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Ways to Backup Contacts on Android Phone

Contacts app is one of the most used applications on Android phone. Also it is one of the most important ones. You need to use it to make a phone call, send emails and check information of your contacts, including phone number, email address, job title, mail address, birthday, etc. To avoid losing important contacts, you’d better backup your Android contacts. Once you lose your phone, accidentally delete important contacts, factory reset, attacked by virus and so on, you still have the Android contacts backup file. You can easily restore or transfer them to your Android phone again.

There are mainly two kinds of ways to backup contacts on Android phone. One is to backup your Android contacts to Gmail account, the other is backup contacts from Android phone to computer. Today, I will show you step by step guide about how to backup contacts on Android phone.

Backup Contacts from Android to Gmail

If you have Gmail account, you can easily backup your Android contacts to your Gmail account. When you need them, you can easily sync them to your Android phone.

1. Open “Contact” app on your Android phone and click menu button.

2. Select “Move device contacts to” option and click “Google” > “OK”

3. All your Android contacts will be moved and saved to your Google account/Gmail.

You can log into your Gmail account on your computer and check the backed up contacts. All the contacts will be there, including phone number, names, email, job title, address and so on.

Backup Android Contacts to PC

In this part, you will learn two methods to backup your Android contacts. The first one is 1click backup all your Android contacts to computer. The second one is selectively backup your Android contacts to computer.

To do that, you need Android Data Recovery program. It can backup contacts, messages, photos, videos, call logs, WhatsApp messages, music, books and other document files from your Android phone to computer.

1-Click Backup Android Contacts

Step 1. Run Android Contacts Backup Program

Free download, install and run this program on your computer. Select “Android Data Backup & Restore” option on the main interface.

Step 2. Select Backup Data Type

Click “Device Data Backup” option on the interface. Select “Contacts” on the data list.

If you want to backup other data, you can also select them along with the “Contacts” option. If you want to backup your Android contacts with a encrypted backup file. If yes, you need to enter a password before backing up.

Step 3. Backup Android Contacts

Click “Start” button on the interface, this program will backup your contacts from Android phone to computer.

Selectively Backup Android Contacts

Step 1. Run Android Data Recovery

Run Android Recovery program on your computer, connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable. This program will detect your phone and connect your phone easily.

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Step 2. Scan Android Phone to Find Contacts

After enabling USB debugging mode on your phone, this program will easily connect your phone fully. You can select the “Contacts” option on the list and click “Scan” button. This program will scan your phone and SD card deeply to find all the contacts on your phone.

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Step 3. Backup Android Contacts

After scanning, this program will list all the contacts on the interface. Go to “Contacts” section from the data menu on the left side. You will find all the contacts on your phone. Select any of them to preview before backing up. Select all the contacts you want to backup and click “Recover” button. This program will backup all the selected Android contacts to PC.