Is your vault saved locally or in the cloud?

I have the android version of fallout shelter and am logged in through google play. Is my save game data on my device or is it saved in the cloud associated with my logged in account?

The reason I ask is because the game is currently crashing in the loading screen (before I even choose vault) and I am wondering if it is safe to wipe it from my device and reinstall to see if that fixes or if I will lose my vault by doing this.


Your vault is not synchronised in the cloud.

Edit : since patch 1.2, it can be synchronized.

You have to enable Cloud save for your Vault in the load screen like so:

enabling cloud saving

Manual backup

If you want to reinstall the game without using the cloud save, you can first make a copy of your save file – it is located in /Android/data/com.bethsoft.falloutshelter/files/VaultX.sav, either on your SD card or in the internal memory.

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