Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014
Answers to some of your questions about transferring files between your computer and Samsung Galaxy S III
What is Kies and what can it do?
Kies is a synchronization program developed by Samsung. Kies can be used to synchronize contacts and calendar events with Microsoft Outlook, synchronize bookmarks between Samsung devices and the computer's browser, and also be used to move images, videos, music, playlists, and other files onto Samsung devices.
Kies can be downloaded and installed on a computer.For more information, visit the Samsung Kies support page.
What is Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)?
MTP is a feature built into the Samsung Galaxy S® III. It doesn't require extra software.
After you plug your Samsung Galaxy S III into a computer, it automatically connects using MTP.
Your Samsung Galaxy S III then behaves and installs as a storage device, and you can access the memory card and phone storage.
How does the memory card work?
The memory card is the main storage for your Samsung Galaxy S III. Your Samsung Galaxy S III also has 16GB/32GB internal storage.
Captured images or video automatically save to the memory card.
All Internet and application downloads, Bluetooth® file transfers, and most media types automatically save to the memory card as well.
Your Samsung Galaxy S III supports micro SD cards up to 64GB.
Sprint recommends storing data to your memory card so you can easily transfer the card to another device.
Your data is safer if you need to troubleshoot your Samsung Galaxy S III.