Transfer Contacts from Samsung Galaxy to PC/Mac
As the communications technology matures, mobile operators in order to occupy the market, continuously introduce many innovative and powerful mobile phones to attract customers. In this situation, Samsung Galaxy series including Samsung Galaxy S2/S3/S4/S5, Galaxy Note 2/3/4, is quickly released and occupied the Android smart phone market in recent years. From some aspects, a smart phone even can be comparable with the computer, so it is quite common to find people use a phone rather that a computer to surf on the Internet. And it is also frequently used to contact your family or friends in the daily life. All in all, your Samsung Galaxy phone has the high risk of being attacked by various viruses, which maybe delete the data stored in the cell phone, then you need to transfer contacts from Samsung to computer for backup.
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Undoubtedly, once you've found something important have been taken away by the malicious virus, you will be driven mad, especially when the contacts list are disappeared without backup. Needless to say too much, we all know the importance of the contact list on your phone, so, to prevent the huge disaster caused by the accidental contact information lost, the best choice is to transfer contacts from your Samsung Galaxy phone to computer for backup. But the problem here is how to reach it? As is known to all that contacts are always stored in the phone's internal flash card and the SIM card, and due to the limitation of SIM card, almost all contacts info are saved in the phone's internal flash card, and it is forbidden to access on the computer via a simple USB cable. Therefore, if you wish to backup Samsung Galaxy contacts to PC or Mac, you'd better to find a tool like MobiKin Samsung Contacts Transfer or Samsung Contacts Transfer for Mac as your daily assistant.
This program will let you export and save contacts info like phone number, name, etc. from Samsung Galaxy Note or S series to desktop computer as CSV format, so that you can view, add/delete or edit the number on the computer without any limitation. What's more, the program can works well as a Samsung Contacts Manager tool, which allows you to directly control the Samsung contacts list via the desktop PC, such as add a new number into your phone, delete any unnecessary contact, and so on. And it can manage other files like messages, apps, music, photo, etc. on your phone with one simple click.
In the following contents, you can get the free trial version of the powerful Samsung Contacts Assistant software for Windows or Mac respectively. And then you can try to backup your own contacts from now on.
Steps to Transferring Contacts from Samsung Galaxy to Computer or Mac
Firstly, run the software and connect your Samsung phone to the computer with a USB cable. Then, the phone can be identified by this program automatically. The parameter information of your phone, including the phone model, system version and storage space size will be shown in the main interface.
If it fails to do this, you are required to enable USB debugging on your device like this:
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".
For more details about how to enable USB debugging, you can click the link.
Secondly, click the "Contacts" on the left side for previewing the whole contact list in the program just like below:
Go through and mark all number you wish to backup, and then click "Export" to export and save the selected number to your computer as CSV format very well. Above is the whole settings of transferring contacts from Samsung Galaxy to computer, if you wish to handle it on your Mac computer, you can get the Mac version and copy contacts from Samsung Galaxy to Mac by yourself.
Attention: If you wish to transfer contacts from your desktop computer to Samsung devices, you can directly hit the "Import" button to load the available contacts to your device easily. But you should be noted that this assistant program only allows you to import contacts backups in specific formats. So if your contacts backups in other formats, you can take the below program as your consideration.
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We have to admit that MobiKin Assistant for Android is an ideal management tool for Android users, but it also has their own defects, such as system limited, formats limited, and so on. Thus, another reliable yet powerful Mobile Phone Backup & Restore program is recommended here. Obviously, this tool is not only a simple Android manager, it is an all-round solution for all kinds of mobile phone users. It supports almost all popular mobile phones on the market, including Android, iOS, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows OS, etc. Below are the basic functions that you may interested in:
- Backup the whole contents of your Android, iPhone, Windows, Nokia, etc. phone to computer and restore it to the device with one click;
- Restore your needed data from different backups, such as iCloud, iTunes, Kies, OneDrive, BlackBerry, and so on;
- Transfer data between different devices with 1 simple click;
- Erase your old phone completely before reselling, donating or sending the device to anyone you like;