Nowadays everyone seems to have a cellphone, and everyone got tons of contacts on their phones. Since it is impossible to memorize all these contacts, it will be nerve-wracking if you lose your contacts on your phone. So it may be a good idea to back up your contacts in case you lose them by breaking your phone or getting it stolen or something. Today I am going to tell you how to make a Samsung contacts backup, because Samsung produces the most popular Android smartphone in the world including its famous Galaxy S Phone.
Generally speaking, there are four ways to back up contacts. Please choose one of these that suits you best.
There are many third-party software that can get this job done. Here we choose an program called Android Data Backup & Restore because of its good reputation in this field.
Step 1 Download and install the program to your computer. Launch the application after installation if it doesn’t open automatically. Choose Android Data Backup & Restore on the interface.
Step 2 Choose Device Data backup.
Step 3 Connect your Samsung phone to the computer with a USB cable. Once connected, the program will detect the phone automatically.
Step 4 If not, the interface will show the instructions for you to authorize your Samsung phone. Follow the instructions on the screen and then click the OK button.
Step 5 On the interface you can choose many kinds of file to back up. Here we only choose Contacts, but you can choose whatever files you want to back up, and it is recommended to back up other files as well in case of data loss.
Step 6 Tap Next and then start to back up all the contacts.
Your computer needs to have Bluetooth to use this method. If there is no Bluetooth, you need to use the other two methods.
Step 1 Make sure Bluetooth on the computer is turned on.
Step 2 Turn on Bluetooth on your phone and make it visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices.
Step 3 Pair your Samsung phone with the computer through Bluetooth.
Step 4 Go to Contacts on your phone, select the contacts which you want to back up and then tap Share.
Step 5 Choose Bluetooth as contacts transfer media and then select the computer you have just paired.
Step 6 Receive contacts files on your computer by allowing the transferring process and then save the file on your computer.
your phone needs to have an SD card in it
Step 1 Go to Contacts > tap Menu > press Import/Export > tap Export to storage > choose a place on the SD card to store the contacts file. (The exact process may vary due to different models)
Step 2 Connect the cellphone with your computer by USB debugging.
Step 3 Go to the file folder that you chose and copy the file to your computer.
you need a Gmail account and you may worry about the privacy issue since the contacts will be stored online
Step 1 Download and the install Gmail application from Play Store.
Step 2 Log in the account and choose to sync contacts on your phone to Gmail.
Step 3 Then you can access your contacts on the Gmail serve.