Join us on Telegram | Early Samsung Black Friday deals, check them out right now!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Samsung Cloud storage service

Phone
By 

Last updated: August 24th, 2016 at 10:12 UTC+01:00

Samsung announced the launch of a new cloud storage service called Samsung Cloud alongside the Galaxy Note 7 earlier this month. It makes switching to a new phone or restoring an older device very easy. All Galaxy Note 7 owners get 15GB of storage for free. This is different from the Samsung Cloud Together app that’s great for managing all cloud storage services and locking secure images on your device.

Samsung Cloud provides users with a backup and restoration option that works without needing any USB cables. It works continuously to back up native apps like Notes, Contacts and Calendar as well as some third-party applications. Users can restore all of the backups on a new device and basically pick up right where they left off on a new phone. If Auto Backup for Messages is enabled on one smartphone users can restore the backed-up messages later from Samsung Cloud on another device that’s sharing the same Samsung Account.

The service has also been designed to back up the home screen and user settings. Even if a user loses their old device all of their shortcuts and layout settings can be easily restored. When Auto Backup is enabled the handset will automatically upload information to Samsung Cloud over Wi-Fi once every 24 hours provided that the handset’s screen is off and it has been connected to a power source for at least an hour.

It’s also possible to sync photos and videos with Samsung Cloud. When photo syncing is activated all pictures taken recently will be uploaded and shared across all connected devices as long as the device is connected to Wi-Fi or a data network. Synced photos and videos will be accessible via the Gallery app and will be updated to match the albums of the synced device. It’s also possible to sync selected albums if users do not want to share all images and videos across all of their devices.

Even though Samsung Cloud was launched alongside the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is bringing it to the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge as well. Updated are gradually being rolled out for both handsets which bring Samsung Cloud.

samsung-cloud-1 samsung-cloud-2 samsung-cloud-3 samsung-cloud-4

Source Phone Galaxy Note 7Galaxy S7Galaxy S7 edgeSamsung Cloud
Load 9 comments

You might also like

Samsung releases new firmware update for the Galaxy S6 series

Several old Samsung Galaxy S-series phones were suffering from the GPS issue, which the company has been fixing by delivering updates. Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S8 from 2017, and the Galaxy S7 from 2016, have already bagged the GPS bug fix update, and now it is time for an even older series, the […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 2 months ago

Samsung releases important update for discontinued Galaxy S7 and S8

Up until a couple of years ago, even Samsung flagship smartphones only received two major Android OS upgrades and three years of security updates. The company now provides the best software support of any Android OEM. Many devices now receive four Android OS upgrades and five years of security updates. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 3 months ago

STOP! Do this before upgrading your Samsung Galaxy phone to Android 12

Samsung earned some valuable points when it began rolling out Android 12 ahead of its rivals, but the company lost them just as quickly once it halted the update due to unforeseen issues. The Android 12 update doesn’t seem to have been properly tested before Samsung greenlit it for public release on the Galaxy S21 […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 11 months ago

PSA: Your Samsung Cloud data will be deleted after today

Remember Samsung Cloud? The company launched its very own cloud storage service about five years ago. It offered decent free storage and even paid tiers to customers who needed more. However, a few years down the line, Samsung decided that it no longer wanted to continue offering the service. So the decision was made to […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 12 months ago

Your Samsung Cloud storage won’t be destroyed for another three months

It has been five years since Samsung Cloud was launched. Like many companies at that time, Samsung thought that launching its own cloud storage service would be a good idea. The service hung was around for a while before Samsung decided that it needed to be nuked. Thus began the gradual decline of Samsung Cloud. […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 1 year ago

Samsung says the Galaxy S7 isn’t a phone so it shouldn’t be taxed as one

Samsung has apparently tried to reclassify the Galaxy S7 as anything but a telephone for cellular networks in South Africa in an attempt to convince the South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) to lower import tariffs and get a tax refund. The company failed in its endeavor because, well, the Galaxy S7 is a phone after all, […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago