Quick Start: How to Transfer Android Phone Contacts to PC
- Download Droid Transfer and connect your Android device (Set up Droid Transfer)
- Hit the "Contacts" tab from the feature list.
- Click "Copy Contacts" then choose which format you wish to export your contacts to.
- Select where on your computer to save the contacts to.
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.
When you click "Copy Contacts" you will have a choice of contact export options:
- Copy as vCard - separate vCard files will be saved to your PC. These files can be used in popular contact management apps like Windows Contacts and Outlook.
- Copy as CSV - a "Comma Separated Value" file will be saved to your PC containing information about your selected contacts. CSVs can be opened in spreadsheet management apps such as Microsoft Excel.
- Copy to Contacts - copy your selected contacts straight into Windows Contacts on your computer.
- Copy to Outlook - copy our contacts directly into your Microsoft Outlook app on your computer.
See it in Action...
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
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"!
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.
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.
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.