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How to Connect Samsung Device to Kies via Wi-Fi

--Wednesday, July 26, 2017
In the passage Samsung Kies: Manage Samsung Devices via Computer, we've mentioned two ways to connect Samsung phones to Kies: USB and Wi-Fi connection. The first method is very simple and I guess all of you know how to do it. So, this article aims at introducing how to connect Galaxy devices to Samsung Kies wirelessly. In the following part, we will illustrate some detail steps on bridging Android to computer via Wi-Fi.

Part 1: Connect Samsung Device to Kies(Only for Android 6.0 and earlier)

Step 1 Select Wireless Connection in Kies
When you run the software in PC and enter the main interface, you will see two connection options. One is USB cable connection, the other is Wireless connection. Select the latter one.

Select Wireless Connection

Step 2 Set Wi-Fi Connection on Samsung Device
Firstly, you should make your Galaxy phone connect to the same wireless network as that of Samsung Kies. Then, go to the "Settings" > "More Settings" > "Kies via Wi-Fi" in your Samsung Galaxy.

Connect Samsung Galaxy to Wireless network Select Kies via Wi-Fi in the Device

When the device successfully detected the computer, the name of the PC will appear on the phone screen. A confirmation code will also show on the phone screen as soon as you choose the name of the computer.

Scan for Computer Confirm Galaxy to Samsung Kies Connection

Meanwhile, Wi-Fi connection request will pop up on your computer. Then enter the passkey shown on the handset in the request box on the computer, the device will soon connect to Kies. The whole process will take a bit longer since connection between device and Kies via Wi-Fi is not always successful.

Successful Phone to Samsung Kies Connection via Wi-Fi

Note: The function of transferring data from one Samsung Galaxy to another is not workable under wireless connection. If you want to figure out the reason, you can access to the tutorial on How to Transfer Data in between Samsung Devices.

Read up here, you may notice that bridge Galaxy device with Kies wirelessly is not complex. However, unsuccessful connection happens now and then, and I tried several times to make it work. To tackle this issue, you can check the Kies Help and find out the step-by-step solution or try to use the guide on part 2.

Part 2: Connect Samsung to PC with Android Transfer(Support all Android version)

Kies can only support Android Marshmallow 6.0 or early version of Samsung to connect. But if you own a Samsung Galaxy S7/ S8 with Android 7.0, you may fail to connect with the guide in part 1. Now, you are recommended to try Android Transfer program, which allows users to connect Samsung to computer without any limits.

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You are able to use Android Transfer program to connect Samsung to PC via USB cable as well as Wi-Fi and the both are easy to go. If you want to see how it works and how to simply connect Samsung to computer, please go to this page: How to Connect Samsung Galaxy phone to Computer.

After you successfully connect Samsung to PC, you can now continue your task with Android Transfer program:

1. Back up Android files

2. Manage files in Android such as import & export files directly from/to computer, send messages to several contacts at a time, download and convert video files, install and uninstall apps from/to Android and detect, merge or de-duplicate contacts.

3. Clear junk files & cache and speed up Android.

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