Keep Your Device Updated

When you connect your phone or tablet to Kies via a USB cable, you will be automatically notified of any available software updates for your device.

Transfer Photos and Videos to Your PC

Save those memorable moments and free up space by transferring your photos and videos from your device to Kies.

Master Your Music Library

Manage your music with the Kies music library.

Back Up Your Device

Back up important content from your device—including contacts, text messages, and more—on your computer, so you can easily restore your content if you ever have to reset your device.


Kies 3 supported models: Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 4.3 or later versions.


Kies 2.6 supported models: Select devices launched before September 2013.

KIES 2.6


Determining Your Device's Android Version

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings.
  2. Touch About device and look at the number under Android version.

Kies 3 for Mac





Kies 3 Kies 2.6
OS Windows XP(SP3), Windows 7, Windows 8 Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Window 8
CPU Intel Core i5 3.0 GHz or above (recommended) Intel Pentium 1.8 GHz or greater (intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz recommended)
Memory (Ram) 512MB (Recommended) 1GB (Recommended)
Hard Drive Space At least 200MB (Recommended) At least 500MB
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 (32 bit or above) 1024 x 768
Required Software Windows XP : Windows media Player 11 or above, Windows 7,8 OS N, KN : Windows Media Feature Pack

"Media Feature Pack" is available from Microsoft homepage (
Microsoft .Net Framwork v3.5 SP1 or later, Windows Media Player 11 or later DirectX v9.0 or later


Kies 3
OS OSX 10.5 and up
Processor 1.8 GHz
Memory (Ram) 512 MB free
Hard Drive Space At least 100MB


Which version of Kies is right for me?

Kies is available for both PC and Mac. Mac users should download Kies 3 for Mac. Windows users should first determine the version of Android running on their mobile device. (If you don't know the version. If your device is running Android 4.3, please download Kies 3. Devices running older versions of Android should download Kies 2.6.

How do I connect my device to Kies?

You can connect via USB cable.

How do I upgrade the firmware for my device?

KIES 3      KIES 2.6

I installed Kies on my computer, but my device is giving me an error message that says Kies is not supported.

You may have installed a version of Kies that is incompatible with your device. Uninstall Kies and review the instructions on determining which version is compatible with your device.

How do I upgrade the firmware for my device?

After connecting your device to the computer via USB, check the Basic information tab in Kies. If you see the message "This is the latest firmware," you do not need a firmware upgrade. Otherwise, click Firmware upgrade to start the upgrade process.