How to Back up Samsung Contacts to Computer, Gmail or SD Card Easily

We found that many people asked how to do Samsung contacts backup on forums. It makes sense since Samsung is the most popular Smartphone manufacturer around the world, and it released several Android phone models every year. According to the data from IDC, Samsung is still predominant in global Smartphone market. Seldom do we take precaution to prevent address book from losing. There are many situations that we could get the contacts missing, like accidental deletion, system crash, screen broken, factory reset, and other damages. So, we suggest people to develop contacts backup habit. Moreover, we will tell you several easy ways to achieve Samsung contacts backup.

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1. How to Back up Samsung Contacts with Android Data Backup & Restore

If Samsung is the leader in mobile phone market, then Apeaksoft Android Data Backup & Restore is the leader in contact backup software market. Key features of the Samsung contacts backup software include:

1. Android Data Backup & Restore has the ability to back up your address book in one click, so it is rather easy to use, especially for beginners.

2. Besides contacts, you can use this program to save any date from Samsung phones to your computer without overwriting current data on your phone.

3. After backup, you can open the backup file and extract contacts for recovery or restore.

4. Moreover, this program is able to restore contacts from backup file to your phone.

5. When using Android Data Backup & Restore, you do not need to worry about compatibility problem. It works on all Samsung phone models and Android 8/7/6 and former.

Anyway, Apeaksoft Android Data Backup & Restore could help you do Samsung contacts backup easily and effectively under different situations, even though the phone was crashed.

Back up Samsung Contacts with Android Data Backup & Restore

Step 1. Connect your Samsung phone to the contacts backup tool

Install Samsung contacts backup tool on your computer and plug your Samsung phone to the computer, too. Launch the program and wait for it detecting your Samsung phone.

Turn on the USB debugging mode, if your Samsung phone is active.

Step 2. Back up Samsung contacts in one click

On the home interface, click the Android Data Backup & Restore tab to open the backup window. Click on the "One-click Backup" button to start scanning your phone and backing up contacts to your computer.

Step 3. Look at your contacts on PC

After backup, you will be brought to the preview window. Choose the latest backup file on the list and click on "View Now" button to open it in detailed window. Here you can view Samsung contacts by ticking "Contacts" option on left side.

If you want to restore contacts to your Samsung phone, all you need to do is to click on the restore button. With the same method, you can handily recover deleted photos on Android.

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2. How to save Samsung contacts to Gmail Account

Google offers 15GB free storage to each account. That attracts many Samsung users to use Gmail to back up Samsung contacts. And the auto sync feature makes contacts backup much easier.

Step 1. Set up Gmail account on your phone

Touch Apps on home screen and go to "Settings" > "Accounts" > "Google". Tap on "Add account" and log in your Gmail account information, if you did not set up before.

Step 2. Back up Samsung contacts

Tap on your Gmail account after setup and make sure to tick the checkboxes next to "Sync Contacts" and other data types. Unfold the "More" menu with three-dot icon on upper right corner and tap on "Sync now". Samsung contacts backup process will begin.

If your Samsung phone runs Android KitKat or earlier, once tap on Sync Contacts the process will start.

Step 3. Check your contacts in Gmail account

Neither Android nor Samsung informs you when the process is done, so you have to go to your Gmail account to check it. Access Gmail site in your browser and log in your account. Choose "Contacts" in "Gmail" menu, you can check your Samsung contacts in details.

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3. How to back up Samsung contacts to SD card

Generally speaking, you can browse photos and other media files in MyFiles app and move them to SD card. But when it comes to Samsung contacts backup to SD card, things become a little different. So, we share three methods to save contacts to SD card to meet different requirements.

Method 1. Settings app

Step 1. Tap "Apps" on home screen and locate to "Settings" > "Applications".

Step 2. Touch the "Contacts" option and display all contacts for backup.

Step 3. Tap the "Import/Export" command and choose Export to SD card.

When the confirmation dialog pops up, tap on "OK" to continue.

This way will back up Samsung contacts to SD card in VCF file. And this way is only available to the Samsung phone that has a SD card.

When you need the contacts backup in future, you can easily get contacts recovery on Samsung directly.

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Method 2. Back up Samsung contacts to SD card via a PC

Several Samsung phone models do not support to insert SIM card and SD card at the same time. That means that you cannot sync contacts from internal memory to SD card directly, so you will need a computer to do this.

Step 1. Insert both your Samsung phone and SD card into your PC. And open your phone memory in Windows Explorer.

Step 2. Enter VCF or CSV in the search bar to look for contacts on your phone. Press Ctrl + A keys to select all files in the result window and click Ctrl + C to copy these contacts.

Step 3. Then open your SD card and press Ctrl + V keys to back up Samsung contacts here.

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You may also want to know how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone.


Samsung is a popular Smartphone brand, partly because of the advanced mobile phone technology. But it does not mean that you do not need to worry about contacts and other important information loss. Our guides could help you get rid of this problem easily. We showed you how to back up Samsung contacts to Gmail and SD card under different conditions. If you want to save Samsung contacts to your computer, Apeaksoft Android Data Backup & Restore is a good choice. And with this Samsung contacts backup program, you do not need to concern about the problems about storage capacity or SD card compatibility.

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