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How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android?

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Smartphones are today’s essentials that help you keep in touch with your friends, keep you informed, let you work while on the go, etc. In other words, they offer a whole bunch of handy things. Among others, they also hold your contact list that presents one of the most important items on your phone, and allows you to stay in touch with all the important people in your life.

This is an item that can be easily managed, used, and, equally importantly, transferred to other devices, and here, you are going to be introduced to the ways you can manage that.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android

Transferring your Contact list from an Android to an Android is easy to do and can be achieved in multiple ways, and you will be presented with the two most common ones.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android by Syncing your Google Account

The first approach to transferring your precious contacts to another Android device is with the help of Google Account syncing. To do that, you will have to do the following:

  1. First, enter your phone’s Settings.
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  3. After that, go to Accounts & sync

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    and then Google.

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  5. Choose the account that you want to sync with (if there isn’t any, add it) and tap on it.
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  7. Make sure that the Contact syncing is turned on (the toggle, or circle next to Contacts needs to be blue)

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    and that is it. Your Contacts syncing is now turned on and everything needed is to sign in with the same account on the new device and the contacts will be there.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android Manually

Another way you can transfer your Contacts from one Android device to another is, of course, manually. This approach also doesn’t bring anything too demanding and requires the following:

  1. To begin with, enter Contacts

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    and go to the menu.

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  3. Select Settings,

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    and scroll down until you see the Export option. Once you do, tap on it.

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  5. Choose the account by marking the square next to it,

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    and select “export to .vcf file”.

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  7. Decide where you want to save the file, as well as its name, and press Save.
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  9. Wait a bit and all your Contacts will now be exported to the desired location.
  10. Now, transfer that file to another Android device (either through a cloud service, over your computer, or some other option) and enter its Contacts.
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  12. Go to Menu,

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    select Settings,

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    and go to Import.

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  14. Select to import your contacts from the .vcf file, by marking the circle next to it, and press OK.
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  16. Choose where you want to save the imported Contacts,

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    find the desired .vcf file, tap on it wait for the device to do the work, and you’re settled.

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Miodrag Matović is a tech geek who loves writing about everything related to computers. He’s a graduate graphic designer, but found his passion elsewhere. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family, dance with his wife, and put together new computers.

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