How to Backup & Restore Samsung Galaxy Phone Data with Kies

Author:Jake | TIME:October 10,2017

As far as I am concerned, a lot of mobile users like to store data on their Android smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S4, without backup anywhere else. And once they delete some important data like contacts, messages or photos, they lose them forever. Unlike iPhone that offers users an option to automatically backup data within the device, Android device, even the powerful Samsung phone has not brought this to its agenda.


Fortunately, if you have a Samsung device, you can backup your Samsung phone data with Samsung Kies - a data manager program for Samsung users. And below we will talk about how to backup Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, S6 and other Samsung smartphones and tablets. In addition, we will also introduce two other programs that also enable you to backup Android device.

Solution 1: Backup and Restore Data with Samsung Kies

Solution 2: Back Up Samsung with Smart Switch

Solution 3: Backup and Restore Data with cFone Mobile Transfer


Solution 1: Backup and Restore Data with Samsung Kies

Section 1 Backup Phone Data 

Step 1 Connect Devices to PC and Select "Backup & Restore" 

Plug your Samsung Galaxy in the computer via USB cable. Once the devices are connected, choose "Backup & Restore" option and click "Data backup".


Note: Kies divides phone data into two categories: Personal information (contacts, memo, planner, call log and message) and Content (video, music and photo).

Step 2: Back Up Samsung to Kies

You can choose to backup part or all of the data. And after you select the data files, click the "Backup" button at the top-right corner and start the backup process. And when this is done, click the "Complete" button to end the process.

Note: You can directly check the media files backup like music, videos and photos on your computer. But for call log and messages backup, you need to install some specific software to read them. 

Section 2: Restore Data from Kies to Samsung

Step 1 Choose Backup Files

Click the "Restore data" option and the software will automatically load the files you’ve backed up from your Samsung device. You can retrieve all the data or select some file types to restore. Besides, the "Application" option enables you to just restore a particular item as well.

Step 2 Restore Data to Samsung 

After selecting what you want to restore, click the "Restore" button to start the restoring process. And when this is done, you can check the data on your Samsung phone.
Note: Kies only supports devices created by Samsung, if you want to back up and restore data between different phones or even different OS systems, you may need to use other methods.



Solution 2: Back Up Samsung with Smart Switch

Smart Switch is also a good way to backup Samsung phone data if you get an SD card on your device. It is free to use and you are allowed to back up the important content saved in your device to the external SD card. In addition, it is pretty simple to use. Please check it out below:

1. Download Smart Switch from Google Play

2. Launch the app on Android

3. Go to "MORE > Transfer via SD Card" and you can start the backup process

4. Choose the contents you want to back up

5. Tap on "BACK UP" button and wait patiently for the process




Solution 3: Backup and Restore Data with cFone Mobile Transfer

cFone Mobile Transfer features a data backup and storing function and allows you to transfer data between Android and computer. Below is how to backup Galaxy S4 or other Samsung device and how to restore backup to Samsung. You can download and install the software on your computer and then follow below.


Section 1: Backup Data from Samsung to Computer

Step 1. Connect Android to Computer

Connect your Android device to the computer via USB cable. And you will need to enable USB debugging then. Once connected, click "Back Up Your Phone" in the primary window.



Step 2. Choose the File Type

The file types that you can backup to your computer are displayed in the middle of the window. Now select the file types you want to backup.



Step 3: Backup Data from Samsung to Computer

After you select the file type, click the "Start Transfer" button to start the backup.



Section 2: Restore Backup from Computer to Android

If you’ve backed up data from Android to computer using Mobile Transfer, you can restore the backup back to your Samsung Galaxy phone. 

Step 1: Connect Android to Computer

Connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable and in the user interface, choose “Restore from Backups”.



Step 2: Choose “Restore from Backups” from Computer

Now you will see the “Restore from Backups” section turns into a new interface where you can choose where to restore backup. Now please choose “MobileTrans” so you can import data from computer to Android.


Step 3: Select and Restore from Computer to Samsung

In this step, you can choose file type(s) to restore to your Samsung phone.



After you select the file type, click “Start Transfer” to restore data from computer to your Samsung Galaxy.



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