There are many ways to move contacts stored on Android phones to other phones that are also based on Android. Some need an internet connection, some don’t. You just choose which one is the most comfortable and according to your needs.
So, if you’ve just bought an Android phone and want to move contacts from your old phone, here are 5 ways you can choose:
1. Synchronize Google account
This is the most common and most practical method, but requires an internet connection. All you have to make sure is that all contacts are saved in your Google account. If there is a contact from the SIM-card, you can import it into your Google account first. After that, go to your Google account in Settings then select Sync.
On a new smartphone, log into your Google account and then sync again. If you are confused, here’s how to find the Sync feature: Settings> Accounts> Your Google Account> Account sync.
2. Move contacts with VCF file
This old method is still very effective to use, especially when you are not connected to the internet. All contacts in your phone must first be converted into a file with the VCF format. How: go to the Contacts application> Settings> Export> select the source (for example: a Google account)> then select copy contacts to Internal Storage.
You will find the VCF file in the file explorer of your old phone. Move the file to a new phone, for example via a PC. After that, open the file and save it.
3. Via SIM-card
How many of you still keep your contacts on your SIM-card? If you only have a small number of contacts, this method is actually the most practical because you only need to move the SIM-card to the new phone.
But if you have never saved contacts on a SIM-card, you must first copy them by: go to the Contact application> select Import> select the contact source (for example: Google account)> then import to the desired SIM-card.
4. Using a Bluetooth connection
The fourth way is to take advantage of a Bluetooth connection. Obviously the first step is that you have to turn on Bluetooth on both old and new phones. After that, open the Contacts application> press and hold a few seconds> select Select All> click the three vertical dots in the top corner> select Share> Bluetooth> select the destination device.
5. Nearby Share
Another practical way is to use a feature called Nearby Share. Please note that this feature is only available for Android version 6.0 and above. Your first step should be to make sure the Nearby Share feature is enabled. How: go to Settings> select Google> Device connections> activate Nearby Shares.
Then you only need to follow the steps as in point number 4. The difference is, what you choose is Nearby Share, not Bluetooth, then search for the destination phone.
How? Easy all, right? Hopefully this article is useful!