Samsung Kies is a free tool that enables you to connect your phone to a computer and manage the content stored on the mobile device. With it you can copy videos, photos and music, but also back up important data and contacts. It keeps your mobile device updated as well as providing you with various synchronization options.
The most pressing reason for making use of Kies is that it enables you to update the firmware for your mobile device – this is something that thousands of users who have been eagerly anticipating the release of Ice Cream Sandwich will have to do soon if they want the latest version of Android. But it is Kies’ synchronization options that are of greater interest as they open up more possibilities.
[advt]Being tied to a desktop app is something of a pain, and when firmware can be update over the air with other devices, you may well begrudge Samsung’s approach to things. However, the ability to sync contacts with Outlook, Yahoo and Google is useful, as is the option of creating music playlists and copying them back to your mobile device to enjoy on the move.