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How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?

Android gadgets releasing with incremental improvements has become a common theme these days as an update is rolled out every year for almost every popular gadget out there, if not every six months. And, obviously, who doesn’t want to go for the best? But this constant change of devices or maybe a sim card for better connectivity mostly affects the contacts list. It becomes really hectic to again start from ground zero to create another phone directory. 

If you don’t want to ever go into the trouble of doing this job again, we have got a few solutions for you that will definitely ease the pain while transferring contacts to your new device.    

Here are two easy methods to help you transfer contacts from one Android phone to another in as few steps as possible. The following steps are more or less the same across all Android devices.

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How to transfer contacts from Android to Android via Bluetooth?

Before transferring contacts, switch on the Bluetooth of your new Android phone and follow the instructions below.

How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?
  • Go to the contacts menu of your old phone and hit the three vertical dots icon on the top-right corner of your mobile screen.
  • From the drop-down menu, click on the Settings option.
  • On the next window, tap on the import/export contacts button.
How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?
  • Now select the Share contacts button on the bottom of the Import/Export Contacts page.
  • A bottom navigation bar will pop-up, select the Bluetooth icon.
  • As you enable the Bluetooth of your old phone, navigate the new device for pairing and sending the contacts .vcf file.
How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?
  • A file will be delivered to your new device hit the Accept button.
  • As the upload completes tap on the newly arrived file, you will get all your contacts onto the new Android device.

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How to transfer contacts from Android to Android via Google Account Sync?

Nearly all Android phones come with pre-enabled Google services, which includes synced Youtube, Drive, Google News, Calendar and mobile Contacts, But if there seems to be an issue with the sync, here is how how to make sure that all your contacts are protected. 

How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?
  • Start by opening the Settings menu on your old phone, scroll down, and click on the Accounts button.
  • Here you will reach the sync data menu, now tap the Google.
  • This will bring your Google account or accounts that are currently synced with the device in hand. 
  • Tap on the sync account and tick the toggle of the Contacts, the device will automatically sync the contacts.  

Now to be perfectly sure that the contacts are synced with the account follow the steps below.

How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?
  • Open your Gmail account and tap on the Google apps icon.
  • Now scroll-over where it says Contacts and tap on the button.
  • A new tab will open up, and you can see all your contacts there. 

Now here’s how you can retrieve your backed-up Contacts on new as well as an old device via Google account.

How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?
  • Open the settings menu of your device and find the accounts button and tap it.
  • Now scroll down to the end of the new tab and hit the Add account key.
  • On the following window, go to Google.
How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?
  • Now Sign-in with your Google account.
  • After completing the log-in formalities, head back to the settings menu and then click accounts > google and it will bring you to the newly registered account. 
  • Tap on it and then turn the Contacts toggle on, the process will sync the contacts automatically to your device, and you are good to go.  

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How to restore contacts Manually on Android?

If by some default you are unable to access your google services, or maybe you want to keep another backup record, this alternative will help you make .vcf file that can be transferred to new a device via USB or cloud server.

Here is how it is done, but before that don’t forget to Download Google contacts app if it’s not pre-loaded on your phone.

How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?
  • Open the Google contacts app and click the hamburger icon on the top-left corner of the screen.
  • On the drop-down menu, click the Setting button and then Export option.
How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?
  • From here choose the account where you want to keep the .vcf file and then click the Export to .vcf file.
  • Now hit the Save button to save the file.

Here is how you can retrieve the .vcf file using Google contacts app.

How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?
  • Open the Google contacts app and click the hamburger icon on the top-left corner of the screen.
  • On the drop-down menu, click the Setting button and then Import option.
How to transfer contacts from Android to Android?
  • Select the .vsf file in the pop-up window.
  • From the new tab, pick the account where you want to import the file.

This way your contacts will always be protected, and you can connect with them easily.

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