Transfer data to new phone

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Transfer data to new phone

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Hey guys,

Tried googling and searching here and haven't been able to figure out how to get Laptimer backed up from my old phone and restored on my new phone.

Migrating from a google Pixel 3 to a Pixel 5.

Did a backup of the database and emailed it to myself, but can't figure out how to "restore" it on the new phone.

What am I missing?
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Re: Transfer data to new phone

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You missed the FAQ here: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3341
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Re: Transfer data to new phone

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Just to confirm, there's no restore method for the database itself, from another device.

Only lap data can be restored from another device
And app settings have to be transferred via tools like itunes or something similar for android.
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Backup / restore is about the data. Not videos, the app, or settings. As described in the FAQ.
Actually migration can be very easy and iOS is super user friendly here. When using the iPhone 2 iPhone migration, you get everything transferred automatically. App, videos, data, and settings. To my knowledge, there is no such mechanism for Android available yet. Some manufacturers have their own tooling, and there are probably some 3rd party tools too.

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ok thank you.

FYI - On my android device the attachment of lap data was getting saved without a file extension, and laptimer wouldn't do anything with it. I had to rename it so it had the .hlptrl file extension and then the lap data imported.
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