Those who have a Samsung cell phone or tablet probably know or use the cloud service offered by the company that, through the photo gallery or the file manager of these devices, offered a synchronization and backup system.
In September, support for this service will cease completely, which is already running its closure process and offer as an alternative to migrate to OneDrive, through the automatic transfer of all backed-up information if an order is executed before July 31.
Samsung suggests OneDrive instead of Samsung Cloud
The end of this service has been announced for some time to its users. According to the original schedule, by this point in the year, Samsung Cloud should no longer be up and running. However, subsequent schedule rearrangements set September 30 as the final date.
In October last year, Samsung Cloud announced its closure and as a first step, it determined the cessation of user registration on its platform and also began to offer the possibility of automatically transferring backups to OneDrive and downloading an archive of that information. If the user chooses to continue with Microsoft’s cloud, the files will be deleted from Samsung Cloud, remaining in the trash for 60 days (or the remaining service time, depending on when the action is taken).
On August 1, the second stage of this closure process begins, marked by the end of the option to automatically migrate to OneDrive. From this date, refunds will be issued to those who have an active paid subscription with the service and have months covered in advance. During this period, it will still be possible to download a backup file.
On September 30, marked as the day of Samsung Cloud’s end, this service will be listed as completely discontinued and OneDrive, as now promoted on Samsung’s website, will become the officially suggested alternative for backups.
Currently, Samsung Cloud applications, plus the photo gallery and file manager of the Korean manufacturer’s mobiles and tablets, are displaying notices informing the service termination dates and offering the possibility of migrating to Microsoft’s cloud. In case you want to access this option after having discarded the warning when it appeared on the screen, it is possible to configure the synchronization with OneDrive from the settings of each of these apps.
This is another sign of the rapprochement between Microsoft and Samsung, in addition to what was announced at the Galaxy Unpacked event in 2020, where they presented a more fluid interaction experience between their new generation of mobiles and tablets with computers running Windows.