Earlier this 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 closer 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, 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.
- Next to Microsoft OneNote, flip the toggle to the On position.
- Sign in to your Microsoft account.
- Select the folders that you want to sync with OneNote.
Depending on how many notes that 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.