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How to go from Samsung Cloud to OneDrive easily

 


Cloud storage services have spread a lot in recent times, and many Samsung device users have relied on Samsung Cloud, a cloud storage service available in most Samsung smartphones and tablets that automatically back up images, data, and settings, and sync them again.

But thanks to Samsung's collaboration with Microsoft, Samsung has announced that it will eliminate some of the features of its Samsung Cloud service that we often use, including Drive Storage and Gallery Sync.

So as of April 1, you won't be able to sync your files and photos with the Samsung cloud in your phone, and any current files you've stored will be deleted. Some features remain, such as synchronizing notes, calendars, and contacts.

If you're using Samsung Cloud to back up your data, you'll need to find a replacement as soon as possible, and of course, recommend using Microsoft's OneDrive service.

Here's how you can switch to OneDrive and what to do if you're not ready to switch now:

First: When will support these features stop in Samsung Cloud:


For users of the service in the United States, the United Kingdom, and some other European countries, support for storage features and photo synchronization in Samsung Cloud will cease to operate on April 1st, while for users in the rest of the world the deadline will be June 1st, and you can check this through this link where the company has placed countries in two groups.

This means that if you are in the first group, the opportunity to transfer your data to OneDrive or any other cloud storage service is available until March 31, but if you are in the second group and plan to download your data for storage in an external hard drive or to move to another cloud storage service, you have more time as your Samsung Cloud files will not be deleted until June 30.

It is important to know that whether you choose to download your data or move to another cloud storage service, in any case, your files will be automatically deleted from the service by the end of June next year, and if you subscribe to a paid plan, your plan will end automatically and the company will provide an immediate refund for the remainder of the subscription value.

Second: How to transfer your files to OneDrive:


Since October last year, the company has been sending notices to Samsung Cloud users urging them to switch to OneDrive, and if you ignore the notification because you don't know how to do it, here's how:

  • Open the Samsung Cloud app on your phone.
  • Press the three dots at the top right of the screen.
  • From the list that appears to you, click on the Download My Data option.
  • Click on the next(next) option, then select the Move To OneDrive option.
  • Click on the (Confirm) option.
  • All photos, videos, and files will be automatically transferred to OneDrive.

 

Note: Data transfer may take some time depending on the amount of data you stored in Samsung Cloud, plus switching to OneDrive specifically instead of other cloud storage services is that OneDrive will give you the same storage as Samsung Cloud for free for a year, as well as continue to sync your phone's photo gallery automatically.

Third: How to download your data saved in the service:


If you don't want to switch to OneDrive and want to switch to another cloud storage service, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iDrive, or download your data for storage in an external hard drive, it's easy to do so:

  • Open the Samsung Cloud app in your phone.
  • Press the three dots at the top right of the screen.
  • From the list that appears to you, click on the Download My Data option.
  • Click next(next) option, then select download My Data.
  • Click on the (Confirm) option.
  • You'll see a pop-up to confirm your download and end your subscription to the Service, click on the End Service option.


 

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