How to synchronize contacts from PhoneCopy to device with Linux


We have prepared simple guideline for users to help them transfer contacts from PhoneCopy service to a Linux machine in vCARD format (.vcf files).

More useful guidelines can be found in our How to list.

How to start?

You will need:

  1. existing user account at
  2. contacts uploaded in your user profile at, e.g. transferred from another device
  3. computer with Linux operating system with PhoneCopy for Linux app installed
  4. (empty) directory for vCard files (.vcf)

How to install PhoneCopy for Linux

Download installation package or tar achive here. Distribution packages solve dependencies automatically. Otherwise, you will need to install all required libraries manually. See the README file in tar.gz archive.

Backing up contacts from your device with Linux operating system to PhoneCopy service

After the installation of PhoneCopy for Linux, run the application using phonecopy command.

Click the Options button to set user credentials and preferences.


Fill in the username and password of your account. Pick the directory with stored vCard files. Click OK button.


Run the transfer using the Synchronize button in the main window.


Wait for the end of the synchronization and exit the program using the Exit button.



After successful synchronization, the contacts from PhoneCopy service are backed up as vCard (.vcf) files in your PC with Linux operating system.

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