How to transfer contacts data from Android


Considering that a number of users using Android phone is still growing, more and more people find themselves in need of backup or synchronize contacts with other devices. For these purposes there is a simple solution, which we've prepared this tutorial for. Alternatively you can visit our video guide on our YouTube channel.

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How to start?

You need an Android phone version 2.2 (Froyo and higer e.q. 2.2.1, 2.2.2), 2.3 (Gingerbread and higher e.q. 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.6, 2.3.7), 3.0.1 (Honeycomb and higher e.q. 3.1, 3.2, 3.2.1), 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwitch and higher 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3), 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or 4.4 (KitKat) include tablets. Let us just remind you, that for now PhoneCopy for Android only transfers contacts. The list of all officially supported devices is here.

Backup contacts from your Android

Download PhoneCopy for Android to your Android phone (VERSION 2.2 and higher ONLY), which you can download free of charge. If you are using older application than v2.0.11 please check older instructions. After downloading and installation, go through following steps.

Press the button Synchronize Press the button Creat new account. If you have an account, press the button Use existing account.

If you have an account, type your username and password like in the left picture. If you don't have an account, create new one like in the right picture. If you have an account, type your username and password and press the button login. Type in your username, pasword and everything,what is necessary and press the button Create account If you want to transfer your contacts from your device into server, choose This device --> server. If you want to transfer your contacts fron server into your device, choose Server --> device, or you can choose Combine both.

Now you can start the first synchronization. You will see a red button "Agree and continue", what you presss . Now, you see the synchronization.

Press the button ok.

Now you have all your contacts synchronized on PhoneCopy and you can edit your contacts in your online account. PhoneCopy can also be used as a regular synchronization service, should you lose your phone or the stored data, or if you just run out of battery and you need to see your contacts online. Also, on your online account, you will see full history of your contacts, as well as the data that you've deleted in between the synchronizations. You can find them in an archvie from where you can restore them. And if this is still not enough of a backup for you, you can download a .CSV file, that you can store in your computer