1. raphymartinez's Avatar
    The simple fact that home screen layouts (apps and widget placement) and settings will finally be transferable between phones. To someone that switches devices several times a year this is huge.

    That was the one thing I missed from my iPhone days. Very exite!
    10-19-2014 08:44 PM
  2. Greg C's Avatar
    The simple fact that home screen layouts (apps and widget placement) and settings will finally be transferable between phones. To someone that switches devices several times a year this is huge.
    That was the one thing I missed from my iPhone days. Very exite!
    Serious? So if I transfer from an old phone to a new one... I can have everything the same as before... without spending hours getting it all "just right" ... again?
    10-19-2014 09:24 PM
  3. Minh La's Avatar
    Yeah yeah, one Google account for moving everywhere

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-20-2014 12:21 AM
  4. krifor03's Avatar
    Or if you get another phone off the same type (like you destroy your old phone and get a replacement) you can just load a backup of your old phone that Google stored. Put's everything back where it was, folders, widgets, background, everything

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    Ntchwaidumela and Greg C like this.
    10-20-2014 02:44 AM
  5. raphymartinez's Avatar
    i know ios has had this since always but.... i'm very happy to see it finally come to Android. I'm sure it'll only work when going from a 5.0 or higher phone to another but that's ok by me
    tonyr6 likes this.
    10-20-2014 08:15 PM
  6. TJWINS's Avatar
    Even Windows Phone has this. Nice to see it coming to Android. Is it safe to assume that even a 3rd party launcher and layout would be copied as well or only the built in launcher with icon layouts?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-20-2014 09:36 PM
  7. osvanberg's Avatar
    Even Windows Phone has this. Nice to see it coming to Android. Is it safe to assume that even a 3rd party launcher and layout would be copied as well or only the built in launcher with icon layouts?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    My guess is only stock. Unfortunately, Android is too customizable to make these things work as intended.
    10-21-2014 03:44 AM
  8. kenorian's Avatar
    Of course, using Nova launcher, folks have been doing this for a long time. But, agreed - nice to have it available for everyone.
    10-21-2014 07:58 AM
  9. Pollster's Avatar
    So app data is not backed up? SMS and call data?
    I feel lazy, who can spoon feed me a link to where it's discussed what gets backed up?
    10-27-2014 12:22 PM
  10. radicchio's Avatar
    Is it transferred directly from one phone to the other, or do you back up all the settings then load onto the new phone? Or can you do it either way?
    10-28-2014 02:56 PM
  11. benhaube's Avatar
    i know ios has had this since always but.... i'm very happy to see it finally come to Android. I'm sure it'll only work when going from a 5.0 or higher phone to another but that's ok by me
    It works setting up an Android 5 phone from a 4.4 phone. Both phones need to be using Google Now Launcher though.
    10-29-2014 11:32 PM

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