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Whether you are upgrading your phone to a newer model or just trying out a new phone, transferring all your contact details from one to another can be a drag. Without your contacts, it can be hard to text your friends or give them a call, especially if there’s no internet. So knowing how to transfer contacts from android to android can come in handy.
There are several ways to do this, and it all depends on whether you have your contacts backed up to the cloud or not. If your contacts are synced to your Google account, then then the process is pretty easy. However, not everyone syncs their contacts and some older phones might not even have this option. In case you don’t want to use your Google account to sync your contacts for whatever reason, you can share your contacts using AirDroid Personal as well. Simply convert your contacts to a . VCF file and transfer it through the AirDroid app.
The easiest way to transfer contacts to a new android phone is to just log in to your Google Account. If your contacts are already synced, then it will automatically appear on your new phone as well.
But that’s not always the case. Some of you don’t sync your contacts and you might even want to use a new account for a new phone as well. Whatever the case, the same method doesn’t work for everyone. So let’s check out three different ways to transfer contacts android.
If you are shifting from an Android phone to a newer model and have all your contacts synced up and saved on your Google Account, then it’s pretty easy to transfer them all to a new phone. Here’s what you should do.
Maybe you want to use a new Google Account or transfer contacts from android to iPhone after setup. In case you don’t want to use your Google account to sync your contacts for whatever reason, you can share your contacts using AirDroid Personal as well. Simply convert your contacts to a .VCF file and transfer it through the AirDroid app.
If all your contacts are saved on your Sim card and not synched up to your Google Account, then simply put the sim card into your new phone should transfer all the contacts with it. This is the old-school way of transferring contacts, back when smartphones weren’t a thing. But this will only transfer the number and the names associated with the contact.
This method is not ideal because first of all, sim cards usually cannot store any more than 250 contacts. And even then they only store their names and numbers, you can’t store other details like their address or email or birthdays, etc. that you can save with smartphones and a Google account.
Smartphones have changed the game entirely. On your average Android, you can save more than hundreds of contacts and have a lot of details synched up to each contact. You can use your contacts to connect to their social media, to give you reminders of birthdays, anniversaries, special events, etc.
You will lose all of that data if you choose to save and transfer your contacts using only your sim card. So it’s best practice to save all your contacts information on the cloud with a Google Account.
If you are changing your phone because it died or was stolen, then you can’t use a file transferring app to transfer your contacts. In most cases, you would need both devices with you, working, to transfer between them. You can, however, simply login into your Google Account on your new phone and it should sync up your old contacts automatically.
This is why you should always back up your data to the cloud. In case your phone gets lost, you can still access your data and you won’t lose it. This not only goes for contacts but for photos and important documents as well.
In case your phone was stolen, then remember to log out of your Google Account on that device from a PC. This will prevent the other person from accessing your data and logging into your account. You can also use your AirDroid Personal account to track your phone if the location is on. This can help you track down the thief.
Whatever the reason may be that you are changing into a new phone, knowing how to transfer contacts from android to android is very useful. Most people will probably have to use this knowledge at some point in their lives. If you have a Google Account sync going on, then it’s really easy. But even if you don’t, using the AirDroid Personal app makes your life easier.