Google is testing app syncing across all your Android devices

Google is testing app syncing across all your Android devices


21 March 2023

Google is constantly looking for new ways to make it easier for users to manage their Android devices (and beyond), having recently launched the ability to install apps on devices other than the one they're holding in their hands.

The new feature, which is being tested on small groups of users, is extremely interesting and useful, as it allows apps to be synced across multiple Android devices at the same time. This means that you will be able to perform simultaneous installation of apps on any Android device associated with the Google account you have.

Testers see in the Manage Apps and Devices section of the Google Play store the Sync Apps to Devices option, which if enabled shows the user a list of all Android devices where they have signed-in with their account. From this list, he can choose which devices he wishes to have the apps installed simultaneously. In fact, it also covers wearables with Wear OS, proceeding to install the accompanying apps if they exist.

It should be noted, however, that the synchronization of the apps is only for installation and not for future updates, which will have to be done separately for each device.

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