Create Backup – Restore Data on Samsung Galaxy Phones using Computer


Ever thought what would happen if you all of a sudden your Samsung phone crashes and you lose all the data on your device? Well, it can be a nightmare if your thought comes true that too when you have not created a full backup of your phone’s data. In this post, we will show you how to create a backup of Samsung Galaxy Phone using Kies.


Even if you haven’t dreamed then also it is highly recommended that you create a complete backup of data on Samsung Galaxy Devices. You can create data backup of Android-powered Galaxy device using Samsung Kies. Samsung Kies allows you to create and restore data on your Android phone.

What is Samsung Kies and how it Works?

“Samsung Kies is a freeware software application used to communicate between Windows or Macintosh operating systems, and more recently-manufactured Samsung mobile phone and tablet computer devices, usually using a USB cable connection. Kies is similar to Apple’s iTunes software.” Read more about Samsung Kies in Wikipedia.

Samsung Kies creates backup for following data

  • Contacts – Creates Backup of your contacts
  • Call Log- Creates Backup of your Call Logs
  • Calendar – Creates Backup of Events, to do, Schedule and Mini Diary
  • Messages – Creates Backup of your Messages
  • Multi Media – Creates Backup of your Music, Videos, and Photos
  • Others – Preference, ringtones, Network setting, Bookmarks and Email Account credentials

Instructions to Create Backup and Restore Data on Samsung Galaxy Phone

As I have mentioned already, to create a backup you need Samsung Kies. So Download Samsung Kies from the given link below on your computer (only if you haven’t installed it already).

Step 1: Download Samsung Kies and Install it. Samsung Kies will download the USB drivers as well, so if you have installed Samsung USB drivers then uninstall them.

Step 2: Once the Samsung Kies Installed, connect your Samsung phone to your computer using USB cable.

Step 3: If Samsung Kies detects your device, then you can see basic information about your device like internal memory and external memory (SD card) available and used space, etc.

Step 4: Now click on Sync and Import/Export Tab.

Step 5: Now click on Backup and Restore.

Step 6:  In the next window, you’ll be prompted to choose or select the type of data you want to create the backup of, select everything or specific items from the list.

Step 7: After selecting, click on Backup. This will initiate backup process.

Step 8: After the completion of Backup process, click on Complete Backup. That’s it you have successfully created the  backup of data from your Samsung Galaxy device.

How to Restore Backup on Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

Restoring the created backup is also as easy as creating it. Follow these steps to know more.

Step 1: Open Samsung Kies and connect your Samsung Phone using USB cable.

Step 2: Now click on Sync and Import/Export Tab and click on Backup and Restore.

Step 3: Now select the items you want to restore and click on Restore.

By following the above steps, you should be able to Create Backup and Restore data on your Samsung Galaxy phone.


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