10-27-2021 06:56 PM
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  1. swampbaby's Avatar
    Just curios are you guys and gals going to set your new phones up as new with a fresh install? or are you going to install from an Android 11 backup?
    10-25-2021 06:25 AM
  2. Scott337's Avatar
    This is just my personal preference, but I always setup a new phone fresh and clean.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    10-25-2021 06:31 AM
  3. Smokeaire01's Avatar
    Just curios are you guys and gals going to set your new phones up as new with a fresh install? or are you going to install from an Android 11 backup?
    My Pixel 4a is on A12. I haven't decided if I'm going to do a fresh install on my P6 Pro or a restore from backup. This will be a good time to reevaluate less used apps.
    10-25-2021 06:32 AM
  4. swampbaby's Avatar
    This is just my personal preference, but I always setup a new phone fresh and clean.
    Can I inquire as to why you prefer a clean install?
    10-25-2021 06:36 AM
  5. swampbaby's Avatar
    Same here I'm not sure how I wanna go about it.
    10-25-2021 06:37 AM
  6. Scott337's Avatar
    Can I inquire as to why you prefer a clean install?
    Gives me a chance to review and remember where all the key Settings are at, a time to reevaluate which apps I don't really need, change passwords on apps that haven't been changed in a while, and phones just seem to be less buggy when setup clean.
    J Dubbs and stew72 like this.
    10-25-2021 06:48 AM
  7. ezdoit's Avatar
    I always copied from old phone to new phone - BUT - may try a clean install on the 6 this time - I'm in no hurry since the 5a is working just fine.
    firebirder and GoNavy79 like this.
    10-25-2021 07:21 AM
  8. bkdodger2's Avatar
    With all my Samsung phones lately I've been using Smart Switch but now with this one same as the old pixel I'm going to set up new
    GoNavy79 likes this.
    10-25-2021 08:21 AM
  9. GoNavy79's Avatar
    My 5a is set up just the way I want the new P6 to be, so will do the simple transfer.
    bkdodger2 likes this.
    10-25-2021 08:25 AM
  10. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Part of me would kinda like to set up fresh... But that seems like a lot of work.
    AnnDroid, firebirder and GoNavy79 like this.
    10-25-2021 08:39 AM
  11. jamezr's Avatar
    I am undecided so far. I always use Smart switch with my Samsung phones and restore from backup.
    But for the Pixel and the new themes I might just setup from scratch toget the while new experience
    AnnDroid likes this.
    10-25-2021 09:35 AM
  12. anthonium's Avatar
    Clean install for me. As tedious as it may be I prefer it. Plus I don't use a million apps either

    Sometimes by doing a fresh setup you come across some settings you may otherwise have missed.
    Scott337 and AnnDroid like this.
    10-25-2021 10:02 AM
  13. ahaxton's Avatar
    Can I inquire as to why you prefer a clean install?
    For me it's because over my time with a phone I tend to install apps that I never use, but can't get myself to uninstall because "I may need it some day." When I install clean, I only install apps as I need them when I actually need them and I can paid down the cruft.
    Scott337 and ezdoit like this.
    10-25-2021 10:08 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    I am undecided so far. I always use Smart switch with my Samsung phones and restore from backup.
    But for the Pixel and the new themes I might just setup from scratch toget the while new experience
    Maybe just transfer pictures,texts,calls
    jamezr likes this.
    10-25-2021 10:15 AM
  15. jamezr's Avatar
    Maybe just transfer pictures,texts,calls
    That's is the plan. Great idea
    mustang7757 likes this.
    10-25-2021 10:16 AM
  16. ezdoit's Avatar
    Maybe just transfer pictures,texts,calls
    Never thought of that - WTG 'Stang!
    mustang7757 likes this.
    10-25-2021 10:20 AM
  17. ras47's Avatar
    Maybe just transfer pictures,texts,calls
    Thats what I did with my Pixel 5. I used Google to bring in my contacts and pictures. I let the texts go and started fresh, but I do that routinely anyway. Same with my call logs. I like cleaning up and cleaning out. I'm also a Zero Inbox kind of guy so everything gets filed in subfolders or deleted.
    10-25-2021 12:05 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thats what I did with my Pixel 5. I used Google to bring in my contacts and pictures. I let the texts go and started fresh, but I do that routinely anyway. Same with my call logs. I like cleaning up and cleaning out. I'm also a Zero Inbox kind of guy so everything gets filed in subfolders or deleted.
    Yeah i like to clean up clutter, i usually just transfer text and photos those are more important to me , call history or calls i dont need .
    10-25-2021 12:17 PM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'll be restoring from the latest backup of my 3a XL (which is already on Android 12). I've never had issues with restoring.
    Blaize19 and AnnDroid like this.
    10-25-2021 12:30 PM
  20. pseudoware's Avatar
    Even though it can be a PITA, I always start new. Also, I don't save texts and drag them w/me to new devices, I treat them as a one-time info exchange. I copy and save the occasional SMS/MMS content I want to keep someplace else. I also stopped connecting my phones to hundreds of contacts stored in the cloud. I keep a small handful of people locally on my device, so I do need to transfer those or manually re-enter them. Photos are all saved in the cloud.
    10-25-2021 02:16 PM
  21. Chex313's Avatar
    I use the backup and than import my Nova backup to get my folders back. Have done this for the last 4 phones. It was actually the last 6 but 2 of them P3 and 4a I passed on to wife and kid as I did decided to keep my Pixel 2 XL both times. The Pixel 5 with the 5G was finally enough to move on.

    I am the rare cat who has never had an issue with any Nexus or Pixel. I still laugh at the folks who thought there was something wrong with the Pixel 2 XL's screen....That screen looked great on mine.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-25-2021 03:50 PM
  22. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I use the backup and than import my Nova backup to get my folders back. Have done this for the last 4 phones.

    I am the rare cat who has never had an issue with any Nexus or Pixel. I still laugh at the folks who thought there was something wrong with the Pixel 2 XL's screen....That screen looked great on mine.
    I'm with you on that. I recall noticing the slight tint shift on the 2 XL screen when looking at an angle, then completely got used to it a day later.
    Chex313 likes this.
    10-25-2021 03:53 PM
  23. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Can I inquire as to why you prefer a clean install?
    After 30 years of building, selling, and fixing computers/various other electronics I could never NOT do a clean install on a new phone. Shoot I just did a clean install of Android 12 on my Pixel 3XL.
    People always wonder why I never have problems with my electronics like they do ... Hmmmm
    bkdodger2, J Dubbs, ezdoit and 2 others like this.
    10-25-2021 03:55 PM
  24. TheJastrom's Avatar
    Coming from a 4XL it will be easy peasy to carry over all of my apps and texts from google messenger, I've been doing it since the Pixel 2XL and they make it super easy.
    bkdodger2 likes this.
    10-25-2021 06:48 PM
  25. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Well yes I've been using SMS backup Pro for the longest so texts and call logs all come over from current phone... Photos are in Google...
    10-25-2021 07:58 PM
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