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How do I Back Up and Restore my device using Kies 2.6?

You can create backups of the content on your device, letting you restore data quickly and easily. You can back up the following content from your device: Contacts, S Memo™, S Planner, Call log, Message, Videos (internal memory), Music (internal memory), Photos (internal memory), Miscellaneous content files (internal memory), Ringtone, Applications (internal memory), Alarm, Email account information, and Preferences.

For devices with Android 4.4 or higher, please use Smart Switch.  LEARN MORE

Backing Up Data

  1. Connect your device to your computer.

  2. Open Kies and click the Back up/Restore tab.

    Samsung Kies 2.6 Back Up Restore

    If necessary, click Data backup.

    Samsung Kies 2.6 Back Up Restore
  3. Mark the checkbox next to the content you want to back up. You can select all content by marking the checkbox next to Select all items. Click Backup.

    Samsung Kies 2.6 Back Up Restore
  4. Click Complete when the backup is finished.

    Samsung Kies 2.6 Back Up Restore
  5. You can have Kies automatically back up your device every time it's connected by clicking the checkbox next to Automatically back up when USB connection is established.

    Samsung Kies 2.6 Back Up Restore

Restoring Data

  1. Connect your device to your computer.

  2. Open Kies and click the Back up/Restore tab.

    Samsung Kies 2.6 Back Up Restore
  3. Click  Restore data.

    Samsung Kies 2.6 Back Up Restore
  4. Select the backup file from the drop-down box to restore it to the device. If you cannot find the restore file in the drop-down box, scroll to the bottom, click Find file, and select the file.

    Samsung Kies 2.6 Back Up Restore
  5. Mark the content you want to restore from the backup file, and click Restore.

    Samsung Kies 2.6 Back Up Restore
  6. Some items may require additional settings. Choose the desired option, and click OK to continue.

    Samsung Kies 2.6 Back Up Restore
  7. Click Complete when the restore is finished.

    Samsung Kies 2.6 Back Up Restore

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