Samsung to terminate Samsung Cloud Gallery Sync, Drive, and premium storage subscriptions

Highlights
  • Samsung is depreciating the Samsung Cloud features, including Gallery Sync, Drive storage, and premium storage subscriptions, in favor of Microsoft OneDrive
  • Starting August 31, 2021, Gallery Sync and Drive storage for My Files will no longer be supported by Samsung Cloud, and all the user’s data will be deleted
  • Users will be able to migrate their Samsung Cloud data to OneDrive, or they can choose to download data to their local storage drives

South Korean tech giant, Samsung, is terminating the Samsung Cloud features, including Gallery Sync, Drive storage, and premium storage subscriptions, in favor of Microsoft OneDrive.

As a part of the strategic partnership between Samsung and Microsoft, OneDrive and other several Microsoft services are deeply integrated on Samsung devices. These features of the Samsung Cloud will now be supported by the Microsoft OneDrive.

Samsung has issued a timeline for the termination process. Starting December 1, 2020, new users will not be able to use the Samsung Cloud features that are subject to termination. However, the existing users will be able to use the services until May 31, 2021.

Also, users will be able to select the data transfer through OneDrive integration or the Samsung Cloud data download. If a user selects the OneDrive integration, the data will be transferred to OneDrive, and after the transfer, data from Samsung Cloud will be deleted. If the user chooses Samsung Cloud data download, the data will be deleted from Samsung Cloud after 90 days or on the final termination date, whichever comes first.

Starting June 1, 2020, the Gallery Sync and Drive storage features will be terminated, and if a user has a premium storage subscription plan, it will automatically be canceled. Users will no longer be able to migrate the Samsung Cloud data to Onedrive through the OneDrive integration.

However, users will still be able to download data stored on the Samsung Cloud. Starting August 31, 2021, Gallery Sync and Drive storage for My Files will no longer be supported by Samsung Cloud, and all the user’s data will be permanently deleted.

Other features of the Samsung Cloud will continue to work, such as backing up, syncing, and restoring other data, including Contacts, Calendar, Samsung Notes, Reminders, Messages, Samsung Internet data, and Settings.

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