Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Backup Using Samsung's Kies Software

Having a great smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy SIII is an enjoyable experience that allows us to do many cool things with it with ease. Bunch of its features and capabilities makes us like being able to do all these things with it. One of the fairly impressive about this phone is that it comes with syncing and backup software.

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There are several reasons that make people need to do a backup of the data on their phone, one of them when they were going to do factory reset, as we've discussed before.

See also: How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S3

Thanks to Samsung who has provide us with Samsung's Kies software that makes the backup process in the Galaxy SIII to be very easy. Samsung's Kies software itself is proprietary software user that can be used by users to backup contacts, call logs, SMS, MMS and media files.

How to backup Samsung Galaxy S3 using Kies?
As written on, to backup the data on your phone is very easy, just follow the simple steps below:
  1. Download Samsung's Kies software here.
  2. Install it to your Windows PC or Mac.
  3. On your PC click on Kies icon to open this application.
  4. Plug the end of the micro USB cable to your Samsung Galaxy SIII and the other into USB port on your computer.
  5. Wait until the Samsung Kies recognize your computer.
  6. Select the Backup / Restore tab.
  7. Scroll down until you find the Backup button then click on it. By default Kies will select all to be backed up.
  8. Click finish when Kies finished the backup.
  9. Done. Now you have managed to do a backup your Samsung Galaxy SIII use Samsung's Kies software.

Very easy, right? Now you can do the task of backing up your phone's data with a few simple steps. So, have you tried Kies software to backup your Galaxy SIII? If so, share your experience using this software through the comment below :)


  1. thats really easyy
    just like copy and paste command !

    1. Hi Anoop Bhatia,
      Thanks for coming here.
      Yes, it does as easy as you copy and paste :)

  2. If you are a Samsung device user, there is another nice alternative for you that can easily backup your contacts, call-log, bookmarks, settings, calendar, notes images, music, videos, etc. Samsung Kies is definitely is the most efficient and convenient tool for backing up all data of your phone or tablet to your Windows or Mac computer.

    1. Hi Ivy Bruce,
      Thanks for coming.
      Also thanks to leave us a useful link here :)

  3. My question is what to do if accidently deleted the text messages without creating backup?

    1. Hi Parth Shah,
      Thanks for coming.
      I believe that there are apps which has the ability to do so. From what I've read, some users has managed to retrieve their deleted message by using Dr. Fone app. Here I've found a link which explain the steps clearly:
      Hope this helps :)

  4. It would be nice if it would work this easy. But this KIES software is crap. Nothing works. Only downloading photos one image at a time works....

  5. I need help. I downloaded the Kies program but so far it doesn't look like the one used in the examples I've seen. When I connect my phone to it with a usb cable a warning comes up telling me to change the device to a media device before connecting. What does that mean?

    1. Hi Nutmeg97,
      Thanks for coming.
      If your phone is running with Android 4.3 or above then the you must use the Samsung Kies 3. This version is little bit different with the old version.
      However, given to your information, try using the following steps to fix your problem:
      1. Connect your phone with your PC using a USB cable.
      2. Once your phone is connected, swipe the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel.
      3. Under the Notifications section, tap "Touch for other USB options".
      4. Select the "Media device (MTP)".
      5. Now, try re-connecting your phone with Kies.

      CMIIW, MTP will allow you to transfer files on Windows or Mac PC. In other case, the phone won't be detected before the USB option is set as the MTP.

  6. Hi ive just sold my s3 nd I did factory reset nd b4 that I dleted ALL my msgs nd contacts. I want to knw that can some 1 get back my msgs nd contacts by any chance??
    Pls some1 hlp me im really worried :(
    Thanku rply soon

    1. Hi Baby Doli,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, from what I know, it depends on the area where your previous data was written. If it has been written over with the new one then the preceding data will be destroyed and cannot be retrieved. If it has not been written over with the new one then there's still a chance to retrieve the preceding data by using a recovery app.

      Tips: to prevent someone retrieving your data after factory reset, it's recommended to encrypt your files before performing factory reset.


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