1. Backup Samsung Contacts
We all are very familiar with the term contact. When a number is stored in the phone book of a smartphone/mobile, it becomes a contact. Today in smartphones in a contact you can store almost all the information of an individual, from the phone number to the address, emails and bio data as well. However, you hardly stick to one single phone for long period. You are upgrading your smartphones to newest one every now and then. This makes backing up contacts a very essential part as it takes a very long period to save all the contacts of your previous smartphone to a new smartphone. Besides, you might also lose contacts if anything wrong happens on your smartphone. This is why backing up contacts can help a lot in saving your credential contacts.
As Samsung smartphones are widely used around the world, here we'll be discussing about the procedure of Samsung contacts backup. But before going to detailed explanation, you need to know that Samsung devices get two types of storages (Internal Memory and External Memory) and thus contacts can be easily backed up to external SD Card (If you have one inserted on your smartphone) without using any third-party application.
Samsung offers you the option of backing up contacts on Samsung phone or tablet directly without the help of any third-party application. In order to do that you can follow the tutorial below:
Step 1. Open Contacts on your phone or tablet, then click on options and a screen like the image on the right side will appear.
Step 2. From that menu select Import/Export > Export to SD Card, Export to USB storage or Export to SIM card and then confirm exporting by selecting Ok.
Step 3. The contacts you backed up to SD card will be saved on the internal SD card or external SD card according to your choice. It will be named as 00001.vcf(the first time you backup), 00002.vcf (the second time you backup), and so on.
If you backed up contacts to the SIM card, you can tap Contacts list tab to view them. However, backing contacts to SIM card might let you suffer contact info loss.
Step 4. One day, when you want to get those backed up contacts, just enter contacts and from ‘option' menu just select Import from SD Card, Import from USB storage or Import from SIM card. And you will get all your contacts into your phone memory.
Another way of backing up contacts on your Samsung Galaxy S4, S2, S3 or other is to draw support from cloud storage service providers. You can backup Samsung contacts on Samsung's cloud, Google cloud etc. for free. There are other cloud storage providers which provides cloud storages if you pay them. In this part, I would like to focus on telling you how to backup contacts on Samsung to Google and Samsung cloud.
Way 1. Backup Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S2/S4/S3 and others to Google Cloud
Samsung devices run on Android operating system which has been developed by Google and it is directly linked to your Gmail account. If you just synchronize your Samsung contact with your Gmail account then all your contacts will be backed up there.
In order to do that you need to do following things step by step.
Step 1. Tap Contacts on your Samsung Device. And then click on the virtual button left to home button. In the pop-up menu, tap Merge account. A new menu will appear as the image below:
Step 2. Tap on Merge with Google and it will ask for confirmation and tap OK on that which will automatically backup your contacts to Google. If you aren't signed in your Google account then you might have to sign in with your Google account by tapping Settings > Accounts or Accounts & sync > Add account > sign into your Google account.
Way 2. Backup Contacts from Samsung S4/S3/S2 and More to Samsung Cloud
Those who have account with Samsung can also backup their contacts on Samsung's cloud storage service for free. The procedure is same as the procedure of backing up on Google's Cloud storage.
To back up contacts on Samsung account you will have to open an account with Samsung which you can do very easily from your phone.
Step 1. Go to Settings on your device and there you will have to enter on Accounts or Accounts & sync. Click on Add Account. There you will see various options and you will have to select ‘Samsung Account'.
Step 2. Then click on Create New Account which will lead you to a form which you'll have to fill up with your details, username you want and your secret password there.
Step 3. When you are done with above steps, just click on Next and Terms & Condition will appear which you will have to accept and now your Samsung account is ready to use.
Step 4. Now you can synchronize contacts to your Samsung account simply following the steps of Synchronizing contacts with your Google account.
Step 5. Enter Contacts and then click on Option where you will have to select Merge Accounts as shown earlier and on third step instead of Merge with Google this time you should select Marge with Samsung and then click on Next. Then your contacts will have a backup on Samsung cloud as well.
