How to backup your contacts/import/export Contact in Android

If you have multiple Android devices or you’re planning on purchasing a new smartphone in the near future, you know that all of your Google contacts will be viewable by any Android device you associate with your Google account. But what about those contacts isolated to your phone’s local storage? Since those aren’t stored in your Google cloud, they won’t be available to other devices. So, how do you solve that conundrum?

Export contact from your android phone

Follow these steps to export your contacts:

  1. Open your Contacts  (on some devices, such as the Moto X, it may be labeled People)
  2. Tap the app’s menu button (this will either be the device menu button, such as with the Samsung Galaxy S4, or the overflow menu, which is denoted by three vertical dots)
  3. Tap Import/Export
  4. Tap Export to SD card (if an SD card does not exist, tap Export to USB migrate_contacts_from andorid_phone_export_contact

Import your contact from backup to your andorid phone

To import the newly created vCard from the SD card (or USB storage) into your Google account. Here’s how:

  1. Open  Contacts
  2. Tap the app’s menu button
  3. Tap Import/Export
  4. Tap Import
  5. Select Import vCard file, and tap OK
  6. Tap OK
    Allow the import to complete

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