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Tips to Sync Skype and Facebook Contacts to Android Smart Phone

2015-09-02 15:17:17/Posted by Alleny Gavinto Android Backup Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Skype and Facebook have made a great difference in people's everyday life.

Skype is a video chatting service that you can download to your Android cell phone or computer allowing you to talk with people face to face via any device that has an Internet connection. For instance, if you need to communicate with loved ones or business contacts from afar, Skype can help you connect with them.

Facebook, as one of the first social networks to become popular on a global scale, it has some features to help users find and communicate with their friends on the Internet easily. On the main page of Facebook, you can search and "friend" other users that you know to reconnect with old friends or forge new connections with acquaintances you just met. You can add contacts on your profile to make others see clearly and contact with you.

But here is a question. What if you want to sync the contacts on Skype and Facebook with your own Android cell phone? Is it difficult to operate? Not at all. This page will show you the free tricks to copy contacts list from Skype and Facebook to your cell phone quickly and easily. Now let's move to the instructions directly. 

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Part 1. How to Transfer Skype and Facebook Contacts to Android Phone

1. Sync Skype Contacts to Android Phone

We will show the instructions to sync Skype contacts to your Android cell phone in several steps.

Step 1. Enter Skype and Sign In

First, run Skype on your Android cell phone and sign in with your username and password.


Step 2. Enter the "Settings"

If you signed in before, just tick the "Sign in automatically" to continue. Then go to the "Settings" option.


Step 3. Enter and Sync Skype Contacts

Under the "General settings" interface, click "Sync Contacts" button, then you'll see three options below - Sync all: Add people from my Skype Contact list to my address book contacts, Sync with existing contacts: Only sync people from my Skype Contact list with those already in my address book contacts, Don't sync: Don't share people from my Skype Contact list with other applications. Now you can select "Sync all" and click "Continue" to import all your contacts on Skype to your address book of your Android cell phone.


If you don’t have Skype on your Android cell phone and only has it installed on your PC, you can also manage to sync the contacts. First, run the Skype program, and click "Contacts" on the menu. Then you'll see options under the folder. Click "Advanced" and "Backup Contacts to File" by saving the details as vCard format on your computer. Then you can connect your Android cell phone to the computer via USB cable and sync the vCard to your device. Now you'll have the Skype contact list saved to your Android phone successfully.

Note: Check the picture on the right side about the clear instructions.


2. Sync Facebook Contacts to Android Phone

Similar to the method of syncing Skype contacts, the instructions about how to sync Facebook contacts to Android cell phone are almost the same.

1. Sign in Facebook on your Android phone.

2. Select "Settings" option and choose the "Sync Contacts".

3. Choose "Sync all" to transfer all the Facebook contacts contents to your Android cell phone.


Note: For iPhone users, you can go to here to learn how to sync Facebook contacts to iPhone devices.

Part 2. Sync Contacts from Android Phone to PC/Mac ?

Now that you have got the skills to sync Skype and Facebook contacts to your Android smart phone, we would like to introduce another powerful contacts assistant to you: MobiKin Contacts Transfer (Windows & Mac)With it, all your contacts on the Android phone can be copied to your personal computer.

Step 1. Enable the USB Debugging

Link your Android cell phone to the computer via its USB cable and then enable the USB debugging. After that, click "USB debugging opened" and "Next" to install the USB driver on the computer.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Go to "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Go to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Go to "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".


Step 2. Preview the Files on Your Android Smart Phone

Then the software will start scanning the files on your smart phone and the information of it will be displayed on the main interface as the window beside shows.


Step 3. Choose the "Contacts" and Start Syncing

Select the "Contact" file and preview the details on the right panel, tick those you want to sync and hit "Export" to transfer them on the computer.


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