How to Backup Samsung Contacts to Computer

BoeyUpdated by Boey Wong / Feb 23, 2021 11:30

I am so desperate that my Samsung phone got stolen last week. I don’t care about the music or apps as I can get them back from Google Play Store. And it doesn’t matter for me the cost of the phone itself either. But the phone contacts were gone forever since I didn’t backup my contacts to the computer yet. I have to ask my friends and partners one by one and re-enter the information onto my new phone all over again!

It is really essential to backup phone contacts to one or two mediums in case of the phone got stolen, lost, system crashed, water damaged, or other reasons which can cause data loss. Needless to say too much, we all know the importance of the contacts on your phones. To be safer, you should keep at least two sets of contacts backup in different locations. However, most of the Android phone users have the same issues on how to backup contacts from Android phones to computer. It is not easy to find a suitable way. Here in this tutorial I will explain two ways to backup contacts from Samsung phones to computer in details.

Guide

Guide List

Samsung Backup

One way is backing up contacts with a USB cable, the other way is using a Samsung backup app to help you achieve this. I strongly recommend a powerful and easy to use Samsung backup software - FoneLab Android Data Recovery which is a desktop utility designed for data recovery and backup. The software can help you completely export contacts from Samsung phones to personal computers. So you will be able to transfer them to your new Android phones if you lose the previous one. Or else, you are capable of recovering the contacts with the software when you deleted them accidentally. There are two free trail versions for you: Mac and Windows version. Download the right one on your computer and back up your contacts as the following guide.

Android Data Backup & Restore
Android Data Backup & Restore

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1. Back up Contacts from Samsung Phone to Computer with a USB Cable

Step 1Tap Contacts on your Samsung phone and the menu button. Tap Import/Export.

Step 2Choose Export to SD card or some icon like that.

Step 3Your contacts will be backed up as a vCard file and stored in the external SD card inside your phone.

Step 4Connect your Samsung phone to your computer with a USB cable. You will see a new drive or a removable disk appears on your computer. Drag and drop the vCard file to a new location on your computer.

2. Backup Samsung Contacts with FoneLab Android Data Recovery

Step 1Download and install the free trial version on your computer. And then open it. Plug your phone into the computer via USB cable.

FoneLab Android Data Recovery

Step 2In this step, USB debugging mode should be enabled on your Samsung phone in advance. If not, please enable it following the onscreen instruction. And you will be asked to allow USB debugging with a prompt message on your phone. Tap OK then.

USB Debugging

Step 3The software will detect your Samsung phone after you allow USB debugging. Then you will see a list of file types. Please choose Contacts to start the scanning process.

Choose Contacts for Scan

Step 4If your Samsung phone hasn’t been rooted before. The program will ask for your permission to install a connecting helper app to root your phone. After it is rooted successfully, a pop-up message will appear on your phone asking you to authorize the program to get privilege. So tap Allow/Grant/Authorize when it pops up. If the messages doesn’t pops up, click Retry on the window to try again.

Get Privilege

Step 5It will take some time for the scanning process. Once it is done, you are allowed to preview the contacts in details with name, phone number, email address, etc. Select those you want to save on the computer and click Recover. The contacts backup file is saved in VCF/CSV/HTML format for different usages.

Contacts Backup

This software can also retrieve text messages from Samsung Galaxy, and other files like photos, contacts, videos, music, call logs, documents, etc. Sony, HTC, One Plus, Motorola, Huawei, ZTE and more Android brands are fully supported by the software, too.

Even if your Samsung device is broken, it can backup phone with broken screen.

Android Data Backup & Restore
Android Data Backup & Restore

Backup and restore Android data to your computer easily.

  • Backup and restore Android data to your computer easily.
  • Preview data in detail before you restore data from backups.
  • Backup and restore Android phone and SD card data Selectively.
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