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How to sync Samsung Galaxy S5 with Mac

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Make your way in the world of Samsung phones is not an easy task. Suppose you want to save a copy on your computer's address book from the SMS .; or synchronize your calendar from Outlook, Google and Yahoo; or install new apps, download music, videos and ringtones on the phone; or archive the pictures of the mobile device in your computer or make a backup copy. How to do?

It's simple, just connect the phone to the computer with a cable or via Bluetooth and install a management software designed by Samsung.

The problem is to find the compatible software with your mobile phone and know what operating system, Windows or Mac, it is intended. Section using the Samsung website is a bit confusing on this point.

Add to this the Samsung models have various operating systems. Latest, like Galaxy series, working with Android, while the oldest are the Symbian or Bada, among others.

Turning to the order. To find out which software to choose, we have listed the modelsSamsung most common, separating the new elders, so you can more easily find the software you need.

Samsung's latest generation

If your Samsung is recent, you can easily synchronize it with your computer. Your Samsung is an Android and will also be provided a recent version of the operating system.

Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III Mini, Galaxy S IIIα are all models rotatable with Android 4.3 and for which one can use the official software from Samsung. Kies 3 Windows is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP (SP3), while Kies for Mac 3 is for OS X 10.5.

There are many other programs for managing an Android on PC, including the famous AirDroid, one of the most popular.

AirDroid

Samsung Kies software for almost all models

If your Samsung is older, the best solution is probably to use the official software of the Korean house. If your phone has Android operating system, you can try one of these programs for the management of Android from a PC.

The 2.0 version of the program Samsung Kies is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. Samsung Kies for Mac, however, runs on OSX 10.5.

Install it if you have one  phone models include: Galaxy 3, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Express, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Grand, Galaxy Note, Galaxy R, Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III Mini, Galaxy S IIIα, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy S Duos (GT-S7562) Galaxy S Plus, Galaxy SL I9003 Galaxy Spica Galaxy Trend, Galaxy Europa GT-i5500 Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 Galaxy Mini Pro (I5510) Galaxy Pro (GT-B75100), Galaxy Mini (I5800), Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1 ), Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy W, Galaxy Y, Galaxy Y Pro, GT-C3200, GT-C3330 Champ 2 GT-C6712 Star II Duos GT-E2652, GT-S3370, GT-S3850 Corby2, GT-S5233S, GT-S5292, GALAXY 3 GT-i5801, i8910HD, Sidekick 4G, C3112, C6625, Field Camera 3303, Corby Pro GT-B5310, Duo GT-B7722, Wave, Omnia .

The old Samsung

For Samsung older phones, there is still a software that will allow you to synchronize your mobile device with your computer to store your photos, contacts, or music on your PC, even if these programs are available only for Windows and not for Mac.

Samsung New PC Studio is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP (SP2) and Windows 2000 (SP4) and is recommended if you have one of the following models: E3210, Star (S5230), Star WiFi (S5230W) Corby Wi-Fi (M5650), Corby Txt (B3210), Corby (S3650), Spirit (S5560), Diva (S7070), Writer Touch (B3410), Writer (B3310), E250, S3100, E2550, Primo Touch (C3510 ) C3050.

If you have a Samsung S3600, E250, E2210 E1080 o you can download Samsung PC Studio, a software compatible with Windows Vista, XP and 2000.

An unavoidable solution for some, for others an option

As we have seen, if you have a Samsung last generation or newer, you have a choice of synchronization software to manage your Android smartphone from the computer.Depending on your needs, you can choose to  sync only your contacts or make a full backup of the entire phone to the cloud.

It is unfortunately not as easy for former Samsung. Few software are available and they often have failures. No improvement can not be expected in this area: this generation phones is unfortunately destined to disappear from the market.


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