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  1. jon44

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    I'm going from a Note 4 to a Note 7 and was hoping there's a utility that will copy my homescreen layout (apps and widgets) from one phone to another. Does this exist?
     

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    Yes, Samsung Smart Switch. It's an app you can download and comes native on the Note 7
     
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    plus you can use your note 4 cable and the included adapter with the note 7 to plug and copy. easiest way to get your stuff across. it doesn't really copy SETTINGS, though... not sure if anything actually does.
     
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    Google also copies all your apps if you have a Google account
     
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    Smart switch basically makes a clone of your phone. I used it and everything transferred, except a few things, even my background changed.

    One thing I noticed using the cable is, you couldn't see progress of the transfer but using the wireless option it showed it. It happened twice, once from my note 5 to my note 7 and then from my wife's note 5 (Sprint) to my old note 5 (Verizon).
     
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    I used Smart Switch and my homescreens did not copy over. However, I was using Apex Launcher and not TouchWiz Launcher, so no doubt that's why.
     

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was launched in 2016, before subsequently being removed from production over battery issues.

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