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Transfer Contacts from Samsung Galaxy/Note to Computer [4 Ways]

Q: How to backup Samsung contacts?

"This question gets asked a lot of times so I am sure by now people have come up with a GREAT answer for it instead of just telling me to use google. Trust me! I have used Google and I found a tool just like Contacts Backup, but it has bad reviews and seems to be not work. So I wish to find other effective ways or programs to save all my contacts from my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 to my personal computer. Thanks!" -from an Android user

Backing up Samsung contacts is a wise decision since the phone data would be lost or deleted for many reasons. And normally, computer could be the most ideal location to save the contacts due to its high-capacity and security. Then you may wonder how to transfer contacts from Samsung Galaxy to computer. This is an easy task actually and here are some effective ways for your reference.

Method 1. Transfer Contacts from Samsung Galaxy to Computer with One Click

Method 2. Use Kies to Copy Samsung Contacts to PC

Method 3. How to Sync Samsung Contacts to PC via Gmail/Outlook?

Method 4. Move Contacts from Samsung to PC in a General Way

Extra Bonus: What If I Wrongly Delete the Contacts on Samsung?

Transfer Contacts from Samsung Galaxy to Computer with One Click

To complete the Samsung contacts transferring process with one click, you need to ask Android Mobile Manager for help. This software is specially designed for Android users to transfer, copy, backup or save all contents on their Android phones to desktop computer with one click. So it can work well with your Samsung phones. And it also allows users to edit and manage your contacts list on the desktop computer directly. To achieve all these goals, the only thing you need to do is to connect the phone to PC via its USB cable.

Now, just get this tool and follow the below instructions to see how easily the program works.

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Step 1. Run the Program and Open USB Debugging

To begin with, you need to plug your Samsung Galaxy/Note to the computer which has installed the Samsung Message Backup software. Then directly launch the program, and it will automatically detect your device and require you to enable the USB debugging just like the below interface:

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Step 2. Scan and Preview Contacts

After enabling the USB debugging, you'll see the primary window of this program on your computer. Click "Contacts" button on the top of the panel and then you'll see all contacts information are listed in the program. Before exporting, you can edit these contacts on the program directly if you need.

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Step 3. Begin to Transfer

Select and mark the specific contacts which you want to backup, or click the box besides "Name" to select the whole list, and then click "Export" button to save them on your computer. You can choose to save the exported contacts as CSV/HTML/BAK/VCF format as you like.

Use Kies to Copy Samsung Contacts to PC

Samsung Kies is an official tool that allows users to backup, restore and manage their Samsung devices data easily and quickly, so you can use it to sync your contacts as well. This tool is also easy to operate. If you are interested in it, you can follow the steps below to transfer the contacts on your Samsung device.

Step 1. Launch Samsung Kies on PC

Go to the official website to select and download Samsung Kies or Samsung Kies 3 based on your Samsung phone model. Next, you can go with the prompts to install it and then launch it.

Step 2. Connect Your Samsung to PC

The next step is to connect your Samsung phone to the computer with a USB cable and then tap on the button "Turn on USB storage" so that the program can detect your phone and display its storage memory.

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Step 3. Sync Contacts from Samsung to PC

On the primary window of Kies, you should click the "Import/Export" option and then tap on "Export". After that, several categories will be listed on the interface. Just choose the "Contacts" folder and hit "Export" button to copy the contacts.

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How to Sync Samsung Contacts to PC via Gmail/Outlook?

Another method is to sync the contacts with Gmail or Outlook and then download them to the computer. But to start this means, you need to create a Google or Microsoft account beforehand. After that, you can sync your contacts on Samsung with Gmail or Outlook and then download them onto your computer. The specific process is as below, you can take a look.

Step 1. Login to Your Account

First of all, you need to install Gmail or Outlook App on your Samsung phone and then sign in your account.

Step 2. Sync the Contacts to the Cloud

After entering your Google/Microsoft account, you can select the contacts you wish to backup and sync them to the cloud.

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Step 3. Download the Synced Contacts to PC

Now just enter the Gmail or Outlook on your computer and login to the same account. Then you can find out the contacts folder and download them to the computer as a backup.

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Move Contacts from Samsung to PC in a General Way

If you do not like to use a third-party program or application to copy the contacts, you can try to use the Contacts App on your phone to perform the Samsung contacts transfer directly. The inbuilt Contacts App equips the transfer feature actually but you need to export the contacts to USB storage first and then copy them to computer. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Export Wanted Contacts to Phone Storage

Open the "Contacts" application on your Samsung phone and then tap on the menu and choose the options "Manage contacts"> "Import/Export contacts"> "Export to USB storage". After that, the contacts will be saved in VCF format in the phone memory.

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Step 2. Transfer the Contacts from Phone Storage to PC

Link your Samsung Galaxy/Note to computer via a USB cable. When the computer successfully detects the connected device, you can open your mobile phone and find the folder where the contacts are located and then copy them to the computer.

Extra Bonus: What If I Wrongly Delete the Contacts on Samsung?

It is possible that you mistakenly delete some wanted contacts during the transferring process. Then what can you do in this case? The first thing you need to do is to stop all the management on your Samsung phone and then find a professional tool to help you get back the deleted contacts as soon as possible. At this moment, Android Mobile Recovery is what you need. This program can help you retrieve the contacts, messages, call logs and other Android files without any hassle.

Just download the free trial of the software to have a try.

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Step 1. Make Your Samsung Be Recognized

Connect your phone to the computer with a USB cable and run the program. Next, you need to open USB debugging on your Samsung phone so that the software can detect the connected device.

Step 2. Scan the Lost Contacts

On the main interface of the program, you can click "Contacts"> "Next" to begin the scanning process. Once the scanning process finishes, you can preview and mark the wanted contacts in the right panel.

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Step 3. Recover the Selected Contacts

In the end, you can hit the "Recover" button to restore all the selected data to your computer.

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Conclusion

That's how to transfer contacts from Samsung Galaxy/Note to computer. If you wish to backup your contacts, just select one of them and go with the steps to transfer the files.

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