5 Methods to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung

Welcomed by the majority of users, Samsung Galaxy S series have gained good reputation as well. To users' satisfaction, that Samsung Galaxy S10 has a more beautiful design, amazing display, stunning cameras, better speakers, and innovative fingerprint sensor features makes it a good replacement to the old Samsung Galaxy S9. And after you make the switch, there are some data that you should take into account, such as contacts. Without contacts, you can't keep in touch with the important ones, so the best way is to learn how to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung.

Part 1: How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung with One Click (Optimal!)

First of all, we suggest you use MobiKin Transfer for Mobile as the transferring tool. With it, you can easily transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung. In addition, text messages, call logs, videos, photos, music and apps can all be moved from Samsung to Samsung. Not only Android phones can be supported by the program, but also iOS devices are compatible with it too. So you don't have to worry about the contacts or other data once you change to any smart phone of them.

Key Features of Transfer for Mobile:

  • Smoothly transfer contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music and etc. from Samsung to new Samsung.
  • Be able to transfer data between Samsung, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Xiaomi, LG, iPhone, iPad and more.
  • Fully compatible with the latest iOS 12 and Android 10.0.
  • Fully compatible with Windows 10 and Mac 10.13.

How to operate the software exactly? Let's read on to see how to use Transfer for Mobile to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e/S9/S8/S7/S6, Note 9/8/7/6, A9/A8/A7/A6/A5, etc.

Steps to Copy Contacts between Samsung Devices by Using Transfer for Mobile

Step 1: Run the Transfer for Mobile

Click the Windows version above to install it on your computer because we'll illustrate this version for you. If you use a Mac, you can choose the Mac version. Then run the program and you will be required to link both of you Samsung Galaxy smart phones to the computer via USB cables.

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Step 2: Connect two Samsung phones to computer

Use two USB cables to connect your old and new Samsung phones to the computer. Once connected, the two Samsung devices will be detected by Transfer for Mobile, and displayed on the program interface side by side. All the transferable file types are listed in the middle.

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Step 3: Start contacts transfer between two Samsung phones

At last,tick "Contacts" and hit the "Start Copy" button to start transferring contacts from Samsung to Samsung. The transferring process will take a while depending on the numbers of contacts you have on your smart phone. When you finish the transmission, you can also move other data including text messages, call logs, videos, photos, music and apps between Samsung phones.


- When you need to manage your contacts on your Samsung phones, you can try Android contacts editor to make good arrangements of these numbers.

- Get Samsung Contacts Recovery to restore lost contacts from Samsung Galaxy to the computer.


Part 2: Samsung Transfer Contacts to Another Samsung Phone via Smart Switch

With the development of technology, you no longer need to use cables, you can transfer contacts from Samsung to another Samsung. With the Smart Switch software from Samsung, you can freely transfer messages, pictures, contacts, documents, text messages and other files between two Samsung devices over a local Wi-Fi network.

Step 1: Make sure that the two Samsung devices are on the same Wi-Fi network and that they are all equipped with the Smart Switch. You can download the Smart Switch from the Google Play Store and complete the installation.

Step 2: Open the Smart Switch application on both devices and make sure they are no more than 50 cm apart. Now you can create a connection by clicking the "CONNECT" button on the source Samsung device.

Step 3: Select "Contacts" in the list of file types listed, then click "SEND" to transfer these contacts to the target Samsung device.

Step 4: On the Samsung phone as the target device, you will receive a message prompting you to accept the transfer. Click okay to start the transfer process.

Step 5: After the transfer process is complete, you can click the "FINISH" button to exit and disconnect the device.

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Part 3: How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via Bluetooth

You can also transfer contacts from one Samsung phone to another using the traditional way - Bluetooth. The following are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Open the two Samsung phones and swipe down from the top to activate Bluetooth.

Step 2. The two devices must first be Bluetooth paired. In order to verify that the Bluetooth pairing is successful, you can select a small file on one of the devices and try to transfer to another device.

Step 3. Once you have determined that Bluetooth pairing is successful, you can navigate to "Apps" on the source Samsung phone and select "Contacts". You will see a list of all the contacts stored on your device.

Step 4. Check the checkbox in front of the contact list to select the contacts you want to transfer. Once the contact selection is complete, click the share icon that appears at the top of the window and select the Bluetooth icon in the available options.

Step 5. From the list of paired devices that appear, select target Samsung device. Then you will receive a message on the other Samsung device, prompting you to accept the transfer of contacts.

Step 6. Press OK on the target Samsung device to continue the transfer process. After waiting for the process to complete, you can turn off Bluetooth on both devices and view the transferred contacts on the target Samsung device.

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Part 4: How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Another Samsung with Google Backup

No one wants to transfer data every time you change your phone, which is a waste of time and effort. If you want to complete the transfer quickly and easily, you can use Google Backup to automatically transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung.

Step 1: First, all you need to do is log in to your Google account on your old Samsung phone. Go to the Settings menu, search for backup and reset modes, and make sure the Auto Backup Data and Auto Restore features are turned on.

Step 2: After syncing your contacts on your old phone, go to your new Samsung phone and click Settings > Accounts > Google, and sign in the same Google account on your old Samsung.

Step 3: On the Google Account screen of your new phone, open the "Sync Contacts" button. Wait a few seconds and all contacts will be automatically synced to your new phone.

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Part 5: How to Send Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via vCard File

A vCard file, also known as a .vcf file, is a file format standard for contact data. You can import and export contacts between different Samsung devices via vCard file. Below we will show you how to use vCard file to export contacts from Samsung to Samsung.

Step 1: On your old Samsung phone, open the "Contacts" app, go to the top right corner and click on "MORE" button, and select "Settings" from the pop-up menu. Then click on "Import/Export contacts" > "Export" > "Export to device storage".

send contacts from samsung to samsung via vcard file

Step 2: Connect two Samsung phones to your computer using the USB cable. Open your source Samsung on your computer file explorer, find the vCard file and copy & paste it to your target Samsung. Remember the address that pops up for storing this vCard file, then click OK.

Step 3: On the target Samsung mobile phone, go to the "Contacts" app, also click on the"MORE"button in the upper right corner, select "Settings" > "Import/Export contacts" > "Import" > "Import from device storage". In the pop-up "Save contact to" box, select "Device", then click OK in the "Select vCard file" box. Finally, select .vcf file and click OK to import the contact from the vCard file to the phone.


Although there are many other ways to transfer contacts from one Samsung smartphone to another, the above five methods are the most common ones. You can try each method and find the solution that you feel is the best. MobiKin Transfer for Mobile makes it easy to send contacts from Samsung to Samsung. In addition, you can move other data, such as messages, videos, music, photos, etc., between Android phones, Android and iPhone, or iPhone and iPhone. Try the software now and experience a convenient operation. If this guide is helpful, don't forget to share it with your friends.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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