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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by neil154, Oct 28, 2021.

  1. neil154

    neil154 Android Enthusiast
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    How do people who change Android phones all the time (reviewers, etc.) copy the old phone apps and settings to the new phones
     



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  2. neil154

    neil154 Android Enthusiast
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    Smart Switch will transfer the files and dats but it does not copy passwords and more importantly does not copy settings of each app
     
  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Passwords will never be transferred unless they are linked to your Gmail account, and also your browser, such as Chrome.
     
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Smart Switch doesn't transfer login credentials, because usually you need to register and login a change of device anyway, like with bank and financial apps, which is for security.

    I used Smart Switch when I went from a Huawei Mate10 to a Galaxy Note20 Ultra, and that certainly transferred all my WhatsApp data. However it still did all the security stuff with using a new device, same for my WeChat, AliPay, TaoBao, Trip, apps, etc.
     
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  5. neil154

    neil154 Android Enthusiast
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    I agree about the passwords and I really don't care about them. There are a lot of setting for each every app that customized and it is really a lot of work to go through and remember my settings and remember what needs to be changed. There must be an easy way because there are many people who critique phones and I can't imagine that they go through all the settings each time they change phones.
     
  6. neil154

    neil154 Android Enthusiast
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    But SmartSwitch did not transfer all of your custom settings for each app.
     
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I suspect professional reviewers will also have their own personal devices they keep for a long time. And are not doing private things like banking or messaging on a device that isn't theirs and may only be looking at and evaluating for a few hours or days.
     
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