Transfer Contacts from Android to PC

With Droid Transfer, you can copy contacts from your Android phone to your PC or laptop. You can then transfer these contacts to a new Android or iPhone!

Summary

Let's see how we can transfer contacts from an Android device to PC...

  1. Download Droid Transfer and connect your Android device (Set up Droid Transfer)
  2. Hit the "Contacts" tab from the feature list.
  3. Click "Copy as vCard".
  4. Select where on your computer to save the contacts to.
Transfer contacts from Android phone

Detailed Information

Following the steps above is a great quick way to back up your contacts from your Android phone to PC. Droid Transfer saves your contacts in vCard format, which is the most popular format used by Windows Contacts, Outlook and most other applications.

As you can see, if you don't select any individual contacts, Droid Transfer will copy the entire list to your PC. If you only want to transfer certain contacts, you can select them by ctrl-clicking them.

If you want to transfer your contacts to a new phone, you will instead want to make use of the "Copy to Contacts" option in Droid Transfer.

Importing Android Contacts on iPhone

So, you have transferred all of your Android phone contacts to your PC using "Copy to Contacts". Now let's see how you can import these contacts onto an iPhone...

For this, open iTunes and connect your iPhone.

Click the device icon that appears when your iPhone is found by iTunes

iTunes device

Now, in your device menu on the left of iTunes, click the "Info" header.

You guessed it - tick "Sync Contacts with", and choose "Windows Contacts" in the dropdown box. This will direct iTunes to the contacts that you backed up on your computer.

To start the transfer, click "Apply"!

Importing Android Contacts on iPhone

Adding and Importing Android Contacts on another Android

Adding Contacts to your Android phone is easy with Droid Transfer. Simply click the "Add Contact" button in Droid Transfer. You'll then get the option to create a new contact by clicking "New Contact", or to add existing contacts from your PC to your Android phone with "vCard File".

New Contact - creating a new contact in Droid Transfer allows you to input Name, Telephone Numbers, Email Addresses, Websites, Organizations, Notes, and a contact photo. Saving this contact will create the new contact on your Android device.

Add Contacts to Android phone from computer

vCard File - Using this button, you can add any vCard files from your computer to your Android device. Simply locate your vCard contact files on your computer, and Droid Transfer will add them to your device!

Backup and Restore Contacts Android

Need an easy way to backup and restore Android contacts? You can do this in a couple of clicks with Droid Transfer. Go ahead and click "Backup & Restore".

Backup - Choose "Backup" to create a file containing the contacts on your Android device. You can choose to backup all contacts, or select which ones you want to back up.

Restore- Using the backup file created above, you can restore your contacts to your Android device, or to a new Android device.

This is incredibly useful for transferring contacts from an old phone to a new one, or if something should happen to your phone which causes it to lose all of its contacts.

Backup and Restore Contacts Android

Edit Contacts Android

If you need to make changes or update your existing contacts, choose a contact, then click the "Edit Contact" button.

Droid Transfer allows you to add, edit and remove existing information on your contacts. Don't forget to save any changes you make to apply them to your contacts on your device!

Delete Android Contacts

It may be that you want to transfer all your contacts from Android to PC as seen in the steps above and then delete them from your phone to save space. Or you may just want to delete certain contacts that you don't need anymore.

How to delete contacts from Android: Simply select a contact, or multiple contacts (by ctrl-clicking them), then click "Delete Selection". Droid Transfer will ask for confirmation before deletion of contacts from your Android.