Galaxy S2 – Backup Contacts, Messages & Call Log Tutorial

The Samsung Galaxy S II is the latest happening in Android when it comes to Samsung manufactured Android handset. Within a short span of time the Galaxy S 2 phone has set records after records. The phone is now officially available in most of the countries in the world.

The Samsung KIES application software is the best to do a lot of work other than just transferring your files from PC to phone and even lot more. One thing which we would go through in this article is the Back up compatibility of Samsung Kies. In this article we would backup Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 phone using the Samsung KIES software.

Here is the procedure on how to back up Samsung Galaxy S II phone SMS, Messages, contacts and call logs –

  • Open Samsung KIES on your PC and then connect your Samsung Galaxy S II phone using the USB connectivity wire provided to you. Once the phone is recognized on the Samsung KIES you would see this screen – Kies Galaxy S2 Welcome Screen
  • You should head to ‘Back up/Restore‘ option which is the place to backup or restore your Galaxy S II phone.Galaxy S2 I9100 Data Backup Options
  • Now when you are over there, you need to select various applications like Contacts, Schedule, To do, messages, call list and lot more. In this example video below I have selected just ‘Messages‘.
  • Once you have select you need to tap on “Back up” option.Galaxy S2 I9100 Data Backup Progress
  • Once you hit that the data backup process would immediately be starting and the data would be backed up immediately.

Here is the video tutorial explaining the same –

  • Tanya

    I have pics in my automatic back up that I am trying to delete… I didn’t it was set up & I want them off. HELP ME! Not tech savy :(

  • Revithan

    i’m trying to back up my samsung galaxy s adn when i select the back up/ restore tab….none of my folders show up on the list. what can i do to fix this?

  • Pechea

    Which series exactly of Kies have the possibility to backup sms?….thanks

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes KIES SUPPORTS ALL OFFICIAL UPDATES

  • hashem

    iran

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes even in iran it will be working

  • Xmuzaffar

    can i restore backup data of S2 to S3

  • http://www.kitchen18.com/ Abhishek Daaga

    good tutorials amit, I was trying to backup through kies, I wasn’t getting your screenshot kind of interface then got to know I was just doing thorough web kies, downloading desktop installation version of the same & will try.

  • bob

    when i try to connect my mobile with kies on my pc . it does not connect and give message your phone is not supported . i have a samsung glaxy s2 . plz help me to take back up of my contacts.
    thanx \bob

  • Amina

    When I exported my messages to my PC, I get a file with .sme extension.
    When I backed them up, I get a file with .sbu extension.
    What are the programs that open these types of files?
    Thank you.

  • my way

    I done the back up after that i want to view my call log list,sms,contacts ect. Can i view like word, note or pdf file Can this be done?
    Thanks

  • Antony

    When I connect the phone to computer via Kies, its in ‘read only’ mode. There is no backup, sync etc. You can only view the files and upload files up to 10mb.

    Anyone know why? I am using Galaxy S2 GT- I9100 on Android 2.3.3.

    Will it help if I upgrade to 4.0.3? Is this upgrade advisable in general or do I have to wait for all the app developers to catch up with the new version?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply the update, there won’t be any issues!

  • adithya

    I use a samsung galaxy 3 i5801 phone and want to back up my SMS messages. I have downloaded the latest version of Kies 2.3.0.12035_16. When I connect my phone to the PC, I only get the 3 options “Basic Info,Sync,Import/Export”. I do not get the option “Back Up/Restore” using which I can easily back up my SMS messages. I understand there are android apps which can be used to back up messages on Gmail, but isnt there a way out for me to get the back up option on Kies itself which will make my job a whole lot easier ? Thanks for your reply.

    • Pradeep Neela

      make use of the app called “sms backup & restore” from PLAY Store to backup sms

      • adithya

        Thanks . It worked brilliantly.

        • joanne

          yes i did that too… but now how can i open those sms to print out.

          • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

            you can print the sms from pc suite!

  • Andrew

    I’m changing from a Galaxy S to an S2, I can’t see any way of copying across all the applications that I have installed and there current configurations. Can this be done?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

      you need to move apps via your account of gmail! you need to reinstall the apps

  • Denise

    I keep receiving an error when I try to back up my contacts and calender through Kies. It just says it can not back up due to an unexpected error. It says to connect the device again, but I have tried that a few times. Any suggestions?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      on which firmware you are on? have you updated the device manually?

  • Allison

    Hi, The Kies view I have is within explorer and therefore is a diff view to the above. I cannot see the same basic informatio, sync, backup/restore menus.
    How can I access this with a eplorer view?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      did you mean to say root explorer?

  • haahaaah

    hi, what about kies for linux ( i use ubuntu). i am from indonesia n i am confused about my sgs2 still with android 2.3.3 firmware. i dont like use window. any idea? i am newbie.

    • Yogesh Patel

      As I see Samsung Official homepage, KIES is not available for Linux.

  • Yani

    Hi, what about Kies for Mac? Where can I download it? Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can download from Samsung’s official site!

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  • homaidy, homam

    some of my contacts have more than 4 or 5 fields such as 4 phone numbers & 2 e-mail addresses, after making backup file for my contacts only 2 fields phone no & 1 field e-mail shown while some contacts fully lost, note that my device is galaxy s2

    • Yogesh Patel

      That is because Google Contacts only supports adding of 2 mobile phones (work + mobile), one email, address and note on it. I don’t know where the other two phone contacts goes !

  • Ganesh Hajare

    Only way to connect a GS-II to internet is WiFi. Why it not possible to connect to PC internet via KIES like other smart phones?

    • Yogesh Patel

      That is what is shown in the above tutorial.