Samsung says it has launched its own cloud service that allows Galaxy users to quickly upgrade, back up and retrieve their data applications.
The dedicated cloud service for Galaxy users allows them to easily synchronise their data to the latest cutting-edge mobile device by switching to a new phone or restoring an older device, according to the phone maker.
‘Samsung Cloud’, which was launched, following the release of Galaxy Note7, ”offers 15 gigabytes of storage available to Galaxy users”, the company says noting that the service lets users backup their data without having to use USB cables.
The cloud service ensures that users are never far from the data they need, works continuously to back up native apps such as Calendar and Contacts, as well as select third-party apps, so users can start right where they left off on a new device.
Samsung cited an example that if a user turns on ‘Auto Backup’ for messages on one smartphone, he or she can restore the backed-up messages later from Samsung Cloud on a secondary device sharing the same Samsung Account.
The cloud service is designed to also back up the home screen and user settings, so in the event of a new purchase or the loss of a device, even shortcuts and layout settings can quickly be restored, helping users get back up and running on familiar footing.
In addition, Samsung says its Cloud service is built to be seamless while users sleep, adding that when a user activates the Auto Backup feature, the device will automatically upload information to Samsung Cloud via a Wi-Fi connection every 24 hours, provided the device’s screen is off and it has been connected to a power source for at least an hour.
[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]Samsung cited an example that if a user turns on ‘Auto Backup’ for messages on one smartphone, he or she can restore the backed-up messages later from Samsung Cloud on a secondary device sharing the same Samsung Account.[/quote]Samsung Cloud also allows users to synchronize photos as well as content from apps such as Samsung Notes, Calendar and Contacts across their devices in accordance with their preference.
The tech company explains that if a user turns on Samsung Cloud’s Contacts sync on two Galaxy devices with the same Samsung Account, any changes made on one device, such as creating or deleting a contact, will be automatically reflected on the second device.
Users can also now back up their photos and videos, Samsung noted, stressing that with photo syncing activated, recently snapped photos will be uploaded and shared across connected devices, as long as the device is connected to Wi-Fi or a data network.
The new service further makes photos and videos accessible via the ‘Gallery’, and are updated to match the albums of the synchronized device. Users can also select specific albums to be synchronized, in case they don’t wish to transfer all images and videos across their devices, Samsung adds.
Users can also customize preferences by simply toggling the native Samsung applications they like to synchronize, back up or restore via the main screen and ‘Samsung Cloud’ handles the rest, keeping their other connected devices in the loop.
To get started, Samsung says users should follow the following steps:
From the device settings, select Cloud and Accounts, and then Samsung Cloud. The resulting screen will display sync, backup and restoration options.