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When you have your Samsung Galaxy S6 in hand, you might need to restore all important data to your new Galaxy S6 from the backup data by Kies 3. For people who only have one device and the backup file at hand, they are very frustrated because that Samsung Smart Switch will handle an exchange between two Samsung devices. For those who only have one device and backup file, they are restricted from restoring the data from backup on PC. Just like the issue of the person below who met:

Is there any way to restore backup to Galaxy S6?
I have my Samsung Galaxy S6 but I’m very disappointed to find out that the S6 is not supported at all by Kies 3. I had an S3 before, and I backed up all the data onto my PC with Kies 3, then factory reset the device and sent to a family member in another country who wanted it. You can imagine my frustration upon trying to restore that data to my S6 with Kies 3 only to find it telling me to use Smart Switch. However, Smart Switch only will allow you to restore backups from Apple, Nokia, or Blackberry devices. A Samsung rep has told me that there is no way to restore data backups on PC from a Samsung device to the Galaxy S6. This seems like a massive oversight to me, as Kies 3 was an amazing support program to me, and the only way to remedy my problem is to purchase an older Samsung device compatible with Kies 3, restore the data to that device, then Smart Switch from the older device to the S6. That is a poor solution in my opinion. Can anyone think of another solution to allow me to restore the data from my old device now on my PC to my new S6 without buying another device?
Thank you in advance for any help.

If Samsung Kies can not help you to restore data from your old phone to the new Galaxy S6, you can try a third-party software – Android Data Backup & Restore, which is released by Wondershare for backing up your Android data to computer and restore backed up data to Android smartphone / tablet with a simple click. It can be never easier to selectively restore the backed up data including gallery, video, messages, call history, contacts, audio, applications, and even application data to Android and even iOS devices. Additionally, your iCloud and iTunes backup content can also be restored to the new Android phone easily.
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Step 1. Launch MobileTrans and select Restore from Backups

To start with, Download Samsung Backup & Restore application from the above link and launch it on your PC/Mac, and click Backup & Restore section from function moudles.

restore from backup

Step 2. Connect Samsung Galaxy S6 to your computer

After launching Android Backup & Restore, connect your Samsung Galaxy S6/S7/S8 phone to the computer by using the USB cable. Here you should have USB debugging mode turned on. If you haven’t, please enabled USB debugging mode on Android.

And if your Android os version is 4.2.2 or above, there will be a pop-up window on the Android phone asking you to allow USB Debugging. Please tap on OK.

Once you have your Samsumg S6 connected, you can get the successful pop-up window on the software.

Samsung Galaxy S6 connected

If you have previously backed up your Samsung Galaxy S6 with this program, you can view the past backup by clicking on “View backup history”.

Step 3. Choose types of your Android data to back up

For restoring your Samsung S6 phone after factory reset or OS upgrading, you should firstly back it up. To do that, you can select what kind of files you want to back up. By default, dr.fone has checked all the file types for you. Then click on Backup to start the backup process.

select Android data to back up.

The backup process instantly started. You can click on “View the backup” button to see what’s in the backup file.

select Android data to back up.

How to Restore Samsung Galaxy S6 from Backup

  1. Back to the home interface of connecting your Android device in step 2. Click Restore button to see all the backup files you’ve made on this computer. Select the backup file you need and click View next to it.
  2. select Android data to back up.

  3. Here you can preview each file in the backup. Check the files you need and click on Restore to them to your Android phone.
    Then all important data you’ve backed up with Kies3, including contacts, text messages, calendar, call logs, apps, photos, music, and videos would be restored to your new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. You can also tick off those you don’t need.
  4. preview backup file

  5. The whole process only takes a few minutes. Please don’t disconnect your Android phone or open any Android phone management software.

This is an easy and straight forward way to restore Samsung smartphone from Kies backup. For people who have both of the original and target phones at hand, they can directly transfer data from one phone to another regardless of make, model or carrier. What’s more, you can also backup all content of any device to your computer, wipe out your phone before selling to protect your personal info by using this amazing software. All in one word, MobileTrans is an ideal assistant for mobile phone users.