How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android Devices?

Android, which is developed by the Google, has a very strong mobile operating system. It is totally based on the Linux kernel and specially designed for touch screen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. And these Android mobiles are used by millions of people. Some of the users might feel the need to transfer their contacts from one Android device to another due to up gradation or changing of the mobile. There are many methods which can help transfer contacts from Android to Android.

So for all those who want to know how to transfer contacts from Android to Android, keep reading to know more.

Part 1: How to transfer contacts from Android to Android using dr.fone toolkit?

One of the most popular toolkit to transfer contacts from Android to Android is the dr.fone toolkit - Android Data Backup & Resotre . This is a revolutionary application for your entire backup and restore solutions. This application supports over 8000+ Android devices worldwide and with its advanced features, the application allows the user to take backup and restore by selecting their needs and requirements.

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Let’s have a look on how to transfer contacts from Android to Android via this toolkit.

Step 1 - First of all, download the application and install it on your PC. Now, click on the “Data Backup & Restore”.

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Step 2 - Connect your old Android device with the help of data cable and allow the USB debugging when prompted. Once connected, the toolkit will detect it itself. Now click on the “backup” option on the window.

connect old phone

Step 3 - You will see all the file types on your mobile. Select “Contacts”.

select contacts

Step 4 - Click on “backup” to start the process.

Step 5 - After successful completion of the backup process, the application will notify you with a message as “Backup has been Completed”.

backup contacts

Step 5 - Now, connect your new Android device with a data cable. Allow USB debugging mode if prompted and select “Restore” this time.

connect new phone

Step 6 - In this step, you will see the backups you have created. By default, the latest backup will be shown. Select the backup and click on “Restore” option below.

view backup file

Step 7 - Now, you will see the preview of all the contacts in one place. Select all and tap on “restore” to continue.

Step 8 - It may take a while to transfer all the contacts to your new device. Please wait until it completes.

restore contacts

Upon completion, you will be notified with a message ‘restoring has been completed”. All the contacts from your old Android has been transferred to your new device successfully.

This is one of the best and easy to use tools for transfer contacts from Android to Android for all Android devices worldwide. This is free to try and 100% safe. So, you can experience this application without any hesitation.

Now, we’ll discuss how to transfer contacts from one Android to another with the help of SIM card.

Part 2: How to transfer contacts from Android to Android using SIM card?

Here are the steps which will help you.

• To copy the contacts to your SIM card, you should follow the sequence –

 Go to “contact” on your old device.

 Then tap on “More” and then choose “settings”.

 Here you can find “import / Export” option. Tap on it and then choose “Export” option.

 Now click on “Export to SIM card” option. On choosing this step, all your contacts will be copied to the SIM card in a few minutes. This depending upon the capacity of the SIM card.

export to sim card

Now, pull the SIM card out and insert in on your new device.

• Here follow the same steps above and on “Import / Export” option, choose “Import”. Then it will ask for the option to import from. Choose “SIM Card” here. Now, all your contacts will be imported to your phone memory from the SIM card.

import from sim card

Advantages: This process is easy to use and can be done without any PC.

Disadvantage: It can only transfer the contacts up to the SIM capacity that is 200 to 250 in one time. If you have lots of contacts, it is impossible to transfer by this method.

Part 3: How to transfer contacts from Android to Android using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct?

To transfer contacts from Android to Android using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct is one of the easiest methods. For this method, make sure that you should enable “Bluetooth” or “Wi-Fi Direct” on both the Android devices.

The steps:

1. Go to the “Contacts” menu on your old Android device.

2. Now, find “Import / Export” option. It might be under “More” > “Settings” menu. Tap on it.

3. Now go to “Share namecard via” option from the menu and select all the contacts to transfer process.

4. Now you have two options. Share via “Bluetooth” or ‘Wi-Fi Direct”. Select any option you want and accept from the other device.

5. After successful connection, all the contacts from old Android devices will be transferred to your new Android device.

wifi direct

This method is simple and easy to use.

There is yet another method to transfer contacts from Android to Android using Samsung’s own app “Smart Switch”.

Advantage: This is a very fast process.

Disadvantage : Sometimes the contacts are not saved automatically. You have to open the name card file one by one to save them. If you have a lot of contacts, this process is very hectic and lengthy.

Part 4: How to transfer contacts from Android to Android using Samsung Smart Switch?

Samsung launched a new app called “Smart Switch” to allow transfer of content between Android devices. Although, it does not support allAndroid devices.

To transfer contacts from Android to Android via this app, follow the below method step by step.

1. First of all, download the app on both the mobiles.

2. Then, open this app on new Android device and Start the process by tapping on “Start”.

select old device

3. Now, Select the new device as ‘Receiving device”

select receiving device

4. Now connect with your old device by opening the app on your old Android mobile. This will prompt to enter the pin number as displayed. Enter the same and hit “Connect” to start the process.

5. Now, select “Contact” on your old device and tap “Send”.

6. You should see a prompt on your new device which asks you to confirm the “receive” of the contact. Tap on “Receive” and all the contacts from your old device will be copied to your new Android device in few minutes.

Advantages: The process is very fast and can transfer all the contacts at once.

Disadvantages: This app is not supported on all the Android devices.  Also, the process is lengthy and needs some technical knowledge.

Thus, these were the four best options that you can use to transfer contacts from Android to Android. However, in our experience, the first method, the dr.fone toolkit- Android data backup and restore is by far the best and most secured among all solutions for transferring contacts from Android to Android. So, if you do not want to lose any data while transfer or worry about the security, use the dr.fone toolkit for the best result.

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