How to Easily Export/Import CSV Contacts from and to Android Phones

Just ditch your old Android phone for a new one, like Samsung Galaxy S7, and want to import all contacts from a CSV file to it? Look for ways to export Android contacts to a CSV file, so you can easily print it out or upload to your Google, Outlook, Windows Address Book accounts? It's a piece of cake. In this article, I'd like to show you how to make it step by step.

Part 1. How to Export Android Contacts to CSV

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The part below shows you how to transfer contacts from Android to a CSV file. Follow this part and try it on your own.

Step 1. Run dr.fone and Connect Your Android Phone to Computer.

At first, download and install this software on your Windows computer. Run it and select Transfer from the primary window. Plug into a USB cable to computer to get your Android phone connected.

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Step 2. Save and Backup Android Contacts as a CSV File

Navigate to Information and click Contacts in the left sidebar. In the contact management window, choose a contact category, like Phone. Then, choose contacts you want to export and click Export. In its drop-down menu, choose Export selected contacts to computer or Export all contacts to computer.

Then you get 6 choices: to vCard file, to CSV file, to Outlook Express, to Outlook 2010/2013/2016, to Windows Address Book, to Windows Live Mail. Choose to CSV file. In the pop-up file browser window, select a place to save the CSV file and click Save.

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Now, you successfully save Android contacts as a CSV file. Isn't it easy? You can import and restore the contacts to any device.

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Part 2. How to Import CSV Contacts to Android

It's no brainer to import CSV to Android. All you need is a Gmail account. Just upload the CSV file to your Gmail account, and then sync the account on your Android phone. How easy it is. Below is the step-by-step guide. Follow it.

Step 1. Open Brower on your computer and land to Gmail. Sign in your Gmail account.
Step 2. Go to the left column and click Gmail. In its drop-down menu, choose Contacts.

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Step 3. Click More… In its drop-down menu, choose Import…

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Step 4. This brings up a dialog. Click Choose File. In the pop-up file browser window, navigate to the place where the CSV file is saved. Choose it and click Open > Import to upload the CSV file to your Gmail account.
Step 5. Now, all contacts in the CSV file are uploaded to your Gmail account.

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Step 6. Sign in your Google account on your Android phone. Then, go to Settings > Accounts & sync. Find your Google account and tap it. Then, tick Sync Contacts > Sync now. When it's complete, all CSV contacts will be on your Android phone.

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Step 7. It doesn't matter if you don't have a google account on your Android phone. You can still import contacts to Android from a CSV file.

Just skip step 6 and click More… > Export… Select the group where all the CSV contacts are saved. Then, choose to save as vCard format. Click Export to download the vCard file on your computer.

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Step 8. Mount your Android phone as an external hard drive. Once detected successfully, go to Computer and find your Android phone.

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Step 9. Open your Android phone. All folders and files saved on the SD card are displayed in front of you. Just copy and paste the vCard file here.

Step 10. On your Android phone, tap Contacts app. Tap Contacts category and click the virtual button left to the main button to show the menu. Choose Import/Export > Import from usb storage > Import from SD card (It means the external SD card.)

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Step 11. A dialog comes out, asking you to save contacts to Phone or your accounts. Select one and your Android phone begins to search for the vCard file. When it's done, choose Import vCard file > OK. Then, all contacts in the vCard file will be import to your Android phone.

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