There are a few reasons to want to transfer contacts from android to android. You might use more than one android device probably because you’re trying to separate your official life and personal life.
One phone might be for business and the other for personal dealings outside of your day-to-day business dealings. You might also just have acquired a new android device and need to transfer contacts from your old phone to a new phone.
Whatever your reason, this article will show you a step-by-step guide on transferring contacts from an android device to another android device. It is more straightforward than you can imagine, like moving contacts from an android to an iPhone or vice-versa.
How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android
1. Using a SIM Card
If the Android devices use removable SIM cards, you can quickly transfer contacts by physically exchanging the SIM cards.
A. Open the “Contacts” app on the Android device.
B. Select manage contacts from the ” Contact Menu” bar
C. The “Import/Export Contacts” option will appear
D. Click on the Export option.
E. Select the transfer destination as “SIM card.”
F. Ensure that all the contacts you want to transfer have been copied to the SIM card. This is essential as you do not want to lose any of your communications.
G. Remove the SIM card and insert it into the second Android device.
H. Repeat the processes (A-D) on the destination device but select “Import” as the option
I. The contacts copied will be transferred to the device.
2. Using Mobile Trans
One of the easiest ways to transfer contacts from an Android device to another is to use Mobile Trans – Phone Transfer. It offers options for selectivity. That means that you can select the contacts you want to transfer, which makes all the difference if you are only looking for a way to move only a few of your contacts and not all of them.
A. Download the MobileTrans Application
- Download and install MobileTrans on your computer system. The app is available on Google Play Store, and you can easily find it.
- After successfully installing the application, you can now set up the program. Launch the program on your computer system.
- On the application window, click on “Phone Transfer.”
B. Connect the two Android devices to the computer
- Use a USB cord
- Ensure that the app can recognize Android devices. It is essential.
The Android device you want to transfer contacts from should be the source device, and the receiving one is the destination device. Ensure that the devices are arranged this way.
C. Start the Transfer
- The data on the source device will be displayed on the application window. The application allows contacts, music, messages, notes, apps, photos, videos, and more.
- Click on “Contacts.”
- Select “Start” to transfer the contacts from the source device to the destination device.
Do not disconnect the devices from the computer until the transfer process has been completed. The application supports Android devices from Android 2.1 to Android 10.x. The minimum operating system for the computer system is Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/ or 10.
3. Using Google Account and Sync
If you have an active Google account, you can also transfer contacts to an android device from another android device by syncing the contacts from the source device to your Google account and then from the Google account to the destination device. The process works well, and it is something you should try if you are a fan of Google.
A. Sync Contacts from Source Device to Google account
- Navigate to Settings on the source device
- Click on “Accounts”
- Select your Google account (or the one you want to use if you have more than one)
- Click on “Google Sync”
- Enable “Contact On”
- The contacts are copied to the Google account within seconds or minutes, depending on the number of contacts
B. Log in to the Google account on the destination device.
- Click on settings on the destination device
- Select Passwords & Accounts
- Click on Add account and select Google
- Enter your Google login information
- Check the phone for contacts on the Google account
4. Via Bluetooth
This might surprise you, but yes, you can transfer contacts between Android devices via Bluetooth.
- Ensure “Bluetooth” is turned on
- On the source Android phone, go to the “Contacts” app.
- Select the option “Import/Export” on the menu bar
- Click on “Share name/contacts card via.”
- Select the “Select all.”
- Select “Bluetooth.”
- Select the device to which you want to send the contacts.
- Accept the Bluetooth authorization request on the receiving device to start the transferring process.
The above steps are a few of the ways you can effectively transfer contacts from Android to Android.