Have you ever lost your phone contacts to a missing phone, a lost sim card or maybe when changing to a new phone?
It can be very painful to lose about 200 to 300 contacts and then start saving them again.
Well, say no more to that, because in this post, I’ll show you two simple ways to back up your contacts and store it forever.
1. Backing up your contacts on google
The best and most advisable way to store your contacts is to use Google’s backup method.
It’s no secret that Google is the mastermind behind all android phones, so they engineered it in a way that it connects all your phone data together using Google play service.
Using this method is good because you not only back it up, but any new contact added to your phone automatically gets backed up as well.
Not to mention, it is always available for download anytime any day.
You just need an Android phone and a Gmail Account.
To back up to your email account:
- Go to your phone settings.
- Select “Accounts”.
- Click on “Google”. If it is not there, create a new Gmail account or sign in with your existing Gmail account.
- Make sure the “Contacts” section is checked, and that’s all.
Whenever you want to retrieve your already backed up contacts, just repeat the above method on your new device, and you are ready to go.
Backing up to your Internal storage or SD card ( memory card )
This is an old but still effective way of storing contacts.
It requires you backing up all your contacts to your memory card or device storage so that whenever you need it, you can just simply put it on any android phone you want and then import.
- Go to your contacts.
- Click on options ( the vertically-aligned 3 dots ).
- Click “Import / Export”.
- Select the account, sim or storage you want to import from, then click next.
- Select the SD card or storage at the bottom, den press next.
- Tick all the contacts you want to export then press ok.
It will save it to the root folder of your memory card as a “.vcf” file.
To export just click on the “.vcf” file, then choose the account, sim or storage you want and it’ll export there.
Now you can say goodbye to losing contact ever and you can now easily transfer your contacts to your new phone without breaking a sweat.
So which method do you prefer? Why do you prefer it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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More reading: How to find your lost Android phone.