How To Backup Android Contacts To An Iphone/Gmail/Sd Card/Computer


When you would be using a smartphone for storing contacts, you need to transfer them on a regular basis. So, to free up the internal memory, you should follow a step-by-step procedure. You can accomplish the task through tools or simple ways.

Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to Computer

Using Syncios Android Manager

Taking a backup of Android contacts can easily be done by using Syncios Android Manager. The tool not only helps you backup but also aids to restore contacts quickly.

Step 1: Download and install Syncios free Android Contacts Manager on your PC.

Step 2: Establish a connection between the Android device and the computer via. a USB cable.

Step 3: Launch Android Manager and wait till the system identifies the communication device.

Step 4: Click ‘Contacts’ which is clearly visible on the left panel.

Step 5: Select the contacts you need to backup and select the ‘Backup’ option.

Using Wondershare TunesGo

Step 1: Download and install Wondershare TunesGo on your computer.

Step 2: Launch the app and connect the device through a USB cable.


Step 3: Once the program detects the device, click ‘Information’ Tab followed by ‘Contact’ which an option on the left of the contact management window.


Step 4: Select the contacts you wish to transfer and click ‘Export’. Usually, you should go for the option, ‘to vCard File’.

Step 5: Save the file to the desired destination. You can browse the entire system, select the folder and then click ‘Save’.


Using your Gmail Account

Step 1: Tap on the ‘Settings’ app and scroll down to select ‘Account and Sync’.


Step 2: Log into your Google account and select the ‘Sync Contacts’ option. Once done, wait for some time till everything that required gets synchronized.


NOTE: It’s not essential to follow the above steps, if you have already saved contacts to your Google Account. Once you have signed in, you only need to go to the Gmail page on your PC. Select the contacts and click ‘More>Export’. For saving the contacts on your computer, you must select the vCard format.

Steps to Backup Android Contacts to the SD Card

Step 1: Open ‘Contacts’ by tapping on the respective icon.

Step 2: Once a menu pops up, select the option, ‘Export to USB storage’. Soon, every contact would be stored in .vCard format.

Step 3: Establish a wired connection between the device and the computer. Use a USB cord for this step.

Step 4: Once the device is recognized on your computer, drag and drop the .vCard to the computer.

How to Transfer Android Contacts to Mac?

Step 1: Download and install Syncios (Android to Mac) data transfer program.

Step 2: Once you view the main interface, connect the Android device to Mac.

Step 3: Select the option ‘Backup your phone’ and wait till the device is completely scanned.


Step 4: For transferring contacts, select the ‘Contacts’ option that present in the middle section.

Step 5: Choose the backup path through the ‘[…]’ button. The option is clearly visible on the left panel of the pop up window.


Step 6: Finally, click ‘Start Copy’ and wait till the process gets completed.

Using the Google Account

Before you transfer Android contacts to Mac, you should ensure that the device is synchronized to the Gmail Account.

Step 1: After synchronization, go to ‘Address Book >> Preferences >> Accounts’.

Step 2: Select ‘On My Mac’ along with the option, ‘synchronize to Google’.

Step 3: Once you view a box, click ‘Accept’ and access the account by keying in the credentials.

Step 4: When you see the sync symbol, choose ‘Sync Now’ from the drop down menu. This step would help you add more contacts to the backup that’s already taken.

Steps to Backup Android Contacts to an iPhone

You simply need to follow a few steps when you’re transferring contacts from Android to iPhone. The method assumes that you have synced data not just with the computer but also with cloud.

Step 1: Connect the Android device to the PC. Make sure that you are able to sync address book data with Windows Address Book or Outlook Express.

Step 2: Post synchronization, connect the iPhone to your PC.

Step 3: In iTunes, open the iPhone management screen by clicking the respective icon.

Step 4: Click ‘Info’ and enable ‘Sync Contacts with’. This helps you to sync the address book.

Step 5: Once you see a drop-down, select ‘Outlook Express’ or ‘Windows Address Book’.

Step 6: Select ‘All Contacts’ and then click ‘Apply’ for exporting the contacts to the iPhone.

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Hardip Koradia

Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.