For most users, changing a phone can be more than just a quick task, but a heavy and tiresome ordeal. Although Google has made it pretty simple to keep your contacts, emails, and calendar synced for years now, the ability to restore apps and settings to new Android device is something everyone can appreciate.
Ever since Android 5.0 Lollipop came out, the OS has offered users the ability to restore your apps to a new device. If you use the awesome Google Now Launcher too, the service will also restore your current screen layout to your new device.
How to Restore apps and settings to new Android device
Before you begin setting up your new Android device, make sure that the data from your old one is enabled for syncing. From the Settings app of your old device, head over to the “Backup & reset” menu and then make sure that “Back up my data” is ON.
With the service enabled, head over to your new Android device and begin to set it up using the same Google account. From the privacy page, select “Accept and Continue” and then select “Copy your Google Accounts, apps, and data from your other device”.
You will be then asked to enter your Google Account details and select the device you want to restore apps and settings to new Android device. Moreover, you can tap on the section says “Restore all XX apps” and select the apps you want to automatically install.
Your new Android device will now boot up and your saved settings, along with the select apps will begin installing. Do keep us posted on whether this method to restore settings and apps worked for you or not.
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