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PSA: Your Samsung Cloud data will be deleted after today


Last updated: November 30th, 2021 at 16:07 UTC+02:00

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 shut down Samsung Cloud’s Gallery Sync and Drive features. The company initially gave users until August 31, 2021 to download all of their data. It later gave a three-month extension until November 30. Guess what date it is today?

You must download your Samsung Cloud data today

The company has divided Samsung Cloud users into two groups based on their Samsung Account registration. Users who live in Group 1 countries had September 30 as the deadline to download their data before Samsung nuked it from its servers.

The deadline for Group 2 countries is November 30. Users have until today to download all of the data that they backed up to Samsung Cloud using the Gallery Sync and Drive features. Gallery Sync enabled users to sync images and videos to Samsung Cloud directly from the Gallery app on their device. With Drive, users could upload any file to the cloud.

Users in Group 2 countries may have noticed a persistent notification on their devices. It was the final data deletion warning. The notification informed users that their files in Samsung Cloud will be deleted after November 30 and provided an option to download them.

If you still haven’t downloaded your Samsung Cloud data, it’s strongly recommended that you do so today. It won’t be available for download from tomorrow, December 1. Samsung will remove all user data from its servers thereafter.

Samsung Cloud will stick around. It continues to offer features such as device backup and sync in addition to storage for data from the Samsung apps like Contacts, Calendar, Samsung Internet and Notes.

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