Top 5 Samsung Backup Software for PC (Must Read)

By Carrie Murray, Friday, September 22, 2017

Backing up Samsung device to PC is a wise choice. Whether your device is lost or damaged, you can still find those irreplaceable photos or files on your computer. Especially when you need to backup a Galaxy phone before factory reset, backing up the phone to PC can ensure that all your data won't be wiped out. 

After hands-on testing, here we recommend you the top 5 Samsung backup software for PC. Hopefully you can keep your data safe on Galaxy phone (S8/S7/S6/Note 5/4/3), tablet, Samsung external hard drive, Samsung Smart Camera. 


1. Samsung Kies/Smart Switch

Samsung Kies and Smart Switch (PC version) are developed by Samsung to sync data between Samsung device and PC. Kies is gradually replaced by Smart Switch for newer devices (e.g. Samsung S8/S7/S6). Currently, Kies 2.6/3 can only be used for phones/tablets that were released before Galaxy Note 3 (including Galaxy S4/Note 2, etc) running on Android 4.3 or earlier

Both Samsung Kies and Smart Switch come with backup & restore feature. After connecting your Samsung to PC via USB cable, you can use the programs to create a whole backup, including apps, settings, etc., of your Samsung device on PC. The functions of the programs are basically the same, though there is a slight difference: 

  • With Kies, you can also selectively export photos, videos or other media files to the computer to make a backup.

  • With Smart Switch, you can restore iTunes backup on PC to your Samsung device.

File Types to Back up 
  1. Applications;

  2. Contacts, call logs, messages;

  3. Videos, music, photos, ringtones;

  4. S Memo, S Planner, S Health, alarms;

  5. Email account information, preferences.

Kies Backup and Restore

Why You Should Use Samsung Kies/Smart Switch 

  • It is free to backup Samsung to PC with Kies/Smart Switch.

  • You can backup applications without root while many other backup solutions need to root your device to backup apps.

  • They are available for both Mac and Windows PC. 

Why You Shouldn't Use Samsung Kies/Smart Switch 

Kies/Smart Switch on PC only support Samsung device.


2. FonePaw Android Data Backup & Restore

FonePaw Android Data Backup & Restore is designed to back up and restore data on Android phone. You can also use the program to back up important data on your Samsung phone to PC. Sometimes, a whole backup is time-consuming and unnecessary. The FonePaw program allows you to select only the files that you need and save them on the computer. It can also help you to make backup of data on a screen-broken/unresponsive Samsung. 

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(You may like: How to Backup Android Phone with Broken Screen)

File Types to Back up 

  1. Messages and attachments;

  2. Contacts, call history;

  3. Photos, videos, audios;

  4. Documents.

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Why You Should Use FonePaw

  • It can encrypt your backup with setting a password.

  • Back up data without root.

  • Besides Samsung devices, it also supports devices of other brands.

  • It doesn't depend too much on network so you can do backup without Wi-Fi.

Why You Should Not Use FonePaw 

It doesn't backup applications on your phone.


3. Moborobo

Moborobo is a data management program to manage things on your Android/iOS device directly from computer. With this program, you can not only back up your Samsung phone/tablet to PC, but do many other things: transfer apps files from Samsung to other device, install apps and games, send messages, clean space. Moborobo can connect phone to PC via USB connection or Wi-Fi network

File Types to Back up
  1. Messages, contacts, call logs;

  2. Videos, music, photos;

  3. Applications

Backup with Moborobo

Why You Should Use Moborobo

  • It can provide you many extra features, such as transferring data between Samsung and iPhone. 

  • Work with Android device other than Samsung.

  • You can download apps, ringtones, wallpaper from the program.

Why You Should Not Use Moborobo ;

  • There is no Mac version available. 

  • The initial launch of Moborobo can be a bit frustrating as it needs to install drivers for your phone.


4. Samsung Auto Backup for External Hard Drive

Samsung Auto Backup is a program especially designed for backing up Samsung external hard disk drive to PC. The program has two modes to backup: real-time mode (when a folder or file is changed or added to the drive, the corresponding folder or file will be backed up in real time) and scheduled mode (the program create a backup according to the schedule you set in advance). The program can also protect your backups from unauthorized access with SafetyKey

File Types to Back up

  1. Office file, document file;

  2. Photos, movie, music, videos;

  3. Compressed files.

Samsung Auto Backup

Why You Should Use Samsung Auto Backup

  • It is one of the few backup solutions for Samsung external hard disk drive.

  • It can encrypt backups to protect your privacy. 

Why You Should Not Use Samsung Auto Backup

  • The program are not available for Mac users.

  • It doesn't support Windows 10.


5. PC Auto Backup for Samsung Smart Camera

PC Auto Backup is Samsung Smart Camera's built in software to back up photos and videos to PC via USB connection or Wi-Fi. When you first plug your camera to PC, follow the instruction to set up Intelli-Studio and PC Auto Backup. Then you can backup your photos/videos to computer. To back up over Wi-Fi, your camera and computer should be in the same Wi-Fi. 

Files Type to Back up

  • Photos;

  • Videos.

PC Auto Backup

Why You Should Use PC Auto Backup

  • It is provided in both Mac/Win version.

  • It allows backup Samsung Smart Camera over Wi-Fi.

That's all. Which method does you use to backup your Samsung devices? Share with us by leaving your comment. 

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