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How to backup android contacts to gmail

The adage says, as you prepare your bed so you will lie on it. To prevent permanent loss of contact on your Android phone, you have to do what is called backup android contacts.

This can be done on various ways, but here we are going to be teaching ourselves on how to backup android contacts to Gmail. In our previous tutorial, we explained how to backup android devices.

This article will go a long way to prevent our contact, believe it or not. Your smartphone may got lost or damaged, how will you retrieved you lost contacts. This is why we do extra work to finally save guide you contact, even if your phone got spoilt or stolen from you.

You can still get back your phone contact through backup android contact to Gmail. When you wrongly tap on the “Delete” button, format, or factory reset your Android phone, data will be erased. Before that, go to your phone and back up Android contacts to Gmail/Outlook.

Backup Android Contacts to Gmail

This is also refer to as Sync Contacts to Gmail on Android. You can save contacts directly to your Gmail on your Android phone. Here are the steps:

Step 1 ====> Press the menu button, then the Settings, tap on Accounts and sync, Add account, tap Next to Sign in.

Step 2 ====> This second step requires your Gmail login details. If you don’t have a Gmail account, no problem, just tap “Create” button instead and fill in the form provided to create a new Gmail account.

Step 3 ====> Tap the “Sign in”, after you have successfully log in, tap “Sync Contacts” and finally tap “Finish”.  You can then transfer your contacts to Gmail account.

If you lose your phone or mistakenly delete contacts later, then you need not to worry, you can then restore lost contacts on Gmail by Restore Contacts feature on your account.

Backup Android Contacts to Gmail on PC

On like using your Android phone, before importing contacts to Gmail on your computer, you need to transfer the contacts from the Android to PC. You might be wondering how will you do that, here is how to go about it.

Export contacts from Android to PC:

 Here you need storage devices. On the Android phone, tap Contacts menu button on the options tap  Import/Export and then to Export to USIM Card/ storage and finally tap OK.

Now let dive in to Back up Android Contacts to Gmail on PC. After you have moved your contact to the storage device, let Back up Contacts to Gmail on PC.

Step 1 ====> Log into Gmail, sign in to Gmail with your account and the password.

Step 2 ====> After that, click on the triangle icon and expand the list.

Step 3 ====> Choose “Contacts

Step 4 ====> More and then Import”.

Step 5 ====> Then choose “GO TO OLD CONTACTS and Import Contacts”. Your contacts will be imported as VCF format.backup android contacts

Select and Import Contacts to Gmail which lead to the next step

Step 6 ====> Select contacts in VCF/VCard format in your computer. Then click Open. On the pop up that comes up select Import as shown bellow.backup android contacts

Step 7 ====> Check your Gmail account, you can see all the imported contacts displayed in the list.

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Conclusion on backup android contacts

Backup android contact to Gmail is the best way to keep your contact save regardless of what happens to your phone. What you need to do is log in to your Gmail account an import the contact to your phone.

If you know other means to backup android contact to Gmail kindly let us know by put down the details into the comment box bellow. Moreover, if this tutorial helps you in keeping your contact to you Gmail account, please do share with you friends on social media.

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