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How-to Samsung Galaxy J3: Back Up & Restore Contacts, App Data, and Media Files

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy' started by DustenRust, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. DustenRust

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    Back Up Contacts on a Samsung or Google Account:

    1. Open the apps drawer
    2. Launch “Contacts
    3. Tap “more” > “Settings
    4. To save phone contacts to your Google or Samsung account before the sync, tap “move device contacts to
    5. Go back to “Settings” and tap “Accounts
    6. Select an account and tap “More” > “Sync Now

    NOTE: Contacts backed up on a Samsung or Google account will be restored automatically the next time you sign in with the account used for the backup.

    Back Up App Data:

    1. Tap “Apps” on the home screen
    2. Open “Settings” and scroll to “Personal
    3. Tap “Backup & reset” and enable “Back up my data” to back up app data, Wi-Fi passwords, and Settings to your account
    4. Enable “Automatic Restore” to allow app data, Wi-Fi passwords, and settings to be restored automatically the next time you sign in with your backup account

    Back Up Media Files on a Windows Computer:

    1. Launch the Internet browser on the computer
    2. Visit Samsung Smart Switch™
    3. Click “Samsung Smart Switch for PC” and install the app on your computer
    4. Connect the Samsung device to your computer and enable “Media device (MTP)” / “File Transfer (MTP)” at the pop-up (Otherwise enable the option from the notification area)
    5. Open “Smart Switch” on the computer and then launch the File Explorer
    6. Locate the media files on your phone
    7. Copy the files and transfer them in the desired backup location on the computer
    8. After the transfer is done, eject the phone storage via system tray and safely disconnect the phone from the USB cord

    Restore Media Files from a Windows PC:

    1. Follow the first 5 steps above
    2. Launch the File Explorer on the computer and locate the media file backups
    3. Copy the files and transfer them in the “Media” folder on the phone
    4. After the transfer is done, eject the phone storage via system tray and safely disconnect the device from the USB port

    Back Up Media Files on a Mac:

    1. Open the Internet browser on the Mac
    2. Visit Kies Support and click “Kies 3 for Mac
    3. Install Kies on the Mac and connect the Samsung Galaxy J3 to the computer via USB
    4. When prompted, enable “Media device (MTP)” / “File Transfer (MTP)”, otherwise enable the option from the “Notification” area
    5. Open Kies on the Mac and go to the “Back up / restore” tab
    6. Access the “Backup” tab
    7. Select “Photo”, “Music” and other media file types you want to back up
    8. Click “Backup
    9. After the backup is done, drag the phone’s virtual drive from the desktop and drop it in the “Trash can” to eject
    10. Safely disconnect the phone from the USB cord

    Restore Media Files from a Mac Computer:

    1. Follow the first 4 steps above
    2. Launch Kies on the Mac and access the “Back up / restore” tab
    3. Click “Restore” and enable “Music”, “Photos”, and other media file types you want to restore
    4. Click “Restore” and if necessary, follow any additional on-screen steps to complete the restore
    5. Once done, drag the phone’s virtual drive from the desktop and drop it into the “trash can” to eject it
    6. Safely disconnect the phone from the USB cord
     



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