Samsung has launched Samsung Cloud alongside the release of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, with the service showing how an Android backup and restore system should be done.
According to the company's press release on Samsung Cloud, the service will make switching to a new smartphone or restoring an older device much easier. In addition, Galaxy Note 7 users will be able to enjoy the service right out of the box, with 15 GB of Samsung Cloud storage readily available.
Samsung Cloud allows users to back up their devices without needing USB cables, with the service wirelessly backing up native apps including Contacts and Calendar and certain third-party apps. The home screen and user settings, including layout settings and shortcuts, are also backed up, allowing a new device to instantly feel familiar after the backups are restored.
Through the service, users will be able to access the backups that they create across multiple devices, as long as the same Samsung account is logged in. Content such as Notes, Calendar and Contacts will also be in sync among the devices with the same Samsung account, with any changes being made on one smartphone also showing up on the second smartphone. Photo syncing is also available, with pictures taken by one device also being shared to the other devices, though users can also choose which albums will be synced with the other devices.
Samsung Cloud also has an Auto Backup feature, which will automatically upload the device's state through a Wi-Fi connection every 24 hours, as long as the smartphone's screen is turned off and it has been charging for at least an hour.
To start using the Samsung Cloud, users will only have to access the smartphone's settings, select Cloud and Accounts, and then choose Samsung Cloud. Users will then be presented with all the options related to the service.
Only the Galaxy Note 7 can access the Samsung Cloud for now, but it has been confirmed that the service will also be released for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge through a software update with a size of 150 MB.
Samsung Cloud offers a backup and restore system that will surely be welcomed by Samsung users who have been waiting for such a feature. The backup service that Google offers for its Android mobile operating system does not work as well as users would like, but thankfully Samsung has now launched Samsung Cloud.
Samsung recently released the first software update for the Galaxy Note 7, which brought the Always On Display feature to the device. The feature, which was first seen in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, allows users to check the time and their notifications while keeping the smartphone in standby mode.