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How to transfer contacts from Android to Android

Transferring your contacts from one Android phone to another is actually easier than when you transfer contacts from iPhone. It will even become easier if you would be using the same Google account because it’s just a matter of syncing both phones. The source will upload the contacts and other data to Google servers and the new one will download them from there.

There are, of course, other methods on how to transfer contacts from one phone to another but the one I’m gonna show you is the most basic and probably the easiest. There’s no need to complicate things and with that being said, here’s what you need to do…

  1. In your old Android phone (source), go to Settings.
  2. Touch Accounts and choose the Google account you want to sync.
  3. Make sure to sync your contacts.
  4. Wait until your phone finishes the sync.
  5. Now, in your new phone, add the Google account you used to sync your data.
  6. Once the account is properly set up, your contacts and other data will start to appear on your new device.
  7. You just have to wait until the sync is finished and that’s it!

This is the easiest method so far and it doesn’t require anything except your phones and your Google account. However, if this isn’t possible for some reason, you can try this instead…

  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Tap the three-line menu icon in the top left corner.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Export under Manage Contacts.
  5. Select every account to ensure you export every contact on your phone.
  6. Tap Export to VCF file.
  7. Rename the name if you want, then tap Save.
  8. Open your Downloads folder on your phone.
  9. Long-press the exported VCF file.
  10. Tap Share.
  11. Tap and option: save to Google Drive or email it to yourself.

Regardless whether your saved it in the Drive or emailed it to yourself, all you need is to open it and you’ll be ask which you would like to save your contacts list. It’s easy, right?

If you own a new Samsung device, you can also use the company’s Smart Switch application to facilitate or automate the transfer. Here’s how it’s done using that app…

  1. Make sure both devices are turned and open the Samsung Smart Switch app on both devices.
  2. On your old Android device, touch Wireless.
  3. On your new Galaxy device, touch Wireless.
  4. On your old Android device, touch Send, as your old Android device contains the data to be imported from.
  5. On your new Galaxy device, touch Receive.
  6. On your old Android device, touch Connect.
  7. On your new Galaxy device, touch Android.
  8. On your old Android device, select the content you want to transfer or unselect any content you don’t want to import from your old device. Then touch Send.
  9. On your new Galaxy device, touch Receive.
  10. Close the app when the transfer is complete.

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix the problem with your device. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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