Wear OS: changing smartphones will soon no longer be a hassle | TechBuzz

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Traces left in the code of Google Play Services hint at a very handy backups project for Wear OS. Because currently, a Wear OS reset is required to pair a watch after changing smartphones. A constraint that Google would like us to avoid.

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro under Wear OS, for illustration // Source: Samsung

Once is not custom, the specialists of XDA Developers rummaged through the latest code additions to Google Play Services to try to discern what’s to come in Google’s ecosystem. In this case, clues pointing to a new backup system for Wear OS have been discovered in the code of the Google Play Services beta v22.32.12.

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This feature, if it comes to fruition, would allow users to back up their smartwatch data when they upgrade to a new smartphone. This would be a major addition since currently, a change of mobile most of the time involves resetting Wear OS to connect a watch to a new device. Some solutions exist to circumvent this problem, but nothing very accessible to ordinary mortals.

Google is reportedly working on making smartphone switching easier to manage for your watch

It is therefore high time that Google made the operation easier for all users, and as pointed out XDA Developersa line of code from beta v22.32.12 just hints that it will soon be the case.

See instead, with the mention: “ Back up your device with Google One\nBackup by Google One\nChoose backup account », which has the merit of being explicit. Other clues contained nearby also suggest that this new feature of backup would be optional, and therefore subject to the goodwill of the end user. A good additional point.

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However, these code snippets imply that this new feature is still under development. According to XDA, Google would even be in the early stages of its development. It will therefore be necessary to wait a little before knowing more, or being entitled to an official announcement from Google. In other words: patience.


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