Windows 10 Mobile 10136 gives you more control over your app backups

Besides scheduling a backup everyday if you like, the latest build of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview has added the option to dictate which apps you're backing up.

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The new options in Windows 10 Mobile compared to what we see today in Windows Phone 8.1

It's as simple as scrolling through a list and setting a toggle to either "on" or "off" depending on which apps you want to backup. For example, you might want to make sure you preserve your Huetro app settings for your Hue lights, but are less bothered about Shazam. Whereas in Windows Phone 8.1 it was all or nothing, Windows 10 Mobile gives you greater control. Just hit the "more options" label under Backup settings to see the extra options.

It's a small, but useful touch, and besides controlling the backups it's also an easier way to actually see which apps are doing it. Removing backups still requires going to OneDrive, there's no way to do that on the phone as it currently stands.

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