If you’ve bought a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, it’s a good idea to know how Kies works and the process to connect it with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. But for those wondering if you can connect Kies to your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, the quick answer is no but you have other options. You may have seen that when you connect your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge to a computer and attempt to sync it with the Samsung Kies 3 software, it doesn’t work. The main reason for Kies not working with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is because Kies 3 no longer supports newer smartphone from Samsung. Instead Samsung has made a new software called “Smart Switch” that’ll work with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Just like Kies, the Smart Switch software is somewhat similar and is needed to be install on your PC computer first to have it to work. You can download SmartSwitch from Samsung’s website using one of the links below for Mac and Windows, the file is about 37MB in size:
Once you’ve download and installed Smart Switch on your computer, the process is easy to connect your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge to a computer using a USB.
After you connect your smartphone to your computer, the Smart Switch software will automatically open and give you some options on your screen.
When the Samsung Smart Switch screen shows up, you’ll have the option to transfer files to your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge including things like contacts, music, photos, messages, videos, calendars, notes and more.