1. YMarkY's Avatar
    When you get your new Galaxy S8 or S8+, are you planning on doing a scratch clean install of applications or just transferring apps/data from a backup or your current phone?

    These phones have a way of slowing down over time and I'm curious if it would be better to just scratch load all the apps instead of doing a transfer or restore. Setting up Nova and some other things might be a pain though.

    I always just did a restore when I had an iPhone, but I might go the clean install route with the S8+. I'm coming from an S7 Edge.
    04-18-2017 11:42 PM
  2. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Always better with a clean install eliminate problems that way
    the reel d-dave likes this.
    04-19-2017 12:29 AM
  3. johnny8410's Avatar
    I always start from scratch. That way I can filter out those apps that I haven't used in a while
    ol_jackburton likes this.
    04-19-2017 12:31 AM
  4. james702283's Avatar
    Scratch
    04-19-2017 12:34 AM
  5. bembol's Avatar
    Scratch. Always.

    I have no problems setting everything up all over again. Is it sad that I even enjoy it. LOL
    04-19-2017 12:51 AM
  6. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Using SmartSwitch
    Frozen Corpse likes this.
    04-19-2017 12:55 AM
  7. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    i will use smart switch to move photos and notes from my iphone 5s beyond that i will load everything new.
    Frozen Corpse likes this.
    04-19-2017 06:21 AM
  8. brau0303's Avatar
    Clean Install is always best, I usually do backup & xfer my call logs/messages. (it gives me a level of continuity i like to have)

    Cheers,
    BR
    RIP N7
    04-19-2017 07:29 AM
  9. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I'm going to do smart switch.
    04-19-2017 08:20 AM
  10. cajun456's Avatar
    I do both. The phone itself will be a clean setup so I can go through all of the settings during the setup. Most of my apps have cloud based data, but there are some like Nova and Tasker that I restore from backup.
    04-19-2017 08:31 AM
  11. Wizzy's Avatar
    From scratch. Every time I do a restore from Samsung or Google, I never get my data and settings back, so it seems pointless.
    04-19-2017 10:58 AM
  12. frellingfrakker's Avatar
    From scratch. Every time I do a restore from Samsung or Google, I never get my data and settings back, so it seems pointless.
    This. Every time I do a restore from Sammy/HTC/etc. and/or Google I end up missing apps and I never get app data. I'll use Helium to back up my app data so I can restore it correctly.
    04-19-2017 01:39 PM
  13. Crimsonforce's Avatar
    I'm coming from an iPhone 6S Plus. I'm sure there's a way to transfer my stuff but I'll set up as a clean install..
    04-19-2017 01:44 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    Last year I did it from scratch. Download apps I still use, disable or uninstall bloatware, & get AT&T to copy the old sim to the new one. Put the old SD card in the new device. I then go through all the settings and put the device in a Defender case.
    04-19-2017 01:48 PM

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