1. Don Macho's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I set it up to use Google Talk as the dialer. That's where I *think* my contacts are coming from.

    Anyway, I was looking under accounts and I saw "Samsung Account". It has my email but it doesn't appear to have my correct password (it's not syncing). I thought about deleting it but then it said it'll erase my contacts, etc.

    12-03-2014 11:27 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Do you have a Google account?

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    12-03-2014 12:01 PM
  3. anon8380037's Avatar
    I am not sure if you can do without it, but it is handy to have. If you leave master sync on and go to General - Accounts - Samsung account - touch here, you will see what it syncs. Be aware it will sync the Samsung Calendar and Samsung Contacts not Google ones, but you can merge contacts and check each contact if it has a Samsung or Google logo or both. Also go to Contacts - menu Contacts to display and check and decide if you want contacts on both.
    You don't need to use your Gmail address, any other email you have will do.
    Do you remember setting a Samsung account for warranty purposes.
    If you have to master reset your phone, or buy a new Samsung, the 1st thing the device asks is to enter your Samsung account before your Google account.
    Samsung will save specific data that Google will not, memo's , stock browser bookmarks, and other apps on Note, Tab and S5 devices.

    I would have it on, you don't need to sync it very often. You can use also Kies on a computer like I do to create a full back up via usb, and transfer media. These will save separately to the cloud based Samsung account data, so account syncing is still worthwhile.
    Basically if you have a Samsung, use and back up to Google sure (I don't backup media to Google personally), but having the Samsung account syncing occasionally is worthwhile. Even if you don't sync or use the Samsung Calendar or Samsung merged Contacts and leave these unchecked, the rest can be useful if you have to reset.
    belodion likes this.
    12-03-2014 12:50 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    You can also get stuff from the Samsung store, and not all of it gets to the Google Play Store.

    Bottom line - unless you need shoehorn to shove in every last bit of app, the space a Samsung account will take in the phone is minimal, so why not?
    anon8380037 likes this.
    12-03-2014 02:15 PM

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