Today, a mobile phone is the most essential tool for a modern person's life. And mobile phones and smartphones of the Samsung brand are at the top of the popularity rating. It is not surprising that many users ask the same question (including on my blog): 'how to connect a Samsung phone to a computer' …
To be honest, I have a phone of the same brand (though already quite old by modern standards). In this article, we will look at how to connect a Samsung phone to a PC and what it will give us.
What will connect the phone to the PC?
1. Ability to backup all contacts (from SIM card + from phone memory).
For a long time I had all phones (including those for work) – they were all in one phone. Needless to say, what happens if you drop your phone or it doesn't turn on just at the right moment? Therefore, backup is the first thing I recommend you do when you connect your phone to your PC.
2. Exchange your phone with a computer files: music, videos, photos, etc.
3. Updating the phone's firmware.
4. Editing any contacts, files, etc.
How to connect Samsung phone to PC
To connect your Samsung phone to your computer you need: 1. USB cable (usually comes with the phone); 2. Samsung Kies program (you can download it on the official website).
Installing Samsung Kies is no different than installing any other software. The only thing is to select the correct codec (see screenshot below).
Choosing a codec when installing Samsung Kies.
After the installation is complete, you can immediately create a shortcut on the desktop to quickly launch the program and launch it.
Then you can connect your phone to a USB port on your computer. Samsung Kies will automatically start connecting to the phone (it takes about 10-30 seconds).
How to backup all contacts from phone to computer?
After launching Samsung Kies in Lite mode – just go to the data backup and restore section. Next, click on the 'select all items' button and then on 'backup'.
Within a few seconds, all contacts will be copied. See screenshot below.
In general, the menu is quite convenient and intuitive. You just need to select, for example, the 'photos' section and you will immediately see all the photos that are on your phone. See screenshot below.
In the program, you can rename files, delete some, copy some to your computer.
By the way, Samsung Kies will automatically check your phone firmware version and check if there is a newer version. If so, she will offer to update it.
To see if there is a new firmware – just follow the link (in the menu on the left, above) with your phone model. In my case, it is 'GT-C6712'.
In general, if the phone works fine and it suits you, I do not recommend performing the firmware. It is quite possible that you will lose some of the data, the phone may start to work 'differently' (I do not know – for the better or for the worse). At least – make a backup before such updates (see above in the article).
That's all for today. Hope you can easily connect your Samsung phone to your PC.
All the best…