Backup Samsung to PC or Mac

Step by step guild on Backing up your Samsung device.

In this video and article we will show you how to do a backup and restore of your Samsung device to PC.

Have you ever thought about what might happen to your pictures and videos on your Samsung device if you lose or break it? You don’t need to take the risk you can do a backup and restore with the following steps. Also if you are getting pop up ads on your device and want to clean it these steps will help. If you have a Mac You can also backup your Samsung device to a Mac.

Backup Samsung via Smart Switch app

To do the backup we are going to use an application called smart switch. You can find the direct link to the Smart Switch website here.
In the download section scroll down to where it says smart switch and click that link.
That will take you to the Samsung US website. And you can download Smart Switch for Mobile, Mac and Windows.

Backup Samsung
Plug your Samsung into your computer to start the Backup

Click the Windows link and download Smart Switch to your desktop.
Once its downloaded install the Smart Switch app. You will need to agree to the terms and conditions. Plug your Samsung USB into your computer. Tap Allow access on your Samsung Device.

Encrypt your data that you are Backing up

If you want to encrypt the data that you store on your Computer with a password go to more and preferences. Then select the checkbox Encrypt backup data. Next up just click on Backup and it will ask you for a password for your backup. You will need to enter the password on your Samsung device. So go a head and Enter a security code on your Samsung device and then confirm it.
Once its finished doing the back up it will give you a list of items that’s have been backed up successfully and a list of items that it didn’t backup.

Click ok and if you want to know what location your files have been backup in simply go back to More and Preferences. It will be under the Backup folder location.

Wiping the Samsung Device

In the video I am going to reset the Samsung device back to factory defaults. So it will wipe any data on the device and I will restore the data from the backup we just created.
I will do this under settings > General Management > Reset > Factory Reset data. However once the Samsung device has been wiped so just go ahead and set it up like a new phone again.

Plug your Samsung back into your computer with the USB and press restore. You will need to tap allow on you Samsung device again. Press Restore now.
And then you will need to enter the password you setup earlier when you created the backup.

Once your data has finished copying you can disconnect your USB cable. Go ahead and double check all our files have been restored and there they are.

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How to make your Phone Number private on Samsung

How to make your Phone Number private on Samsung

This video & article will show you How to make your Phone Number private on a Samsung phone. The phone used In this video is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Every now and then you will need to make phone calls from your phone where you don’t want the person you are calling to know the number you are calling from. I made this video for privacy reasons if you wish to hide your number you can follow this guide. Just be aware some people might think your hidden number is a sales call so they might not answer when you want them too.

So what happens when you setup your phone and make a call what does the other person see?

On a Samsung phone it should look something like the picture below.
phone number private

On a iPhone is should look something like the picture below.
phone number private iphone

So to do this go to your phone icon and you will have 3 little dots in the top right hand corner. Tap on those 3 dots and then tap on Settings.
Scroll down to where it says more settings. Next you should have show my caller ID, tap on that. Simply select Hide number.
Any outgoing calls that you make should be hidden from the person you are calling.

The next thing you need to do is to test your hidden number before you call out with the phone. The last thing you want to do is not turn on the Phone Number private and give away your number. Test it to a friends phone or a family member and you should be good to go.

If you want more information on How to make your Phone Number private on Samsung you can check out the official Samsung website here.

Forgotten PIN Passcode Pattern on Samsung

Forgotten PIN Passcode Pattern on Samsung

This video will show you how to do a factory reset when you have Forgotten PIN Passcode Pattern on Samsung. The phone used In this video is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

In this video I will show you how to Unlock Samsung Phone if have Forgotten PIN Passcode or Pattern.
Ok guys so we have all done it, we have just setup a password or pin code on our Samsung device and we can’t remember what it was.

Forgotten PIN Passcode

The unlock method I am about to show you is called factory reset and it will remove the Password Pattern or PIN Code, but the down side is it will also wipe the data on the phone. Remember that a PIN or password is setup to protect the data on the phone in case you lose the phone. So I suggest to try to remember the passcode or pin first.

A tip that can help you remember is, put the phone down for 30 mins and don’t think about it. Come back to the phone and try your Pattern or PIN again. Sometimes your muscle memory will just do the code automatically without thinking about it. Its worked for me before.

