Samsung Kies

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Sync Android devices with your Mac

Samsung Kies for Mac is Samsung's official tool for Android based devices which allows you to manage music and videos. If you have both a Mac and a Samsung Android device, it's pretty much an essential application. View full description

PROS

  • Manages your android device from Mac
  • Synchronises your data
  • Backsup data
  • Updates Firmware

CONS

  • Doesn't backup DRM protected data
  • May be buggy with some Samsung Android phones

Not bad
5

Samsung Kies for Mac is Samsung's official tool for Android based devices which allows you to manage music and videos. If you have both a Mac and a Samsung Android device, it's pretty much an essential application.

Syncs with Outlook and updates Firmware

Apart from syncing, Samsung Kies for Mac also allows you to receive and install Firmware updates for your Samsung mobile and is regularly updated to be compatible with the latest Samsung mobile releases. Most importantly, Samsung Kies for Mac works for transferring and managing contacts and calendar events between your mobile device and Mac.

If you're a Microsoft Office user, Samsung Kies also allows you to synchronize your Microsoft Outlook content on your computer with a Samsung mobile device. It's also very useful as a backup solution because it can backup data localized on mobile device including bookmarks, settings (such as general settings, Wi-Fi lists) alarms, contacts, music, videos, or photos. Note that it does not backup DRM protected multimedia.

Expect bugs when syncing

Unfortunately, many users report mixed experiences when trying to connect Android devices to their Mac using Smasung Kies. Some find that it can't establish a connection for example while others find that folders and photos are either not synced properly or missing. However, version 2.0 has fixed some of these bugs plus introduced support for Mountain Lion.

Useful for Android owners but buggy

Samsung Kies is a useful tool for any Mac user with Samsung Android devices although you may experience bugs or connection issues with some devices.

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User reviews about Samsung Kies

  • howardbarnett

    by howardbarnett

    "Looses all photo dates when you try to transfer phones - ouch!"

    I didn't finish using it because when i tried a couple years ago, it hijacked all the photo dates and made them the exac... More.

    reviewed on October 24, 2015

  • ccem.arda

    by ccem.arda

    "Very bad! "

    Collapse my pc ! updates arenot work for 2 years !!!!! Samsung is a vey good phone but Kies is terible !!! . More.

    reviewed on February 5, 2015

  • lucky.mahakam.9

    by lucky.mahakam.9

    "I feel annoyed, I cannot synchronize my Samsung phone and my Mac computer!"

    three times I did download to my Mac, but the result was not opened and always warned me unsecured program when I tried ... More.

    reviewed on April 1, 2014

  • jeff.graup

    by jeff.graup

    "worst program ever the absolute worst. POS. FAIL FAIL FAIL "

    Sucks hell. Samsung in total denial customer service cant help they suck n unlike apple they just don't get it customer ... More.

    reviewed on December 14, 2013

  • john.lewindon

    by john.lewindon

    "Very poor"

    Very poor performance. Crashes when attempting to synchronise with iCal. Cannot back up calendar so for me a useless pie... More.

    reviewed on November 26, 2013

  • DonJoseph

    by DonJoseph

    "A very poor, unrealiable program."

    Poor. More often than not, my S3 is not detected by my Mac. It also tends to hang. This is a very poor program. If I ... More.

    reviewed on July 28, 2013