Ultimate Guide on How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android in 2019
More and more people are 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 from Android to Android with 1 Click
- Method 2. Sync Contacts from Android to A New Android Using Gmail
- Method 3. Send All of Contacts from Android to Android via A VCF File
- Method 4. Transfer Contacts from Android to Android Manually via SIM Card
- Method 5. Move Contacts from Android to Android with Bluetooth
- Method 6. Transfer Contacts from Android to Android Using App
Under this method, you need a third party tool as your assistant - MobiKin Transfer for Mobile (Win/Mac). With it, you can simply connect two phones to the computer, and transfer contacts from Android to Android 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!
To transfer contacts from an old Android device to a new one with 1 click, you need to connect the two Android phones to your PC via USB cables. Then enable USB debugging. Next, tick on the "Contacts" and other files that you wanted, click "Start Copy" to move them from your old Android phone to the new one. Here are the detailed steps:
Step 1. Connect your Android devices to PC with USB cables
After downloading the program, please launch the program. You can see the interface as bellow to let you connect your Android devices to the computer, just go with it to connect your Android devices to the computer at the same time with USB cables.
Step 2. Enable USB debugging on your Android devices
Once connected your Android devices to the computer, you are required to enable USB debugging on your Android phones.
Step 3. Select the contacts to transfer from Android to Android
Mark the "Contacts" option and other files you need to transfer to your new Android in the middle of the panel, then click "Start Copy". After that, all the contacts are transferred from your old Android to the new one.
(2) Or if you like to transfer contacts from Android to the computer, you can read this article.
Here are two ways to sync contacts from Android to Android via Gmail. One is to sync the contacts from a Google backup, which we would show you in this part. And another way is to send the contacts as a vcf file to Gmail/Email. We'll talk about the second way in the next part.
Here are the steps to sync contacts from Android to Android Using Gmail/Google Backup:
Step 1. On your old Android phone, add a Google account.
Please go to "Settings" > "Accounts" > "Add Account" > select "Google" > go with the prompts to sign in your Gmail account. If you don't have an account yet, you need to create one at first.
Please go to "Settings" > "Accounts" > "Google" > turn on "Sync Contacts" and other files you wanted on your old Android phone.
Step 3. Sync the contacts to the new Android phone.
You need to add a Google account on your new Android phone. Then go to "Settings" > "Accounts" > "Google" > select "Contacts" from the list of the Google backups > click "Sync Now" to transfer contacts from your old Android to the new one now.
Syncing contacts from a Google Backup to the new Android device may take a long time if you have thousands of contacts on your old Android device. However, sending all of your contacts as an Email attachment from Android to Android would be faster.
Step 1. On your old Android phone, please go to the "Contacts" app > tap on the three-line menu button > tap "Manage contacts". These buttons may be slightly different on some devices.
Step 2. Tap on "Import/Export contacts" > choose "Export" all of your contacts from your phone as VCard file (vcf) to internal storage/SIM card. The file is named as "Contacts.vcf" by default.
Step 3. Then you need to find out the vcf file on your phone with a file finder.
Step 4. Email it as a vcf file attachment to your new Android phone. The left thing is to sync contacts from Gmail to your new Android phone.
Step 5. Log in the Gmail/Email account on your new Android device and download the vcf file.
Step 6. Open the "Contacts" app on your new Android device. Please tap on "Settings"/the tree-line menu button > "Manage contacts".
Step 7. Tap on "Import/Export contacts" > "Import vcf file" > select the vcf file that you downloaded from the Email just now > tap on "OK" to transfer contacts from your old Android to the new one.
CSV is an alternative import/export contacts format, you can learn about this format in:
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 transfer contacts from Android to Android.
- On your source Android device, please open the "Contacts" app.
- Tap on "Settings"/the tree-line menu.
- Tap on "Manage contacts".
- Choose the "Import/Export contacts" option.
- Click "Export contacts".
- Select to export to a SIM card.
- Take off the SIM card and insert it to your new Android phone.
- On the target Android device, navigate to find out the "Import/Export contacts" option.
- Select "Import from SIM Card".
In this process, you need to take off the SIM card from an Android device and insert it into another one. Compared with other means, this method would be more convenient. However, it has the risk to permanently lose all of the contacts and other files on your SIM card if it suffers physical damage. So it is a good idea to backup your contacts before the job.
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 from Android to Android via Bluetooth, email, Gmail, messaging and Wi-Fi Direct.
Here are the steps to move all the contacts from Android to Android with Bluetooth:
- Turn on "Bluetooth" on both Android phones.
- On your old Android phone, go to "Contacts" app.
- Open the menu and choose the option "Import/Export".
- Go with the on-screen prompts to tap on "Share namecard via".
- Click the "Select all".
- Choose "Bluetooth".
- Select the device to which you want to send the contacts.
- Accept the Bluetooth authorization request on the receiving device to start the transferring process.
Please be patient to wait for the contacts transferring from Android to Android. The speed of file transferring by Bluetooth is low. If you need to transfer a ton of contacts, we don't recommend using this way. In this case, using MobiKin Transfer for Mobile is much more effective for you.
There are many apps can be used to transfer contacts from Android to Android. Like SHAREit, T-Mobile Content Transfer, AT&T Mobile Transfer, and more. You can click this link to learn more about apps for transferring contacts and other files between Android phones (phone cloning).
There are also some apps developed for special Android phones. Such as Samsung Smart Switch, LG Mobile Switch (Sender), Mi Mover, HTC Transfer Tool, and more.
These apps are always easy to use by these common steps:
- Connect both of your Android devices to the same Wi-Fi.
- Launch the app on both of your Android phones.
- Select the target Android phone to receive the transferred contacts on the source Android phone.
- Pair your Android devices.
- Tick on the contacts and other files that you like to move to your new Android phone.
- Start to transfer contacts.
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.