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Old 22-04-2017, 09:35   #1
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Transferring apps between phones

Hi all,

Stupid question but ... if the apps on my Android phone are 'installed' on the SD card can I just put the SD card in another Android phone and expect them to still work ?

Or, if not, what is the best way of copying them over in particular level data, etc ?
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No idea if the SD card thing will work, it might do.

But also the Play Store will have a list of your installed apps. You can just re-download them from that list on your new phone.
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No, moving the SD card over won't transfer the apps since parts of them remain on the phones internal memory. As does all data. To copy the data yourself you require root since an app doesn't have permission to access another apps data without that.

So you'll be relaying one androids own cloud backup and restore routines which is something you configure when you sign into the phone for the first time.
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Thanks all.

The Google Play store did indeed have a list of the apps and, it seems, my app data was being sync'ed with my gmail account so all good once the apps were re-installed and re-synced

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