iOS users have no problems transferring data from one device to a new one, iTunes and iCloud backups have them sorted. We think Samsung had the same thing in mind when it released the Samsung Cloud two weeks ago. With the service, a Samsung user can access all phone data from an old device on a new device.
It is not that Samsung did not have such a service before. The Samsung Smart Switch app allowed users to transfer data between devices. However, with Samsung Cloud, you do not need the Switch App, you only require an internet connection, making it more convenient.
Samsung launched the Samsung Cloud service alongside the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. It, therefore, goes without telling that Samsung Cloud is preinstalled in the new device that starts rolling out on 19 August. Surprisingly, Samsung is rolling out an August security update that brings the cloud service to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Other models that will enjoy Samsung Cloud include the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+. In short all Samsung devices with the company’s redesigned software first released with the S6 line.
The software update, of course, addresses some security issues and improves the performance of NFC and Bluetooth.
The update is only 151.89 MB. You can manually download the software update following the following path: Settings > About Device > System Update.
Samsung Cloud is a great application to have on your device. You can backup all your data for access in the future.
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