Transferring Widgets Between Devices with Unified Remote
My old phone is finally refusing to charge or hold onto one, forcing me to upgrade to a newer model in the same line. But a widget that I use regularly is no longer included on the new phone or available in the Play store. I'm aware that widgets can be more system-dependent, but as I'm still within the same line (Sony Xperia) I'm curious why a widget that worked on one wouldn't work on another. Googling led me to this Unified Remote website (https://www.unifiedremote.com/tutorials/how-to-export-and-import-widgets) but I haven't been able to figure out whether these directions actually apply to what I am attempting. Can anyone enlighten me?
The tutorial you've linked to instructs how to export/import widgets for Unified Remote only, using the Widget Editor in the app. It cant be used to manage widgets for other apps.
If the widget you want is based on an app that's no longer installed on your phone, you wont get that widget. The widget interacts with the app to display information/provide functionality from that app.