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How to transfer Android contacts to computer at ease?

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Posted Nov 20 2013 12:07 AM

Imaging this: You just get a new Android phone, say Samsung Galaxy S3/S4, and want to import hundreds of contacts to it. Don't panic. There's an easy way to transfer contacts to Android if you have a backup copy in your Gmail account or in vCard format.

It's always a good idea to transfer contacts from Android to your computer, and the other way around. You can import/export contacts between Android and computer by the help of Coolmuster Android Assistant when you accidentally delete or lose some important contacts on your Android phone or when you want to export contacts to PC.

Android doesn't offer a native backup service, so it's easy to ignore the need to do so. But we all know data losing happens here and there, so don't wait until it's too late to start thinking about backing up your phone. For most people, the first action of backing up their Android data is to backup the contacts information. So that they will never lose any important number for business, education or something important. Then now the problem is how to backup and where should be the destination?

You can follow the below guide to export all of the contacts on your phone to your SD card or USB storage, as a group vCard file format. You can then copy Android contacts to computer with ease.

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Step 1: Open your contacts. Then press “Menu” and touch “Import/Export” for Android transfer contacts.

Step 2: Touch “Export to SD card” or “Export to USB storage”, which depend on the model of your Android.

Step 3: Touch “OK”, your Android contacts creates a file with the .vcf extension on your SD card or USB storage.

Step 4: Connect your Android to computer via USB or Wi-Fi to transfer the .vcf file to your computer. Now you successfully transfer contacts from Android to computer.

If you find it can't slove your problem,you can do as the follow:

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Simple Guide on How to transfer Android Contacts to Computer

Below is the step-by-step guide showing you how to use Coolmuster Android Assistant to backup Android contacts. The following pictures are captured from Windows version. If you are running Mac computer, you can also refer to the operations as below because the program runs similar on Mac machine.

Step 1. Connect Your Android Phone to Computer

First, launch the Android managing software on your computer and connect your cell phone to the computer via a USB cord. Then, you will see the main interface with some parameter information of your phone, including phone model, system version and storage space size.

If your device can be detected by the program, you can directly skip to the next step. If not, you'll need to enable USB debugging on your device at first.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"

2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

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Step 2: Enter the Contacts windows

All the files in your cell phone will show in categories on the top menu. Just click the "Contacts" icon and you will enter the Contacts window. All the contacts in your phone will show in list here, you can "Check All" and click the button of "Backup".

Step 3. Start the transference at once

After you click the "Export" button, there will be a "Path" dialog pops up, asking you to choose an output location for saving the exported contacts. After specifying the location, you can click the "Ok" button to begin the transfer process.

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  loganjoe's Photo
Posted Nov 25 2013 10:33 PM

Thanks for the topic, and I happen to know another great andriod file manager, Amacsoft Andriod Manager. I always use it to backup my contacts to computer, by the way, you can also use it to transfer other kind of file to computer, like messages, photos and more. Have a try, good luck!
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  cfwefrer's Photo
Posted Nov 26 2013 12:21 AM

Read guide here:How to transfer Andriod phone contacts to Computer
1.Directly transfer deleted sent & received text messages and contacts
2.Regain contacts and text message from SD cards inside Android devices to PC
3.Preview transfer messages, contacts and photos before transfer
4.Fully support multiple Android Phones and Tablets, as Andriod phone, HTC, LG, Motorola, etc
5.Only read and transfer the data, no personal info leaking
However, this is slow to transfer Android contacts to computer,We can use iStonsoft Android File Manager to transfer Android contacts to computer,it is a popular tool, Very stable,and easy to operate,You can very fast to transfer Android contacts to computer ,You can also use its other functions, such as transfer android phone(such as Samsung,HTC)text message,music,photos to computer,This my suggestion,Hope this helps!!!
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  Meaoyaowe's Photo
Posted Jan 13 2014 01:52 AM

If you want to copy your Android contacts, sms messages, music, etc. from your Android cell phone to your computer, you should not miss iPubsoft Android Desktop Manager! It is exceedingly good! Read more:
How to Backup/Copy Contacts from Android Phone to Computer

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  fionacooper's Photo
Posted Feb 17 2014 11:24 PM

You can transfer Android contacts to computer at ease. Follow the tips here:
Install Android Data Recovery on your computer
Plugin your phone with your computer
Enable USB debugging on your phone
Scanning for contacts and recover them
Read more:
How to Recover Contacts on Android
  CharlesIvar's Photo
Posted Mar 17 2014 06:38 PM

You can also transfer contacts from Android to iPhone with suitable tool.
Click and read the guide below.
How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Computer
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