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Simple Solution to Export Android Contacts to VCF Files

2015-09-02 10:19:21/Posted by Alleny Gavinto Android Backup Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

"I want to move the contacts on my Sony phone to my computer for better management but I don't know how. I got two many numbers in my contacts list. So I'm wondering you guys may have some good ideas on this. That's why I come to this forum, hoping you can enlighten me. I'd be grateful if you give me some suggestions 'cause this really matters to me. Thank again."

You may not be so sure what the definition of VCF is. To be brief, vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards. vCards are often attached to e-mail messages, but can be exchanged in other ways, such as on the World Wide Web or instant messaging. They can contain name and address information, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, URLs, logos, photographs, and audio clips, according to Wikipedia. There are lots of programs on the market that can help you export Android contacts to VCF, but after comparisons, the powerful MobiKin Android Contacts Transfer (Windows & Mac) software is what users really need. With this program, you are able to export Android contacts to VCF file and save it on your computer. What's more, you can add, delete or edit the contacts as you wish. Besides, the software empowers you to transfer apps, music, videos, photos and files and more between Android devices and PC or Mac. Now you can download either the Windows version or the Mac version to your computer and begin to export Android contacts to VCF by following the instructions in the second part.

Specifications to Extract Android Contacts to VCF File on PC

After installing the software on your computer, you can follow the steps to export Android contacts to VCF file.

Step 1. Enable USB Debugging

Connect your Android phone to the computer with USB cable and launch the program. Then enable USB debugging as follows.
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

Tick "USB debugging opened" and click "Next" to install USB driver on your computer then.


Step 2. Preview the Data of Your Android Device

When the detection finishes, you'll see a window like this. You can preview the information of your Android phone clearly.


Step 3. Export Android Contacts to VCF

Select the "Contacts" folder on the left column. Then you can tick the specific items and click "Export" to export Android contacts to VCF file and save them on your PC. In addition, you can also add, delete or edit the contacts on the computer freely.



Tips: After you exported Android contacts to VCF file, you can transfer other files like music, photos, apps and text messages, etc. at will with this program. Now you can give it a try.

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