Samsung had officially discontinued Samsung Kies and replaced it with a newer software called Samsung Smart Switch. Samsung Smart Switch is designed to provide a more streamlined and comprehensive solution for transferring data, backing up, and updating Samsung mobile devices.
Samsung Smart Switch enables users to transfer their data and settings from non-Samsung mobile devices to Samsung smartphones more conveniently. Smart Switch supports various devices, including iPhone, Android devices, BlackBerry, Windows Phone devices, etc. It can transfer information wirelessly (via WiFi), using a USB cable or a computer. During the connection and setup process, Smart Switch walks users through the data migration process and provides helpful updates prompts and security lock screen unlock features.
Smart Switch has several key features that make it a comprehensive data migration tool. Here are some of its basic features:
- Wider Data Transfer: You can use Smart Switch to transfer various types of data, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, calendar events, call logs, and more from your old device to your new Samsung Galaxy device.
- Wired and Wireless Transfer: Smart Switch supports both wired and wireless transfer methods. You can connect your old device to your new Samsung device using a USB cable, or you can use the wireless transfer option if both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.
- Cross-Platform Compatibility: Smart Switch supports a wide range of devices. Except Samsung devices, it also supports transferring data from devices running Android, iOS (using iCloud), Windows Mobile, and even Blackberry.
- Backup and Restore: In addition to transferring data, you can use Smart Switch to create backups of your Samsung device and restore them when needed. This is useful for safeguarding your data and settings.
- PC and Mac Versions: Samsung Smart Switch is available for both Windows and macOS, allowing you to manage your Samsung device’s data and perform transfers from your computer.
- Emergency Software Recovery: Smart Switch can also be used to recover or update your Samsung device’s software in case of issues or when newer software updates are available.
You can download Samsung Smart Switch from the official Samsung website or through your device’s app store.