1. oddtay's Avatar
    What is the advantage of having a Samsung account? Looks like it syncs the same stuff that Google sync does.

    Am I missing something?
    03-04-2016 08:06 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think you need a Samsung account if you want to use the Galaxy Apps Store. You can also sync Samsung account contacts, although I agree with you--I usually recommend sticking with Google Contacts. If you have the Samsung Internet browser, bookmarks will be synced to the account; also Samsung account calendar events and S Memos. See here for some info: How do I back up data from my Samsung Galaxy device (through Samsung, Google and/or Dropbox accounts)
    03-04-2016 10:39 PM
  3. jlilnc14's Avatar
    Also if u want to use Samsung pay

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    03-05-2016 01:02 AM
  4. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Galaxy apps store also Also, any themes or fonts that you buy from the settings menu will then be listed under "My Apps" in the Galaxy Apps app if you ever have to restore you phone as new. In that app you can easily find the purchases so you can download them again.
    03-05-2016 01:11 AM
  5. oddtay's Avatar
    I get having an account for Samsung Pay and apps, just wasn't sure why the redundant sync categories with Google sync. Like contacts...when you create a new contact you have to choose between Device, Google, or Samsung. Same with calendar. Too many options! !

    I mean you almost have to have a Google account with an Android phone and with that account everything syncs anyhow.

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    03-05-2016 08:24 AM
  6. Ev C's Avatar
    Also syncing all of your SNOTE I believe.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-05-2016 12:56 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Like contacts...when you create a new contact you have to choose between Device, Google, or Samsung. Same with calendar. Too many options! !
    They want to give you another option where you can save your data, but it probably also helps increase traffic to their own sites and keep you within the Samsung ecosystem (so that you remain a loyal Samsung customer and buy even more things Samsung). But I agree--stick with your Google account. It makes it much easier if you end up with a non-Samsung device in the future
    03-05-2016 07:31 PM

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