How to Transfer and Backup Contacts on Android to Gmail/PC

Whenever you want to make a update, perform factory reset, or even root Android phone, you’d better backup your contact list before doing so. You never know when your shiny gadget decides to break down leaving you in the lurch. How to do backup with simple steps? We’ve just wrote an introduction on how to back up SMS on Android, and here we’d like to share two methods to backup contacts on Android.

Method 1. Android Contacts Backup to Gmail

Google provides a simple way to backup Android contacts. With a Google account, you can easily backup contacts on Android to Gmail by syncing.

Android Contacts Backup to Gmail

Go to your Gmail account to check the synced contacts:

After your contacts have been synced to your Google account, you can access them whenever you want. Log into Gmail account and click on “Contacts” in the drop-down menu. Here you’ll see the synced Android contacts. Besides, you can link the Google account to any other Android device and transfer contacts to it without any hassle.

Method 2. Backup Contacts from Android to PC

Compared syncing contacts to Gmail, transferring contacts from Android to PC is a more reliable way. Here are two different ways under it, choose one at will.

Way 1: Export Contacts to (USB) Storage

You can export your contacts to your phone storage and simply transfer contacts from Android to PC as per you needs.

Export Contacts to (USB) Storage

Way 2: Using Android Contacts Backup Tool

With Gihosoft Phone Transfer Software, you can copy contacts from Android to PC and saved in HTML file for easy viewing or printing in your browser.

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Using Android Contacts Backup Tool

The Good News:

  1. Gihosoft Mobile Transfer can not only transfer/backup contacts on Android but more other data like SMS, call history, photos, videos, music, and calendar. It works well with a broad spectrum of Android mobile phones like Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/Note 5/J7/J5, Google Nexus 6P/5X, HTC 10/M9/A9, LG, Sony, Motorola and Huawei etc.
  2. If you accidentally delete your contacts in the Android phone without any backup, don’t worry, you can use Gihosoft Free Android Recovery to directly scan your phone and recover the lost contacts.