bad there’s no easy way to backup your apps manually, without resorting to an app on the market…