Backup & Restore Samsung Messages through Kies

You should back up content from your smart phone to computer or a cloud service regularly so you can easily restore them in case of data loss. For example, you may want to delete old text messages on Samsung phones. Then you might delete messages by mistake. In this guide, we will show you how to easily back up text messages and multimedia messages on Samsung phones using Kies. You will also learn how to restore messages to Samsung mobile. Before we proceed, you can download Samsung Kies here if not yet.

How to Backup Samsung Messages through Kies?

Run Kies on your PC or Mac. Then connect your Samsung phone to computer through USB. You can also connect your phone via Wi-Fi. Kies will automatically detect your phone connection, the Basic information tab opens in Kies with Samsung phone model and other info about your phone. Click Back up/Restore tab within Kies. Then the Data backup screen opens as following.
backup samsung messages to computer through kies
Select Message in the items list as shown in above screenshot. Then click Backup button at the top right corner of Kies software to backup messages from Samsung phone to computer. When the backup completed, you will get a pop-up screen like below.  Now your selected data on Samsung phone has been backed up successfully to your PC or Mac. This will back up sent and received text messages (SMS) and multimedia messages (MMS) as well. This however can’t back up or transfer messages or chat in other chat app, such as Skype, WeChat, WhatsApp, etc. If you are a WhatsApp using, you can refer to this guide to back up WhatsApp messages on Android and iPhone and this tutorial to restore WhatsApp messages on iPhone and Android.

samsung messages backup completed using kies

How to Backup Samsung Messages without Kies?

If you do not have Kies or do not like it, there are third party mobile phone data transfer and backup tools you can use. For instance, you can follow this guide to export any or all text messages from Samsung to computer as readable files in XML or TEXT format. And you will be able to restore the backups back to the phone if like. Very easy to use Samsung phone file transfer tool!

How to Restore Samsung Messages through Kies?

Once you have backed up text messages or multimedia messages from Samsung phone to computer using kies, it is very easy to restore the backup to your Samsung phone. Click Restore data tab as shown below. You can then find the latest Kies backup file in the ‘Select the backup file to restore‘ box. It displays your Samsung phone model and the backup date, so you can pick up the right backup file you want. If you like to restore Samsung messages from an earlier backup, you can click the backup file to expand the backup file list and choose any backups you have. After that, click the Restore button to restore Samsung messages from computer to mobile phone. Like we have metioned above, Kies only backs up existing messages both sent and received using the default Messages or Messaging app on Samsung phone. If you have deleted messages or want to recover messages from third party instant messengers, Kies can’t help. You can refer to this guide to recover deleted text messages on Samsung phone without backup. If you are using WhatsApp other than the stock messages app for Samsung phones, this tutorial can help you recover deleted WhatsApp messages on Android phones.

restore samsung messages through kies

How to Restore Samsung backup file without Kies?

If you want to restore Samsung Kies backup file to a non-Samsung device, such as iPhone, LG phone, Motorola, HTC, Lenovo mobile, Kies will not work. How can you proceed to import Samsung Kies backup files to these devices? Check out following tutorial to restore Samsung Kies backup to iPhone and other Android phones. This article introduces a very useful cross-platform mobile phone data transfer tool. You will be able to back up data from phone to computer, restore backups to computer, transfer data between mobile phones using this tool.

4 thoughts on “Backup & Restore Samsung Messages through Kies”

  1. Hello. I have backed up my sms data, then when I went to restore it there is no icon for sms. How do I restore my sms data?

  2. Hi,

    when I try to restore my whatsapp data, I don’t see my chats from before the backup (with all of the Apps).
    Samsung s5 mini android 5.1.1, kies3

    I only see one single chat from last year…

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