Using Kies On Mac

Summary: We have found in many forum and community websites users asking help on how to connect Samsung Galaxy device to Kies via Wi-Fi. So, in this blog post I am going to share complete step-by-step guide that will help you to easily connect Samsung phone to Kies via Wi-Fi.

After using the second method, I decided to check once more for leftovers with the Funter app. This time I found only one file, located in the Caches folder. Thus, even using the default Mac Kies uninstaller, leaves junk files. So don’t forget to delete this file also and then empty the Trash folder. If your Samsung phone is of Android,use Kies software to transfer data from your phone to PC and it's free too. If your phone is not of a smartphone type,then you can simply connect your phone to PC via USB cable and then the PC might detect your phone,install necessary drivers and then you can see it listed under My Computer from which you can access the photos of you phone and transfer it to. When you connect your mobile device to Kies via a USB cable, you will be automatically notified of any updates to your device firmware that are available. Introducing Kies for your Mac computer. Kies support for your Mac is also available to help you manage your data transfers. The Mac keyboard shortcut command Shift Z will perform the Redo action. Be aware that certain applications may opt to use command Y for Redo instead of the standard keyboard shortcut. Redo is a global Mac keyboard shortcut that is usually located in the Edit menu. The latest Samsung Kies 3 supports a wireless LAN connectivity for many new Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Simply connect your phone to the tool using Wi-Fi and synchronize the data. Sync Samsung Contacts. Kies offers you to synchronize phone contacts with Google account, Yahoo as well as Outlook.

People usually connect Samsung Phones and tablets to computer with the help of USB cable to transfer media files. Many Samsung users connect their Samsung Galaxy phone via USB and use Kies to backup and restore files.

USB connection via data cable is the most common way to connect Samsung device to computer, but what if you don’t have USB cord or want to connect your Samsung to PC without USB. Well, in that case you can also connect Samsung phones to Kies via Wi-Fi.

For Example: Let Us Take Practical Scenario

How can I connect to Kies via WiFi?

Is there a way for my Note 4 to connect to Kies Via WiFi to my Mac Book? I couldn’t find the option under settings. I have updated to the latest 5.0.1 Lollipop.

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Coming back to the topic, here is the complete tutorial on how to connect Samsung phone to Kies through Wi-Fi. Just go through the steps.

First of all you have to download and install Kies on your computer.

Once, you have installed Kies on your computer. Next, follow the below steps to set-up Kies via Wi-Fi.

What is kies via wifi?

well, Samsung users are familiar with Samsung kies but still I would like to tell you that it is the app that can be used to connect Samsung phones or tablets and then manage its content.

The Samsung phone is easily managed from PC via kies desktop software but it will work only when a software is installed on computer along with USB cable. When you don’t have USB cable or if you avoid using it then Samsung Kies Air app is the solution.

1. Steps To Set-up Kies Via Wi-Fi

Connect your computer and Samsung phone to Home Wi-Fi.

Make sure Kies Tray Agent is running on your computer. In order to check, on your Windows PC, press CTRL + ALT + Delete and click on Task Manager. Now make sure that you can see KiesTrayAgent.exe is running. If KiesTrayAgent.exe is not running, then kindly restart your PC and try again.

Prepare Your Computer For Kies Through Wi-Fi

I. Turn on Network Discovery on PC:

  • On your Windows PC go to Control Panel >Network and Internet > Network Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing.

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  • As per your own setup, make sure the Wi-Fi network, either Public or Private that you are connected to, has the Turn ON Network Discovery selected.

II. Disable Internet Sharing:

  • In the Network and Sharing Center, click on Change adapter settings.
  • Right click on Wi-Fi adapter and then click on Properties.
  • In Wi-Fi Properties windows, click Sharing. Make sure that Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection checkbox is NOT selected.

III. Windows Firewall Exception Settings:

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  • On your computer go to Control Panel > System and Security> Windows Firewall and then click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall.
  • Next, click on Change Settings and then scroll down to Wireless Portable Devices. Now as per your own set-up check-mark Private or Public to allow this software to communicate through your PC firewall. Click on OK to close.

IV. Check Windows Services:

  • On your PC go to Control Panel >System and Security> Administrative Tools > Services.
  • Make sure that uPnP Device Host and SSDP Discovery services are running. If not then, right click on those services and select Start.
  • Also, verify that Internet Connection Sharing service is NOT running.

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2. Connect Samsung Phone To Kies via Wi-Fi

Follow the below steps to connect Samsung phone to Kies through Wi-Fi:

Step 1:Select Wireless Connection in Kies.

Run Kies on your computer. When you run the software on your PC, the main interface of the program will show you two options for connecting your phone. One is via USB cable and second is through Wireless connection. Select Wireless connection.

Step 2: Set-up Wi-Fi Connection on Samsung Phone


First of all make sure that your Samsung phone connects to same wireless network to which Samsung Kies is connected. Next, on your Samsung phone go to Settings > More Settings > Kies via Wi-Fi. Tap OK, if you are prompted with a warning message. On the Kies via Wi-Fi screen, tap on Scan Devices.

Once the phone successfully detects the computer, the name of the PC will appear on the phone screen. Tap on the PC name to initiate the connection.

Meanwhile, Wi-Fi connection request will pop-up on your computer. Next on your phone screen you will see the 4 digit passkey. Simply enter the same number in the request box on the computer.

The device will soon get connected to Kies via Wi-Fi.

All Done!

Note: Different Samsung phone model may have different settings. Some device may not support the wireless connection via Wi-Fi at all. Transferring files via Wifi may be very slow.

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So, from the above steps you may have noticed that connecting Samsung phone or tablet with Kies wirelessly is very easy. Though, unsuccessful connection may occur and you may have to try it several times to make successful connection.

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