If you have recently purchased the newest 2016 flagship smartphone from Samsung and want to know if Kies works on the Galaxy J7, the simple answer is no. You will notice when you connect the Galaxy J7 to the computer and sync it with the Samsung Kies 3 software, it won’t work. The reason that Kies won’t work with Galaxy J7 is because Samsung’s Kies 3 no longer supports either of the new smartphones from Samsung. But the good news is that instead of Kies 3, Samsung has introduced a new software called “Smart Switch”.
Similar to Samsung Kies, Smart Switch does basically the same thing and requires you to install it on your PC computer. SmartSwitch can be downloaded from the official Samsung website and below are the links for both Mac and Windows, the file is about 37MB in size:
- Smart Switch for Windows
- Smart Switch for MAC
After you have installed Smart Switch on your Mac or PC, you can easily connect your Galaxy J7 to the computer with a USB to get the software to start working. When the Samsung Galaxy J7 is connected via the USB cable, the software Smart Switch will automatically detect the device and gives you all the options on the screen.
Now you can use the Samsung Smart Switch to transfer files to the Galaxy J7 including contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, calendars and more.