If you have a Samsung smart phone like a Galaxy S 2 or Galaxy 3 but want a device that feels a bit more like a tablet computer, you may be tempted to sell your mobile phone and switch to a Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung’s new Android smartphone/tablet computer hybrid. The Note is surprisingly easy to connect to your Windows PC thanks to Samsung Kies, the software programme used to transfer data, mange multimedia and back up your mobile phone system and files. It’s also useful to synchronise your accounts and your list of contacts so you won’t be at your wits end should your mobile go astray! Samsung Kies allows your tablet to connect with your PC and copy files both from and to your computer.
The connection which allows you to access the memory card from your Galaxy Note on your computer can be established in a few easy steps and is straightforward. You may need to have Samsung Kies installed on your computer so that the corrected USB driver can be installed as well. On your Note you need to perform the following steps to prepare the tablet for the connection. Select Application list, hit the Settings button and tap Wireless and Network. Select USB Utilities and then choose Connect Mass Storage to PC. You are then ready to connect to your computer via a cable. When you buy your Galaxy Note a USB cable is provided which enables you to create a connection between the two devices. Put one endof the cable into the USB 2.0 port on your computer and the other end into the USB slot on your Samsung Galaxy Note. Your computer should recognise the connection after a short wait and will attempt to install the drivers automatically if you have Windows 7. If not you may have to down load Kies manually via the Samsung website. If you visit the website www.samsung.com/kies and select your computer’s specifications and OS you can download Kies from there. When the connection has been established a message box should pop up telling you that your device is ready to use. On your Galaxy Note tap USB connected and a USB icon should pop up in the top left Notifications part of the screen. On your computer, your Galaxy Note should be shown in the ‘Connected Devices’ tab which is on the left of the Samsung Kies interface. It is then possible to transfer, copy or backup any files from your SD card in your Note to your PC, making it easy to store photos, videos and any other media that your don’t want to have clogging up your phone memory.
Connection is relatively easy but if you do encounter any problems when trying to connect your computer and Galaxy Note you can use the Kies Troubleshooting guide which will take you through the process and should resolve any issues that are preventing the connection. If you are looking to sell your phone for cash and get a newer, shinier model then the ease of connection is definitely a plus point for the Samsung Galaxy Note.