Install Samsung Kies for PC

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Hi, you watching VisiHow, and today we are going to show you how to set up Samsung Kies on your Windows 8 computer.

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    The first thing we are going to do is take the USB cable that was supplied with our Samsung phone and plug that into the phone and our computer
    Once we plug that in we should get a little pop-up. Just in case we don't I have the Samsung Kies window opened up. You may have to swipe to open your phone or you may not. I have swipe to open my phone and set up is installing the files on my system. I missed the pop-up originally and it was in the taskbar. According to the system this will take a few minutes to set up. Okay, it's ready.
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    Let's tap the pop-up
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    Choose what to do with this device
    We can import photos and videos to dropbox. We do have a video on how to set up a dropbox account, sync digital files to this device, open default files, import pictures and videos, or take no action. Since I am setting up Samsung Kies, I am going to turn some of these over to Samsung Kies, I'm going to select take no action. However, we can always go back in later and make changes. Samsung Kies should be set up now.
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    When you have done something like this and you are not sure if your file is set up or not you can go click on the Windows button, or you can press the Windows key and just do a quick search
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    From our search results we know that the Samsung program was not installed yet
    To install the program from the Samsung website we are going to go to download.
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    We have Kies 3 and Kies 2.6 available
    If you are using an older device you will want to go with Kies 2.6. As you can see here the supported models are for anything launched before September 2013. Anything newer, running Android 4.3, you are going to want to download Kies 3.
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    If you need to figure out what your phone is running there is a little screenshot here to determine your phone's Android version
    From your home screen you tap on 'apps', which is the bottom right icon, then you tap on 'settings', which is the gear shaped icon, then you tap on 'about device' and you will be able to see which version of Android that you are currently running. In my case, in order to get to the about device menu I have to scroll down to the 'system' menu which is the eighth menu down and there is a little orange icon with an "I" in it and I can tap 'about device' and it shows me that I am running Android version 4.4.2. At any rate, if you have a Mac you can also download Samsung Kies from the bottom of the page.
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    Since we are doing this on a Windows 8 PC let us click on 'Kies 3'
    We get a pop-up asking if we want to run or save. Go ahead and click on 'run'. If you click on 'save' that is fine, you can later enter your downloads folder and double tap that to launch it.
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    We are now downloading the file
    True to form Windows is showing us how long it will take for the file to download which is dependent on network speed.
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    Should you find you need support, there are support options for both versions
    There are also system requirements as well. If you are not sure that your system can run the program. They generally have low requirements the same goes for Mac. There are questions in the frequently asked questions, and there are certain things that you will want to consider.
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    'User Account Control' has now popped up do you want to allow the following programs to make changes to this computer Samsung Kies the answer to that is yes we do
    We click 'yes' at which point it will unpack and install. As I was saying about the FAQs, you do want to check to make sure that there is not some problem with your device or if you are trying to save photos and that type of thing you want to make sure that you were doing that properly.
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    At any rate, we have the Samsung Kies 3 Install Shield Wizard open and I can change my destination folder here, but I am not going to do that
    I am happy with it in the x86 program files folder. We have a license agreement which if you are the person that reads all this please comment and let us know because we have never met that person. I don't read them. So, I click 'I accept' the terms of the agreement and click 'next'. Very quick install or it should be.
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    As you can see there's a little picture of our phone connected to the computer there are a number of other things you can do as well with Kies and there are some great third-party applications such as air droid
    We will also show you how to get air droid installed as well in another video. Air droid is great because it lets you wirelessly do all kinds of cool stuff with your Android phone. It works with all types of Android phones however, in this we are focusing on Samsung he comes that is what we got.
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    Create a shortcut on desktop, no, I like a clean desktop if you don't you can put a shortcut there
    Run Samsung Kies, yes, because we are doing a tutorial. We want to run this so click 'finish'.
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    Click 'finish'
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    As you can see here I have a Galaxy S5 mini
    For those of you who are not sure if your phone is real or not this is a great way to check. Plug it into Kies and it will tell you. Internal memory this phone has a limited memory compared to the full size S5. However, it does have the capacity for a 128 GB SD card, which I will be using later in another video.
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    I can sync the device, sync my contacts, sync my calendar, I sync all my options
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    I can back up and restore this, call logs, videos, pretty much everything in the phone
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    Back to basic information
    I can select my music stuff, so we have our built in Samsung song.
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    My photos, here we have a photo of the store where I purchased the phone, and a great photo of the light as it was zigzagging around
    Videos, I do not have any videos currently recorded. However, we will be recording video to show you how that works.
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    Again, library, I have no music in my library
    I have no photos or video in my library. This is completely new.
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    What we are going to do in our next tutorial is show you how to use some of the other functions of Samsung Kies
    Thanks for watching VisiHow, I hope that you have a great day, and we look forward to seeing you in our next video. Thank you very much.
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Video: Install Samsung Kies for PC

Questions and Answers

When downloading Kies to my PC, Kies asks if it should make changes to my computer?

I want to download Kies to my PC so that I can work with my Samsung Galaxy Note2. When downloading Kies to my PC, Kies asks if it should make changes to my computer YES or NO. I have tried: My Samsung Galaxy Note2 cannot connect to my PC so I have to download Kies. I think it was caused by: No Kies software on my PC

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You should allow Kies to make changes on your PC. That means that it needs special write access permissions.

To disable the message showing up in the future, you can change the level of security on your computer, which is not recommended. This operation is optional, and it lowers overall security on your PC. Use it with caution. Nevertheless, if you wish to proceed, then do the following:

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  • press the Windows key and type "Action Center". Press "Enter";
  • click "Change User Account Control settings";
  • click and drag the bar to "Never notify";
  • click "OK" to save the changes;
  • you may need to reboot your computer.
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