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Easily Import/Export Contacts to/from the Android Phone

Ditch your old Android phone for a new one, like Samsung Note 3, and want to transfer contacts between them? Look for ways to export contacts from Android to computer or Outlook, Gmail for backup, in case you may accidentally lose them? Find no way to import contacts from a CSV file or VCF file to your Android phone? It's not a big deal. In this article, I would like to show you some solutions to make it. Just read on.

Part 1: 2 methods to transfer contacts from Android to computer

Mount Android as a flash drive
How to export VCF from Android to PC
MobileGo for Android
How to transfer contacts from Android to computer

Download
Contacts
SMS
Calendars (Backup)
Photos
Apps
Videos
Music
Document files
Advantages
  • Totally free;
  • Enable to transfer contacts in accounts, like Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc;
  • Copy Android contacts to Outlook, Windows Address Book, Windows Live Mail;
  • Allow to selectively export contacts;
  • Disadvantages
  • Too time-consuming;
  • Must have a USB cable;
  • Only free for 15 days;
  • Method 1. How to selectively copy Android contacts to computer with MobileGo

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    * Transfer all or selected contacts from Android to computer, and vice versa
    * Sync Android contacts with Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Windows Address Book
    * Merge duplicate contacts for easy management
    * Edit comprehensive contact info, including Email address, phone number, company name, home address, etc.
    * Besides contacts, it transfers SMS, apps, music, video, photos and documents.
    Go to the Mac version - Wondershare MobileGo for Android Pro (Mac)

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    The supported Android OS, phones and tablets

    Supported Android OS
    Android From Android 2.0 to Android 4.4
    Supported Android phones & tablets
    Manufacturers Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Google, ZTE, LG, HUAWEI, Acer, Asus, Dell, Learn more>>

    The following tutorial tells you how to do Android contacts transfer with the Windows vesion. For Mac users, you can follow too. However, one thing you should be clear that the Mac version doesn't let you sync outllook with Android phone or any account.

    Step 1. Run the program and connect your Android phone

    To get started, download and install MobileGo for Android on your PC. Once finishing the installation, you should run it. Then follow the connect wizard to connect your Android phone with your PC via a USB cable or Wi-Fi. This program will automatically detect your device and display it in home window.

    Note: Give the MobileGo for Android a shot wirelessly? You need to install the must-have MobileGo app on your Android device.

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    Step 2. Copy contacts from Android to computer, Outlook, etc.

    Go to the left sidebar and click Contacts. All contacts will be shown on the right panel. Selected the contacts you're going to export, and click Import/Export > Export all contacts to computer or Export selected contacts to computer.

    The second drop-down menu comes, which gives you five options. Choose to vCard file to save the exported contacts as vCard files on the computer. Additionally, you can also export contacts to Outlook, Windows Address Book and Windows Live Mail.

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    To move contacts from Android to Android, you just need to connect two Android phones to the computer. Then, under your old Android phone directory tree, click Contacts > Import/Export > Export all contacts to computer > choose your new phone (Your phone's name is there).

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    Method 2. How to transfer vCard file from Android to computer for free

    Step 1. On your Android phone, go to Contacts app.

    Step 2. Tap menu and choose Import/Export > Export to USB Storage. Then, the all contacts will be saved as a VCF in in Android SD card.

    Step 3. Connect your Android phone to the computer with a USB cable.

    Step 4. Go to find your Android phone's SD card folder and copy the exported VCF to computer.

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    Part 2: 3 methods to transfer contacts from computer to Android

    Mount Android as a flash drive
    How to import Excel/VCF to Android
    Google sync
    How to sync Google contacts to Android
    MobileGo for Android
    How to transfer VCF, Outlook, etc to Android

    Download
    Contacts
    Calendars (Restore from backup file)
    Apps
    Music
    Videos
    Photos
    SMS
    Document files
    Advantages
  • Totally free;
  • Free of charge;
  • Sync contacts in Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and more to Android;
  • Import multiple VCF to Android;
  • Transfer contacts from Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Windows Address Book to it;
  • Copy more files effortlessly;
  • Disadvantages
  • Take much time;
  • a USB cable is a must;
  • Need Google account;
  • Need to pay after 15-day use for free;

  • Method 1. How to import Outlook, Windows Live Mail , Windows Address Book and VCF to Android

    To import contacts from some accounts, like Outlook Express, Windows Address Book and Windows Live Mail, Wondershare MobileGo for Android comes handy. Thankfully, it makes it as easy as a few simple clicks.

    Note: To learn more info about Wondershare MobileGo for Android, please click here.


    Step 1. Connect your Android phone to the computer

    To get started, install and run the Wondershare MobileGo for Android on the computer. Connect your Android phone to the computer with a USB cable or over WiFi. After recognized, your Android phone will be shown in the primary window, with its files categorized in the left sidebar.

    Note: Install the MobileGo app on your Android device when you want to move contacts to Android wirelessly.

