I noticed the same thing. I can get into it under settings, but I can only do a manual backup, I cannot schedule it for a recurring backup, like I could when it was an actual app. I was hoping someone could help me with this. It lists the last time it was backed up (until I did my manual backup) as 12/7...so it isn't doing it automatically. I tried pushing the menu key...nothing. There is no "options" setting as advised on the VZW website. I'm at a loss.
Having your contacts on your new phone is extremely important stargazer72460. I'm here to help you with that task. Did you use backup assistance on your previous phone? What is the previous phone you were using? If you were using this feature on your last phone, your contacts will show up online. Backup Assistant Plus is pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Listed below are steps to access the app.
1)From a home screen, select Apps (located in the lower-right).
3)From the Accounts section, select Backup Assistant Plus.
If you continue to have issues, you may need to perform a hard reset. Here are the steps http://tiny.cc/ylipqw . I hope the information above was helpful.