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How to Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is simply gorgeous. Gone is the S7's flat screen, and in its place is a tall, narrow drink of water with two curved sides. Better even than the LG G6, which has similar proportions but no curved screen, and sleeker than the iPhone 7 Plus, which puts a smaller screen on taller, wider body. For the first time, every major Samsung phone is an "Edge" model, with the Edge and Note's curve-screen software and all.------ CNET

 

Since you have just got your new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, its gorgeous appearance and outstanding performance must have driven you enchanted. But wait a minute, there is still a problem remaining to be solved before you enjoy this marvelous mobile device. How to backup and restore the contacts, messages, call logs, music, video or other staff on your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus for safe-keeping? Just read this article to find the best answer for you.


reviewSamsung Galaxy S8 Specs

  • Display: 5.8 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera: Main Camera (12 MP); Front Camera (8 MP)
  • Battery: Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - US model
    Exynos 8895 Octa - EMEA
  • OS: Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Storage: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model
    microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
  • USB: v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
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reviewSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specs

  • Display: 6.2 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera: Main Camera (12 MP); Front Camera (8 MP)
  • Battery: Non-removable 3500 mAh battery
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - US model
    Exynos 8895 Octa - EMEA
  • OS: Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Storage: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model
    microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
  • USB: v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review

1. Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus for Free

Step 1 : Download and install Syncios on computer

Frist, you need to install the free Samsung Manager program on your computer. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus with computer via USB cable. If it is your first time connecting the phone to your PC, the program would install USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S8 on your PC automatically, and don't forget to enable the USB debugging mode.

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Step 2 : Backup your Samsung Galaxy S8 to computer

Once your device is recognized by Syncios program, you can see a list on the left panel which contains: Apps, Contacts, SMS, Media(Audio + Video) and Photos.

Just choose the category you want to backup. For example, if you want to backup your music, then go to Music > Export, you can select the songs you like and backup them to PC. And you can click "Add" to import them back to your device one day you need.

Samsung Galaxy S8 music transfer

With this free mobile manager, you can preview and select data on your device to backup to computer, and restore the backup to your Samsung Galaxy S8 or other devices. However, it may take some time to backup your mobile contents one by one. So if you want to backup all your phone data, we offer a better option - Syncios Data Transfer to you.


2. Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy S8 by One-Click

The One-Click Data Transfer tool works for both Android & iOS devices. Follow these quick steps to transfer your data safely and easily, including contacts, messages, call history, photos, videos, songs, bookmarks and so on.

Step 1 : Download Syncios Samsung Transfer Program

Download and install Syncios Mobile Transfer Program on your computer before doing the Samsung Galaxy S8 backup and restore job.

Enable the USB debugging mode, plug in your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus to computer and then run Syncios. (Any detection problem, please check here)

Click "Backup to PC" button on the program interface to bakup your mobile contents to computer.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Backup Assistant


Step 2 : Backup All Contents on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

On the Backup window, you are allowed to select items you would like to back up onto your computer.

You can change or choose the location of the backup data in lower right corner. Click "Flip" to change the target and resource devices.

By default, all contents you can backup are ticked. You can also just tick your desired ones. Then, click "Start Copy" button to backup your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus contents to computer.

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Step 3 : Restore from Backup Files to Device

Go to the homepage of Syncios, click "Restore from PC". All backups you have made with Syncios will be displayed on the left panel, just select your previous backup files from it, check data you would like to restore to your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus and click "Start Copy".

This handy transfer tool also supports to recover iTunes backup and iCloud backup to your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus device.

Tips: If your switch to a new phone one day, even an iOS device, Syncios is also capable of restoring your Samsung backup files to it, or directly transferring your Samsung data to other iOS/Android devices. Learn more>>

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FAQ

+ Is this Syncios Mobile Manager a freeware?

Yes, you can backup the contents on your Samsung device for totally free via this Syncios Manager.

However, the Ultimate version offers more advanced features. And Ultimate version adds Data Transfer feature, that means you can enjoy the awesome features of both programs via this Syncios Ultimate. Compare Ultimate and free version >>

+If I have another phone, how could I know whether it is supported by Syncios?

Syncios Manager and Syncios Data Transfer support both Android and iOS devices. If you want to make sure whether your device is supported by Syncios, just check the supported device list.

+What to do if my devices are not detected by Syncios?

For iOS devices: Click here.

For Android devices: Click here. Android devices can also connect Syncios via WiFi.

+Why some options are not able to be selected?

Currently, due to cross-platform restriction, Apps, Notes, Calendar, E-books are not supported to transfer between iOS and Android devices. You can learn more from here.

+What are the differences between free version and paid version of Syncios Data Transfer?

The free version supports transferring/backing up/restoring five items of each category, paid version supports transferring all data.

And for more questions, please feel free to contact our support team via Email: support@syncios.com. We are glad to hear from you.

 

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