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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Michael VanBuskirk, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. Michael VanBuskirk

    Thread Starter

    Hi everyone.
    Just upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S10e today and transferred all my apps, etc from my old Galaxy S8 to the new phone.
    It worked good but I have about three pages of site bookmarks on the home screen and I can't figure out how to transfer them to the S10e.
    Any ideas would be appreciated.


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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    are you using a custom launcher? i use nova and you can save your homescreen setup. not sure but smart switch might be able to back that and restore it.
  3. Michael VanBuskirk

    Thread Starter

    Smart switch copied everything except those.
    I downloaded Nova but am not sure how to do that.
  4. Michael VanBuskirk

    Thread Starter

    I have Nova but am not sure how to do that.
    I used Smart Switch to copy the files to the new phone but it didnt copy those files
  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i have the nova prime (which is the paid version) in its settings, you can backup and import you nova screen settings.....not sure if that is offered in the free version or not.
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  6. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Or you can save each one as a bookmark, and simply re add to your new screen
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    If you launch Nova do you see the same shortcuts? I'd expect not, but I never use desktop bookmarks so can't be certain they aren't different. But if they aren't there then Nova's backup feature won't shorten the task for you really as you'll have to re-add them all to Nova before you can back them up - in which case syncing them via a browser and re-adding on your new phone, as Danny suggests, will be quicker.

    Everything on the desktop is produced by your launcher, and I assume you are using the stock Samsung launcher. So if Samsung's own software doesn't support transferring them from the S8's stock (Samsung) launcher to the S10e's stock (Samsung) launcher I'm not optimistic about anything else doing it.
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  8. Michael VanBuskirk

    Thread Starter

    I have about 60 or more so that's going to take a while I guess.
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  9. Michael VanBuskirk

    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
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The Samsung Galaxy S10e release date was March 2019. Features and Specs include a 5.8" inch screen, 16MP camera, 6/8GB RAM, Exynos 9820 processor, and 3100mAh battery.

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