How to sync data stored in Samsung Cloud to Gallery App on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+?

Last Update Date : May 21. 2018

What is Samsung Cloud?

Samsung Cloud allows you to backup, sync and restore content stored on your device.


Using Samsung cloud you can easily setup and manage your preference from one screen to backup and sync your data. You can then restore the data onto a new device so everything will be exactly as you left it.

How to sync my Gallery to Samsung Cloud

From the Galaxy S9, ‘Gallery sync’ option is turned off by default. If this option is off, uploaded gallery items are not displayed on gallery app right after restoration.

There are 3 ways to enable the ‘Gallery Sync’ option.

Enable sync via Gallery's tip card

Enable sync via Gallery's tip cardClick to Expand
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery and tap TURN ON button on the gallery’s tip card.
Tap Gallery
Turn on gallery's tip card

Enable Gallery Sync via Gallery Menu

Enable Gallery Sync via Gallery MenuClick to Expand

On the Apps screen, tap Gallery > more icon > Settings > Samsung Cloud switch to activate it

1 Tap Gallery app
Tap Gallery
2 Tap More option
Select More icon
3 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
4 Enable Samsung Cloud
Enable Samsung Cloud

Enable sync via Settings menu

Enable sync via Settings menuClick to Expand

On the Apps screen, tap Settings, tap Cloud and accounts, tap Samsung Cloud and then tap TURN ON icon on the Gallery card.

1 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
2 Tap Cloud and accounts
Tap Cloud and accounts
3 Tap Samsung Cloud
Tap Samsung Cloud
4 Turn on Gallery sync
Turn on Gallery Sync

Note : Photos and videos in external memory card can’t be synced with Samsung Cloud.

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