How can I backup and restore my subscription & data ?

Automatic Backup/Restore process
Since v2020.3, Podcast Addict allows you to enable an automatic backup of the app data.
This backup will contain everything (subscriptions, playback progress, played status, playlists, settings, ...) and it will be stored in the folder of your choice outside the app storage folder.
Having the backup folder outside the app storage folder will prevent Android from deleting your backup if you uninstall the app.

You can also Sign in with your Google Drive account, so your Backups are automatically uploaded in the cloud. That way if you lose your phone or the phone refuses to start for some reason, you can install the app on a new phone and sign in to your account to retrieve your previous backup automatically
The app will store the data on its own private folder on Drive. This means that you cannot see the backup file from the Drive app. However, you can monitor the date of the last successful upload in Settings/Backup

Manual Backup/Restore
You can also backup your data manually and then share the file by email or store it on a different cloud service like Dropbox.
If you want to restore a backup file manually, you will need to go into Settings/Backup & Restore and press on the restore button. The app will then ask you to select the backup file on the device memory, and then restore it.

Redownloading episodes after restoring the backup
The backup file doesn't contain any downloaded files. This means that after restoring the backup, the app will ask you if you want to redownload the episodes that were previously flagged as downloaded.   
 
Transferring existing downloaded files
If you want to avoid redownloading those episodes you can manually save the content of the app storage folder on the previous device and copy it into the new device app storage folder

FAQ

  1. Getting Started...
  2. How can I backup and restore my subscription & data ?
  3. Playback keeps stopping on my Honor / Huawei device
  4. Is there a WebPlayer available?
  5. Playback keeps pausing/stopping every X seconds
  6. Podcasts fail to resume and/or seeking doesn't work
  7. How to customize the podcasts order on the app main screen?
  8. Headphone recommendation
  9. My Samsung device skips a lot when streaming on Android 6.x
  10. I don't like the Ad Banner. How can I remove it ?
  11. The player notification is NOT displayed anymore on Android Wear devices
  12. I'm having 'Internal player: unknown error...' messages when trying to listen to a podcast
  13. Why do I only see 'X' episodes when I know there are more available ?
  14. Where can I find the app Settings ?
  15. It looks like the app is using too much battery...
  16. How to control Podcast Addict from 3rd parties apps using Intents (Tasker, AutomateIt, …) ?
  17. Automatic update doesn't work since Android 6.x
  18. What does the 'Invalid stored block lengths' error means?
  19. How to import your iTunes subscriptions ?
  20. How to use Chromecast feature ?
  21. How to subscribe to an iTunes Podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/...) ?
  22. How to subscribe to an authenticated/premium RSS feed ?
  23. How to join the Beta program ?
  24. How to disable Last.fm scrobbling ?
  25. How does the playlist / continuous playback work ?
  26. How to Download/Stream over a 3G/4G connection ?
  27. How To open the app on the screen of your choice ?
  28. Some of my podcasts are showing a 'Podcast not yet initialized...' message
  29. How to store episodes on the SD card ?
  30. I can't find a specific podcast in the app
  31. App fails to show artwork and to load downloaded episodes after Android 6.0 update
  32. How to download episodes automatically ?
  33. Automatic cleanup isn't working
  34. How can I 'listen to' a video podcast
  35. How can I unsubscribe from a podcast ?
  36. I cannot add to the Playlist anymore / the 'add to playlist' button has disappeared
  37. How can I organize my podcasts ?
  38. How to customize settings per podcast
  39. How to customize podcast information like the name, artwork, categories, ... ?
  40. How can I listen to podcasts on my SONOS ?
  41. How to filter episodes ?
  42. Episode filtering doesn't work
  43. How to fix Playback stuttering issues
  44. Why aren't my episodes played in the playlist order ?
  45. How to search for a topic using an 'OK Google' voice command?
  46. How do I remove old episodes ?
  47. Does Podcast Addict support wearables ?
  48. How to subscribe to a SoundCloud podcast ?

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