We tested Kies with our new Galaxy S6. I can confirm reports by other bloggers that Kies no longer works with Galaxy S6. If you are looking to simply move data from another phone to S6, Samsung recommends their Smart Switch app. It uses their cloud to move Contacts, Calendar, Call Logs, Wallpapers, WiFi settings, and other information between two phones. It works wells for a one-time transfer of data.
Kies replacement for Galaxy S6 Outlook sync
Unfortunately, moving information between phones doesn’t solve one of the main features of Kies – two-way Microsoft Outlook synchronization. People who want to connect their desktop Outlook data with the new Galaxy S6 are left in the dark without Kies. Those who manage business clients, calendar meetings, and notes need a Kies alternative so they can continue getting productivity from their new S6.
CompanionLink is offering the only Kies replacement for Galaxy S6 that will sync via USB, WiFi, or Cloud. The options may get overwhelming, so we offer free telephone technical support so that you can call and speak to an expert. CompanionLink has been downloaded more than 1.2 million times and has earned the trust of writers for USAToday.com and a 4.9-star review on our Google page.
How to sync Galaxy S6 with Outlook
- Download the 14-day trial of CompanionLink for Outlook
- In Settings, choose Android.
- Select the sync protocol from the options (Direct USB, Local WiFi, or DejaCloud).
- Download our free DejaOffice app on the Galaxy S6. You can find it in the Play Store on the device.
- During the DejaOffice setup wizard, select the same sync protocol you chose in Step 3 above.
Resources for how to set up Galaxy S6 Outlook sync
- Galaxy S6 USB sync with Outlook
- Galaxy S6 WiFi sync with Outlook
- Galaxy S6 Cloud sync with Outlook
Contact us if you have any questions or need further help. Our support staff is in-house and available by phone (+1 503-243-5200) and by email support.
The case for data security and a commitment to Galaxy and PC connectivity
We see things as a hierarchy. No one wants to lose what they had before. While the cloud is great, we don’t want to force people to use it when they are comfortable with traditional options that gave them and their data a secure path
So for us, USB sync is fundamental because it is a foundation technology that many business professionals rely on to secure their data between their PC and phones.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth build on that because they are local, although both are OTA technologies which could be captured by local listening.
We also have our own cloud service, DejaCloud, that offers an automatic connection between your Galaxy S6 and PC Outlook. A change made in either Outlook or the S6 will automatically trigger an update to the other location. DejaCloud handles multiple devices (ie – iPad and Galaxy S6) like a champion. It’s designed to be real-time so you are guaranteed to always have access to the most current data.
Our commitment remains to all these technologies on as many phones as we can, including the exciting new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.