How to Transfer Contacts from Android Devices to Computer?
I have Micromax A65 Android phone (gingerbread version) and I had to get a new hard drive for my PC. Now, I am trying to transfer my contacts from my Android phone to the PC. Is it possible? Please help me how I can do that.
Android devices are becoming more and more popular and now available in various shapes and sizes. There are simple and basic cellphones which are suitable for naive users and older users. Also there are powerful and large-display smartphones which are welcomed by experienced users and others who have higher requirements in cell phone use. No matter what kinds of Android phone you have, you must have more or less contacts organized in the device and won't get them lost. Therefore, we will tell you how to transfer the contacts from your Android to the PC in this article.
Why Export Android Contacts to Computer?
Imaging this: you are a businessman and saved plenty of contacts in your Android phone, which keep closely connection to your business. But one day, you just lost your phone or get it stolen. Well, it is easy to buy a new phone, but how about those contacts? There are many other scenarios of contact losing, for example, you accidentally delete contacts from the phone, format the phone that erase all the data, virus infections causes the data loss problem, etc. All told, it is quite necessary to backup our Android contacts to computer.
But how to achieve this? Thankfully, Coolmuster studio just launched its powerful software Coolmuster Android Assistant (for Windows 8/7/XP/Vista) or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac (OS X 10.9 or later), which is a smart Android contacts backup and managment program. It can not only transfer contacts from Android mobile phone to computer for backup, but also allows you to add, delete or edit contacts on computer. It also features with other Android phone managing functions. Let's take a look at its main features together.
- Copy and backup contacts and other files like media, text messages, etc. from Android to computer.
- Manage contacts on computer and save exported contacts as CSV or XLS file.
- Restore backup contacts to Android phone any time you like with one click.
- Install or uninstall applications for Android phone on computer.
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Simple Guide on How to Export Android Contacts to Computer
Below is the step-by-step guide showing you how to use Coolmuster Android Assistant to backup Android contacts. The following pictures are captured from Windows version. If you are running Mac computer, you can also refer to the operations as below because the program runs similar on Mac machine.
Step 1. Connect Your Android Phone to Computer
First, launch the Android managing software on your computer and connect your cell phone to the computer via a USB cord. Then, you will see the main interface with some parameter information of your phone, including phone model, system version and storage space size.
* If your device can be detected by the program, you can directly skip to the next step. If not, you'll need to enable USB debugging on your device at first.
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
Once the USB debugging is enabled, click "Allow" on your phone to allow the program super user authorization when an Superuser Request pops up. Then, the parameter information of your phone, including phone model, system version and storage space size will be shown in the main interface like below.
Note: Coolmuster Android Assistant is fully compatible with all popular Android phones, including HTC, Google, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Huawei and so on.
Step 2: Enter the Contacts windows
All the files in your cell phone will show in categories on the top menu. Just click the "Contacts" icon and you will enter the Contacts window. All the contacts in your phone will show in list here, you can "Check All" and click the button of "Backup".
Step 3: Start the transference at once
After you click the "Export" button, there will be a "Path" dialog pops up, asking you to choose an output location for saving the exported contacts. After specifying the location, you can click the "Ok" button to begin the transfer process.
Next time when you need to import all the backup contacts to your Android phone, you can choose to click the "Restore" button, choose the right backup record for your contacts and then all the contacts will be synced to your phone automatically. This is quite useful when you delete or lost important contacts from your phone.
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