Contact is the most important info we would like to transfer when switching phone. Transferring contacts is an easy task but it may still puzzle some of Samsung users nowadays. Hence, we update this topic in 2021 to show you the best 4 ways on how to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung.
Using Samsung Data Transfer is the easiest and the fastest way to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung. It allows you to transfer data from one device to another one directly by clicking once. By the way, you may transfer contacts from iPhone to Android and from iPhone to iPhone, too.
1) Transfer files from phone to phone with 1 click.
2) Allow users to select data.
3) 100% clean & safe, no data loss, no data will be leaked out.
4) Support multiple kinds of files on 4 modes.
Android to Android - contacts, call logs, text messages, photos, music, documents, videos, and apps.
Android to iOS - contacts and documents.
iOS to Android - contacts, text messages, books, music, videos, and photos.
iOS to iOS - contacts, notes, calendars, bookmarks, and books.
5) Great compatibility.
Supported Android devices - Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7/S6, Galaxy Note 9/Note 8, Galaxy A9/A8, LG, Sony, Google, Motorola, Huawei, HTC, Xiaomi and more.
Supported iOS devices - iPhone/iPad/iPod that running iOS 5 to iOS 12.
After free downloading the Samsung Data Transfer, you can follow the steps to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung. You need to connect your Samsung devices to PC, select "Contacts" and other files, then easily click "Start Copy" to activate the data transferring from the old Samsung phone to the new Galaxy.
Here are the details:
Step 1. Connect your Samsung phones to PC via USB cables.
You need to run the program and plug both your Samsung devices to the computer at the same time. Please enable USB debugging on your Samsung phones when it prompts.
Step 2. Correct the positions of two Samsung devices.
Make sure that the source Samsung device is on the left, and the receiving Galaxy is on the right. Otherwise, you can tap on "Flip" to change their positions.
Step 3. Select contacts and other files.
Select "Contacts" and other files that you like to transfer to your new Samsung phone on the middle panel. You can clear data on your target Samsung phone before copying if needed.
Step 4. Start to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung.
After the file selection, you can click "Start Copy" to activate the process. If you have thousands of contacts to move, you need to wait for a few minutes to complete the job.
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You can transfer all of the contacts from your old Samsung phone to the new Galaxy via Bluetooth. Bluetooth allows you to transfer files from Android to Android wirelessly. But the speed of data transferring is quite slow. If you just need to transfer a small number of contacts, you can use Bluetooth.
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Another way to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung wirelessly is to use Samsung Smart Switch mobile app. The app is pre-installed on some Samsung devices. If you do not have this app on your Samsung Galaxy, you can download it from the official website.
Here are the steps to sync contacts from Samsung to Samsung with Smart Switch.
Step 1. Launch Smart Switch on both your Samsung phones.
If you have downloaded the app, you can simply open it. If the app has been pre-installed on your Galaxy, you can go to the "Settings" > "Cloud and accounts" > "Smart Switch".
Step 2. Connect your Samsung devices to each other.
If the new Samsung Galaxy supports OTG function, you can choose to connect your Samsung devices via USB cable. Commonly, users like to transfer files via Wi-Fi, so they prefer to select transfer files wirelessly.
Step 3. Set your Samsung devices.
On your new Samsung Galaxy, you need to tap on "Receive" and select your old device as "Android". On your old Samsung phone, please click "Send".
Step 4. Choose contacts and other files from your old Samsung Galaxy.
On your old Samsung phone, select "Contacts" and other files that you want to move to your new phone.
Step 5. Start to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung.
After the data selection, on your old phone, please tap on "Send". And you need to confirm to accept the file on your new Samsung Galaxy by tapping on "Receive". Once done, the chosen contacts and other files will be transferred to your new Samsung Galaxy automatically.
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vCard file/vcf is a standard file format of contacts. You can send all of the contacts from Samsung to Samsung using a vCard file. To use this way, you need to export all of the contacts to a vCard file, then send this vCard file to your new Galaxy, next, import the vCard file to your new Samsung phone.
Complex steps are involved:
Step 1. On your old Samsung phone, please go to the "Contacts" app > tap on the "More" (the three-line/three-dot menu button) > "Manage Contacts" (some devices may need to find the similar feature from "More" > "Settings" > "Contacts").
Step 2. Click "Import/Export contacts" option.
Step 3. Confirm and export all of the contacts as a vCard file (vcf) to internal storage/SIM card. The file is named "Contacts.vcf" by default.
Step 4. Find out the "Contacts.vcf" file and then send it to your new Samsung phone. You can choose Bluetooth, NFC, or Email to transfer the file.
Step 5. Accept the vcf file on your new Samsung phone.
Step 6. On your new Galaxy, please go to the "Contacts" app and find the "Import/Export contacts" option.
Step 7. Select to import vCard file to the device.
Step 8. Tick on the vCard file that you received just now, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.
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These are the step by step guides on the top 4 ways to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung. Which one do you prefer to? Please leave your comments below. If you have transferred the contacts from Samsung to Samsung, share your experience with us.
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