After buying a new Samsung phone, you probably need to transfer some files of importance to the new device from your old Samsung phone, and contact must be the most important among the items because a smart phone is somewhat useless without any contacts saved. So how to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung? Surely, you will find numerous ways after searching the internet. But in this passage, I will show you a super easy way to effortlessly transfer contacts from between two Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7/S6.
The easiest and fastest way to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung is using the Mobile Phone Transfer software, which enables you to sync contacts between two Samsung phones without any hassle. Also, this software allows you to freely transfer other files between two devices, including messages, photos, videos, apps and many more. Aside from file transfer between two Samsung phones, you can rely on this professional software to sync data between any two devices as long as they are running Android or iOS operating systems.
Main features of Mobile Phone Transfer?
Below are the detailed steps for contacts transfer from Samsung to Samsung with Mobile Phone Transfer. Just keep on reading.
Step 1: First of all, open the installed software on the computer and you will see its interface like the picture below. You are asked to link two Samsung phones to the computer via the USB cords.
Step 2: Plug the two Samsung phones into the computer with their USB cables. Then the program will detect the linked devices and you will see two Samsung devices are listed in the left and right panel. Just make sure whether the Source device and Destination device are correct. If not, you can tap on "Flip" to change their position.
Step 3: Hit "Contacts" among the listed file types, and then you can click the "Start Copy" icon in the middle of the panel to begin the contacts transition from the source Samsung to the destination Samsung.
When the transferring process ends, you will get a prompt saying "Transfer is completed". Now you can go to view the contacts on your new Samsung phone without any hassle.
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Contacts syncing between two Samsung phones can also be done via Google account. Sync your contacts on your old Samsung phone via Google account, and sign in the same Google account on the new Samsung phone. Then, all the synced contacts will be displayed on your new Samsung phone.
Step 1: Turn on your old Samsung phone and go to "Settings" > "Accounts and Sync" > "Add Account" > "Google". Sign in to your Google account. If you have no Google account, you have to click on "Create a New Account".
Step 2: After login successfully, you should turn on "Sync Contacts" to sync contacts to your Google account.
Step 3: Turn to your new Samsung phone and associate the same Google account on this device by tapping "Settings" > "Accounts" > "Google".
Step 4: Tap on the Gmail account on the new phone and click "Sync" button.
Then you may need to wait for a while to see all the synced contacts on the new Samsung phone.
The vCard file (.vcf file) is a file format standard for contacts data. You can export contacts from your old Samsung phone to vCard file, and import the vCard file to your new Samsung device. Check the steps below to see how to send contacts from Samsung to Samsung via vCard file.
Step 1: Open the Contacts app on your old Samsung phone. Click the menu icon and choose the options of "Import/Export" > "Export to device storage". Then, your contacts on your old Samsung phone will be exported as a vCard file.
Step 2: Locate to the place where you saved the vCard file and transfer it to your new Samsung phone by Bluetooth or USB.
Step 3: Turn to your new Samsung phone, open Contacts app and then choose "Import/Export" option.
Step 4: Click on Save contacts to "Device" and choose "Import vCard file" from the next window. Then, choose your vCard file and tap "OK" to import it to your new Samsung phone.
If both Samsung phones can use SIM cards, you can copy all contacts to the SIM card, and then swap the SIM card over the two Samsung phones. But you should make sure that the size of the SIM card in your old Samsung phone fits your new Samsung.
Step 1: On your old Samsung phone, open the "Contact" app and choose the "More" icon at the top right corner. Then, tap on "Manage Contacts" and choose "Import/Export" > "Export to SIM card".
Step 2: Take out the SIM card from the old Samsung phone and insert it into the new Samsung phone.
Step 3: On your new Samsung phone, repeat the operations in step 1 but choose "Import from SIM Card" option. Then, all contacts in the SIM card will be synced to your new Samsung phone.
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Bluetooth should be one of the most familiar methods for people. Using Bluetooth to transfer files between two devices is simple and doesn't require many conditions. Just follow the simple steps below and you can transfer contacts from one Samsung to another.
Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on both Samsung phone via two methods: Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Switch ON Bluetooth or directly swipe down the phone screen to enable Bluetooth. Search for the other device to finish the Bluetooth pairing between the two phones.
Step 2: Turn to the old Samsung phone and open the "Contacts" app. Click on the Menu icon and choose the "Send contacts" > "Send contact by Bluetooth" options.
Step 3: All bluetooth paired devices will be displayed for your choice. Just choose the new Samsung phone as the receiving device and then turn to the new phone to accept the Bluetooth authorization request.
After above steps, the contacts transfer will begin at once.
Smart Switch was developed by Samsung to help users solve the problem of data transfer between Samsung devices and other Android/iOS devices. Users can use this tool to quickly transfer data such as contacts, music, photos, calendars, messages, application data, call history and documents from old devices to new Samsung phones.
Step 1: Download and install Smart Switch app on both your phones. If you are using a Galaxy S7/S7 edge device, you don't need to install the app because the function is already preloaded. You just to tap "Settings" > "Backup and reset"/"Cloud and account" > "Open Smart Switch".
Step 2: Launch Smart Switch on both phones. Then, choose to connect the two phones via USB connection or WiFi connection.
* Connect via USB: Make sure you have a USB connector (USB OTG Cable). Put the connector into the USB charging port of new Samsung phone and use the cable to connect the two Samsung phones.
* Connect via WiFi: Select "Android device" and click on "START". Then, tap "SEND" on the old Samsung phone and tap on "RECEIVE" on the new Samsung device.
Step 4: Once the two phones are connected successfully, you will see all transferable data types are displayed. Just choose "Contacts" and tap on "SEND". Then, all contacts on your old Samsung phone will be moved to the new device at once.
In summary, we have multiple ways to transfer contacts from one Samsung to another Samsung phone. The above 6 methods can help you achieve this goal. However, the easiest and most convenient way is to use Mobile Phone Transfer. As long as you try to use this tool, you will find that it can not only transfer almost all types of mobile phone data, but also transfer files between phones with different operating systems, examples are Android and iOS. Download it to your computer now and try it out for free.
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