Ok the next thing I need to mention is FRP Lock, Factory reset protection.
FRP lock locks your device with the Google account that you used on your phone. So if you dont know your Google account then I suggest trying to remember if first as you will be asked to enter it after we do the factory reset. To find the Google account you can go to settings and accounts.

Wipe data factory reset

Ok lets get started with the Factory reset.

Simultaneously press and hold the power button + volume up button + home key until the Samsung logo appears, then release only the power button. Release the volume up button and home key when the recovery screen appears. From the Android system recovery screen, select wipe data/factory reset.

See my video on Forgotten Passcode on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Transfer data from Android to Oppo

Transfer data from Android to Oppo

In this video I show you how to transfer all of the following data from Android to Oppo mobile phone.
As soon as you get a new phone you will need to copy across Videos, Music, Pictures, Documents. It can be tricky moving data from Android to Oppo mobile phone because the phones are made by different companies.
To start this process you will need to go into the Tools menu on the Oppo phone and go to backup and restore. Next you will need to press update. This then creates the tool called Clone Phone. This is the tool we will use to move the data between the two phones.

Clone phone will then have two options.
New phone or Old phone.

Android to Oppo

Next you will need to download the Clone phone app on your Samsung or Android phone if it is not on there by default. To do this you can use this link.
http://i.clonephone.coloros.com/download
Put the link above in your phones web browser and download it. Once you have downloaded the app go into your setting and allow it to work on your Android phone. It will need permissions to do this.
Once the Clone phone app is allowed and installed open it up. Press start cloning. It should come up with a QR reader. Scan the barcode of your Oppo phone.
It should say connecting and then the two phones should connect.
If you have issues connecting the two phones make sure you turn off security features like passcode or screen lock.
Press the Start Cloning button to start moving all your data across.

Pretty straight forward not much more to know. Its complicated if you don’t know how to do this so I hope my video will really help.
Apps and their data, Contacts, Messages and call logs should also copy across with this process.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre Order Preview

Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre Order Preview

This video & article will show you the Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre Order Preview.

Thinking about getting the Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre Order? In this video I will show you what to expect when you order Samsung latest phone.
Included in the box is a Samsung Gear VR and a music docking station. This allows you to place your Samsung phone on the docking station so that your music can be amplified through the docking station.

Samsung VR Gear

You also get a Samsung Galaxy carry bag. It seems that Samsung maybe trying to woo back its customers after the failed Samsung Galaxy note 7 launch.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre Order Bag

I feel like allot of this free stuff is just cheap stuff that they couldn’t sell anyway. So I am wondering if those who purchased the Samsung Galaxy S8+ found any value in the extra items, the Samsung bag, Gear VR headset or the music docking station. I understand they are trying to build a market for the Samsung Gear VR sets and by giving them away they are promoting the VR side of things. However for me personally I still haven’t opened the Gear VR headset that I got with the Samsung S7 phone last year!

Samsung Galaxy Speaker Dock

I have yet to test the speaker dock it looks ok on first glance. Would I go out and buy one of these docks the answer would be no. I think a better option would have been to give away a wireless charger with the Samsung Galaxy S8. I think that show people the benefits of a wireless charger would have been a much better idea. However maybe the cost of a wireless charger would be too much.
The wireless charger retails for $99s AUD, so maybe the extra cost would be too much for Samsung.

Check out the Samsung Galaxy S8+ full unboxing here.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Silver Titanium Unboxing & Firstlook

This video will show you the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Silver Titanium unboxing & firstlook.

Well here it is guys the one you have all been waiting for the unboxing on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Silver Titanium!
What I like most about this phone is that the we see the return of features that were taken out of the Samsung Galaxy S6 like waterproofing, dustproofing, SD micro card slot and heart rate monitor just to name a few. I am unsure why these were removed from the Samsung Galaxy S6 maybe it was issues with space on the new edge frame that was needed for the bigger battery.

Galaxy S7 Edge Silver Titanium SD Card

After using the phone for a while I do get the feeling the touch sensitivity wasn’t quite as good as the previous model the S6 Edge plus. When using the phone the side of the phone seem to catch the side so my hands a little bit more. Maybe I am getting fat! 🙂 The other thing I found quite annoying was the lock screen now seems to want two swipes to unlock. First you have to swipe once to move to the pattern screen then you have to swipe your pattern to unlock the phone.