Smartphone to tablet question

Rusty

I have a Samsung smartphone, and just bought a Nextbook tablet, which is also Android. Is there a way I can transfer an app (Colorfly) from the phone to the tablet? I know I can just download it from the Internet, but if I do that, it gives me a whole new identity. I would like to take it off of my phone and just use it on the tablet. But I want to keep the same identity so I can keep up with who I am following and my followers can keep up with me.

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acraftylady

That app doesn't connect to Facebook so I see no way to sync across devices. Try contacting the app developer and asking. Most times when you download an app It has the option to connect to Facebook, that will save your progress. Then when you download to another device and connect that one to facebook it will sync. Mary

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juneroses Z9a Cntrl Fl

The Samsung site below addresses your question. Since it's a transfer of an app from one device to another, it sounds as though you would retain your current identity; I've never done it, however, so can't confirm the identity issue.

Maybe you could add a "sacrifical" app to your phone in which you add some data, etc. Then use the transfer method and see if the data you've added to the new app also transfers to the Nextbook; if it does, then it's likely Colorfly would transfer with your current identity too.

https://www.samsung-messages-backup.com/resources/transfer-apps-to-android.html

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Elmer J Fudd

I agree with the suggestion to contact the developer. The email address is shown on the Google Play page for the app.


I'm not (and never will be ) a Facebook user so I'm not familiar with what the previous comment refers to. I can't imagine a website would have permission to pull app settings off a device. And with all the security problems and hack attacks Facebook has had, if there is some means to do that, I wouldn't use it.

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acraftylady

If you norice most game apps have a facebook log in. You connect to your Facebook account and it saves your game progress. That way when you install the app on another device you can be at the same level. This is nothing new. The coloring book app they refer too is simple so probably why it doesn't do that. There may be other ways to back up game progress, have no clue. I use Facebook so friends can send me game coins and stuff and help me. Have no issues with face book myself. It was a blessing to communicate with family far away so they could see my Mom in the nursing home. Used to do the live feed when she was doing an activity. Mary

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Elmer J Fudd

I ignore Facebook anything so I haven't noticed. I also NEVER use a log on from Site B for Site A. Where I've seen it is - sometimes a site will say "log in here with your Google log in to enter our site". Um, no, no thanks. That's a poor choice.

If you have no issues with Facebook, you haven't been following the security problems it's had that have been well covered in the media over the last year or so.

Free communication with people far away? Email. Talking and or video, or calling? Free Facetime between Apple devices, or Free Skype between any kind of device, PCs or smartphones or tablets. Free Talkatone or Free Google for phone calls, even Skype for international calls to telephones (if the recipient isn't a Skype user) at dirt cheap prices or monthly plans. Whatsapp for free text messaging. Last three are multi-platform usable.

I have friends and family around the globe. We're always in communication and never with Facebook. It isn't hard.

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acraftylady

Don't have Apple and won't have them so only android for me. My elderly aunts in there 80's only have computers and can only learn 1 thing so Facebook works best for them. They don't have cell phones. My Mom's young grand kids can do everything. Used Facebook for years now and find it the easiest to communicate with friends plus have found some old high school chums by way of facebook.


I was able to Find distant relatives on my Dad's side by way of facebook to let them know of my Mom's passing. Find it a really wonderful tool when I had to do live feeds for every one in the family at once. Can you do that with Skype? I have only ever Skyped one at a time so never looked into it since facebook had the capability to broadcast live to every one and the elderly don't have skype. Family that couldn't attend my Mom's funeral got to see everyone sing her favorite song at the grave site while it was live. I got so many thank you's for doing that so was worth it. I guess it all depends on how you like to do things online as to what you use. Mary

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Elmer J Fudd

rusty, did you have a chance to email the developer? Personally, I doubt what you're looking for would work. Unless there's some way to "back up" your phone in a safe/secure way and restore it to the tablet.

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Elmer J Fudd

crafty, with so many things but especially in the world of technology and telecommunications, there are always multiple ways to do the same thing. You should be a bit more open-minded. Just because you are unaware of something doesn't mean it doesn't exist (as with the Facebook serious hacking incidents). That's caused many people to leave or curtail their Facebook activity. Did you know that?

Your elder relatives can only learn to do one thing? That can't be a serious comment.

Other than "finding" people who are on Facebook for that purpose, there's really nothing unique about it that other sites and software don't also provide. Yes, Skype allows free multi-user "video conferencing". So does Google Hangouts. And many, many others. You could have also taken a video from your phone and then made the video available to others.

Enjoy whatever you want but keep your eyes and mind open.

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Rusty

Craftylady, I agree with you about Facebook. It's a wonderful 'tool' to have access to! I, too have 'found' distant relatives and friends that didn't show up on other social media sites. While it is good to learn new things, there is certainly nothing wrong with sticking with the methods you are comfortable with. And when results are needed and wanted, it's certainly best to use the method your contacts are comfortable with!

Elmer, I emailed the developer earlier this morning. Who knows how long it will take them to answer, if they even do. I was hoping (and still am) for a quick solution, I am an impatient person when I have a new toy to play with.

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acraftylady

Well the relatives I found were not white pages or stuff or even twitter and Instagram. Once I found 1 on there was able to connect to others through them so didn't have to search for each individual one. Also I didn't need to do a video conference but a simple live feed of the event for every one to see in one spot as it was going on and for me facebook worked perfect. I am not closed minded I just use what works best and easiest for all involved. Elderly in my family don't Skype or have Apple devices with face time. I am on Twitter and Instagram besides Facebook. Mary

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Elmer J Fudd

" I am not closed minded I just use what works best.. "

As you determine. That's why I said what I did.

As said before, be happy but have a bit more humility that the world as you see and assess it may be seen differently by others. You sound like you're addicted to these waning social media sites. You'll find them continuing to become less used and less relevant even for the small segment that uses them, in the future.

I suspect the elderly in your family are happy to "use" whatever they're helped and encouraged to use, that keeps them plugged into things they wouldn't be otherwise. It's not like novice users have a preference for something on their own. A 90-something oldster in my family is an enthusiastic user of Skype video and email because that's how her family wants to be in contact with her.

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maddielee

I know with Apple products, air drop would work. Maybe THIS would work for you?

From the article;

"You can check by going to Settings > Personal > Backup & reset. Make sure "Backup my data" is enabled. As for app syncing, go to Settings > Data usage, tap on the three-dot menu symbol at the top right of the screen, and make sure "Auto-sync data" is turned on.

Once you have a backup, select it on your new phone and you'll be offered a list of all the apps on your old phone. Then you can choose whether you want to restore them to your new phone. Some apps might not appear if they don't support app syncing, but you can just re-download them from the Play Store."

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acraftylady

I don't see me ever giving up my Facebook games, my friends neither. Unless of course Facebook goes defunct and we are forced too. None of us really tweet anymore because of facebook. Instagram I have one friend I don't get to see often that prefers instagram over Facebook so we share our projects back and forth that way since she doesn't have unlimited texting so that was the only reason I signed up for Instagram, what can I say my friends and I are in our 50's and like to share our projects over social media with each other. I belong to some really nice crochet and needle work groups on Facebook that help inspire me. Made a nice private page for family to share old photos and boy I am seeing pictures of my Mom and Dad I didn't know exhisted. Mary

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acraftylady

If you have an LG phone that has LG back up and you are moving to another LG phone that will do it. You can select which apps to back up. I wouldn't rely soley on that. Mary

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I can only replay gambling many times, such as online casino real money no download. It is important for me to know the casino is honest. The main thing there were no delays in the withdrawal of money won. I like slots and card games the most.

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