Samsung Issues Final Warning Over Plans to Delete Photos & Videos

South Korean firm, Samsung, has reminded customers to download and rescue their photo and video content from Samsung Cloud – or risk losing it.

If you haven’t heard, Samsung is removing the option to back up your photo and video content to the Samsung Cloud. Don’t be mistaken – Samsung Cloud is not shutting down, but rather limiting its functionality; presumably to cut down on costs.

The shutdown is happening in phases depending on where you live.

What Will Samsung Cloud Be Used For?

If something happens to your device, you can rest assured that your data will be safe and sound (aside from your photos and videos). The back-up service will continue to store copies of:

  • Contacts
  • Calendars
  • Notes

Users that have not downloaded their photo and video data from Samsung Cloud will risk losing it in the next coming weeks. If you’re unsure of how to back up your Samsung Cloud data to OneDrive, here’s how:

How to Back Up Samsung Cloud Data to OneDrive

Users are able to migrate their Samsung Cloud data to OneDrive using either the Gallery, My Files, or Samsung Cloud apps. If you have lots of Cloud data to move, the process will take longer.

Simply start the service integration process via the below paths:

  • Samsung Cloud app: More > Settings > Link with OneDrive
  • Gallery app: More > Settings > Cloud Sync or Switch to OneDrive
  • My Files app: More > Settings > Make the Switch to OneDrive

Samsung Cloud

If you’d prefer to download your Cloud data directly to your smartphone, here’s the simplest way to do it:

How to Save Your Samsung Cloud Data to Your Mobile Device

Before initialising, keep in mind that you’ll need enough space on your device to store the entire download size. Try not cancel the download early, as it removes all downloaded files.

  • Open the Samsung Cloud app and tap “Download my data.” Select the files you want to download then tap “Download.”
  • Open the Samsung Gallery app, tap the three-dot “More” icon, then go to Settings > Download content from cloud. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin the download.
Jason Muller
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