4 Ways to Backup Contacts on Android Phones

01/16/2019 Posted by FoneGeek

Backup Contacts Android

Contacts might be the most important content in the phone for most people. It can quickly help you to get in touch with your family, friends, business partners, etc. However, there are many unsuspected circumstances that may lead to contacts loss, such as accidental deletion, system update, phone damage or switching to a new phone. Before this situation happens, the best thing to do is to backup your contacts. In this post, we will show you 4 methods to backup contacts on Android phone. 

Way 1. Backup Android Contacts with One Click 

FoneGeek Android Data Backup & Restore is an incredible Android data backup tool which provides a safe and reliable way to take a comprehensive backup of your device. It not only supports you to back up your data from Android to computer, but also enables you to restore data from the backup to device. With one click, you can easily backup your contacts on your Android phone, no matter it is a Huawei, Samsung, HTC, Xiaomi, Google, Sony or Oppo.

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Following below steps to backup Android contacts with FoneGeek Android Data Backup & Restore: 

  1. Download and install the software on your computer. Open it after the installing finished, then choose "Android Data Backup & Restore" on the panel. 
  2. Plug your Android device into the computer. Follow the on-screen instruction to enable USB debugging modes. Tap "OK" when it requests to allow USB debugging on your Android phone or tablet.
  3. Once your device is detected and successfully connected, you can choose to back up or restore. To selectively backup, click "Device Data Backup", otherwise, click "One-click Backup" to backup all.
  4. Check the files displayed on the screen and choose "Contacts", then click "Start".
  5. Choose the output directory to store your backup, and tap "OK" to start the backup. During the backup process, make sure your phone is always connected. 

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Way 2. Save Android Contacts to Google Account 

Google provides a good service with Android operation system. You can backup your contacts to your Gmail account and restore or transfer to any other device. Now let's explain how to backup Android contacts to Google account. 

  1. Open your Android phone, go to Settings > Accounts, and select your Google account. Tap "Sync Contacts" to sync your contacts. 
  2. After all the contacts are synced to your Google account, log in to your Gmail account and select Contacts to check your recently synced data.
  3. Now you can export contacts to computer or transfer your contacts to any other device. 

Sync Contacts to Google Account

Way 3. Backup Android Contacts Using SD Card/USB Storage 

Some people feel it's not safe to keep data in cloud. There is a good way for them to store their contacts – external storage. By exporting contacts to a SD card or USB storage, you can easily make a copy of these files and retrieve it back whenever needed. Follow the steps as below: 

  1. Open the Contacts app on your Android phone, hit the menu button from your contact list.
  2. From the list that appears, hit the Import/Export tab.
  3. Choose Export to SD Card, and you will get a vCard file of your contacts in your SD Card.

Export Contacts to SD Card

Way 4. Backup Android Contacts to Your SIM Card

If you are switching to a new Android smartphone but plan to keep the SIM card, this will be the simplest way.

  1. Open the Contacts app on your Android phone, hit the menu button from your contact list.
  2. From the list that appears, hit the Import/Export tab.
  3. Choose Export to SIM Card. Now you can enjoy your new Android smartphone with the same SIM card.

In Conclusion 

It is really important to backup your Android contacts and other data regularly to avoid data loss. The above 4 methods to backup Android contacts can help you to keep your contacts safe and sound. If you didn’t make any backup but lost your contacts in accident, don’t be depressed, FoneGeek Android Data Recovery can help you to recover deleted or lost contacts from Android devices in a safe and easy way. 

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