Am trying to set up new moto g4 plus, it is asking me to open google settings app on my old phone (Moto x 1st gen) and choose setup nearby device. I cannot locate google settings app.
On the X1 go to Settings>Backup and Reset and select “Backup my Data” and turn on “Automatic restore”.
You should also go to Settings>Accounts>Google and select what you would like to sync.
Now when you sign into the backup Gmail account on the G4 you can restore the data on the new phone.
edit: Here is a recent article that outlines different ways to do what you wish…How to backup your smartphone
Hope this helps.