How to Use Samsung Kies to Transfer Files

Now, you get your bright Samsung Galaxy S8, and can't wait to transfer files from computer to Galaxy S8? Here is an easy and free way to handle it, that is, using Samsung kies for computer or samsung kies alternative. With any of them, you can transfer contacts, photos, video, music and more to and from your Samsung phone easily, including the latest Samsung Galaxy S8. In the following part, I'd like to show you how to use samsung kies (Here, I take the Windows version as an example.) or samsung kies alternative to transfer files between your Samsung phone and computer.

Part 1. How to transfer files with samsung kies for computer

1. How to import and export files to/from Samsung phone

According to your Samsung phone model, you can download samsung kies or kies 3 and install on Your PC. Run it and connect your Samsung phone to PC via USB cable or WiFi. When successfully recognized, your Samsung phone will be shown on the interface with its files categorized on the left column.

Click Contacts, Music, Photos, Videos and Podcast separately, and the corresponding windows displayed on the right panel. Then, you can import contacts, music, video, photos and podcast to your Samsung phone, and vice versa.

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2. How to backup all data and restore later

Backing up data on Samsung phone is very necessary. When your phone is stolen or broken or when you suffer a great data loss, you can use the backup file to get the data back. samsung kies to backs up Samsung contacts, S Planner, messages, music, video, photos, memo, call logs, preference and email accounts to PC easily.

Step 1. Launch samsung kies on PC and connect your Samsung phone to PC via a USB cable. Your Samsung phone will be quickly detected.

Step 2. Go to Backup/Restore and tick the data you want to backup. You can also tick Automatically back up when USB connection is established.

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Step 3. Click Backup. In the whole backup process, you should be sure your Samsung phone is always connected.

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Step 4. Click Backup/Restore > Restore Data. Tick Selected folder to find the backup file you have made. Then, select your wanted items and click Restore.

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3. How to sync samsung kies with Samsung phone

Samsung kies allows you to sync contacts with Google, Outlook, etc., sync schedule and memo with Outlook, and sync music, video, photos, podcast and books with Samsung phone easily.

Just click Sync to enter the sync window. Tick any items you want to sync to your Samsung phone. After that, click Sync. Remember not to disconnect your Samsung phone during the process.

How to sync samsung kies with Samsung phone

Part 2. Samsung kies alternative to transfer files to Samsung

Get tired of samsung kies and look for an alternative? There're many alternatives, among which dr.fone - Transfer stands out. It's an all-in-one Android manager, it can do what samsung kies falls short. It could help you connect Android to PC to transfer files mutually, serve as an APK installer for PC, and send text messages from computer.

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Follow the below listed steps to tranfer Samsung files to or from a PC.

Step 1: Download and install the dr. fone software. Then open the software and select the Transfer option. You need also to connect Samsung to PC using a USB cable.

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Step 2: After dr. fone - Transfer detects your Samsung, choose the desired mode of transfer to click a tab in the upper pane, such as "Music", "Videos", and "Photos".

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Step 3: Transfer data from Samsung to your computer.

Select the files you wish to transfer from your Samsung device to the computer, click the Export icon, and choose "Export to PC".

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Transfer files from the PC to Samsung. In this situation, you need to click the Import icon, and choose "Add File" or "Add Folder".

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The screen displays the process where files are being transferred.

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