We are going to explain to you how to transfer your contacts from one Android to another Android, something that will always be useful when you change your phone. In general, these changes are usually made almost automatically today, although there is always the possibility that something fails and you have to do it by hand as we are going to tell you.
This method will help you whether you only change your mobile phone or you also change SIM, since what we will do is synchronize your contacts with the Google account, which will always be present on your Android device. And don’t worry, because it’s easier than transferring contacts from iOS to Android.
Transfer your contacts from one Android to another
Each Android manufacturer includes its own contacts application, and this many times synchronizes it through its own clouds. However, if you want to synchronize the contacts between any Android regardless of the mobile manufacturer, the fastest is download the Google Contacts app, which you can install on any Android mobile from your Google Play profile.
We are going to start working on the old mobile, the one with the contacts that you want to transfer to the new mobile. In it, enter the Contacts application that you just downloaded. Once inside, click on the menu button at the top right, and when the side menu opens click on the Settings option to enter the application settings.
Once inside the Contacts application settings, scroll down to the Manage contacts section. There, Click on the Import option and choose the SIM card option. By doing this, all the contacts that were on the SIM card of your mobile and were not uploaded to the Google application will be automatically synchronized with it.
You will also be able to import contacts from VCF files. With this, if you have the contacts in another native mobile application such as the contacts created by the manufacturer of your mobile, you will have this option to save all these contacts in the memory of your mobile and then take them to the Google app in the case there is no option to pass them from one app to another.
Now you just have to use the same Google account on the other Android mobile you want to take the contacts to. With the previous step, the contacts have been synchronized in the Google account itself, so it is not strictly necessary to use the contacts app. Now, enter the mobile settings, and click on the Google section that will appear almost all the way down.
Once you have entered the Google section of your Android mobile, on this screen scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the Account Services option, which may have other names such as Account Synchronization.
Within Account Services, you simply have to click on the Contacts Synchronization option that you have at the bottom.
On the screen you arrive at, you only have click on the Configure button of the option Synchronize Google contacts automatically to start the process of saving the contacts that you have synchronized in your account within the mobile. As you can see, here you also have an alternative to save your mobile contacts in your Google account if you don’t want to get as complicated as we have done.
Finally, you should know that You can also download the contacts from the web contacts.google.com, using the Export option. This can be used to download the CSV files of contacts on mobiles that do not have access to the Google account, such as some of the latest Huawei models.