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How to Transfer Contacts from Nexus 5 to PC

2015-09-01 17:58:44/Posted by Alleny Gavinto Android Backup Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

"I want to give away my Nexus 5 but I haven't decided which one to buy to replace the old one. But I guess I need to back up the important data like contacts on the computer first, so that when I get the new phone, I can import them to it. But I have no idea of how to export contacts from Nexus 5 to my computer. Would you help me on this? Thank you so much if you can give me some advice. By the way, my computer is Win7 64b."

Like the user above, you may encounter this situation too. So it's necessary to back up the basic yet crucial information on your Nexus 5 such as contacts. But most of people will fail to do this unless they have professional assistance. Unlike HTC, Samsung and Motorola, the Nexus smart phone doesn't have a customized program to manage the data on the device. Therefore, turning to a special third-party tool is the best option. Which software is the one that users can rely on? Keep reading and you'll find the answer to it.

The MobiKin Nexus Contacts Transfer (Windows/Mac) is the program we highly recommend. Not only can it allow you to export contacts from Nexus 5 to the computer as backup, but also you can transfer more data including music, photos, messages, files, videos and apps from Nexus to computer. Furthermore, you can import these files to the Nexus if needed. More than that, other devices running Android operating system such as Motorola, Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, HUAWEI and ZTE, etc. are compatible with the software. Now you can download a free trial version to begin the contacts transfer process.

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User Guide to Transfer Contacts List from Nexus 5 to Computer

Link your Nexus 5 to the computer and launch the program. Then follow the steps below to enable USB debugging. But if you have already opened USB debugging, you can skip this step.

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".


Now you can refresh the software to let it detect and scan your Nexus 5. When the detection is finished, you can see the information of the Nexus 5 will be displayed on the main interface like this.


To export contacts from Nexus 5 to computer, you need to select the "Contacts" folder on top of the menu and "All contacts" on the left panel. Then the phone numbers and names will be shown on the right panel. Just tick the contacts you want to transfer and click "Backup Contacts" to export and save them on your computer. Moreover, data like videos, apps, photos, messages and books and more can also be transferred from Nexus 5 to computer as backup in the same way.


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