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    Step 2. Transfer contacts from Outlook, computer or others to Android

    On the left column, click Contacts. In the right panel, click Import/Export > Import contacts from computer. You get five options: from vCard file, from Outlook Export, from Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013, from Windows Live Mail and from Windows Address Book. Choose the account you where your contacts are stored and import the contacts.

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    Method 2. How to import contacts from Excel/VCF to Android with USB cable

    If you want to transfer contacts from Excel to Android, you should follow the whole tutorial. However, if you have the VCF on your computer, you can skip the first 4 steps. Read the step 5 and later.

    Step 1. Land your Gmail page and sign in your account and password.

    Step 2. On the left column, click Gmail to show its drop down list, and then click Contacts.

    Step 3. Click More and choose Import.... Select the Excel that your contacts are saved and import it.

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    Step 4. Now, all contacts in the Excel have been uploaded to your Google account. If there're many duplicates, click More > Find & merge duplicates.... Then, Google begins to merge duplicate contacts in that group.

    Step 5. Go to More and click Export.... In the pop-up dialog, choose to export contacts as vCard file. And then, click Export to save it to the computer.

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    Step 6. Mount your Android phone as a flash USB drive on the computer with a USB cable. Find and open its SD card folder.

    Step 7. Navigate to the folder where the exported VCF is saved. Copy and paste it to your Android phone SD card.

    Step 8. On your Android phone, tap Contacts app. By taping menu, you get some options. Tap Import/Export.

    Step 9. Tap Import from USB Storage or Import from SD card. Your Android phone will detect the VCF adn import to the contact app.

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    Method 3. How to sync Google contacts with Android

    What if your Android phone features Google sync? Well, you can directyly sync Google contacts and even calendars to your Android phone. Below is the tutorial.

    Step 1. Go to Setting on your Android phone, and choose Account & sync.

    Step 2. Find the Google account and log into it. Then, tick Sync Contacts. Tick Sync Calendars if you want.

    Step 3. Then, tap Sync Now to sync all Google contacts to your Android phone.

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    Note: Not all Android phones allows you to sync Google contacts.


    Part 3: How to transfer contacts from Android to Android

    copy contacts from android to android

    * Transfer all contacts from one Android to another in 1 click
    * Full contact copy with company name, job title, email address, home address and more info
    * Not only contacts, it also moves apps, SMS, music, photos, video and call logs
    * 100% compatible with 2,000 phones, including Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola, LG, etc.
    * Risk-free and no quality loss
    * Besides Android, also compatible with iOS & Symbian

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    Check the supported Android models and OS

    Supported Android OS
    Android From Android 2.1 to Android 4.4
    Supported Android phones & tablets
    Manufacturers Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Google, Sony, ZTE, HUAWEI, Acer, Learn more>>

    Step 1. Connect both Android phones to the computer

    Take out the USB cables and connect both Android phones to the computer. Launch the Wondershare MobileTrans and it will immediately detect the two Android phones. Then, as the following screenshot illustrates, the two Android phones will show up in the primary window.

    android contact transfer

    Step 2. Copy contacts from Android to Android

    To only copy contacts, you need to uncheck the other files. Then, start the Android contact transfer by clicking Start Copy. When the contact transfer is complete, all contacts will be on your new Android phone.

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    Download the Wondershare MobileTrans to move contacts from Android to Android on your own!

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    Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

    kishorekhairnar
    Good software especially to transfer contacts list between an android phone and a pc as it allows transfer of multiple contacts with one click.
    macman
    I'm moving from iPhone to Android. When I synced my Mac AddressBook with Gmail, it trasfers all my contacts but does not transfer my Contacts' Groups & the Notes for each Contact. Also when I sync my Gmail Contacts with Android, it does not display the 'Company Name' for those contact which both Company name and a person's first & last name filled in. I have lots of contacts for which I want to display Company Name as I cannot remember them by their names, so I need to display Company names in Android. Kindly confirm, if MobleGo will seamlessly sync Contacts in such a way that it transfers my Contacts Groups, Notes and also the Company names from my Mac AddressBook. Does MobileGo also transer Calendar from iCal to Android Calendar? Thanks
    Thomas Jones
    You can download Nokia PC suit and have a try.
    disqus_AgzoJeJRKK
    thanks its working fine now..!!
    disqus_AgzoJeJRKK
    Can you help me to export contacts from nokia C5 to my PC.(it is not android/windows phone).
    Thomas Jones
    The contacts that you export with MobileGo for Android is a vCard file. Actually, it can be directly reviewed. If you can't review the contacts, you can download and install Notepad ++, which lets you view the files, like VCF and XML. But, be careful, in case it may corrupt the files it opens.
    disqus_AgzoJeJRKK
    Iam not able to view my contacts after downloading this..photos,videos are working well but The main reason for downloading was to view my contacts in my pc. which I couldnt plzz help
    Thomas Jones
    Hi, Shamsher, the contact backup is saved in VCF format. You can view it directly. If the backup is in a format that you can't read, please try notepad++.
    Shamsher
    Is there a way I can see what I backed-up?
    Thomas Jones
    Hi, MobileGo for Android supports S4. As for the connection failure, we'll try our best to fix it asap.

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