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How to Transfer Contacts from One Android Phone to Another

author Carrie Murray
date Friday, November 11, 2019

As an increasing number of people are using more than one Android phone, easy ways to transfer data, such as messages and address book, between Android phones, are in high demand.

Here are five useful ways for you to transfer contacts from Android to Android, especially when you need to move contacts from the old phone to the new one.

One Click to Transfer Contacts from Phone to Phone

DoTrans (opens new window) is an Android file transfer software that allows you to move files among Android phones. By using DoTrans, you can select contacts from one phone to directly transfer to another or move all contacts between two Android devices in one click. It also supports contacts transfer from Android to iPhone, from iPhone to Android more.

Moreover, in DoTrans, you can add, delete or edit contacts, remove duplicated items or import new contacts to your Android phone from the computer.

Edit Contacts

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Step 1: Connect your Android phones with your computer successfully. Make sure that your two Android phones are detected by the computer so that DoTrans can access your phones.

Step 2: Choose "Contacts" on the left side and you can view the contact information in detail.

Step 3: Select the contacts that you need from the source phone and then transfer them to the target one.

Transfer Contacts from Android to Android

Step 4: The phone numbers will be transferred to the other Android phone quickly. You'll be informed of the number of items that have been transferred successfully.

Export Contacts

Step 5: Now you can find the transferred contacts in the Contacts app of the target phone.

Tip: To copy all contacts from one phone to another, select All Contacts and check the blue square beside Names.

Transfer Contacts from Android to Android via VCF File

Contacts app on your Android phone allows you to export all contacts as a VCF file, which you can send to another Android phone. The drawback of this method is that you can only transfer all your contacts as there is no option for you to select the contacts to export.

Step 1: Start the native Contacts app on your Android phone.

Step 2:Click "Settings" and find "Manage contacts".

Step 3: Tap Export and select the Download folder of your phone or a Google Drive folder to save it. You can rename it as you like. Then you can share it with your Google Drive or mailbox.

Step 4: Open your Downloads folder and find the exported VCF file.

Step 5: Long press the VCF file and tap the Share button to send the contacts to another Android phone via email, message and more.

Export Contacts as VCF Files

After that, you can open the Contacts app on the other Android phone and import the sent contacts.

Transfer Contacts to New Phone via SIM Card

If you are switching to a new phone, you may need to move your SIM card to the new device as well. By saving the contacts from your old phone to the SIM card, you can have the contacts transferred to your new phone once the new device is inserted with the SIM card.

Step 1: Start the Contacts app on your source Android phone.

Step 2: Tap on "Settings" > "Manage Contacts" > "Export".

Step 3: Select "Export to SIM Card" to save your contacts from your old phone to the SIM card.

Step 4: Remove the SIM card from your old Android phone and insert it into the new phone.

Step 5: Then you can import the contacts to the internal memory of your new phone by clicking "Import from SIM Card" or use them directly without removing the card from the new phone.

Export Contacts to SIM Card

Import Contacts from Google to Android

By signing in to the same Google account, you can have your contacts synced between 2 different Android phones.

Step 1: Open the "Settings" app on your source Android phone and tap "Accounts".

Step 2: Select your Google account and click on "Account Sync" and turn on Contacts.

Step 3: When the target phone is ready, log in your Google account on it. Then the contacts will be synced between the two Android phones.

Sync Contacts from Android to Android via Google

It's easy. You are able to use your contacts on any Android phone as long as you sign in to your Google account.

Bluetooth Contacts from One Android from Another

If you need to transfer only one or two contacts from Android to Android, sharing the contacts as VCF files via Bluetooth is a very convenient method.

Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on both Android phones.

Step 2: Open the Contacts app on an Android phone and select the contacts you want to transfer.

Step 3: Tap the share button and choose Bluetooth.

Step 4: Then choose the other Android phone as the receiving device.

Step 5: Accept the Bluetooth authorization request on the receiving Android phone. It will start to transfer contacts from Android to Android via Bluetooth.

Share Contacts from Android to Android via Bluetooth

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