LG V20 - set up as new or backup & restore?

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I've just got an LG V20 as an upgrade from an LG G4 and want to set the phone up. Are there any downsides to using backup and restore to transfer apps and data from my old phone? I want the phone running as smoothly and snappily as possible and will install things manually and individually if need be. I'll also be very selective of which apps I keep as I want the phone bloatware free.
 

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You really could go either way. Sounds like you want to setup as new, reading between the lines. If you do this you CAN still get your apps back, and probably be more selective in what you load on it. Once you sign in to your Google account, the store will remember your apps and allow you to re-download them 1 by 1.
 

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You really could go either way. Sounds like you want to setup as new, reading between the lines. If you do this you CAN still get your apps back, and probably be more selective in what you load on it. Once you sign in to your Google account, the store will remember your apps and allow you to re-download them 1 by 1.

Thanks. Is there any disadvantage to using backup and restore? I seem to remember hearing that to ensure your phone is running at it's smoothest it's best to install from scratch. But if this is not the case and there is no downside I might as well use it (I believe it lets you specify which apps etc. to restore rather than making you take everything?). If not I will have to go to the trouble of importing my whatsapp conversations, address book and quick memo notes manually which seems like it might be an effort, reinstalling the apps is no trouble.
 

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I set up from scratch. I sometimes take the time to re-evaluate the apps I'm installing to see if I still want them, but the biggest reason is to prevent a glitch from one app from being carried over to the new phone. That's not guaranteed to prevent a glitch, but it can if the app got corrupted on the original device.
 

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I set up from scratch. I sometimes take the time to re-evaluate the apps I'm installing to see if I still want them, but the biggest reason is to prevent a glitch from one app from being carried over to the new phone. That's not guaranteed to prevent a glitch, but it can if the app got corrupted on the original device.
I do the same. It's also a chance for me to evaluate which apps I've installed but never or rarely used.
 

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The advantaged to doing a restore is that it's less work for you, it's more automatic. HOWEVER as others have said a problem or glitch from the old phone COULD follow you to the new phone. IF you setup as new, it's more work, BUT you can be more selective in what you reload, also your contacts should all transfer in when you sign in to your google account. The main issue is the time, going through the apps, setting up the devices settings as you like them, having to reenter all your WiFi info, etc.
 

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Thanks to those who replied. I decided to install everything from scratch. Next step is to get the pixel camera app for the V20. Does anyone have a link to the latest or best version?
 

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