How to Sync Account Contacts on Galaxy S20

Need help on how to sync account contacts on Galaxy S20? If so, then I’ve created a quick guide for you to refer to. Feel free to use this context as personal reference in case you need some input on how to get these things done on your new Samsung handset.

Syncing contacts means that your contacts in your address book get copied and synchronized to the Cloud storage and any other devices that are signed in with the same account. This is one of the modern methods of updating or creating backups of your contacts from one device to other storage media and other devices. Having said that, it is imperative to sync your phone’s contacts with your cloud account like Google. That way, you’d still be able to recover all of your contacts even if something happens to the phone.

The benefits of syncing contacts, to  your Gmail account for example, is when updating the firmware. Some updates would automatically override the current phone settings and thereby likely results in potential data loss. But if your phone is synced to your cloud accounts, you don’t need to worry about such things.

Read on for more detailed instructions on how syncing contacts is done on the new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone.


Easy steps to Sync Account Contacts on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 8 minutes

The following steps will walk you through syncing account contacts on your new Samsung Galaxy smartphone. For those who are new or aren’t yet familiar with the Android platform, I’ve also provided the screenshots depicting individual steps. These visual representations are usually deemed a better reference to starters. And here’s how it works.

  1. To get started, locate the Contacts app then tap to open it.

    The Contacts app is usually found among other main apps from the Home screen. Otherwise, it's in the Apps screen.

    sync account contacts on galaxy s20 - open contacts app

  2. From the Contacts screen, tap the Navigation or Quick menu icon.

    This icon is represented by a three horizontal line located on the upper-left side of the screen.
    On the next screen, you will see all contacts folders or directories.


    sync account contacts on galaxy s20 - contacts navigation icon

  3. Scroll to and tap the option to Manage contacts.

    A new screen that contains relevant options to manage contacts will show up next.


    sync account contacts on galaxy s20 - manage contacts

  4. Tap Sync contacts to continue.

    A list of accounts you've added or set up on the phone will be displayed.
    To select the accounts wherein the contacts you want to sync are stored, simply tap to turn on the switch right next to the account.


    sync account contacts on galaxy s20 - select account contacts to sync

  5. After selecting the account(s), tap Sync at the bottom of the screen.

    All contacts stored in the selected account will then start syncing.

     
    sync account contacts on galaxy s20 - confirm sync account contacts

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

While account syncing is recommended for safekeeping, frequent account synchronization may also yield a negative outcome particularly on the phone’s battery life. To address this concern, an auto-sync feature is schemed to prompt the device to auto-sync data at a certain period of time. 

You can access and manage account sync settings and enable auto-sync as you would prefer. To do this, just head over to Settings-> Accounts and backup-> Accounts menu and then tap the option to Auto-Sync Personal Data. On the sync settings, just tap the switch to enable auto sync data.

If you encounter some errors when attempting to sync or the contacts failed to sync for some reason, check and ensure that your phone has a stable internet connection. Intermittent or slow connectivity may also affect or halt the syncing process. If prompted with a warning or error message, read and review the message details as they often tell you what went wrong and what needs to be done in order to rectify the error and get things back to work properly again.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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