1. alboy81's Avatar
    Ok, so for like an hour now i have been trying just to connect my Galaxy S2 to my laptop via Kies. I have had all manner of problems plugging in the USB, unplugging it, trying again. I have now managed to connect but i have no idea why it has worked this time.
    Are there some settings on my phone which i have to be careful with? I have recently updated to Jellybean 4.1.2. Or is Kies just the biggest load of rubbish ever?
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    05-26-2013 06:06 PM
  2. HNNNNNGHHH's Avatar
    Ok, so for like an hour now i have been trying just to connect my Galaxy S2 to my laptop via Kies. I have had all manner of problems plugging in the USB, unplugging it, trying again. I have now managed to connect but i have no idea why it has worked this time.
    Are there some settings on my phone which i have to be careful with? I have recently updated to Jellybean 4.1.2. Or is Kies just the biggest load of rubbish ever?
    Considering that Kies is Samsung's "proprietary" software needed to sync files and update, yes it is that terrible. Besides firmware updates, you can already plug the phone in a PC as a USB Mass Storage Device and drag-n-drop media files, no need for that Kies BS.

    Also, Kies wreaks of "iTunes"......X(

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    05-26-2013 08:57 PM
  3. bespinct's Avatar
    Ok, so for like an hour now i have been trying just to connect my Galaxy S2 to my laptop via Kies. I have had all manner of problems plugging in the USB, unplugging it, trying again. I have now managed to connect but i have no idea why it has worked this time.
    Are there some settings on my phone which i have to be careful with? I have recently updated to Jellybean 4.1.2. Or is Kies just the biggest load of rubbish ever?
    While Kies is pretty crappy, the issue might have been impatience. For some reason, the Samsung drivers always take 10-15 minutes to do their thing the first time I plug the phone in. I thought it was just a Fascinate thing, but the Droid Charge and S3 both took forever to connect the first time I connected them.

    Steve

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    05-26-2013 09:02 PM
  4. gollum18's Avatar
    While Kies is pretty crappy, the issue might have been impatience. For some reason, the Samsung drivers always take 10-15 minutes to do their thing the first time I plug the phone in. I thought it was just a Fascinate thing, but the Droid Charge and S3 both took forever to connect the first time I connected them.

    Steve

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    I thought that only happened to me, I never got Kies to work for me, it always seemed to be stuck on loading the drivers.

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    05-27-2013 12:38 AM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I've heard similar issues with people using Kies. I don't use it, so can't give my experience. If possible try not using it unless really necessary.

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    05-28-2013 11:06 PM
  6. Mike_SG's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it is. I got multiple copies of contacts, the sync hang due to taking more time than outlook permitted. In short, it's crap and I regret not to have bought another phone
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    03-06-2014 09:06 AM
  7. Sir Albert's Avatar
    Yes it is possibly the worst software I have ever come across in over 20 years of computing!!!
    Samsung purport to be an electronic technology manufacturer and in this modern age everything is computer based. I purchased a Galaxy 2 tab for my wife and liked it so much I bought myself one.
    I did actually get the tablet to connect once bit it has steadfastly refused to do so again despite software updates and one wireless android upgrade and hours on the phone to a Samsung *****. The only good thing that has come of it is that I will buy an I pad next and a Panasonic TV, if you are wise you will do the same!!!
    08-17-2014 10:45 AM
  8. Fenton Oldfield's Avatar
    Not 'possibly'. It definitely IS. It can't even get simple things right such as recognising new music saved to the Music folder. Which means you can't upload music easily to your Samsung phone.

    I have never managed to get it to connect to my S4 Mini and so if a firmware upgrade comes along I am stuffed.

    KIES Krap Incompetent Execrable Sofware
    08-19-2014 04:50 AM
  9. Kris Limmer's Avatar
    i cant believe the state of this software, i removed it with the last phone i had because every time i shut down my pc i would have to click on a end program now window, now i just reinstalled and updated it for my new s4 and i cant even get phone to hook to PC, what junk,
    then when we tryed a few months ago to hook the lap top to the home network it wouldnt , after hp looked at it for a hour and me for a hour i noticed the pc had called itself somewhere somthing like kies server, instead of what it was named when i got it, and i cant seem to change it , this software makes you want to smash all the computers in the house
    10-05-2014 05:17 AM
  10. Fred Frefr's Avatar
    No it makes you want to hit the cretins that developed this piece of garbage and the Samsmug managers who let it see the light of day. I contacted Sasmug help about this and their solution was for me to book a time slot with them and allow remote management of my phone so they could sort out the problem. And to set aside 2 hours for this!!!

    Try Coolmuster if you have a Mac. It looks promising
    10-05-2014 05:38 AM
  11. humale's Avatar
    I have not used any SS app yet. After flashing rom, i removed all SS apps for saving storage
    10-08-2014 10:15 PM
  12. Kris Limmer's Avatar
    how the beep do i get photos from my phone to xp PC with out useing this thing that dosnt even work and causes PC problems??
    10-26-2014 02:29 AM
  13. avatar8's Avatar
    Who designed this REAL PIECE OF ****? I'm not an Apple fan,but honestly Mr Samsung please go and solve this ****ty Kies before you can pretend to match your a** with Itunes. REALLY DISAPPOINTED...WHAT THE HELL HAS YOUR ENGINEERS BEEN DOING? ONLY SCRATCHING AND SMELLING THEIR D...?
    02-02-2015 11:53 AM

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