How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android

What use is a new phone without all your contacts in one place? While you could probably kill a few days with free apps from the Google Play Store, you’ll probably want to call or text someone at some point. Of course, there’s always the “Who is calling me?” scenario, which is where names with numbers come in handy.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android

Use Google Accounts to Transfer Contacts from Old Phone to New Phone

Because all Android phones strongly recommend you log in with your Gmail account (and lose a lot of functionality if you don’t), then chances are you won’t have to do very much work to get your contacts on your new phone. In any case, here’s how to transfer your contacts from Android to Android.

  1. On your old phone, select “Settings” using the app drawer or by pulling down the taskbar, depending on your phone.
  2. Navigate to “Accounts” and find the sync option, wherever and however it appears depending on your manufacturer and Android version. You can sync your contacts via all accounts or just your primary Google account. Clicking the Google account also lets you choose what to sync if you only want the contacts.

The above steps ensure that your contacts get shared with your Google account in the cloud. Now, it’s just a case of logging into your Google account on the new Android phone, and it does the rest.

In case the above steps don’t properly sync your contacts through Google, repeat the steps on your new smartphone. Ensure that you are using the right Google account on both phones. The option to sync all under the “Accounts” menu ensures all phone numbers get stored and retrieved if some are in a different Google account. Your old numbers should populate on your new phone, and you’re all set to carry on from where you left off.

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