How to Backup and Restore Contacts on Android Phone/Tablet [3 Methods]

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Summary: How to back up contacts on Android phone? How to restore contacts if you accidentally deleted them on your Android phone? Here this article is going to share with you several methods on backing up and restoring contacts on Android phone. Let's see how to make it.

For most of young people nowadays, backing up phone data has become a daily habit, especially for those who love to frequently root or change the mobile phones. There is no doubt that contacts is one of the most important phone data on Android phone. With the contacts backup & restore function for Android, you will no longer need to worry about data loss.

You might have known that how important the data security and data backup is in the information age, if your information is lost, it is not only a loss of time, but also a loss of spirit and money. So let's check several ways to backup and restore contacts on Android phone step by step.

Method 1. How to Backup and Restore Android Contacts with 1-Click

The effective way to back up and restore contacts on Android phone is to rely on a professional third-party tool, such as the high-rated Android Assistant (Windows/Mac). As for the Android Assistant's contact backup and restore function, you can:

> Back up contacts from Android to PC or Mac so that you can manage Android contacts on PC/Mac;
> Restore contacts from computer to any Android phone;
> Selectively or wholly transfer contacts from/to Android device;
> Preview and edit contact information for every contact on Android, such as phone number, email, address, contact group, etc.
> Export Android contacts to HTML, BAK, XML, VCF, TEXT formats; import contacts in VCF, BAK, JSON, XML formats.

What's more, you can send messages to your friends with Android Assistant as well. And this program is fully compatible with almost all Android devices in different models, including but not limited to Samsung, Huawei, Sony, HTC, ZTE, LG, Motorola, Xiaomi, OPPO, Meizu and more.

Now, free download the trail version and help you backup and restore contacts on Android phone with ease.

Now, please check the 2 tutorials on how to back up and restore Android contacts with Android Assistant. Note: If you need to transfer contacts from Android to Mac, please perform the Mac version of the program and refer to the same steps as below, too.

1. To effectively backup and restore Android contacts with one click, please see the following steps.

Step 1. Make your Android phone recognized by the program.

Launch the program after installation, and connect your Android phone to computer via a USB cable. Later, please enable USB debugging mode on your Android phone if it is the first time you connect your Android phone to this program. Simple follow the steps as it prompts.

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When the program successfully detects your device, you might see the primary interface of the program as below.

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Step 2. Back up all contacts on Android to PC with 1-click.

Go to "Super Toolkit" section and click "Backup" button; make sure your device is selected and choose "Contacts" and other desired contents; click "Browse" button to choose the desired location to save the Android contacts backup on your computer, and click "Back Up" button yo start backing up Android contacts to computer.

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Step 3. Restore all contacts from computer to Android with 1-click.

When you need to restore Android contacts, please click "Restore" button on Supper Toolkit, make sure your phone is selected and choose a backup file that you have backed up, and then choose "Contacts" for recovery. If needed, please click "Clear data before restoring" option. Finally, hit "Restore" button to start restoring contacts from backup to Android right away.

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See also: How to Transfer vCard (.vcf) to Android Phone?

(2) What if you need to backup and restore selected one or multiple contacts on Android? The Android Assistant can also meet your requirement.

To selectively back up Android contacts to computer:

> On the primary interface, please click "Contacts" > "All Contacts" tab on the left panel, which will allow you to view all contacts and contact info on your Android phone.
> Simply choose the contacts you want to back up by ticking them off.
> Click "Export" button and choose an output format to start transferring Android contacts to computer.

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To selectively recover Android contacts from computer:

> Go to "Contacts" > "All Contacts" on the primary interface of the program;
> Click "Import" button and choose an import format to choose contact file from computer to start restoring.

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Method 2. How to Backup and Restore via Google Account Directly

Using Google account could be an easy way to backup and restore contacts on Android phone. With this way, all contacts will be merged with your Google account, and each time you link your Gmail account to your new phone, those contacts will be automatically restored. Now, please follow the instructions below to back up and restore your contacts with your Google Account.

Notice: Some steps below only work on Android 8.0 and above, please make sure your device is supported.

To back up your Android contacts with Google account:

Step 1. Please open the Contacts app on your Android phone, tap "More" > "Settings" > "Move device contacts to" option.

Step 2. On the next screen, please select your Google account from the list it provides. If you don't have Google account, please create one beforehand. Then all of your contacts will be backed up to your Google account.

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Or you can also go to "Settings" > "Accounts" > "Google" > "Sync Contacts" on Android phone to sync Android contacts to your Google account. If you don't have a Google account, please tap "Add account" button on Accounts page to create a new one.

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To restore your Android contacts with Google account:

It is very easy to recover Android contacts with Google account, you only need to link your Gmail account to your new Android phone, and all contacts will be automatically updated.

You can also sign into your Gmail account on computer so as to check all backed up Android contacts on computer as well.

See also: Easy Way to Print Contacts from Android Phones

Method 3. How to Back Up and Restore Contacts via Android SD Card or Dropbox

If you want to create a backup for Android contacts to SD card or your Dropbox account, and also restore backups from SD card or your Dropbox account, there is a way for you, too. Now, please refer to the following steps to back up and restore Android contacts.

To backup Android contacts to SD card or Dropbox:

Step 1. Download and install Syncios app from Google Play Store.

Step 2. Open the app and go to "Tools" > "New Backup" to move to the next screen,

Step 3. Check "Contact" option and tap "Backup to" button on the left top. From the pop-up window, please choose the location you want to store the backup, either "SD Card" or "Dropbox".
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To restore Android contacts from SD card or Dropbox:

Step 1. Open the app on your Android phone, which you have backed up your contacts with the app.

Step 2. On the primary interface, please tap "Tools" > "Restore" buttons to restore backups.

Step 3. Choose a backup from the backup list for restore.

Step 4. Tick off "Contact" option and tap "Restore" button on the top to start restoring contacts on Android.
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Now, you have 3 different ways to backup and restore contacts on Android phone, please choose your favorite one to help you out. If you have any problems or questions about the steps or the software, please don't hesitate to leave your comment and let us know, we will try to solve your problems as soon as possible. By the way, personally I think that the Android Assistant is the most functional for contacts and the other Android files, I believe you would like to have a try.

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