On my old mobile phone (Samsung, Android 10) on the desktop, I have many folders with website links (you know, the ones you can create in Chrome when you select the "..." menu and then choose "Add to start screen").

Now I got a new mobile phone (Samsung, Android 12) and recognized that the Samsung Smart Switch tool doesn't copy the links from my old phone.

I know I could open every link separately and then bookmark it, but this is cumbersome and not an option I want to consider since I have collected many links over the years.

Is there a swift way to transfer the links from one phone to the other?

 - or -

Do you know where on the phone the start screen links are stored? (then maybe a tool like TotalCommander would be able to copy it via a WiFi connection).


1 Answer 1


Save all you homescreen links as bookmarks, then follow instructions here to sync them on all your devices: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/165139?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&oco=1 foll

  • 1
    The question asks about transferring home screen shortcut links. This answer won't work because they are handled by the home screen app, not Chrome.
    – Andrew T.
    Mar 5, 2023 at 4:40

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .