1. AC Question's Avatar
    I just got a Galaxy S6, and was wondering how well the restore from backup works? I have an LG G3, and want to get the S6 to the same state as that phone.
    04-29-2015 12:52 PM
  2. alice phoebe's Avatar
    Back Up & Restore App Data:

    Tap "Apps" on the home screen
    Go to "Settings"
    Swipe to "Personal" and tap "Backup & reset"
    Check the box associated with "Back up my data" to store your Wi-Fi password, account data and other settings to Google's servers
    Mark the "Automatic restore" check box to restore app data automatically when apps are re-installed

    Back Up & Restore Contacts on a Google Account:

    Tap "Apps" from the home screen
    Go to "Settings" and tap "Accounts"
    Select the Google account you wish to sync contacts with
    Press "Menu" > "Sync now"
    To restore the contacts, simply register the Google account and allow it to sync contacts with your phone

    Back Up Media Files on a Windows Computer:

    Connect the Samsung Galaxy S6 to your computer via USB
    If necessary, swipe the "Status" bar down, tap "Connected as a media device" > "Media device (MTP)"
    In the AutoPlay window on the computer, click "open device to view files"
    Locate the files you wish to back up on your computer
    Copy the files and paste them in the desired backup location on your PC's HDD
    Once the transfer is done, safely disconnect your smartphone

    Restore Media Files from a Mac Computer:

    Connect the SGS6 to your Mac via USB
    Enable "Media Device (MTP)" from the status area if necessary
    Launch Kies on the Mac
    In Kies, click the "Back up / restore" tab
    Click the "Restore" tab and mark the check box next to "Music", "Photo" or any other type of media file you want to restore
    Click "Restore" and follow any additional prompts if necessary
    Once the process is complete, safely eject the SGS6 storage from the Mac
    04-30-2015 01:24 AM

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