How to sync Android contacts?
Have you just switched to a new Android device and forgot to save the old device’s contacts to the SD card? Do you want to sync Android contacts with your Google account? Are you tired of importing / exporting your Android contacts and want a perfect solution to manage contacts on your Android device and sync Android contacts with Google once and for all? Using this guide, you will learn how to sync Google contacts with Android using the official Google sync method. Also, we will show you another method to sync Android contacts, in case your device’s internet connection is not working or if the sync function is not working properly.
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How to sync Android contacts with Google
This is perhaps the simplest and most reliable way to sync Android contacts with your Google account. This not only allows you to sync Google contacts, but you can also sync your Google calendar, Gmail, app data, photos, and Google Drive. The official Android account sync feature automatically backs up your contacts, if enabled, and allows you to import these contacts to another Android device simply by using your Google account.
Go to the website Google contacts, log in with your Google account and make sure all your contacts have been saved in your Google account. All your contacts should be visible under My Contacts. If you can’t find your contacts, you can import all vCard contacts stored on your PC by clicking on More and selecting Import. Open the Settings app on your Android device and tap Accounts & sync. On some devices you will see Accounts instead of Accounts and sync. Tap Google in the list of available accounts. Then, log in with your Google ID and password. Make sure you are using the same ID all your contacts were saved with.
Check the Sync contacts option by tapping the checkbox next to Sync contacts. You can also enable the auto sync feature to sync Google contacts automatically in the future. The synchronization process may take some time, depending on your Internet connection and number of contacts. Once the process is complete, the sync icon next to Sync Contacts will disappear. Open the Contacts or People app on your Android device, tap the Menu button and select Contacts to view. Make sure All contacts or your Gmail account are enabled.
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Transfer Android Contacts Manually
For users who find it difficult to sync Google contacts with the official Android sync method, you can manually sync and import your Google contacts to your Android device. This method takes a little longer and you will need to transfer Android contacts every time you add a new contact to your Google account. This method is perfect for users who cannot access the internet on their Android devices. Also, many users have reported problems syncing their accounts. This method focuses on transferring Google contacts to PC and then manually transferring them to your Android device.
Open the Google Contacts web page on your PC and log in with your Google account. Click the More button and select Export. Select All contacts you want to transfer to your Android device. You can also select a group by clicking The Group and selecting the desired group. Then select the vCard option for export. Connect your Android device to PC using a micro USB cable and make sure your device is connected in USB storage mode. A popup should now appear. Click Open Folder to view the files and copy the VCF file you downloaded earlier to the main storage of your Android device.
Open the Contacts or People app on your Android device, tap the Menu button and select Import / Export. Select SD card if you copied the VCF file to the micro SD card or select Internal storage if the file was saved in the device’s internal storage. Under the Create Contact popup, select your Google account. The app should now scan your device for any VCF files. On some devices, you may need to manually select the VCF file by navigating to the directory where it was saved. That’s all! Your Google contacts should now be available on your Android device.