Ultimate Guide on How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android
Due to its prominent functions and reasonable prices, more and more people are attracted by Android phone and it is not strange to see a person who is using two Android phones for business or replacement. And once you have two mobile phones, it is inevitable that you need to transfer some files between two devices, especially the contacts information. Then you may wonder- how to transfer contacts from Android to Android? Just see here! In this article, we'll show you several different ways to achieve the goal.
- Method 1. Transfer Contacts between Android Devices with Phone Transfer Program
- Method 2. Sync Contacts between Two Android Phones with Android Assistant
- Method 3. Complete the Android Phone Transfer via Google Account
- Method 4. Transfer Contacts from Android to Android Manually- Using SIM Card
- Method 5. Use Bluetooth to Move the Contacts
Under this method, you need a third party tool as your assistant - MobiKin Transfer for Mobile. With it, you can simply connect two phones to the computer, and transfer contacts between the connected devices with one click. What's more, this Android Contacts Transfer also can help users to transfer data like apps, photos, videos, music, etc. between Android devices without restrictions. Now, just click the below icon to have a free trial on this powerful program by yourself!
Step 1. Launch the Program on Your Windows Computer
After installing and launching the transfer program on your personal computer, you'll see an interface like below. There are several options for your reference. You can select the mode according to your own needs, and here you're strongly recommended to choose the mode of "Phone to Phone Transfer".
Step 2. Link Two Android Phones to PC
Now, you can connect both two Android phones to computer via its own USB cable at the same time, then the program will detect the devices automatically. Generally speaking, the two Android phones will be in two areas.
Step 3. Select Your Needed Data and Begin to Copy
Mark the "Contacts" option in the middle of the panel, and then click the transferring icons with a arrow in the middle panel to begin the process. Here, you're allowed to check the detailed process in the program and you can end the transferring anytime you like.
If you have ever used an assistant program like MobiKin Assistant for Android to manage your Android data on desktop computer, then you must have noticed that this kind of program allows users to backup contacts from Android device to computer and restore these backup files to Android phone again, right? So, why don't you transfer contacts between two Android phones with this program? Sounds great, right? Now, you can try this program by yourself, but if your file manager tool have no function of restoring, you can take the recommended MobiKin program as your assistant and follow the below steps to reach your goal.
Step 1. Make Your Phone Be Recognized
Connect the original Android phone to the computer, and make it be recognized by the program. Here, you should open USB debugging by following the below steps:
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".
Step 2. Export Android Contacts to PC
When the device is recognized, you'll get an interface like below. All data on the Android phone have been displayed in categories. Here, you can click "Contacts" option and tick the contacts you wish to transfer, then hit "Export" button to save them on your computer.
Step 3. Import the Exported Contacts to the New Android
Pull out the connected Android phone and link another phone to the computer with USB cable. Here, you need to repeat the step 1 to make your phone be recognized by the program. After that, just enter the "Contacts" category and hit "Import" button to import the exported backup file to the Android phone directly.
Here is also a video tutorial about how to perform the MobiKin Android Assistant for your reference:
Have you ever sync your Android data with Google account for making a backup? If you have, you must know that these backed up files are able to be restored back to the device. So in this case, why don't you try to sync the contacts on the original Android phone to Google Drive and then restore them to another device? Let's make an attempt together!
Step 1. Add Your Google Account to Your Old Android Phone
First of all, you need to add the Google account to your old phone: navigate to "Settings"> "Accounts and Sync"> "Add Account" and then select "Google" from the listed email boxes. After that, you can sign in your Gmail account with password. Supposed that you don't have an account yet, you need to "Create a New Account" first.
Step 2. Sync Contacts to Gmail Account
Now you need to turn on the feature "Sync Contacts" to sync the contacts on your phone to the Gmail account.
Step 3. Sync the Contacts to New Android
Next, you should repeat the Step 1 to add the same Gmail account to another Android phone. Then you need to tap on the Gmail account on the new phone and click "Sync" to transfer the contacts in Gmail to the new Android device.
SIM card is also a good way to transfer contacts actually. Since the SIM card is removable, you can save the contacts in the card and then plug it into the phone you plan to use to easily move the information. Compared with other means, this method would be more convenient- you just need to take out the SIM card from the original Android and then insert it into the new phone:
Step 1. Export the Contacts to SIM Card
If you have not saved the contacts to your SIM card beforehand, you need to export them to the card first. To complete that, you can click "Contacts"> "More"> "Manage Contacts"> "Import/Export" to move your contacts to SIM card.
Step 2. Insert the Card to Another Android Phone
The next step is to pluck out your SIM card from the old phone and then insert it into the new phone. Then you need to go to "Contacts"> "More"> "Manage Contacts"> "Import/Export" again and choose the option "Import from SIM Card" in the window to move the contacts to the new device.
When you import or export contacts to SIM card, have you noticed that there is an option "Share namecard via" in the Import/Export contacts window? This is an available way to sync the contacts actually. This inbuilt feature allows you to migrate the contacts via Bluetooth, email, Gmail, messaging and Wi-fi direct. You can choose one of them to share your contacts freely. But here we would recommend you to perform the transferring process via Bluetooth.
Here is how to use Bluetooth to migrate the contacts:
Step 1. Turn on Bluetooth on Both Android Phones
The first thing you need to do is to enable Bluetooth on both your Android devices.
Step 2. Open the Import/Export Contacts Menu
After that, you ought to enter the "Contacts" application and then open the menu and choose the option "Import/Export". After that, a window will pop up on the screen. In this window, you can tap on "Share namecard via".
Step 3. Share Contacts via Bluetooth
Now you can click the "Select all" option and tap on "Bluetooth" to select the device to which you want to send the contacts. Next, you should accept the Bluetooth authorization request on the receiving device. This will start the transferring process.
These are the common ways to transfer contacts from Android to Android. You can select one of them to easily migrate your contacts. If you have any problem about the tutorial above or have any better method to perform the transmission, please leave a comment below to let us know.