Export & import settings

When should I export settings?

Be prepared for the unforeseen. You might change important settings by accident and have problems to undo the changes. Your phone might break or get stolen. To easily return to status you’ve been at, settings should be exported on a regular basis.

Best practice is to export after change of settings or completing an objective.

Exported settings should be copied to a cloud storage or your computer. So you are prepared for loss or damage of your AAPS phone and do not have to start from zero.

On a Windows 10 computer it looks like this:

AndroidAPS Preferences phone connected to computer

Exported information

Among others the following information is part of the settings export:

How to export settings

  • Export settings on your old phone
    • Hamburger menu (top left corner of screen)
    • Maintenance
    • Export settings
    • File location will be shown
AndroidAPS export settings
  • Transfer settings from old to new phone using the file location shown during export

    The exported file is called “AndroidAPSPreferences” and should be in your root folder in the main storage of the phone (just like C: on your computer).

  • Install AndroidAPS on the new phone.

  • Import settings on your new phone

    • Hamburger menu (top left corner of screen)
    • Maintenance
    • Import settings
  • Note for Dana RS users:

    • As pump connection settings are also imported AAPS on your new phone will already “know” the pump and therefore not start a bluetooth scan. Please pair new phone and pump manually.