1. pakfam's Avatar
    I have a Note 8 and just got an S4 phone. I have apps that I've downloaded to the Note 8. I want to automatically have them show up on the S4, so that the Note and S4 are always in sync. Can someone walk me though how to do this? I believe I have all the "accounts" (google, Samsung) set to the same email address on each device. Thanks!
    01-28-2015 01:15 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Sadly, you can't.

    If you downloaded the apps from the Play Store onto your Note 8, when you set up your S4 with that Google account, yes, most apps will start downloading immediately (if you agree to the prompt, so I suggest you're on WiFi the first time you power up your phone), but that will only download apps that are compatible with the S4. If you downloaded an app for the tablet that is not compatible, it won't download.

    Also, bear in mind that once the set up is complete, if you download an app to your tablet, it won't automatically download to your S4 or viceversa. You need to manually 'push' that, although the list of all downloaded apps is still in your account for reference.
    01-28-2015 02:29 PM
  3. pakfam's Avatar
    Thanks! Helpful! Not sure the phone did it though or the apps on the Note are not compatible.
    01-28-2015 04:37 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Most apps are compatible with each other, but certain 'tablet' apps will have different versions for phones and viceversa. Some are just not updated to be compatible with certain devices, but I suspect the phone will be more compatible than the tablet. I just didn't want you to get the idea of 'syncing' apps between devices meant that once you install something in one, the other automatically installs it as well.
    01-28-2015 05:26 PM

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