There are many apps available in the Android market which can backup Samsung contacts easily. Here, I list top 5 Android apps to backup Samsung contacts. First have a look at the table given below. Then, follow the detailed introduction of each app.
|Apps||Score||Price||Size||Supported Android OS|
|Super Backup : SMS & Contacts||4.4||Free||1.5M||Android 2.0.1 & up|
|Go Backup & Restore Pro||4.2||Free||3.5M||Android 2.2 and up|
|My Backup Pro||4.6||$4.99||3.5M||Android 1.6 and up|
|Mobile Backup & Restore||4.5||Free||5.6M||Android 2.2 and up|
|SMS Backup+||4.2||Free||5.6M||Android 2.0 and up|
This application is the most downloaded backup application for Samsung contacts. This application got both free and paid version. It supports almost all Android devices since any Android device running on version 2.0.1 or higher is supported. The app has been downloaded over 500,000 times in the play store also has a rating point of 4.4. This application is also very small in size at it requires only 1.5M space.
Using this application you can backup Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call logs, Calendar, Bookmark. This app is very reliable and very easy to use for what it is one of the top 5 backup apps.
Another popular application for contact backup is Go Backup & Restore Pre which has been developed by devsteam. This application has been downloaded over 500,000 times from the app store and it still carries a rating point of 4.2. It supports devices running on Android 2.2 and higher.
With its help, you can easily backup Samsung contacts. You can also backup SMS, MMS, call log, Browser Bookmark, Calendar entries, .apk files and other media files by using this app.
This app has been downloaded over 500,000 times from the play store and it possess a rating point of 4.6. It is a paid application and it worth $4.99 in play store. You can backup not only contacts but almost everything on your phone. You can backup Samsung Contacts, SMS, MMS, Bookmarks, Media, Logs, Calendar entries into this application's cloud server. You can also buy additional space by paying a certain amount if you are out of your cloud storage space. Besides, you can set up schedule back up by using this app.
This app is another popular backup app for Samsung devices. It is also free in the play store and it has been downloaded over 500,000 times. It supports Android version 2.2 and above and this application has been developed by antivirus software company Avast.
This app can backup everything on a Samsung device: contacts, photos, SMS, videos etc. It can automatically backup new data on your device on the scheduled time.
It's another popular app for Samsung contact backup, though the name says SMS Backup. Despite being a new app, it has been downloaded over 500,000 times and got a rating of 4.5. It is free in the play store. It supports devices running on Android 2.0 and above.
This app backs up only Contacts and SMS of your Samsung device. You can set up auto backup which will save your time and labour as if you set auto backup then in future you won't have to backup manually.
These are the most popular backup app for Samsung contacts and there are some many more third-party applications available in play store which you may try out yourself.
In the first 3 parts, I have showed you how to backup Samsung contacts by using cloud service, Android apps. In this part, I'm going to show you another method, that is, backing up contacts from Samsung device to PC without any hassle. To make it, you need to install a trustworthy software - Wondershare MobileGo for Android (Windows) or Wondershare MobileGo for Android Pro (Mac).
Note: It's fully compatible with lots of Samsung phones and tablet, like Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S3, and more.
Since Windows and Mac version work in a similar way, thus, I take the Windows version as an example. For Mac users, please take the similar steps.
Step 1. Download and install the right version of the software on your computer.
Step 2. Connect your Samsung phone or tablet to the computer with a USB cable. If you're using the Windows version, you can also try WiFi connection.
Step 3. Run the software and in the primary window, go to One-click Backup. All file types you can backup are listed out. Only keep Contacts ticked. Then, click Back Up to backup all contacts on your Samsung phone or tablet to the computer.
What if you want to backup selected contacts on your Samsung phone or tablet? Go to the left column of the primary window, click Contacts. All contacts will be displayed on the right panel. Tick your wanted contacts and click Import/Export > Export selected contacts to computer. Then, you get five choices: to Outlook Express, to outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013, to Windows Live Mail, to Windows Address Book, to vCard file. Select one and backup these Samsung contacts.