1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I've just got a Pixel 5 and want to restore all my data and settings from my Pixel 3. On my Pixel 3 i have the backup in Google Drive (and have made sure the same is done within Whatsapp). When I chose the backup when setting up my phone - all the apps copied over but things like my home screen, SMS, messages and other settings didn't copy over.

    Ideally I'm looking at setting up my Pixel 5 - just as my Pixel 3 was exactly. Settings, etc. Like a carbon copy. I used to have an iPhone and this was possible via iCloud.

    Is there anyway of doing this on Android via Google Drive backup? Or would I need to physically connect both phones.
    10-16-2020 04:38 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Most of the stuff should come back from Google back up, but home screen set-up you'll have to do again.

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    10-16-2020 10:01 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Moved this to pixel 5 forums]
    10-16-2020 10:02 AM
  4. aecgda's Avatar
    I got my Pixel 5 yesterday (excellent, and the battery lasts forever) . To transfer from my Pixel 4XL, I followed the instructions in the box and used the cable provided to connect the old phone to the new one, then did what it said. Absolutely everything was copied over including settings, screen saver etc. I just needed to set up my email accounts. It worked like a dream and has never been that effective for me in previous years.
    mustang7757 and ezdoit like this.
    10-16-2020 11:34 AM
  5. aecgda's Avatar
    Even home screen with all the apps etc was just the same in the new phone as the old one.
    AnnDroid likes this.
    10-16-2020 11:35 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Even home screen with all the apps etc was just the same in the new phone as the old one.
    Good to know , never did by cable transfer only through back up.
    10-16-2020 11:39 AM
  7. ezdoit's Avatar
    I got my Pixel 5 yesterday (excellent, and the battery lasts forever) . To transfer from my Pixel 4XL, I followed the instructions in the box and used the cable provided to connect the old phone to the new one, then did what it said. Absolutely everything was copied over including settings, screen saver etc. I just needed to set up my email accounts. It worked like a dream and has never been that effective for me in previous years.
    Good info
    10-16-2020 11:40 AM

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