How to Backup Your Samsung Galaxy S3 to PC Via Samsung Kies

Posted on Aug 11 2012 - 9:14pm by rickychew

No matter you are a ROM flashing buddy or not, regular backup of your mobile device is necessary prevention of sudden data due to unexpected incident like phone missing or lost. Some of these valuable contact or information in your mobile device that you just could loss them could be save to the PC via Samsung Kies. Samsung Kies is an user-friendly mobile application that lets you wirelessly manage and control your Android devices (phone & tablet) from a computer. You can also use Samsung Kies to update firmware for your SGS3. But as for today’s topic, we will only focus on backup of your valuable data from Samsung Galaxy S3 to a personal computer.

How to Backup Samsung Galaxy S3 data to PC via Samsung Kies:

1. Download and install Samsung Kies 2.0 to your PC. [Windows] [Mac OS]

2. Open Samsung Kies software in your PC

2. Connect your Galaxy S3 to the PC via USB cable / Wifi (Kies Air)

3. Once connected, Samsung Kies will automatically detect the connected device

4. Click on the Backup/Restore tab on Samsung Kies software.


5. There will be an option for you to choose which item to be backup. Or you can always choose to select all items.






6. Click on the Back Up button right bottom of the option.


7. The backup process status will be shown on screen. Once the backup completed, you can unplug your device from PC.


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13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Bernard August 12, 2012 at 9:28 am - Reply

    This a great piece of reminder… going for my 2nd backup now… Thks

    • RickyChew August 12, 2012 at 10:30 am - Reply

      It is always my duty to help my reader. :)

  2. Chun October 3, 2012 at 10:41 am - Reply

    what about sms messages? will kies air backup sms messages, tasks, calendar on an Android based smartphone(i.e samsung Galaxy W) like how a blackberry desktop manager backs up every single file on a Blackberry?

    • RickyChew October 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      It seem like Samsung Kies is not capable to backup the sms messages.

  3. Jj November 1, 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Why does my kies doesn’t look like the picture above?

  4. GEOFFG November 11, 2012 at 3:25 am - Reply

    don’t trust kies. i made a complete back up (ie everything) before my phone had a fault with the microphone, after it came back (defaulted) i run a restore not 1 single app was saved nor any documents, contacts, sms,games ect. BE WARNED DONT TRUST KIES

  5. Partha Barman December 18, 2012 at 9:57 am - Reply

    very useful info. I backed up my S3. Thanks rickychew.

    • RickyChew December 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      You are welcome.

  6. Sérgio Santos March 27, 2013 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Thanks for the tutorial. Very useful

  7. J July 26, 2013 at 5:37 am - Reply

    The above does not look like my Galaxy S3 phone or Kies on my desktop, therefore I’m lost as to how to backup the contacts and anything other than photos; I figured out the photos, but that’s all. Any help is appreciated.

    • khalid shams October 17, 2013 at 5:19 am - Reply

      the above pics are for previous version of kies. you must have installed the new version, which is far more user friendly than this one

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