1. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    I'm getting my replacement Pixel 4 XL tomorrow. Face Unlock wasn't working on the first one. Should I setup as a new phone or transfer my data from my S9?
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    12-03-2019 08:03 PM
  2. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    I'm getting my replacement Pixel 4 XL tomorrow. Face Unlock wasn't working on the first one. Should I setup as a new phone or transfer my data from my S9?
    I found that when I set my 4XL up using my data from 2 XL motion sense didn't work at all. I had to factory reset and set up as a new phone to get it to work. So I would set up as a new phone. Personally.
    12-03-2019 09:21 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm getting my replacement Pixel 4 XL tomorrow. Face Unlock wasn't working on the first one. Should I setup as a new phone or transfer my data from my S9?
    Set it up new
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    12-03-2019 09:43 PM
  4. NMCynthia's Avatar
    When you set it up as new, are you hand entering in all of your contacts, and apps, and setting up your launcher as new also??
    12-03-2019 10:40 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    When you set it up as new, are you hand entering in all of your contacts, and apps, and setting up your launcher as new also??
    Once you signed into your Google account all those will be restored , the stock launcher you will set up again
    12-03-2019 10:44 PM
  6. NMCynthia's Avatar
    Once you signed into your Google account all those will be restored , the stock launcher you will set up again
    Okay, great, thankyou. My P2 is my first Android phone, and when I get my P4, I thought I would just connect the 2 phones with the transfer thingy in the box to transfer all the information. You are saying that all I have to do is just sign in to my Google account and everything just shows up? Cool!
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    12-03-2019 11:35 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Okay, great, thankyou. My P2 is my first Android phone, and when I get my P4, I thought I would just connect the 2 phones with the transfer thingy in the box to transfer all the information. You are saying that all I have to do is just sign in to my Google account and everything just shows up? Cool!
    Yes as long as you have everything backed up.through Google , congrats on new phone .
    Your welcome,!
    12-03-2019 11:43 PM
  8. NMCynthia's Avatar
    I haven't gotten it yet ... it'll be my Christmas present ... but I'm haunting the Pixel 4 forums to get as much information as I can beforehand. And that little nugget you dropped was great!! I had Windows phones before my P2, so I had to hand enter EVERYTHING when I set up the P2 ... so it is a HUGE relief to know that all I have to do is sign in to my Google account to have everything show up on a new phone!
    12-04-2019 12:00 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I haven't gotten it yet ... it'll be my Christmas present ... but I'm haunting the Pixel 4 forums to get as much information as I can beforehand. And that little nugget you dropped was great!! I had Windows phones before my P2, so I had to hand enter EVERYTHING when I set up the P2 ... so it is a HUGE relief to know that all I have to do is sign in to my Google account to have everything show up on a new phone!
    Oh nice Christmas gift, yeah Google cloud your Contacts and stuff will be right there, only need to setup WiFi and your downloaded apps which is easy I play store will ask if you want to install previous download apps .
    12-04-2019 12:06 AM
  10. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    I haven't gotten it yet ... it'll be my Christmas present ... but I'm haunting the Pixel 4 forums to get as much information as I can beforehand. And that little nugget you dropped was great!! I had Windows phones before my P2, so I had to hand enter EVERYTHING when I set up the P2 ... so it is a HUGE relief to know that all I have to do is sign in to my Google account to have everything show up on a new phone!
    I upgraded from 2xl to 4xl and love the phone. You will like it Cynthia.
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    12-04-2019 02:51 AM
  11. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    I'm thinking that maybe transferring my data previously, messed up my face unlock on my first Pixel 4 XL. Just a guess. I'm not sure why I didn't try setting it up as new before I sent it back.
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    12-04-2019 05:10 AM
  12. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    I'm thinking that maybe transferring my data previously, messed up my face unlock on my first Pixel 4 XL. Just a guess. I'm not sure why I didn't try setting it up as new before I sent it back.
    I had a replacement ready for me. But I would have had to show the shop it not working and then reset it. I reset it first and hey presto motion sense worked. It was definitely something ported over from my 2 XL that screwed it up.
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    12-04-2019 10:44 AM
  13. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    Got my phone all setup and face unlock works perfectly.
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    12-04-2019 08:35 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's great
    Got my phone all setup and face unlock works perfectly.
    12-04-2019 08:41 PM
  15. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    I am so in love with this phone. So smooth.
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    12-04-2019 09:43 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    I am so in love with this phone. So smooth.
    I like this phone a lot also
    12-04-2019 09:50 PM
  17. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    Does anyone use Nova Launcher and have issues with it defaulting back to the stock Pixel launcher?
    12-04-2019 10:08 PM
  18. almath's Avatar
    Does anyone use Nova Launcher and have issues with it defaulting back to the stock Pixel launcher?
    No problems here.
    12-04-2019 10:10 PM
  19. NMCynthia's Avatar
    Does anyone use Nova Launcher and have issues with it defaulting back to the stock Pixel launcher?
    I think that November's update did that. I use the Microsoft Launcher, and every time I close out of a text message my phone is suddenly in the Pixel Launcher. I just have to tap the "pill" and the Microsoft Launcher is back. Mildly annoying ... I was hoping December's update would fix it, but nope!
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    12-04-2019 11:12 PM
  20. bhatech's Avatar
    I think that November's update did that. I use the Microsoft Launcher, and every time I close out of a text message my phone is suddenly in the Pixel Launcher. I just have to tap the "pill" and the Microsoft Launcher is back. Mildly annoying ... I was hoping December's update would fix it, but nope!
    Don't have that issue with 3rd party launchers here, the December update isn't even out for Pixel 4 and even if it's an issue how do you know it's not fixed?
    12-04-2019 11:29 PM
  21. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    I think that November's update did that. I use the Microsoft Launcher, and every time I close out of a text message my phone is suddenly in the Pixel Launcher. I just have to tap the "pill" and the Microsoft Launcher is back. Mildly annoying ... I was hoping December's update would fix it, but nope!
    I fixed it by going into Nova settings and setting the default launcher there instead of the phone settings.
    12-05-2019 12:22 AM

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