How to Backup and Restore Contacts in Android Devices


Backing up your device with contacts is essential. When you set up your phone for the first time, typically, it asks you to enable backup. But if you want to be a 100% sure that you have backed up your data, here's how you do it.

Backing up your device with contacts is essential. We have important contacts and we do not want to lose our precious list. When you set up your phone for the first time, typically, it asks you to enable backup. But if you want to be a 100% sure that you have backed up your data, here's how you do it.

How to Backup Contacts in an Android Smartphone



1. Backup Android Contacts To Your Google Account
Since Google owns Android, backing up contacts to your Google Account is the easiest way to keep your contacts safe. All current and future contacts will be periodically added to keep your list updated. Whether you have lost your device or it has been completely damaged, your Google Account will always have your contacts stored. So how do you go about it? Here are the steps:
  • Go to the Settings App on your Android Device.
  • Select the option "Accounts".
  • Look for your Google Account and click on it.'
  • Make sure "Contacts" is selected.
2. Restore Contacts in an Android Smartphone

Recovery via Gmail


Most Android smartphones are automatically synced to Google. To check for the same, you can click on the Gmail drop-down menu on the upper left corner of your profile. Select contacts and check if your contacts are already there. If they are not there, you can sync your contacts to Google with just a few easy steps:

Go to your Contacts app and go to settings. There will be an option that suggests "Merge with Google". Tap on this option to sync your contacts to your Gmail accounts. You will be notified once your contacts are synced. You also want to make sure that all your new contacts have also been synced to your Gmail account. For this, go to Settings and look for the Accounts and Sync option. Select your Gmail account and check the "Sync Contacts" option.
Finally, select the "Sync Now" option to ensure all your contacts are restored. Whether you change the ROM of your phone, root it or have bought a new device, these contacts will be very useful.

Recovery via tool – MobiKin Doctor for Android


MobiKin Doctor is an excellent tool that helps you recover deleted or lost contacts. This software allows you to have a sneak peek of all your contacts information. This includes their names, email address, company address and other details that you have added.

Here are the steps to get you started:

Step 1: Connect your Phone to Your Computer

Install the software on your computer and run it. Then, connect your device to your computer with a USB cable.

Step 2: Scan and View Your Deleted Contacts

Once you are connected, select the "Contacts" option and click "Next" on the primary interface. The software will then scan your contact list that includes the lost and existing number. If you just want to view your deleted contacts, filter by selecting "Only display the deleted items(s)". Then select the "Contacts" option for a preview of all your contacts with all the necessary information.

Step 3: Contact Recovery on Device

Select contacts you want to recover and export them to your computer by selecting "Recover".

Step 4: Look for Deleted Contacts on Computer

Once the recovery process is over, you can open the folder to check for all your deleted contacts.

Author Bio:
Dev Bhatt is the head of digital marketing at OnlyMobiles.com. Being a tech enthusiast, he also blogs to help his readers make informed decisions like when to buy mobiles on EMI without credit cards when to choose a different payment method, or what to look for in the latest models.


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