Backup & restore: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Learn how to back up and restore apps, contacts, photos, and data on the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+.

 

 

 

Back up apps

 

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Backup & reset.
  4. Check Back up my data to back up any account data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers.
  5. Check Automatic restore to restore backed up settings and data when re-installing applications

 

Android 7.0 Nougat

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Cloud and accounts.
  4. Tap Backup & reset.
  5. Check Back up my data to back up any account data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers.
  6. Check Automatic restore to restore backed up settings and data when re-installing applications.

 

Back up contacts

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Contacts.
  2. Tap MORE or Menu icon.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Move device contacts to. This saves any contacts not already saved to your Google or Samsung account.
  5. From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  6. Tap Settings.
  7. Tap Accounts.
  8. Tap the account you would like to sync.
  9. Tap the MORE or Menu icon.
  10. Tap Sync now.

 

Back up media & pictures

 

To back up your media and pictures, follow these steps:

 

From Phone

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap My Files.
  3. Scroll to 'LOCAL STORAGE,' then tap Device storage.
  4. Tap the MORE.
  5. Tap Share, then tap the content you want to backup.
  6. Tap Share again.
  7. Select the location you want the content to be shared with. Once selected, a progress bar will appear until complete.

 

From computer - PC

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  6. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device..
    3. Select the Media device (MTP) check box.
  7. On the computer, click Open device to view files.
  8. Navigate to the desired files on your computer:
    • The Card icon is your SD card.
    • The Phone icon is your device's internal storage.
  9. Drag and drop the files into the desired computer folder.
  10. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

From computer - Mac

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  6. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device.
    3. Tap Media device to select the check box.
  7. If necessary, click the Backup tab.
  8. Next to 'Music' and 'Photo,' select the check box.
  9. To back up all of your files, select 'Select all items' check box.
  10. Click Backup.
  11. Safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

Restore apps

This is done automatically upon the next time you sign into your Google account.

 

Restore contacts

This is done automatically upon the next time you sign into your Google account.

 

Restore media & pictures

 

From phone

We're sorry, but this feature is not available on this phone.

 

Using computer - PC

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  6. If necessary, follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device.
    3. Select the Media device (MTP) check box.
  7. On the computer, click Open device to view files.
  8. Navigate to the desired files on your computer:
    • The Card icon is your SD card.
    • The Phone icon is your device's internal storage.
  9. Drag and drop the files into the desired phone folder.
  10. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

Using computer - Mac

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  6. If necessary. follow these steps:
    1. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap Connected as a media device.
    3. Tap Media device to select the check box.
  7. If necessary, click the Restore tab.
  8. Next to 'Music' and 'Photo,' click the check box to select the check box. If available, click the check boxes next to any other categories you would like to restore.
  9. If you would like to restore all of your files, click the check box next to 'Select all items.'
  10. Click Restore. If necessary, follow any additional prompts.
  11. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.