Samsung’s Kies desktop software has ability to sync your Samsung smartphone or tablet to your PC or MAC. If you never used Kies before, then probably you may not know that Kies can also back up the data on your Samsung device.
Kies can back up the following:
- To Do
- Mini Diary
- Call log
- Misc. Files
- Preferences & ringtones
- Network settings & bookmarks
- Email account information
Notice: Depending on device software, some of the above contents may or may not be available for backup.
Notice: Media that is DRM-protected will not be included in the backup because of licensing reasons. For example, if you purchased a movie from Samsung’s Media Hub, the movie will not be included in the backup. However, you can still retrieve the movie after restoration by signing into your Media Hub account and downloading it.
- Kies Software & Mobile Device Support
- Device Connectivity
How To Backup
Step 1: After installing Kies (Windows | Mac) on your computer, connect your Samsung smartphone or tablet to your computer via a USB data cable.
Step 2: Confirm that Kies is connected to your Samsung device. Once connected, you’ll see basic information about your device in the first tab.
Step 3: Click on the Back up/Restore tab and choose the items you want to back up, then scroll to the bottom of the window and click the Backup button.
Step 4: Wait for your backup to finish, then click the Complete button.
How To Restore
Step 1: In the Back up/Restore tab, scroll all the way to the bottom and click the Restore button. When you get the warning message about closing running applications, click Continue.
Step 2: Choose the backup file to restore, then click Next.
Step 3: Select the data you want to restore, and make sure you want to restore the backup to your device. This is your last chance to back out of the restore. If you’re sure you want to restore your data, click Next.
Step 4: Once the restore completes, you’ll see a confirmation dialog box, and your device will reboot.
Source : cnet