Question: I had made a backup file of my Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) with Samsung Kies 3, the file was saved in .sbu format on my computer. Last week, I got a new Galaxy S7 edge, and want to restore my Galaxy S4 data to my new device S7 edge, such as contacts, messages, music, photos, etc. How can I transfer my Galaxy S4 data to my Galaxy S7 edge?
Solution 1: Using Samsung Kies 3. The Kies 3 (old version is Kies 2.6) is Samsung’s free software used to connect Galaxy phone to PC/Mac, making it easier to synchronize data between devices. With Kies 3 or Kies 2.6, you can backup Galaxy phone data to PC/Mac, or perform a full restore of all data that was backed up.
? Kies 3 supports Samsung Galaxy phones/tablets released after Galaxy Note III (Android OS 4.3 or over)
? Kies 2.6 supports Samsung Galaxy phone/tablets that were released before Galaxy Note III (including Galaxy S4, Note II, etc.)
With Kies 3, you can restore data from an old Galaxy phone to a new Galaxy phone device. Here we’ll guide you how to restore Galaxy S4 data to Galaxy S7 edge.
Step 1: Open Kies 3, connect your Galaxy S7 edge to computer via USB cable, and select the device name under Connected devices.
Step 2: Select the Restore data tab from the Back up/Restore tab at the top right of the Kies 3 screen. Then select a data file you want to restore from the list of backup files. To browse and select a file manually, click the Find file button at the bottom.
Step 3: Select a data item and click the Restore button. Finally, click the Complete button to finish the restore session.
Solution 2: Using Kies Extractor – Mobile Phone Transfer software. The software can easily extract contacts, messages, call logs, photos, music, videos, apps from Samsung Kies or Kies 3 backup file (.sbu). Provided that you have backed up Galaxy phone with Samsung Kies 2.6 or Kies 3, you can recover your old Galaxy phone data from the Kies backup file, no matter your old Galaxy phone was broken, stolen or lost.
Compared with Kies 3 (Kies 2.6), Kies Extractor is more practical. Samsung Kies software only supports Samsung Android phones and tablets, that means you can only transfer data between Samsung’s devices. However, Kies Extractor not only supports restore data from Samsung Kies backup file to Samsung Galaxy phones or tablets, but also supports restore to iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod) and other Android devices manufactured by LG, HTC, Motorola, Sony, etc.
Step by step to extract Galaxy phone data from Samsung Kies or Kies 3.
Download the free trial of Kies Extractor, open it on your PC or Mac, and connect your Android or iOS device.
click Restore From Backups, select Samsung Kies backup file, and select content to restore.
Click Start Copy, the Kies Extractor will restore your Kies backup file to your Android or iOS device.