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Backup Data on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Hello, just looking for the best way to backup an S5?

Wife has a new S5. She had an iPhone 4S. I want to be able to both backup her phone on a Win7 OS computer and if possible transfer her iPhone music library onto the phone.

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How to transfer data from Samsung Galaxy S4 mini in Samsung Galaxy S5?

I want to transfer phone book, photos, etc.

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Using the Bluetooth connection feature is one of the easiest ways to transfer your books or photos from the Galaxy S4 mini to the GS5. Alternatively, you can use the Samsung Kies program on your PC. With this program you can move your files from the phone to PC and vice versa.

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If you haven't used Kies in the past, follow the steps below to install and use Kies:

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    Open a web browser.
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    Scroll down to the 'Downloads' section
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    Click on 'Kies 3'.
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    Now the Kies program will be downloaded to your PC.
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    Once it's downloaded, launch it.
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    Follow the instructions in the setup to install the program.
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    When the installation process is completed, open it.
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    Plug both of your phones into the PC.
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    When your phones are identified by Kies, click on the 'Backup/Restore' option.
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    From the left panel, select 'Transfer between devices'.
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    Mark the contents that you want to transfer between your phones.
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    Click on 'Send'.
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    Wait for the transferring process to complete.
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    Once the process is finished, click on 'Complete'.
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    Now your contents are shared between both of your devices.
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I'm changing to S5 from iPhone. How do I back up my S5 as I did with iTunes?

I want to back up all data such as music, pictures, and contacts.

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In order to back up data with Samsung smartphones, you will need either Smart Switch. If Smart Switch refuses to recognize your smartphone, then use Kies. In order to back up data in Smart Switch, plug your smartphone to your computer with the original USB cable, and install the USB driver. Open Smart Switch, click "Backup", choose what you want to back up, and click "Confirm". If you are using Kies, then click "Back up/Restore". Click "Data backup". Check what you need and click "Backup".

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Hello. How do I transfer files to a new SD card from the old one?

Hello. The 64GB SD card in my Galaxy S5 says it's "corrupted". I purchased a 128GB SD card and now need to transfer some files over to it. How do I do that and not corrupt my new SD card?

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Can not back my phone to my laptop?

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