1. TabGuy's Avatar
    This is the first time I didn't use Smartswitch in a long time. I just let Google do all the heavy lifting. And you know what? It was perfect. Down to the Zedge wallpaper. All the passwords and other settings also came along for the ride.

    So perfect, in fact, that I was disappointed. It looked exactly like my Note 8. I finally changed the wallpaper so that I could feel that there was some difference between the Note 9 and the older Note 8.

    Aside: I did send a backup of my Nova settings to myself. That's the only work I did on my own.
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    08-27-2018 03:37 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Glad to hear it is working well! .

    It definitely took Google a long time to get it down like Apple.
    08-27-2018 03:49 PM
  3. KillerQ's Avatar
    You made sure to have all the Google apps/settings, etc set to backup I'm assuming, right?

    Or did you use a different process?
    08-27-2018 03:51 PM
  4. CKwik240's Avatar
    Did it also migrate your old text messages and call logs?
    08-27-2018 03:53 PM
  5. Kash 123's Avatar
    Can you explain how to set up the Google backup and then restore everything?
    08-27-2018 04:54 PM
  6. KillerQ's Avatar
    Go to SETTINGS >BACKUP



    Google setup was simply perfect this time-screenshot_20180827-181011-picsay.jpg
    08-27-2018 05:13 PM
  7. TabGuy's Avatar
    Did it also migrate your old text messages and call logs?
    Ah, since I use Google Voice for all calling and texting that stuff is always in the cloud. I don't know what it would do if I didn't have Voice.
    08-27-2018 05:18 PM
  8. Dimas de Leon's Avatar

    Aside: I did send a backup of my Nova settings to myself. That's the only work I did on my own.
    How do you do that?
    08-27-2018 05:20 PM
  9. TabGuy's Avatar
    Go to SETTINGS >BACKUP



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    Yes add an account. When you log into your new phone with your Google credentials it will ask what apps you want to restore. Also, don't tell it about any wifi information, it'll just download all of that including passwords.
    08-27-2018 05:20 PM
  10. TabGuy's Avatar
    How do you do that?
    In Nova go into backup. Select backup. Then chose "Share..." instead of device backup.
    08-27-2018 05:21 PM
  11. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    In Nova go into backup. Select backup. Then chose "Share..." instead of device backup.
    Got it, thanks.
    08-27-2018 05:30 PM
  12. CKwik240's Avatar
    Ah, since I use Google Voice for all calling and texting that stuff is always in the cloud. I don't know what it would do if I didn't have Voice.
    Okay. That makes sense. I was using SMS backup before and manually migrating it over until smart switch came out. I actually thought smart switch messed up this time too as only a handful of texts from one person showed to in Textra. Turns out it reads the data once to update with old texts and I had opened the app during the file transfer as I got a text right in the middle of it. The messages were definitely there since it shipped up in the stock messaging app. Had to uninstall and then reinstall Textra to get it to update correctly once the transfer was complete.
    08-27-2018 05:45 PM

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