How to transfer contacts from Android to new Android phone

When you change your phone, you can transfer contacts from Android to new Android phone by using different methods as given below.

Transfer contacts from Android to new Android phone

Since most Android phones come with Google services pre-installed, in most cases the contact details are likely to be available in the Gmail account associated with the device.

If you also have the option to sync contacts between devices enabled, all your contacts will be instantly available on your new Android phone as soon as you log into your new device with your Gmail account.

If your Android phone does not have Google services (Chinese origin), you can use vCard to transfer contacts to new Android phone.

1. Transfer contacts to new Android phone with Google account

The easiest way to transfer contacts to a new Android phone is to use the sync feature available in your Google account.

1. Open settings > scroll down and tap accounts.

tab

2. On the Accounts screen, tap Google.

Google tab on Android accounts screen

3. On the next screen, tap yours Gmail account.

Gmail Account on Android Phone

4. On the sync screen, make sure it is contacts is switched on.

Sync contacts option in Gmail

Once you turn on Contacts from the sync screen, all your existing contacts will be synced to your Google account.

5. Start yours now New android phone and you will be asked to provide your Google account information. Once you log in with your Google user account All your contacts are available on your new Android phone.

If you are using a different Gmail account on your new Android phone, you can either add the Gmail account to your new phone by going to settings > accounts > Add account or use other methods as given below.

2. Transfer contacts to new Android phone with vCard

With the Contacts app on your Android phone, you can backup contacts to a .vcf file and send the file via email, WhatsApp, Skype and other methods.

1. open that contacts App on your Android phone.

2. Next, tap the menu icon > import export option in the drop down menu.

Import and export option in Android Contacts app

3. Tap on the pop-up Export to .vcf file Possibility.

Option to import and export contacts on Android phone

4. On the next screen, you can rename the Contacts.vcf file (if necessary) and tap SAVE UP.

Save the contacts file to the Android phone

5. Now open the Downloads folders on your Android phone.

Open the Downloads folder on the Android phone

6. Once in the downloads folder, select the downloaded one Contacts.vcf file and tap the share icon.

Share icon on Android download screen

7. Select in the pop-up window gmailWhatsapp, messages or other methods to send the contact file.

Share the contact from the options on the Android phone

8th. If you choose Gmail, you can email the contacts file to yourself.

Email contact file to yourself

In any case, make sure that the contacts file is received on your new Android phone.

9. Now open the Contacts app on your new Android phone > tap menu icon > import export.

Import and export option in Android Contacts app

10 Tap on the pop-up Import from .vcf file Possibility.

Option to import and export contacts on Android phone

11. On the next screen, navigate to the .vcf file from your old Android phone and open the file by tapping on it.

Android contacts VCF file on download screen

12. You will see a pop-up window with the option to save imported contacts phone or to Gmail account on your new device.

Save imported contacts to phone or gmail option on android

Choosing any of the above options will transfer contacts to your new Android phone.

3. Transfer contacts to new Android phone with Bluetooth

Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both phones (settings > Bluetooth > toggle ON Bluetooth), keep the phones close to each other and follow the steps below to transfer contacts to new Android phone.

1. open that contacts App on your Android phone.

2. Next, tap the menu icon and tap import export option in the drop down menu.

Import and export option in Android Contacts app

3. Tap on the pop-up Share all contacts option and this saves all your contacts in a .vcf file.

Option to import and export contacts on Android phone

4. Once the VCF file is saved, open it notifications and tap Export contacts complete.

Downloaded contact file notification on android phone

5. In the pop-up that appears, tap Bluetooth.

Share contacts via Bluetooth on an Android phone

6. On the next screen, tap yours New android phone.

Select the Bluetooth device to transfer files to

7. Now accept the file transfer request on your new Android phone and tap Accept.

Accept file transfer request on Android phone

8th. Next open notifications on your new Android phone and tap .vcf file.

Download the file to the Android phone

If your new phone is made by Samsung, all of your contacts should be automatically transferred to the Contacts app and the .vcf file will be deleted.

Open on other Android phones Contacts app > tap the menu icon > import export.

Import and export option in Android Contacts app

9. Tap on the pop-up Import from .vcf file Possibility.

Option to import and export contacts on Android phone

10 On the next screen, navigate to the .vcf file from your old Android phone and open the file by tapping on it.

Android contacts VCF file on download screen

11. On the next screen you will see the options to save imported contacts phone or to you Google user account on the new Android phone.

Save imported contacts to phone or gmail option on android

Tapping any of the above options will transfer contacts to your new Android phone

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