In the early part of last year, Samsung announced that it would be shutting down its cloud services, in an effort to consolidate its efforts within the company. With this decision, Samsung users have been forced to look at other solutions for syncing things like contacts, files, and notes.
With apps like Google Contacts and Drive at your disposal, users don’t have to completely scramble in an effort to keep all of their important data backed up. One potential problem arose when it came to Samsung Notes, as there really was not any sure-fire way to back up your notes to anything other than Samsung’s cloud platform. Luckily, Microsoft and Samsung have been working closely together over the past few months.
Sync Samsung Notes with Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft OneNote is the company’s built-in solution to offering a note-taking app with cloud storage functionality. And thanks to Microsoft and Samsung’s partnership, you can now sync Samsung Notes to Microsoft OneNote, allowing you to continue using the stock note-taking app on your Samsung phone or tablet.
As you would expect, in order to take advantage of Microsoft’s syncing services, you will need to opt into the syncing, while signing into your Microsoft account. Here’s how you can sync Samsung Notes with Microsoft OneNote.
- From your Samsung phone or tablet, open the Samsung Notes app.
- Tap the three-line icon in the top left corner.
- Tap the Gear icon in the top right corner of the sidebar.
- Tap Sync to Microsoft OneNote.
- From the next screen, tap the Get Started button.
- Sign in to your Microsoft account.
- Select the folders that you want to sync with OneNote.
- Once all of the folders have been selected, tap the Done button at the bottom.
Depending on how many notes you have in your notebook, the process for syncing may take a little bit of time. Once it’s completed, you will then be able to load up Microsoft OneNote anywhere, using the same Microsoft account, and view your notes.
Because OneNote is available on pretty much every platform, this is a great way to sync notes back and forth between your Samsung smartphone, Windows, Mac, and even iOS. OneNote has come a long way in recent years and has turned into a powerhouse note-taking app, along with becoming one of the best notes applications available today.
Samsung and Microsoft’s partnership continues to bloom in ways that we didn’t expect. Following the shut down of Samsung Cloud, the two companies are trying to create an ecosystem akin to what Apple has with its computers, phones, and tablets.
More recently, Samsung and Microsoft have even made it possible to sync Samsung’s Reminders app with the Microsoft To-Do app. Microsoft’s application has been available for a few years and is one of the best to-do apps for mobile or the desktop. The syncing process is pretty much the same, but you’ll also be able to view your to-do list in Outlook after you’ve synced everything between your devices.