Solved How to transfer apps between phones

Toshiba / Satellite a100
April 22, 2016 at 08:42:41
Specs: Windows XP, x86 1995 MHz
What is the best way to transfer apps WITH their data and settings from an old phone to a new one of the same OS?

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April 23, 2016 at 11:19:19
mmm I think it's the same with Apple too. Whenever I've transferred an app from a backup to a new iPad it's been the app only; no personal settings/data etc... It's been a while since I dun it so the memories are distant.


#1
April 22, 2016 at 09:41:39
Which phones are involved; makes/models?

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#2
April 22, 2016 at 10:09:32
Old: Xtouch X509 Android 4.2, new: Leovo vibe K5 5.1

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#3
April 23, 2016 at 06:57:06
I haven't got either device; presumably both are android technology...?

Regardless I dun a Google trawl, using three different search terms/strings. I have posted the links to each search response. Suggest you repeat whichever and see what is there that can/will help more fully? I can cherry pick and post some of the results of course; but no guarantee I'll pick the correct one?

http://tinyurl.com/gudc5qn

http://tinyurl.com/hmqbqym

http://tinyurl.com/hquvqvs

There appears to be a couple of routines at least. One involves exporting contacts to the desktop (where they become a vCard) and then importing them into the new device. Another is saving them to an SD card (in the old phone?) which presumably one then inserts into the new device and imports them into your contacts list on the new device?


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#4
April 23, 2016 at 08:57:27
All those links talk about transferring contacts. I asked about transfering apps with their settings. I found some apps on play store but they all transfer apps only. One of them requires root. I may try that. Ttransferring contacts, sms, calls logs etc can be done easily through Sincit app when installed on both devices. It will transfer everything including apps but WITHOUT their data, which brings us to square one...

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#5
April 23, 2016 at 09:39:45
ooops sorry misread it... usually it's contacts that seem to the problem...

Long shot as I don't have any Androids... Is there anything akin to Apple's iPhone/iPad backup option for Android systems, which might allow it - as in bring in the personal data too? I have a feeling not likely... unless you ere going from make/model to another model of the same make?


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#6
April 23, 2016 at 10:52:41
Yes android devices have options to backup restore depending on the brand but...still no option to backup apps data and settings between devices even of the same brand. This seems to be the mission impossible....

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April 23, 2016 at 11:19:19
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mmm I think it's the same with Apple too. Whenever I've transferred an app from a backup to a new iPad it's been the app only; no personal settings/data etc... It's been a while since I dun it so the memories are distant.

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#8
May 10, 2016 at 03:41:50
I was asking about transferring apps WITH their settings. Transferring contacts and other data can be done easier by installing Cloneit app -or similar- on both phones which will transfer all that data and the uninstalled apps but NOT with their data. So that issue is still unsolved!.

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#9
August 5, 2016 at 04:11:00
I found up that the best way is to use Titanium backup software. It backs up all apps with their settings and data and restores them after a factory reset. It requires root though.

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#10
August 5, 2016 at 04:20:36
Although I have iDevices... thank you for a useful recommendation (Titanium) for future reference. It does seem pretty complete.

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#11
August 9, 2016 at 11:05:56
I think you are talking about transferring the app itself and then reinstalling it to the new device. That would be easy either way. What I meant is to transfer the apps in their Installed status to find them already installed in the new phone or even in the same phone after a factory reset. Imagine this scenario; you have several apps installed, you get a crash in your phone and have to do a factory reset. You lose all apps and user data. You have to reinstall everything (either by downloading or by transferring) and repeat all setups for all apps. But with Titanium backup you store all apps in their installed status and when you do the factory reset you just restore those apps to the phone and you will find them in the same status as before along with all their previous settings and user data. That would be nice!. You can even transfer the backup file to a new phone and use Titanium to restore it there. Another way to save user data is to make a full backup of the ROM including userdata and cach using Smart Phone Flash Tool and when you get a crash you restore the whole ROM including all installed apps with their settings. This is like saving a Ghost image in a PC.

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