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    Default Duplicate tablet set-up on second device?

    I bought my children each a Samsung Tab 3 7". I have almost finished setting up the first one and I'm wondering if there is a way to "save" or "back-up" that set up and apply it to the second device so they look identical (same apps installed, same folder set-up, same settings, etc)???

    Its taken me hours already with the first so I'd like to hear any shortcuts to setting up the second one quickly. Thanks!
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    Are you using the same gmail account on each?

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    yes
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    Default Re: Duplicate tablet set-up on second device?

    Even if possible I don't think it is sensible to have 2 devices both with the same Gmail account. If something goes wrong with one device but not with the other you can't deal with it without messing up both devices.
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    I don't care about this theoretical problem. I still would like to duplicate.
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    Default Re: Duplicate tablet set-up on second device?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kronleuchter View Post
    I don't care about this theoretical problem. I still would like to duplicate.
    It is not a theoretical problem at all! It is a real life problem and happens every day. People mess up their devices. Shlt happens. Especially if they are kids who don't know what they are doing.
    You want to duplicate to save you work setting them up. But when you do you are setting yourself up for hours of extra work to redress problems that will unavoidably crop up.
    Last edited by Indoler; 08-04-2014 at 07:12 AM.
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    I don't want to discuss about your fantasy, but to get an answer to my question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronleuchter View Post
    I don't want to discuss about your fantasy, but to get an answer to my question.
    So wait, are you klabrenz007? What have you been doing with the second tablet for the last 9 months if so?

    Anyway, if you want to set it up with the same applications, you can use MyAppList to export an xml file, copy it to your other tablet, and then import it and reinstall all your applications from the play store.

    As far as setting up folders and all that, you'd need to use an alternative launcher like Nova or Apex that allows you to export your setup.
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    Thank you! What about home-screen configuration? Is there also a solution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronleuchter View Post
    Thank you! What about home-screen configuration? Is there also a solution?
    That would all be part of the launcher. The launcher you're using needs to support backing up the configuration.
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    I have a nexus 10 with pre-installed launcher and I guess that it doesn't support backing up the configuration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronleuchter View Post
    I don't want to discuss about your fantasy
    FYI: my 'fantasy' is the reason AC forums exist...
    But apparently that has escaped you. :-D
    Last edited by Indoler; 08-05-2014 at 03:16 PM.

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